Uruguay

Uruguay is the second smallest nation in South America, with a population of under 4 million people, winning its independence in 1828, following a three-way struggle between colonial masters Spain, neighbouring Brazil and Argentina.

Small wonder then, with these connections, that football is the main sporting passion in Uruguay and the country has won the World Cup twice, in 1930 and 1950. The economy is largely dependent on agriculture but the government has made great strides in recent years to encourage tourism and golf has a large part to play in attracting visitors to Uruguay’s expanding resort areas.

The Randy Thompson and Kelly Moran-designed golf course at Carmelo rocketed to the Uruguayan No.1 position soon after it opened in 2000 but Club de Golf del Uruguay is considered by many to be the country’s premier course. According to the Asociación Uruguaya de Golf there are currently 11 golf clubs affiliated to the union.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Uruguay

Carmelo

1st Uruguay Ranking

Opening in 2000, Carmelo has gained the reputation as one of the very best golf courses in South America, drawing many golfers to play here from all over the continent.

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Cantegril

2nd Uruguay Ranking

Cantegril Country Club was founded in 1946 as Golf Club Punta del Este, when Luther Koonz laid out the original 9-hole course for the membership.

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Uruguay

3rd Uruguay Ranking

Club de Golf del Uruguay is located close to the capital Montevideo and the coastline of the Río de la Plata. Alister MacKenzie designed the course in 1930 and its tree-lined fairways are a monument to Uruguayan golf.

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Lago (A)

4th Uruguay Ranking

Local architect Enrique Serra designed the 20-hole course at Club del Lago in 1983 and it can be configured in three playing options (A, B & C) which weave between the pine trees on this well-drained, sandy site.

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