Club de Golf del Uruguay (renovated/re-routed by Mackenzie, 1930)
Punta Carretas, Montevideo, Uruguay
|Hoyo 4--Par 4|
I found the drainage ditches in front of several of the lower lying greens to be one of the interesting elements found in the context of golden age design and construction. These drainage swales created some strategic choices on the reachable par 5’s and 4's, risking a tricky chip opposed to laying back with a full wedge….The bunkers were all fairly shallow with convex outside edges (to shed water above the heavy clay soils, no doubt)
|Hoyo 8--Par 4|
Drainage path in front of green site
An interesting fact about the club is that the local government requires the grounds to be open to the public at 2pm on Sundays. No golf but I did see some children romping in the sand traps, runners and picknickers. Probably a horror at most private clubs in the US, everything seems a little more relaxed down here. On Monday morning the golf course is open for play to the public all day for no charge! I walked the whole course Sunday afternoon, but played holes 9-18 (x2) on Monday as the front nine was closed for maintanence.
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