Join couples from the USA, Mexico and Canada at Mayakoba for this special golf lifestyle event. The Mayakoba Couples Classic is a 54-hole partner event, featuring a different format of play each day, friendly, relaxed competition, and awards for both daily and overall winners.


Stadler was born in San Diego. His father started him in golf at age four, and he displayed a talent for golf early in life. Stadler attended La Jolla High School. He won the 1973 U.S. Amateur, while attending the University of Southern California, where he was a teammate of future PGA Tour winners Mark Pfeil and Scott Simpson. Stadler was an All-American all four years – first-team his sophomore and junior years; second-team his freshman and senior years. Stadler finished college in 1975 and turned professional in 1976.

Stadler won his first two PGA Tour events in 1980, at the Bob Hope Desert Classic and the Greater Greensboro Open. His career year was 1982 when he won four PGA Tour events including The Masters after a playoff with Dan Pohl. Stadler won the B.C. Open in 2003, becoming the first player over age 50 to win a PGA Tour event in 28 years. He won 13 PGA Tour events in all, and played on the 1983 and 1985 Ryder Cup teams.

Stadler began playing on the Champions Tour upon becoming eligible in June 2003. His greatest successes came during his first two years of eligibility. He underwent total left-hip-replacement surgery in Los Angeles on September 15, 2010, which limited his playing time going forward.

Very popular with the galleries, Stadler is affectionately called “The Walrus” for his portly build and ample mustache. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado. His son Kevin is also a PGA Tour champion. Kevin turned professional and won the 2002 Colorado Open in a playoff with his father as his caddie.

Craig Robert Stadler is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level.


Tournament rounds will be played on the spectacular El Camaleon Golf Course at Mayakoba and the nearby Playa Paraiso Golf Club.  All scoring will be done on a NET basis using players’ handicaps.

  • Round 1 – TEXAS SCRAMBLE  Players choose best drive, then play their own ball from there; Best NET score of between the Partners is used for team score on each hole. (Daily Award:  Low Team)
  • Round 2 –STABLEFORD SCORING  Both players play their own ball, points applied to each individual’s NET score and the points are combined for a team total on each hole.  (Daily Award:  Low Team)
  • Round 3 – BEST BALL OF PARTNERS  Both players play their own ball, the team’s better NET score is carded for each hole.  (Daily Award:  Low Team)
  • Par 3 Tournament – Overall for all three rounds, each player’s NET score is combined.  Player with the lowest NET total wins. (Award:  Top 3 finishers)
  • OVERALL TOURNAMENT – Overall for all three rounds, each team’s NET score is combined.  Team with the lowest NET total wins. (Award:  Top 3 finishers)


Off the golf course, the fun continues with a wide variety of leisure activities to choose from by day and festive group dining events by night.  Test your skills at the El Pueblito Cooking School and savor the tastes of an authentic Mexican Music and Street Food Festival.


Guests will stay at the AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Mayakoba, set on 240 mangrove and canal-lined acres, the resort has been called the “Venice of the Caribbean”.  Event attendees will enjoy a 4-night stay, all-inclusive food and beverage, golf, an array of complimentary resort activities, and airport transfers.  The Fairmont Mayakoba also offers convenient access to its own private beach club and to off-resort activities such as the world’s second largest coral reef off the coast of Cozumel, Mayan ruins of Tulum, and exciting nightlife in Playa del Carmen.

What are you waiting for?  Celebrate the end of the 2016 season with your favorite golf partner at the Mayakoba Couples Golf Classic.  Entries close November 1, 2016.


2016 Mayakoba Couples Golf Classic Entry Package Includes:

  • (4) Nights Lodging at the Fairmont Mayakoba (Dec 7-11)
  • All Meals, Drinks and On-Course Refreshments
  • (3) Tournament Rounds; (2) on El Camaleon; (1) on Paraiso GC
  • (1) Round on El Camaleon at leisure (arrival or departure day)
  • (1) El Pueblito Cooking School Session (Dec 8 or 9)
  • Airport and Golf CourseTransfers
  • All Taxes & Gratuities on package inclusions

Cost:  USD $4,000 per Couple

Entry deadline is November 1, 2016
Click here to submit your Team Entry Form