When it comes to promoting golf in Mexico, Iberostar Hotels
& Resorts has been far above par. The company proved
instrumental in the recent formation of the Mexican Caribbean Golf
Association, a group of courses dedicated to promoting golf as the
main sport in the Riviera Maya and Cancun region.
The grand opening of Iberostar’s Playa Paraiso Golf Club and its
18-hole golf course was the catalyst for the company’s enthusiastic
involvement in the new golf organization. Set to open in June, this
par-72 layout is the latest creation of golf course architect, P.B.
The course is located on the property of Iberostar’s newest and
highest-tier resort, the Iberostar Paraiso Maya. It also lies
adjacent to three other Iberostar Playa Paraiso resorts Iberostar
Paraiso del Mar, Iberostar Paraiso Beach and Iberostar Paraiso
Lindo. Iberostar and the Mexican Caribbean Golf Association foresee
that this new course will further position the area as one of the
most popular golf destinations in the world.
“Iberostar Hotels & Resorts played a key role in the
formation of the Mexican Caribbean Golf Association,” stated Akira
Tominaga, president of the Association. “The addition of the Playa
Paraiso Golf Course to our region’s collection of courses will
attract players from all over the world. We believe that
Iberostar’s enthusiasm and support for the association will do much
to promote the sport of golf in the beautiful Riviera Maya.”
Nine golf courses are currently located on the Riviera Maya and
the island of Cozumel, bordering the Caribbean Sea. The region’s
tropical forests, beautiful lagoons, natural wells and mangrove
swamps create an ideal environment for development of scenic and
This beauty has attracted some the world’s top golf course
architects, including Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and
Robert Von Hagge. Now, P.B. Dye joins the list of esteemed
architects represented in the area.
Iberostar’s director of Golf, Greg Bond, described the new Playa
Paraiso course as having an intricate design.
“The surrounding water and jungle hazards make for a
spectacular, stunning course,” he remarked. “At the end of the day,
because of the beauty of the course, golfers will find themselves
both relaxed and at the same time, satisfied with their day’s game,
due to the varying degrees of challenge that each hole
Golfers visiting the area will reap the benefits of the new
Mexico Caribbean Golf Association. Under its leadership, member
courses will work toward a mutual goal of increasing the amount of
play the courses receive and establishing the highest golf
standards in the world. Maintaining and developing championship
golf courses at the highest international standards are the
association’s ultimate goals.
Guests at the area’s four Iberostar Playa Paraiso resorts will
have preferred rates and tee-times on the course, which will also
be open to the public.
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts offers guests all-inclusive
vacations with unlimited access to dining, land sports,
non-motorized water sports and children’s programs. The company
represents Mexico properties in Cozumel, Cancun, Riviera Maya,
Quetzal and Tucan.