The parkland course at Lomas Athletic Club is the oldest layout in South America still playing along its original fairways. Established in 1891, this traditional club has hosted the Argentine Open many times (most recently in 1975) and is characterised by stately trees, small greens and fast surfaces.
Lomas is the first Club Founded in Argentina back in 1892 and home of many golf historic champions and executives who did a lot for the game in Argentina. It is one of those old English style clubs, by the railway as many of the first clubs founded there due to the English being developing the railway network.
Located just 35kms from Buenos Aires, with all the highways improved it is quite an easier drive than it was in the old days. It is one of those courses a guy loving the history of the game would really enjoy to visit and play as the design shows many of the old days features. And despite not having been lengthened it has one of the longest par 5s in the country close to 600yds from the back tee hole 15th. And it also has one thing I like to see on every course and this is short par 3s: 17th with it’s two tier green, water in front, lateral bunkers and a tough approach if you go long, it is a nice finishing hole when adrenaline is with you.
Unfortunately with the economic situation in Argentina it is one of those courses that will lack of resources to keep improving but it is one I would love to put hands on, restore bunkering, improve soil, put some extra yards and make the glory of the old days come back.