Designed by Greg Norman, who conceived it along the lines of major American leagues, El Camaleón has a 72 par and along its 7,067 yards it covers three different scenarios: mangrove swamps, tropical jungle and the coast, making this golf course one of a kind in the world.
In 2007, the PGA Tour chosen the recently inaugurated El Camaleón Golf Course as the seat of a new tournament, the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Since 2013, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba is the first in the history of the tournament to be held outside the U.S. and Canada, and the only one played in Mexico. Also since 2013, OHL is the tournament’s Title Sponsor and has been assigned its own week in the PGA calendar, a six-million USD fund, 500 Fedex points and the winner’s direct access to the Augusta Master.
Since 2009, El Camaleón is running the first Jim McLean golf school outside the U.S.
It holds six certifications granted by Audubon Internacional: cooperative sanctuary, management of habitat and wildlife, water quality, water conservation, environmental awareness and education, reduced use and safety of chemical products.