Abierto de Argentina

The first Abierto de Argentina (Argentine Open) took place on 7th September 1905 when it was called the Río de la Plata Open Championship, with 42 amateurs and only two professionals participating in the inaugural 36-hole competition.

Abierto de Argentina Championship Trophy

The contest was held at the Buenos Ayres (sic) Golf Club, which was later renamed the San Andrés Golf Club. Scotsman Mungo Park Jr. – whose father won the first Open at Prestwick in 1860 – returned a score of 167, which was good enough to claim the first prize. Mungo Park Jr. knew the course intimately as he'd laid it out for the founding members in 1902.

Mungo Park Jr. was beaten into second place a year later by an English amateur named John Avery Wright, but he would regain the title when it became a 72-hole contest in 1907 then again in 1912. Another English amateur named Frank Sutton won the championship in 1908 and Scotsman Alex Philp came out on top in 1910 and 1913, so there was no shortage of British interest in the formative years of the event.

The 1909 championship was something of a watershed for the competition because it was won by Raúl Castillo, the first Argentinean player to claim the title, and he would also go on to secure another two tournaments in 1914 and 1919.

When the Asociacion Argentina de Golf was founded in 1926, Dr. Mariano Demaria Sala donated a trophy to be played for in the years to come, with the AAG taking over the running of the Abierto de Argentina. The first winner of the trophy was Marcos Churio but the major star of that era was José Jurado, garnering seven titles between 1920 and 1931.

Roberto De Vicenzo was the next big name to appear and he was even more successful, capturing nine Argentinean Open...

Abierto de Argentina host courses

Argentino

18th Argentina Ranking

With colourful woodland, numerous tee boxes and large, fast greens that provide varying pin positions, Golf Club Argentino can be a relatively easy proposition or a stern, complicated layout.

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Córdoba

12th Argentina Ranking

Córdoba Golf Club is home to two great golfers: "El Pato" Cabrera and "El Gato" Romero and their excellent American-style course has been transformed over the last 15 years.

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Hurlingham

22nd Argentina Ranking

The Hurlingham Club was founded in 1888 but golf didn’t arrive here until 1892, when a rudimentary 9-hole course opened for play. George Gadd and Arthur Havers expanded the course to 18 holes in 1922.

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Jockey Club (Blue)

19th Argentina Ranking

The Blue is undeniably the understudy to the Jockey Club’s Red course but the Blue’s back nine is considered to be better than the Red’s front nine.

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Jockey Club (Red)

2nd Argentina Ranking

The Jockey Club at Buenos Aires is located at San Isidro and it’s an exclusive club that attracts the capital’s best-heeled golfers...

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Martindale

15th Argentina Ranking

Martindale Country Club is one of Argentina's more modern courses. It blends an American design with a traditional English style, carved through dramatic cypress, cedar, oak and pine trees.

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Nordelta

9th Argentina Ranking

Nordelta Golf Club, the course that Jack built, opened for play in 2007 and is one of Argentina’s most challenging layouts.

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Olivos (Blanca & Colorada)

1st Argentina Ranking

Olivos is one of the more traditional and recognised golf clubs in Argentina and the Blanca & Colorada nines comprise of the premier eighteen at this 27-hole facility.

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Abierto de Argentina Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Gianfranco Macri Courses Played 15
= Javier Pintos Courses Played 15
3 Rodrigo Javier Dominguez Courses Played 14
4 Juan Manuel Felgueras Courses Played 6
= David Davis Courses Played 6
6 David Harak Courses Played 5
= James Courses Played 5
= Petro Walters Courses Played 5
= Joseph Andriole Courses Played 5
10 Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 4