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Unlimited golf at Mayakoba this Spring with AmateurGolf.com
23 Jan 2017
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com

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The PGA Tour's OHL Classic
The PGA Tour's OHL Classic
It's no secret that PGA Tour players get treated pretty well, especially when it comes to playing events at golf resorts like Mayakoba, in Mexico. AmateurGolf.com members are being offered some similar hospitality this Spring, starting with an amazing package deal that includes unlimited golf during your stay.

I've had the chance to visit the area several times, and enjoy things like watching fresh fish go from ocean, to fire, to my palm-tree shaded table on the beach. I even dove out of my comfort zone and into a "Cenote" to do some subterranean snorkeling. Riviera Maya is an amazing part of Mexico, whether you play golf or not.

I checked in with former amateur golf standout Matt Bettencourt of the PGA Tour to find out from him what the golf experience was like at Mayakoba, which he has visited four times to play in the OHL Classic. (He made the cut there every time, with two top-20 finishes.)

I asked Matt about his stays at the Fairmont, and his experience at the El Cameleon course. I could hear him smiling on the other end of the phone line.

"The Fairmont is 5-plus star as far as I'm concerned," said the past champion of the Reno Tahoe Open. "There are about 8 different cuisines, all sorts of amenities, and miles of bike trails through the jungle and around the resort - we even rode to the course one day."

Matt loved the fact that it's the kind of resort where you check in, and never have to leave for the week. And as for the Greg Norman course, he used words like "pristine" to describe the way it's conditioned when the Tour comes to town.

"The layout is my favorite Greg Norman design," he said. "Every year we [Tour players] get asked to rate the condition of the courses we play and it comes in No. 1 or 2. The Seashore Paspalum grass is like a carpet - you get a good lie all the time."

Matt stayed in the main hotel building of the Fairmont, which offers the convenience of being close to the clubhouse. Past winners of the OHL get 2 story beach front casitas, complete with their own butler. If that isn't incentive to defend your title, I don't know what is.

We're gearing up for a future AmateurGolf.com event at Mayakoba, and to get feedback from our insiders are offering an amazing golf-inclusive package. For more information, visit our partners at The Golf Connection.

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