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.
Words adapted from WeGolf Argentina
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.