Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mayakoba Announces Jim McLean Experience and New Course Renovations

(Riviera Maya, Mexico) – Award-winning golf instructor Jim McLean will lead a three-day workshop at El Camaléon Golf Club at Mayakoba, a five-star eco-resort on the shores of the Caribbean in Mexico. Taking place May 23-25, the workshop will offer an exclusive opportunity to receive personalized instruction from Jim McLean, who has taught more than 100 PGA, LPGA and Senior PGA TOUR players, that will improve their swing and overall performance, taking their golf game to the next level. McLean’s many accolades include “PGA National Teacher of the Year” in 1994 and “PGA Master Professional” during the winter of 1982.

Designed by Greg Norman, El Camaléon is home to the first and only Jim McLean Golf Academy in Mexico, and also plays host to the only PGA TOUR event in Mexico – The OHL Classic.  Participants will be able to walk in the footsteps of many great PGA TOUR players, while receiving expert training from master instructor McLean himself. The three-day workshop includes:
* Three (3) nights accommodation at Rosewood Mayakoba in a Lagoon Suite
* Three (3) days of personalized instruction by Jim McLean at Mayakoba’s El Camaléon Golf Course
* Eight (8) hours of instruction per day
* Club Fitting at new Pure Performance Golf Lab (optional)
* Dinner with Jim McLean at Rosewood’s Casa Del Lago
* Transportation to and from Cancun International Airport
* Daily Breakfast and Lunch at El Camaléon
* Two (2) complimentary green fees for next visit
* Welcome Kit (includes branded logo wear, sunscreen, golf balls, towel and a ball mark)

The workshop is priced at $7,500 per person, inclusive of all taxes and fees. Limited reservations are available. To book, please contact Laurie Boddiford at or (305) 591 6409.

Participants in the workshop will have access to the latest in golf technology, including a new Pure Performance Golf Lab, a cutting-edge club fitting system used by PGA TOUR players. In addition to new technology,  Mayakoba has made significant investments to enhance the already five-star golf experience at El Camaléon, including:
* Redesigned Clubhouse: updated décor and a new restaurant helmed by México’s top Chef, Enrique Olvera
* Updated Club Locker Rooms: featuring a VIP Lounge area and newly installed lockers available for personalization
* New Golf Carts Equipped with Advanced GPS: view flyovers of each hole, keep score electronically, place food & beverage orders, or make a reservation at the Clubhouse restaurant
* Expanded Pro Shop: a new location and added merchandise offerings, including all top golf brands and OHL Classic at Mayakoba merchandise year-round
* Additional Course Amenities:  new F&B carts located on the front and back nine’s, bamboo divot repair tools, tees and complimentary bottled water

Mayakoba and El Camaléon Golf Club are located 45 minutes south of Cancun in the heart of the Riviera Maya, just minutes from the dynamic beach destination of Playa del Carmen. Recognized by the Audubon Society, the 7,024-yard, PAR 72 course boasts a spectacular layout winding about the tropical jungle and mangrove forests before boldly stretching to the sea. Like the chameleon from which it takes its name, it offers up ever-changing challenges and alluring vistas: fairways lined with sand dunes and mangroves, distinctive hazards such as cenotes (subterranean caves), crystal-clear lagoons, and greens perched on the edge of the Caribbean Sea.

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