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The Campo de Golf Ixtapa (formerly Palma Real Golf Club) has an 18-hole, par-72 championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. It abuts a wildlife preserve that runs from a coconut plantation to the beach; you may glimpse a gator while you play. Greens fees are $75. You must use either a caddy ($25) or a cart ($35). Club rental is available. Blvd. Ixtapa s/n, Ixtapa, 40880. 755/553–1163 or 755/553–1062.
Part of the Marina Ixtapa complex, the challenging 18-hole, par-72 course at the Club de Golf Marina Ixtapa was designed by Robert Von Hagge. Greens fees are $97 (including cart). Caddies charge $25, and you can rent clubs. Ixtapa, 40880. 755/553–1410.