Buenos Aires Golf Club: An Argentine Favourite
The Buenos Aires Golf Club is an exclusive golf course with a modern design located in the Argentinian capital. The golf club is currently #4 in Argentina and has ranked as high as 79th on Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Golf Courses outside the USA”.
The Story Behind Buenos Aires Golf Club
The club’s founders had a dream to provide Argentina with a top-level golf club and grow the sport of golf in the area.
To achieve this vision they appointed award-winning golf architect, Robert von Hagge, to establish a premier golf course. Von Hagge’s impressive résumé included more than 250 courses in over 20 countries.
The club opened in 1994 and hosted that same year the Argentine Open – South America’s oldest and most prestigious national golf championships. It was followed by an even greater achievement when it hosted the World Cup of Golf in 2000. This was the year when Tiger Woods and David Duval guided the USA to a 3-shot victory over 23 other competing nations.
The Buenos Aires Golf Course
The 27-hole course is spectacularly maintained, you will not find a single blade of grass out of place. The American-style layout features wide, lush fairways, fast greens and nine lakes that interconnect across the 45-hectare property.
Notorious in any of his designs, von Hagge loves to test the golfer’s strategical thinking. One way he does this is by placing penal hazards, either water or bunkers, that take away one side of the fairway thus dictating the strategy he wishes the golfer to take.
Despite the difficulty, the course offers four sets of tees at every hole to accommodate every level of player.
The Signature Hole
The signature 17th (8th on the Yellow course) is one of the few “island greens” in Argentina and requires absolute precision both straight off the tee and during the approach. Beware, the small and windy island is waiting for you!
Did You Know
Two-time major winner, Angel Cabrera looked certain to take out the 2007 Argentine Open heading into the final two holes. However, on the signature 17th hole, Cabrera hit 3 balls into the water costing him the tournament.
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