Much to the joy of players and fans alike, this is now the sixth year the PGA Tour will come to El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba resort near Cancun, Mexico. In 2007 the Mayakoba Golf Classic made golf history when it became the first PGA TOUR event to ever be contested outside of the United States and Canada and now the El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba resort has committed to hosting the PGA tour each year until 2012. Players rave about El Camaleón Golf Club as a truly competitive venue and about the Mayakoba Resort as an ideal location to bring their families.
Johnson Wagner, winner of the 2010 Mayakoba Golf Classic, will return to defend his title when the sixth edition of Mexico’s PGA TOUR event returns February 22-26 at El Camaleón Golf Club at Mayakoba. Mayakoba Golf Classic is poised for its best year ever when 132 pro golfers descend upon Playa del Carmen playing for a purse of $3.7 million dollars!
When is the Mayakoba Golf Classic 2012?
The tournament will take place from the 22-26 February at the El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort.
Where is the Mayakoba Resort?
El Camaleón Golf Club at the Mayakoba resort is located 35 miles south of Cancun and is Greg Norman’s latest masterpiece. The 7,039-yard layout is unique – not just to México but to the entire world of golf. The course bends through three distinct landscapes – tropical jungle, dense mangroves, and oceanfront stretches of sand with holes bisected by massive limestone canals. There is even a cenote, a massive, ancient cavern common to the area, in the heart of the opening fairway.
While the course is amazing, the surrounding golf amenities are equally as stunning. Many of the golfers bring their families with them to enjoy the event. There is an impressive Mayan – influenced clubhouse rising above the 18th green, and the resort has a unique canal system where golfers can step out of their rooms and into a boat, which will ferry them to the first tee.
Where to buy tickets for the Mayakoba Golf Classic
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting the tournament website www.MayakobaGolfClassic.com or by calling +52 (984) 877-2380 in Mexico. Local residents can purchase tickets at the Mayakoba Golf Classic tournament office located adjacent to the El Camaleón clubhouse.
You can buy either daily or weekly tickets,and you can even book an all-inclusive package if you wish to stay at the resort during the tournament.
General admission is $10 usd per day or $40 usd per week. This grants you access to the El Camaleón and México’s Only PGA TOUR Event. Walk alongside the fairways of Greg Norman’s 18-hole masterpiece and get an up-close view of some of the best golfers in the world. Please Note: children under the age of 17 receive FREE admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult!
A Heineken El Camino membership costs $75 usd per day or $275 usd per week. This grants access to three hospitality venues (10th, 15th, 17th green) providing complimentary food and beverage service and allowing spectators to watch a full day of PGA TOUR action.
Much like the name indicates, the Nextel Fiesta Club offers a fun-filled environment right on top of the action at the competition’s closing hole. Complimentary food and beverage service adds to the atmosphere and ensures that guests will not leave unsatisfied. Fiesta Club ticket holders also have access to the three El Camino facilities. Tickets are $150 usd per day or $550 usd per week.
The Mayakoba Golf Classic 2012 will be a great family event not to be missed!