Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:48 PM
Feb. 22 - 26, 2012 - 2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic
Tickets are now on sale for Mexico's premier Golf Tournament, the 2012 Mayakoba Golf Classic! This highly anticipated contest will play out February 22 - 26 at El Cameleon, the Greg Norman designed 18 hole championship course at the Riviera Maya's prestigious Fairmont Hotel & Resort at Mayakoba.
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 in February 2007. Today, the Mayakoba Golf Classic remains
“Mexico’s Only PGA TOUR Event” as it prepares to enter its sixth year.
The event is regarded as one of the finest on the PGA TOUR by players,
their families, sponsors and the TOUR itself. With a purse of $3.7
million USD, the Mayakoba Golf Classic boasts the largest amount of
prize money of any golf tournament in Latin America.
Held annually in
February, the tournament features 132 professional golfers participating
in four rounds of stroke play competition at the Greg Norman-designed
El Camaleón Golf Club at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, in
the Riviera Maya-Cancún regions of Mexico. Johnson Wagner, a five-year
veteran of the PGA TOUR, claimed the title in 2011, winning $666,000
USD. Other past champions include: Fred Funk (2007), Brian Gay (2008),
Mark Wilson (2009) and Cameron Beckman (2010).
is situated just south of Cancun on Mexico’s prized Caribbean coast –
the Riviera Maya. A mere 40-minute drive from the towering hotels of
Cancun, visitors will discover a completely different experience. Here,
nestled in a lush natural paradise, lies Mayakoba—a truly unique resort
destination. Mayakoba is comprised of three luxury hotels, each
featuring a range of culinary and spa experiences. An 18-hole Greg
Norman championship golf course, El Camaleón, managed by Fairmont Hotels
& Resorts, offers players an ever-changing terrain that moves
gracefully from mangroves to the sea. Created to harmonize with the
unspoiled tropical forest, Mayakoba is connected with a series of
lagoons enabling guests to wander effortlessly from place to place
through the resort using the “lanchas” (covered boats) as well as a
network of trails. Mayakoba, a luxury destination like no other where
you are immersed in unspoiled natural beauty and the mysteries of an