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Seven golf courses to enjoy this autumn

Imagine playing golf surrounded by a beautiful landscape, between the rivers, seas and hills that you can find here in Uruguay. Some of the golf clubs are conveniently removed from populated city centers so all golfers can find a course to suits their tastes. Most golf clubs are part of the Uruguayan Golf Association, which since the 1950’s has been keen on preserving the rich tradition of this sport in addition to organizing and hosting national and international tournaments of different levels.

¡Seven golf courses to enjoy this summer!

1) La Barra Golf Club, a friendly club in Punta del Este
La Barra Golf Club's philosophy is to be a “friends' club”, so its members can play golf and enjoy a friendly, familiar, and relaxed environment. The course is automatically irrigated and has computerized tees, fairways, and greens. The latter were constructed within USGA regulations with the latest technology. Its natural and efficient drainage makes this course playable all year round.
Contact information: 
Adress: Route 104 Km, 2.5 Way to golf, Manantiales, Punta del Este.
Website: http://www.labarragolf.com/

2)Club del Lago Golf, a classically American course
This course is designed after American courses, which in uncommon in South America, with long fairways and ample and wide greens. This allows for different flag positions that can substantially modify each hole's difficulty. Near the golf course, on the shore of the Sauce Pond, there is a five-star hotel with 75 rooms.

Contact information: 
Address: Route 93 (Interbalnearia) - Km. 116.5 - Portezuelo
Telephone: (59842) 578 423/24 - 579 147 - Fax: (59842) 579 148.
Web: www.lagogolf.com
Inauguration: January 6, 1983
Holes: 18 Ida 3695 - Round 3370 - Total 7065.

3)Cantegril Country Club, a hilly course
The course's most striking characteristics are its hills and abundant forestation, with mounds of maritime pines. The 17th (a par 3 of 169 yards) has been denominated “Diablito” (Little Devil), with a hill to its left, a double bunker on its right, and a kidney-shape green. The 18th (a par 4 of 421 yards) is known as “Enchanted” and has a hills to its right and left throughout the whole fairway, with a wavy surface and excellent view of the hole.
Contact information: 
Address: Avda. San Pablo S / N.
Phone.: (00598) 42.48.21.21
cantegrilcountryclub.com.uy
Construction: 1947
Designer: Mr. Luther H. Koonz.

4)A Montevideo classic: Club de Golf del Uruguay
This club is situated in the south/center of the city of Montevideo, overlooking the rambla that surrounds the coast of the Rio de la Plata, in the residential area of Punta Carretas, only five minutes away from the financial and commercial center of the Uruguayan capital.

Contact Information: 
Address: Bulevar Artigas 379
Phone: (5982) 710 17 21 to 25 - Fax. (5982) 710 02 56
Website: www.cgu.com.uy
Construction: May 1930
Designer: Dr. Alister Mackenzie.
Holes: 18 Ida 3.445 yds. - Round 3.190 - Total 6.635 yds.

5) Playing on the Altos of the Arapey
This is a beautiful 18-hole course, par 73 for gentlemen and 72 for ladies, with a total yardage of 7200, located at the 564th kilometer of Route 3 in the Salto department. It offers an ideal environment for the sport's lovers. The course opened in 2011 and its design includes long mirrors of water that frame and elevate the game. It has an excellent Driving Range and Putting Green in which to practice comfortably. It also offers accommodations and all the services from the Altos del Arapey Hotel, and a well-equipped Club House which was designed to be a meeting point and brings forth the fraternity the game is known for.

Contact information:
Address: Termas del Arapey
Phone: (5982) 9007358
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Website: www.altosdelarapey.com
Construction: 2011
Designer: Ernesto Llovet
Hoyos 18- Ida 3648 - Return 3552 - Total: 7,200 yds.

6) San Isidro Golf, a new 9-hole course in Mercedes
This nine-hole course is located 2.7 kilometers away from downtown Mercedes, and was designed by the Argentinean Oscar Vazón. It has seven par 3 holes and two par 4s, which makes the course par 58, with various bodies of water playing their part in the game. The course contains 4 main greens in which water plays an important role. Hole 9 lies parallel to the Rio Negro, its tee only 5 meters away from the water. The game is short but difficult, which makes this a demanding and enjoyable course for golf lovers. 

Contact information:
Address: Cno. Elías Regules S / N, Mercedes, Soriano
Phone: (598) 45323952
Holes: 9, court pair 58 of 3,486 yards
Size: 3,486 yards, round 1,723 and round 1763

7) San Carlos Village & Golf, a course overlooking the Río de la Plata
This is a par 72 course located next to the Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort designed by Emilio Serra. It was inaugurated in December 2012. The course contains 18 holes and an admirable design that manages to harmonize the indigenous woods with majestic inner lakes. Given its geographical nature, interaction with the Río de la Plata is certain, delighting golfers with beautiful sunsets that can be seen from the tees and greens.
The greens were built with a drainage system regulated by the USGA, with an average area of 650 square meters, covered with Agrosttis L93 grass. The Fairways are sown with the Tifway variety of grass, and are designed to make the game challenging yet entertaining.

Contact information: 
Address: Continuation of the Rambla de las Américas
Sitio web: www.sheraton.com/colonia
Construction: October 2005
Holes: 18
Measurements: Ida 3647 yards par 36. Lap 3521 yards. Total: 7168 yards.

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