Top PGA golfers are gathering in the Riviera Maya this week for the OHL Classic tournament at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Mayakoba, November 13 to 16.
Up and coming players such as OHL Classic 2013 champion Harris English, Nick Taylor and Mexican talents Carlos Ortiz and Rodolfo Cazaubon will take to the fairway, joined by former PGA champions Justin Leonard, Angel Cabrera, Davis Love, III, Retief Goosen, Mike Weir and Padraig Harrington. The champion will take home a purse of US$1.098 million, 500 FedEx Cup Points and an invitation to the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
Designed by PGA legend Greg Norman, El Camaleon plays to a par of 71 and is one of the most challenging and beautiful courses in the Mexican Caribbean. A 7,039-yard course, its challenging greens and fairways wind through the jungle and mangrove forest, past freshwater lagoons and limestone canals and along the shoreline, overlooking a pristine Caribbean beach. The jungle and mangroves rich in wildlife, especially birds, the views are incredible, natural features such as rock outcrops, cenotes or sinkholes and a cave dot the course and there are cleverly placed sand traps and water features to test the players.
In 2007, El Camaleon was the first golf course to host an official PGA Tour event in Mexico and the first official PGA Tour event to be played outside the United States or Canada. Now the leading professional golf tournament in Latin America, the OHL Classic is broadcast on ESPN2 in the Americas and Golf Channel Latin America.
Spend the day watching PGA golf
Staying at Royal Resorts this week? If you like golf, don’t miss the chance to take in a day of PGA golf during your vacation. Contact Thomas More Travel to purchase tickets and arrange transport to the OHL Classic. Call in at the tour desk in your resort or visit www.thomasmoretravel.com for more information on the play schedule, course opening and closing times and transport. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the year, whenever you want to book tee times to play at a collection of prestigious golf courses in Cancun and the Riviera Maya or to sign up for the weekly tournament call the Golf & Restaurant Reservations Center at ext. 165. Royal Resorts members and guests are entitled to preferential rates at Playa Mujeres, Puerto Cancun, Iberostar Cancun, Iberostar Playa Paraíso, Grand Coral and El Cameleon at MayaKoba.