El Camaleon Mayakoba
Designed by legendary Australian golfer Greg Norman and inaugurated in 2006, El Camaleón Golf Course made golf history in 2007 when it became the home of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, the first PGA TOUR event to be contested outside the US and Canada.
Like the chameleon, from which it takes its name, the course offers constantly changing views as it winds through three diverse ecosystems: the tropical Mayan jungle, mangrove wetlands and the Mexican Caribbean Sea coastline. Distinctive hazards such as cenotes (sink holes), extensive bunkers and crystal-clear fresh water canals are unique features of El Camaleón, certified by Audubon International for its commitment to the environment.
El Camaleon is certified by Audubon International as a Cooperative Sanctuary for its commitment to the environment and eco-friendly practices, thus meeting the required standards for protecting and sustaining the land, water quality, conserving natural resources, and providing wildlife habitats. Much like the rest of the Mayakoba Resort, the course is teeming with birds, iguanas, coatis, spider monkeys and other wildlife that golfers can enjoy during their round. For more information about Audubon International programs and certifications visit www.auduboninternational.org