Las Praderas de Luján is far more than just a golf club. Las Praderas de Luján was created in 1977 by a group of entrepreneurs whose vision was to develop a sporting community. Today the club is spread out across a massive 250-hectare site which includes football pitches, polo grounds, tennis courts, hockey pitches and even an Olympic-sized swimming pool. But the centrepiece is the Club de Campos de Golf Las Praderas de Luján.
With 27 holes in three loops of nine designed in an American-style by Emilio Serra, Las Praderas de Luján is an impressive facility. Wide fairways, generous greens and strategic bunkering are key features of all three loops, named: Betulas, Cañada and Luján. The Betulas nine measures a massive 3,612 metres from the championship tees and is significantly longer than the other two loops that measure a more modest but healthy 3,400 plus metres from the tips.
Playing to handicap on any of the three nines at Las Praderas de Luján will be a serious challenge, especially when the prevailing southwesterly winds whip across the adjacent meadowlands.
January 06, 2009