Capella to Have Only Private Golf Course in Yucatan


Capella Hotels and Resorts Offers the Only Private Course on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. Capella Hotels and Resorts’ first property, Capella Bahia Maroma, will soon be home to a Rees Jones-designed golf course.

Scheduled to open in the winter of 2008-09 with the launch of Capella Bahia Maroma’s resort and residential properties, the course will be the only private golf course on the Yucatan Peninsula. The project also represents the final golf course in the Riviera Maya with permission to build along the Caribbean coast. The 18-hole, par 72 course weaves through the natural vegetation within Capella Bahia Maroma’s 254-acre setting opposite the world’s second largest coral reef (the Great Maya Reef). At about 7,000 yards, the course offers varied elevations that take their cues from the natural terrain. Many holes feature views of the Caribbean Sea, with the 9th and 17th holes finishing directly at water’s edge.

The resort itself is limited to 86 suites, located in oceanfront villas. Visit

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