Golfing in Uruguay, part 1

Uruguay has two golf courses in Montevideo, Club de Golf del Cerro and Club de Golf del Uruguay; one in Canelones (near Montevideo), La Tahona Golf Club; one at Fray Bentos (Rio Negro); three around Punta del Este: Cantegril Golf Club, Club de Golf del Lago and La Barra Golf Club; one in Colonia, the Sheraton Golf Resort, and finally, the Four Seasons Golf Resort at Carmelo.

No matter what your skill level and regardless of your handicap, you will be thrilled to learn that in Montevideo, and throughout the country, there are numerous 9- and 18-hole golf courses for your enjoyment. A few courses call for being a member, while some don’t. Nearly all have a dress code: trousers or shorts, golf footwear, no swimsuits, no t-shirts and no sweatpants. According to the course, you will find golf carts available for rent. Some golf courses also provide caddies services. In case you play with a handicap, some golf clubs ask for handicap accreditation.

In and around Colonia

The Four Seasons Golf Resort. This world-class 18 hole course par 72 is the latest in Uruguay however it is currently ranked in the very best South American golf courses at the top level along with the Buenos Aires Golf Club.

Beautifully situated in the rolling Uruguayan countryside, the course winds around many lakes, wetland, indigenous trees and decorative grass outcroppings.

A good deal of bird varieties are all pervading on the fairways, in the pampas grass shrubs or perhaps on the lakes where raccoons can also be spotted early in the morning hours or late in afternoon and some untamed horses graze gently on the opposite side of the water at hole-5. This golf course has been effortlessly designed and incorporated in the natural surroundings.

The spacious club-house features also an extensive outdoor veranda overlooking the golf course the place where to savor drinks and first-class treats. The pro-shop offers golfing gear sales and rental. Electric golf carts are available for senior citizens. The driving range is close by the club-house and the shuttle service brings the people to the door of the Four Seasons Hotel on the other side of the road, along the Rio de la Plata on the outskirts of Carmelo.

The small town of Carmelo is located on the tranquil banks of Rio de la Plata. The town and resort are accessed from Buenos Aires via a short airline flight or perhaps a very fast ferry (1 hour). Plus it is convenient to play the Buenos Aires Golf Club while holidaying at the Four Seasons Hotel in Buenos Aires.

The Four Seasons Golf Course
Ruta 21, km 262, Carmelo, Colonia

 

The Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort is merely a few minutes from the historical district of Colonia, and just 45 minutes from Buenos Aires. The resort features a par-70 golf course, along with 13 magnificent holes situated between eucalyptus trees, wetlands, and extremely spectacular countryside. The course also provides excellent sights of Colonia’s stunning sunsets, and each hole has three different degrees of tee offs.

The Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort
Rambla of Las Américas, Colonia Del Sacramento.
Hotel phone (598)5229-000

 

But the oldest golf course is on the former Anglo meat-packing factory at Fray Bentos (Rio Negro) and it has recently been declared Uruguay’s National Historical Monument.

Fray Bentos Golf Club
Barrio Anglo, Fray Bentos, Rio Negro
Phone: (598)56-22427

Next posts on golfing in Uruguay: In and around Punta del Este, and In and around Montevideo.

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1 comment

  1. Matthew Richardson says:

    The Four Seasons Golf course is found in one of Uruguay's finest winery area and merely a 3-hour drive from Montevideo.
    This course has a excellent variety of hazards. The service is fantastic, exactly like all the resorts' amenities. This is a "must play" round of golf regardless if you are traveling from Buenos Aires or Montevideo, undoubtedly the ideal course in Uruguay and one of the greatest in South America.

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