Because it’s amazing, that’s why. Put another way, between the coastal landscapes, proximity to resort towns, and access to country-club quality courses without a long wait list, it’s amazing that the golf in Mexico has stayed this far under the radar for this long. Maybe it’s because the courses in Mexico don’t have the same name recognition as, say, St. Andrews, Turnberry, or Muirfield. Undoubtedly, this is one of the reasons that many sites emphasize the fame of their course designer. Jack Nicklaus alone has designed almost two dozen courses in Mexico.
Arguably, there’s less of a golf tradition in Mexico compared to other western countries. At the same time, today, there’s also a heavy international flavor as golf players the world over come to Mexico to enjoy the world-class golf and the breath-taking views that come with it.
For a long time, the PGA Tour has given short-thrift to our neighbor to the south. More recently, there’s been something of an effort to expand professional golf’s presence in this international market. In 2017-18, there are two PGA Tour events scheduled in Mexico including the WGC-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec.