Chapelco Golf Club was the first design in South America by Jack Nicklaus Design, under the keen eye of Jack Nicklaus Jnr.
Chapelco opened in 2006 as part of a large real estate development
It is a resort style course routed through forest, pampas grass, and lakes. With undulating terrain, and a nice variety of holes Chapelco is a class act, and our choice as the best course we played in Argentina.
Notable holes include:
- hole 4: a unique par 4 with alternate landing areas, each protected by pampas grass and long rough and framed by pine trees on the left. Decisions need to be made on the tee as to which club and which line to take, always taking into consideration the ever present wind...
A world class hole!
- hole 5 is a strong par 3 in a lovely valley setting.
- hole 6 is a ripping par 5 with hazard & bush threatening on the left- all the way to the green.
- hole 7 is a wonderful longer par 3 over a deep valley to an elevated green protected by a pot bunker front and centre
- hole 10, a lovely down hill par 5 where everything is set out before you, and the bunkering will make you think about when you zig and when you zag
- hole 11, a pretty par 3 protected by water front right, and complicated by a devilish fall off in the green left, making the safe play away from the water rather tricky..
- hole 12, a strong par 4 with a long water carry and requiring two solid shots to get home
Chapelco has the advantage of a lovely valley setting, nice elevation change, gorgeous mountain backdrop and and some pretty decent design work by Nicklaus Design.
It is a winning combination!
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