Moon Palace Golf Club
This 7,165-yard, par-72 Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is a true championship course. Its dynamic layout requires golfers to navigate through native Mayan vegetation as well as numerous wetlands and strategically placed bunkers.
Jack Nicklaus has put his signature on the Cancun-Riviera Maya golf landscape with The Club at Moon Palace. This 7,165 yard, par-72, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is a true championship golf course that surpasses even the highest standards set by Palace Resorts. With four sets of tees, The Golf Club at Moon Palace will be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels, as this fantastic layout requires the golfer to navigate not only through the native Mayan vegetation, but also numerous natural wetland waste bunkers that have been strategically placed.
Among the notable holes, No.17 is a 141-yard par-3, that plays to an island green. There is no place to bail out, it is either on the green or in the drink. Definitely a hole where you want to step up and hit that shot that you have always dreamed of!!!
When you stay at our resorts, take advantage of our all-inclusive golf package, which includes unlimited green fees, round trip transportation to and from hotel, snacks and beverages at the course and a shared golf cart!
As part of the Palace Resorts family. The Golf Club at the Moon Palace is an all-inclusive Golf Club. That means all your food and beverages are included in the green fee. Our beverage cart is stocked with sandwiches, chips, water, soft drinks and beer.
- In the interest of keeping up speed of play, the jungle shall be played as a lateral hazard. Balls lost in the jungle shall be played from within two club lengths of where the ball last entered the jungle with a one stroke penalty. Please, let faster groups go through.
- All natural areas on the golf course property are to be played as lateral hazards. Please take care when playing from any natural area.
- Out of bounds is defined by white stakes, or the inside curb of all roadways bordering the course. Any ball coming to rest on the opposite side of ponds on holes 2, 9, 11, and 18 shall be considered out of bounds.
||(18 holes) Includes shared Cart
||12 years and younger
||After 2:30pm Shared Cart
||Shared cart, snacks & beverages
||Large bag (50 balls)
|Small bag (25 balls)
||Optional, per Group
||Per hour, per person
- Every player must have a complete set of clubs.
- Twilight Fee is good for the holes that you can play.
- No Rain Checks in Twilight.
Tee Time Reservations: One day in advance through firstname.lastname@example.org and are not accepted for day arrival.
Deposit Policy for Groups (10 or more guest):
- 30 days prior - 50% deposit
- 10 days prior - 40% deposit
- upon arrival - 10% deposit
Cancellation Policy for Groups:
Cancellations must be received at least 5 days prior in order to avoid a 100% penalty.
** All prices quoted above are in U.S. Currency **
** Prices are subject to change without notice **
Transportation to The Golf Club at Moon Palace or The Golf Club at Playacar is included for clients staying in Cancun and the Riviera Maya*. Our deluxe air conditioned vans can seat up to 10 golfers and their clubs comfortably. Just let us know when you want to play and we will arrange your transportation.
HOLE #1 - The opening hole is a medium length par 4 with a slight dogleg to the left. There is a large bunker on the left side of the fairway at the landing area and a large mound on the right. The best play from the tee is to hit the ball as close as you can to the bunker on the left. A carefully placed shot will travel over the hill leaving a middle to short iron into the green. A shot played to the right side of the fairway will work into a broad collection area below the mound leaving a longer second shot. The green is 5000 sq. ft. and is angled from left to right with a large greenside bunker. Any shot hit over the green will collect into a depression behind the green.
HOLE #2 - This is a long par 3 played along and over a natural wetland. There is a rock wall fronting the green and two greenside bunkers, a pot bunker on the right and a large bunker, just over the wall on the left of the green. The green is 5200 sq. ft. and is angled from right to left with a high flash of green on the back right, a lower section in the back left and a collection area over the back of the green. A shot played to the middle left of the green will work down to the back left pin position.
HOLE #3 - This hole is a long dogleg left par 4 that plays directly into the prevailing wind off the ocean. There is a large bunker on the left side of the fairway, which can be carried by the longer hitters, leaving a middle iron into the green. A shot played to the right side of the fairway will work slightly away from the green leaving a very long second shot. The green is a long narrow green of 5500 sq. ft. There is a large greenside bunker on the front and left of the green, which extends all the way to the back of the green. There is a pot bunker on the right of the green set into the support mound. Two large waste bunkers come into play both on the tee shot and if the second shot is hit to the left.
HOLE #4 - This hole is a medium length par 5. The tee shot is played over a lake and then over and along a large waste bunker. There are two bunkers in the left middle of the fairway with a section of fairway in front and to the left of them. This section of the fairway is the area to shot for if your intent is to play the hole as a three shot hole. For the bigger hitters who wish to go for this green in two, the best shot is to the right of the two bunkers and to the left of the large waste bunker. A well-hit shot into this 40-yard wide section of fairway will feed the ball further down the fairway allowing the player to go for the green on their second shot. The second landing area is a narrow section of fairway between a large bunker on the right and a large waste bunker on the left. The green is a small green of only 4100 sq. ft. and angles from right to left with waste bunker fronting on the middle left, collection areas on the right and left and a pot bunker cut into the mounds behind the green.
HOLE #5 - This is a long straightaway par 4, which plays downwind with the prevailing wind off the ocean. The tee shot is played over a large wetland and the landing area is generous with no bunkers. The premium is placed on the second shot to a green of 4800 sq. ft. which angles from left to right. There are three deep bunkers surrounding this green at the front left, front right and over the back. The green feeds off into collection areas on the back left and back right.
HOLE #6 - This hole is a short par 4, which doglegs almost 90 degrees to the right. The player is tempted to attempt to drive to this reachable green over the lake and beach bunker, which wraps around the right side of the green. The safe shot off the tee is to the left section of the fairway over the first left bunker and left of the large bunker, which is straight away at the end of the fairway. From this area of the fairway, the player will have a short iron into the green over a deep greenside bunker with the green sloping away from this approach. The green is 4700 sq. ft. with a small pot bunker cut into the support behind the green. The back right of the green feeds off into a collection area.
HOLE #7 - This hole is very long par 3, which plays over the lake and into the prevailing wind. The green is 4300 sq. ft. and angles from left to right with three greenside bunkers. One very deep bunker at the front right of the green, a deep bunker behind the green and a large bunker set off the left of the green.
HOLE #8 - This is a short straightaway par 4 that plays over a wetland down the right side. At the end of the wetland is a large bunker on the right of the fairway. On the left of the landing area there are three bunkers set into a mound separating this hole from hole # 9. The green is 4100 sq. ft. and angles from left to right with two deep greenside bunkers. A large swale dissects the middle of the green and a large collection area is located behind the green.
HOLE #9 - This is a medium length par 5. The tee shot is played over a wetland with a large bunker protecting the right side. The closer the player hits to this bunker the more they are rewarded with the ball working down the fairway leaving them with the better angle for a lay up shot or for going at the green in two. The safer shot to the left portion of the fairway works the ball into broad collection area, but makes the second shot to lay up more difficult. The second landing area is between a lake on the left and two fairway bunkers on the right. The green is 5400 sq. ft. with a large rock wall into the lake along the left side and a large deep bunker behind it. The green slopes from right to left making the best approach for the third shot from the left side of the fairway close to the lake. There is a large collection area short and right of the green and a smaller collection area back right of the green.
HOLE #10 - This is medium length slight dogleg right par 4 with the tee shot playing over a wetland. The landing area is wide with no fairway bunkers. The green is 4600 sq. ft. and angles from left to right. There is a large deep greenside bunker in front of the green and a deep bunker cut into the support behind the green. The back right of the green feeds off into a collection area.
HOLE #11 - This is a medium length par 5 that plays into the prevailing wind. The shot must be played over a lake and waste bunker down the left side. There are two bunkers on the left side of the fairway short of the landing area that separate an upper fairway from a lower fairway. There are two more bunkers on the right side of the fairway just past the landing area. The player who wishes to try and drive the ball over the left bunkers to the upper fairway will have the better angle into the green if they choose to go for the green in two. The player who plays to the right, lower section of the fairway will have a blind second shot. The second landing area is guarded by a large bunker on the left and a waste bunker and wetland on the right. The green is 4800 sq. ft. and has a bunker that wraps around from the front to the side and behind the green. To the right of the bunker is a wetland. There is a large collection area to the back left of the green.
HOLE #12 - This is a medium, slightly dogleg right par 4. The tee shot is played over a wetland on the right side. There is a deep bunker in the middle of the landing area, which makes the player choose to play to the right or to the left portion of the fairway. Pin position plays a role in which side of the fairway the player should choose. There is a large bunker short and left of the green, which makes the back left portion of the green blind from the left side of the fairway. When the pin is back left the player should choose the right side of the fairway. When the pin is back right the better angle is from the left portion of the fairway. The green is large at 6500 sq. ft. and has a swale that works through the middle of the green. There are also two bunkers to the right of the green and collection areas that wrap from the left behind the bunker around the back of the green.
HOLE #13 - This is a long par 5. The tee shot must be played over and along a wetland and waste bunker and between a very large bunker that protects the left side of the fairway. The second landing area is protected on the left by two bunkers and on the right by a waste bunker. The green is set into a large support mound with a deep pot bunker protecting the front left and a deep collection area off the front right. There is a small collection area behind the green. The green is 5700 sq. ft. and is angled from right to left.
HOLE #14 - This is a long dogleg left par 4 that plays downwind. The tee shot is played over a large waste bunker and over a small bunker on the left side and short of the landing area. Two large deep bunkers protect the right side of the landing area. The second shot is played to a green of 4500 sq. ft. protected by deep bunkers at the front left and front right. The green is angled from left to right with collection areas to the back right and behind the green.
HOLE #15 - This is a long par 3 which plays over the lake on the right and over a beach bunker to a 4300 sq. ft. green which angles from left to right. There is a deep bunker behind the green and collection areas to the left of the green and to the back right of the green.
HOLE #16 - This is a medium length dogleg right par 4. The tee shot is played over the lake and waste bunker on the right. There are two large bunkers on the left side of the fairway. The best angle for the second shot is down the right side, which creates a longer carry over the lake. Play to the left short of the bunker if you want to be safer, but expect a very difficult partially blind second shot to the green. The green is 6300 sq. ft. and is long and narrow. A large deep bunker protects the front of the green and another bunker protects the right. There is a deep broad collection area to the left of the green.
HOLE #17 - This is a short par 3 that plays to an island green. A rock wall encircles the green with water from the right side around the front, left and back of the green. The green is 6500 sq. ft. and has a deep bunker protecting the front left of the green and another bunker cut into a mound at the back right of the green. This hole plays downwind and makes club selection very difficult. Too short or too long makes for trouble on this very scenic hole.
HOLE #18 - The finishing hole is a long dogleg left par 4. The tee shot must be played over a wetland, which runs the entire length of the left side of the hole. A large fairway bunker protects the right side making the player choose to hit it close to the water for the better angle into the green. A rock wall out of the wetland protects the front left of the green and two bunkers protect the front and back right of the green, which is cut into a large support mound. The green is 4700 sq. ft. and angles from right to left with the back portion much higher than the front.