Tupungato: A Golfing Gem at the Foot of the Andes
Located at the foot of Argentina’s iconic Andes Mountains is the spectacular Tupungato Winelands Golf Club. Set among the vineyards and mountains, this course leaves golfers with a feeling of serenity mixed with the adrenaline of such majestic surrounds and challenging course design.
The story behind Tupungato Winelands Golf Club
The vineyard at Tupungato Winelands was first planted in 2008 and has since spread over 220 hectares and renowned for producing the most elegant wines in the region – especially their Malbec.
In 2010, it became the first comprehensive wine country club initiative in the world with the addition of a 9-hole golf course and polo club. In 2011, course designer Mark Adam completed the 18 hole course that provides the most picturesque scenery in the region.
The oval design of the course means that each hole offers a different landscape and experience for the golfer. The first 9 holes are surrounded by vineyards and a panoramic backdrop of the high snowy peaks of the Andes. In contrast, the back 9 will have you play between canyons and offer stunning views of the Uco Valley.
Measuring at 6,130 metres, it features wide fairways lined with pine trees as well as steep greens that run across boulders and along dry riverbeds. A further challenge is provided by the various water hazards in the form of lakes.
The layout of the course plays with the uneven terrain challenging golfers with risk and reward opportunities for each hole. Depending on how brave you’re feeling, there is a choice of five tees at each hole ranging from junior to championship.
Did you know
Tupungato Winelands is the first and only course in Argentina where only its greens and fairways are irrigated. This allows the natural flora of the desert environment to flourish around the course.
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