The deluxe Fairmont Mayakoba is home to a golf course that has built an enviable reputation in its short existence. At the resort's fringes is the El Camaleon Golf Club, which is widely regarded to be among the finest new courses anywhere in the world.
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El Camaleon Golf Club is now the regular host of the PGA Tour's OHL Classic at Mayakoba, first hoisted by Fred Funk in 2007 and most recently by Harris English in 2013.
Sand dunes and crystal clear lagoons are among the delightful features that contribute to an awe-inspiring backdrop. Unique and intelligent design has helped the El Camaleon Golf Club maximise its impact, allowing visiting golfers to experience the natural landscape to the full. As the warm waters of the Caribbean lap against the picture perfect beaches at Playa Del Carmen, it is difficult to imagine anywhere more beautiful to enjoy a game of golf.
This is the essence of Mayakoba - a magical combination of tranquility and serenity, where championship golf comes wrapped in the most enchanting Caribbean package.
2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba
Harris English closed with a six-under 65 to win his second PGA Tour title at Mayakoba. English finished at -21, four shots clear of Brian Stuard, with Jason Bohn, Chris Stroud and Rory Sabbatini tied for third at 16-under.
What the pros say:
"My first time at Mayakoba. It's such a great tournament. Had a great time this week. Stayed down in Playa. Had some great beach time. Had some good golf course time." – Harris English
“There's not one negative thing you could say about it. The golf course is fantastic, which is the No. 1 selling point that the players want to know about. They want to know, what kind of golf course it is, and I thought it's a great Greg Norman design. He did a great job here. Very unique to what I've ever played with the mangroves off to the sides of the hole. It's really demanding. As long as you're in the green, you're okay. If you're not in the green stuff, you're in serious trouble. The grass here with the Paspalum, a lot of people were asking about that, and very wonderful surface to play golf off of. The greens and the fairways and the tees are fantastic, and you don't want to be in the rough. It gets a little tough in there.” – Fred Funk