Since 2007, Playa del Carmen, Mexico has been playing host to the Mayakoba Golf Classic. The golf tournament operated by the PGA Tour is known as the first PGA Tour held outside the United States and regarded as the Tour's finest.
The Mayakoba Golf Classic takes place at El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The course, designed by Greg Norman, has been home to the tournament since it started. It certainly is a league of its own, covering three unique landscapes which include a tropical jungle, mangrove area, and stretches of sand by the ocean with massive limestone canals. Add to that a plush 5-star clubhouse, practice facility, and driving range, and you get a location befitting an exclusive sporting event.
Not without a cause, The Mayakoba Golf Classic is dedicated to benefit and raise awareness for several of the Tour's selected charities. Among these beneficies are Golf PARa Todos, City of Joy, Lorena Ochoa Foundation, Rotary Club of Cancun, Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen, Red Cross of Playa del Carmen, and the Mexican Caribbean Golf Courses Association.
This year promises to be another exciting season as Cameron Beckman defends his title and aims for the purse set at US $ 3.7 million. While the event happens from February 23 to 27, 2011, the tournament will begin and will be open to the public on February 24 onwards. Spectators and fans alike will certainly flock to Mexico to witness this momentous occasion in the golfing world.