Founded in 1948, Highland Park Country Club is one of the oldest courses in the northern part of Great Buenos Aires.
This layout presents many alternatives for players of all levels. One of the main characteristics of Highland Park is that 17 of the 18 holes feature out of bounds, although the wide fairways give the golfers many chances of avoiding big penalties by adopting the correct strategy.
Since the year 1999, following modifications performed by the designer Emilio Serra, all the greens were reconstructed under USGA specifications and planted with bent grass. The result is very fast and generous greens, allowing several new pin positions.
In 1983 at Highland Park, Eduardo Romero secured his first professional victory in Buenos Aires. The club also hosted the Argentine Amateur Championship.
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Fundada en 1948 esta cancha es una de las más antiguas de la zona norte del Gran Buenos Aires. Este campo presenta muchas alternativas para los jugadores de todos los niveles. Una de las características mas destacadas de este campo es que 17 de los 18 hoyos tienen fuera de límite, aunque la generosidad de los fairways hace que la posibilidad de sumar penalizaciones se pueda atenuar con un tipo de juego estratégico.
Desde el año 1999 y gracias a unas modificaciones efectuadas por el diseñador Emilio Serra (h) todos los greens son de pasto bent y fueron reconstruidos bajo las normas de la USGA siendo muy amplios, muy veloces y generosos permitiendo varias posiciones de bandera.
Esta cancha tiene la particularidad de haber sido sede del primer triunfo de Eduardo Romero como Profesional en tierras bonaerenses en el año 1983 y fue sede del Campeonato Argentino de Aficionados y del Nacional por Golpes.
It has been 11 years since the last time I had played this course and a lot has changed, even in my way of approaching golf courses and how they are analyzed. It is sometimes tough to be honest and political at the same time, but when rating a course honesty should go first.
There is nothing truly wrong with this course, it is just I feel it has real potential. It is true they have invested money and improved the irrigation system plus having pure Tifway 419 on every fairway plus all greens re constructed with USGA specs which is great for them, but I believe there is a need of re thinking some tee shots and there should be a tree management program.
I played the course twice this past weekend and the course was in very good form, especially fairways and tees plus bunkers, but I felt greens a little too soft and slow, but all the same in very good shape.
The course has swapped loops again back to original design where tough opening hole is the par 4 with OB on the right side and a stream on the ledt part.
Although it has some very good holes (2-7-9-11-14-16-17), the excess of trees close to the tee boxes takes away the sense of how it was thought. For example 13th has a tree so close that you have to aim almost to the OB on the left. With just a tree management program this minor problem can be solved easily.
The other thing I don’t feel comfortable as a player is the presence of OB on all 18 holes, just too much. But it is a Country Club with houses and this cannot be changed.
Don't get me wrong, most golfers will enjoy and many will say it is a great course, in my opinion it is a good one with room for improvement cleaning trees, re thinking some tee shots and maybe some re bunkering.