Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

Carretera Cancun-Tulum Km. 36.5,Tamul,77500 Cancun, QROO

Jack Nicklaus has definitely made his mark on the Cancun-Riviera Maya golf landscape with the Moon Palace Golf Course!

At 7,165 yard, this par 72 course is a truly a championship quality golf course! With four sets of tees, the Moon Palace golf course can be enjoyed by all golfers. The well designed layout requires you to navigate your way through native Mayan vegetation and natural wetland waste bunkers that have been strategically placed.
The Moon Palace Golf Course was the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Design in The Riviera Maya. Designed with environmental conservation in mind, a perfect ecological harmony has been achieved. Surrounded by a stunning landscape, natural mangroves and exotic animals, this course will be a memorable experience throughout its 27 holes: Dunes-Jungle, Jungle-Lakes and Lakes-Dunes. The all-inclusive system offers unlimited food and beverage at the club house and along the course.
Moon Palace Golf Course 2Notable holes include the 4th on the Dunes where obstacles are a plenty, lake to clear off the tee, bunker city in a long fairway, small pond right before the green, and a green raised essentially on its own island. You’ll feel like you pulled off a Houdini escape if you par this hole.
The 17th is a 141-yard par 3 that plays to an island green. There is no bail out area; it is either on the green or in the drink. This hole really requires your attention and accuracy.
In my opinion the Dunes is the best of the three sets of 9 holes. This was the last of the three nine-hole tracks at Moon Palace to be built and it shows in everything from the condition of the course to the challenge of the setup. It’s evident the Nicklaus design team took the time to get this one right, learning from mistakes made at the Lakeand Jungle courses.

Hole 3 Moon Palce DunesOn the 3rd, a long par 3, coming in at 229 yards you’re shooting from a raised tee to a raised green, with Sloping sand dunes on the left side. Reaching the green requires carrying a cenote, and unlike the cenotes at other courses in the area this one is filled with strikingly bluish-green water. This hole is the ultimate in golfing drama.
The advantage of the three-nines setup at Moon Palace is that you combine the Dunes with either of the much more open, traditional Lake or Jungle nines for an 18-hole round that doesn’t beat you up from start to finish.

SCORECARD

JUNGLE

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

OUT

BLACK

434

194

450

521

476

337

226

396

565

3599

BLUE

397

165

420

485

426

264

203

337

538

3235

WHITE

381

153

409

471

414

254

190

324

527

3123

RED

308

128

342

408

322

223

159

267

419

2576

MEN’S PAR

4

3

4

5

4

4

3

4

5

36

MEN’S

HCP

8

7

1

5

2

6

4

9

3

 

LAKE

1

2

3

4

5

6

6

8

9

OUT

BLACK

425

531

400

574

456

204

417

150

445

3602

BLUE

392

491

360

539

409

171

387

133

390

3272

WHITE

380

478

348

528

395

157

375

119

373

3153

RED

308

434

294

469

335

121

328

102

311

2702

MEN’S

PAR

4

5

4

5

4

3

4

3

4

36

MEN’S HCP

9

4

5

3

2

8

7

6

1

 

DUNES

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

OUT

BLACK

442

569

229

438

445

536

342

161

435

3597

BLUE

402

534

204

395

412

500

310

139

416

3312

WHITE

379

517

182

375

389

473

292

120

380

3107

RED

336

442

156

301

357

400

261

90

324

2667

MEN’S PAR

4

5

3

4

4

5

4

3

4

36

MEN’S

HCP

8

1

4

5

7

2

6

9

3

 

Course
Information

Architect: Jack Nicklaus.

Opened 2002

Golf Professional:  Yes

Course Type

27 holes, par 72

Yardages

Jun/Lake 7291

Lake/Dune 7289

Dune/Jun 7196

Yardage Markers: sprinklers

Slope: 144/136/133/149/131

Rating:  37.9/36.4/35.9/39.5/35.8

Bunkers: yes

Golf Carts: yes

Pull Carts: no

Water Holes: yes

Caddies: no

Greens:  Paspalum

Fairways: Paspalum

Dress Code: proper golf attire

Spike Policy: soft spike only

GPS Tracking: yes

Lessons: yes

Club House: yes

Pro Shop: yes

Restaurant: yes

Bar: yes

Conference Facilities: no

Banquet Facilities: yes

Lodging: yes

Showers: yes

Lockers: yes

Rider Fee: yes

Practice Green: yes

Driving Range: yes

Club Rental: $50

Ocean Holes : no

 

 

Green Fees
Regular $ 303.ºº USD
Twilight (begins at 2:30pm) $ 186.ººUSD
Replay $ 130.ººUSD
Child (under 12 with paying adult) – Free –

Rates include taxes,shared cart, range balls, snack and beverages and transportation from and back to your hotel.

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