If you are thinking about planning a golf vacation to Mexico you are not alone. Mexico is the world’s number two golf destination for U.S. golfers. And Mexico is planning on taking the number one spot away from Hawaii as soon as it can. At the rate they are going it probably won’t be too long before they realize their goal. The country is diverse geographically and there are gorgeous courses located throughout Mexico.
The best time to visit might be before or after the rainy season, which is from June through September. Nevertheless, most of the courses you will encounter are well made and will drain quite well. And since it usually rains in the afternoon you can avoid the heavy downpours by booking morning tee times. Mornings are the best time to golf in Mexico anyway because of the heat. Additionally, if you travel during the low season you can save hundreds in lower hotel rates and greens fees.
The next decision will probably be picking where you want to spend your golf vacation. You will find a wide range of courses across the length and breadth of the nation, although you might find it difficult to golf in Mexico City. The courses there are all private and almost impossible to book playing time unless you are a member. Still, any other resort area will have several choices of links and the decision can be left to whatever other activities or ambiances you would like to experience. Cancun, Cozumel, or Cabo San Lucas are known as party towns as well as being home to several championship style courses as well. Or maybe a laid-back beach front like Puerto Vallarta or Mazatlan is more to your liking.
Another type of golf vacation to consider is having a specialized travel company arrange for an escorted tour of outstanding courses that would include your lodging as well as other side tours that center on the history and culture of Mexico. These tours can be designed especially with your desires in mind and can offer what would seem to be two vacations in one. You can golf in the morning, dine in the jungle for lunch, and then take a tour of a tequila factory. This might be just one day’s itinerary!
Be prepared for the fact that many, if not most, golf courses in Mexico will have caddies instead of golf carts. This makes most rounds of golf there more enjoyable as the caddies will have local knowledge of what hazards lay ahead out of sight, what the wind usually does on certain holes, and all sorts of other information that will keep you from making a big score. Just be aware that the caddy will charge a certain amount and also expect an appropriate tip.
For someone who enjoys golf, travel to far away, exotic lands with championship style golf courses represents the ultimate get away. Mexico, with all of its myriad resort areas and complement of all different types of golf experiences can provide anyone with a great golf vacation. And, with comparable prices to a golf trip to Hawaii, traveling to Mexico for your next golf vacation can prove to be an affordable good time.