Campeonato Argentino de Aficionados

The first record of golf in Argentina has Scotsman Valentín Scroggie playing the game in the town square of San Martín in Buenos Aries on 13th March, 1892. The San Martín Golf Club was founded in the Belgrano neighbourhood, shortly before the original Hurlingham Club course was built, and the following year Lomas Athletic Club was founded.

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Although San Martín, which later gave birth to San Andrés, is considered the oldest club, Lomas was a pioneer in organizing competitions. Established by English emigrants who were bulding the railway network, the club allowed its members the opportunity to play cricket, rugby, football, tennis and golf in a competitive environment. Two years after its formation, the following notice was issued:

“The Bethell gold medal for the Río de la Plata Golf Championship, to be played on the 15th and August 16, 1895, on an eighteen-hole course, without handicap, according to the rules of the medal play and in accordance with the regulations adopted for the occasion by the Lomas Golf Commission. All players intending to take part in the contest, especially those residing in neighboring provinces or republics, are kindly requested to submit their names.”

Golfers from both banks of the Río de la Plata disputed the inaugural tournament, with George Barker from Uruguay declared the winner, ahead of Mitchell Fortune from Hurlingham in second place and A.D. Dunbar who was third. George Barker was unable to successfully defend his title the following year, ending up second to M. Withington but A.D. Dunbar went on to capture four titles in a row from 1897.

The 1906 Amateur champion John Avery Wright also won the Abierto de Argentina (Open Champ...

Campeonato Argentino de Aficionados 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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Estancias

36th Argentina Ranking

Designed and built by American Golf Course Design, the 18-hole course at Estancias Golf Club measures 7,000 yards from the back tees and features eleven lakes forcing golfers to think carefully about accuracy.

Highland Park

23rd Argentina Ranking

Founded in 1948, Highland Park Country Club is one of the oldest golf courses in the northern part of Great Buenos Aires.

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Hurlingham

26th 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 (Red)

1st Argentina Ranking 3rd Central & South America 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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Los Lagartos

30th Argentina Ranking

Los Lagartos Country Club – opened in 1969 – was one of the first courses in Argentina to be designed in an American-style...

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Martindale

21st 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

8th Argentina Ranking 23rd Central & South America 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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Campeonato Argentino de Aficionados Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Javier Pintos Courses Played 14
2 Gianfranco Macri Courses Played 13
= Antonio Quaglia Courses Played 13
= Rodrigo Javier Dominguez Courses Played 13
5 Juan Manuel Felgueras Courses Played 10
6 Louis Roren Courses Played 6
= Petri Peltoniemi Courses Played 6
= David Davis Courses Played 6
9 Petro Walters Courses Played 5
10 Joseph Andriole Courses Played 4