Chapelco - Argentina

Chapelco Golf Resort,
San Martin,

  • +54 2972 410219

  • Marcela Ferreiro

  • Jack Nicklaus II

  • Christian Muller

The Chapelco Golf Resort was the first course in South America designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son. Surrounded by a unique landscape blending nature with the majestic view of the Andes mountain range.

Chapelco was built to the USGA standards which included a necessary underground infrastructure making the course playable most of the year. Chapelco is a prestigious and residential golf development located a few miles from San Martin de los Andes in Patagonia.

This real estate resort consists of 430 residential lots including a 5-star world-class hotel.

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La cancha de Chapelco Golf & Resort se trata de la primer cancha de Sudamérica co-diseñada por Jack Nicklaus y su hijo Jack Nicklaus II. Rodeada de un entorno único, en absoluta comunicación con la naturaleza y con una majestuosa vista a la Cordillera de los Andes. Este campo diseñado bajo normas USGA cuenta con la infraestructura subterránea necesaria para garantizar su juego durante la mayor parte del año.

Los 5 set de tees de salida de cada hoyo le darán la posibilidad de disfrutar de una de las mejores canchas de Sudamérica a jugadores de todos los niveles.

In Volume 2 of The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses by Tom Doak, Ran Morrissett, Masa Nishijima and Darius Oliver, the authors have this to say about the course: The centerpiece of a large development in the valley below San Martin, Chapelco is a solid design on fairly gentle terrain, in excellent firm and fast condition. The strong winds in the valley probably justify going gentle with the design... but the course has few holes that will get your blood pumping... the best of them was was the par-5 10th with its fairway swinging right and then left around bunkers.

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Description: The Chapelco Golf Resort was the first course in South America designed by the Jack Nicklaus II group. Rating: 6 out of 6 Reviews: 2

Chapelco Golf is in one of the most beautiful areas in Patagonia. The golf course sits in a valley with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and the Chapelco Range. The opening 4 holes are relatively tight and difficult. A well placed tee shot is crucial on these holes and hybrids or even iron shots should be considered. The rest of the holes are wider and offer more strategic considerations with the tee shots. The greens are relatively small and with lots of slope. Conditioning was very good in early January 2015. Play at Chapelco was lots of fun and the golf course is one of the best in Argentina. San Martin de los Andes is a must visit town for golfers in Argentina, with 2 excellent golf courses witin 5 minutes of each other.
6 / 6
January 24, 2015

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Chapelco 10th hole - photo by JavierPlayed 5 rounds this weekend in what is for most the best course in South America. The landscape of the place where the course is placed is simply the best you can imagine, sorrounded by snowy mountains and cristal clear water. Chapelco is very challenging, every mistake will be punished. Excellently kept, very tough greens but more than anything, a great design. A lot of earth movement was done and it shows, some tees will take your breath. My favourite? By far par 3 7th, a breath taking view from tee and a great green. But every hole has something special. This course is a must and its fame will grow a lot in the next years.
6 / 6
December 09, 2008

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April 13, 2009
Yes, this is a great course. Played in March of '09 and it was in superb condition. The wind was challenging but the course was outstanding!