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Ranelagh

Berazategui, Buenos Aires Province
Berazategui, Buenos Aires Province
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In the late 19th century and early 20th century it was the British who owned and operated the Argentinean railway networks. In 1911, the Great Southern Railway Company built a station in the Berazategui Forest and named it Ranelagh after Lord Ranlagh’s estate which is located on the banks of London’s River Thames.

Naturally, as had formerly happened all over Britain, a golf course was planned in close proximity to the station. In 1918 Ranelagh golf course opened for play, designed by Mr. Alberto Del Solar Dorrego and built by Mr. Enrique Rossi, cousin of the Mr. José Sworn. In those early days, golfers travelled to the course by train and a special golfer’s dining car was permanently located in a siding at the station and it was known as “the train of the golfers”.

Ranelagh Golf Club offers a pretty course located in mature, park-like surroundings with wide fairways and large greens, which break in all directions. Watch out for tough rough and water hazards on holes 5, 6, 11 and 13. Also keep an eye out for Roberto de Vicenzo as Ranelagh is his second home.

Ranelagh Golf Club has hosted the Argentine Open and the Argentine Amateur Championship.

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En 1911 el ferrocarril del Sur construye, en la mitad del ramal Berazategui/Bosques, la estación Ranelagh, nombre inspirado en las propiedades del Conde de Ranelagh a orillas del río Támesis (Londres). En 1918 se consiguen las tierras (unas 65 has.) y la Cía. de Tierras del Sur resuelve iniciar la construcción del campo de golf, diseñado por Don Alberto del Solar Dorrego y construido por el Sr. Enrique Rossi, primo del Sr. José Jurado. En aquellos días no se contaba con instalaciones apropiadas, el Ferrocarril del Sur, que traía a los jugadores, dejaba en una vía muerta de la estación, un coche comedor especial, para comodidad de los mismos. Se lo llamó "El tren de los Golfistas".

El 16 de mayo de 1926, con brillantes palabras del Sr. Antonio Crouzel y una exitosa fiesta con importantes personalidades fue inaugurado el Club House, por la madrugada los concurrentes regresaron a la capital en un tren especial que el Ferrocarril del Sur dispuso para dicho evento.

El campo de golf ofrece una agradable arboleda acompañada de un lindo desafío, con fairways exigentes y greens de mucho movimiento. Este campo es el 2do hogar del maestro Roberto de Vicenzo.

Han pasado por él los más importantes eventos locales, como el Abierto Argentino y el Campeonato de Aficionados.

In the late 19th century and early 20th century it was the British who owned and operated the Argentinean railway networks. In 1911, the Great Southern Railway Company built a station in the Berazategui Forest and named it Ranelagh after Lord Ranlagh’s estate which is located on the banks of London’s River Thames.

Naturally, as had formerly happened all over Britain, a golf course was planned in close proximity to the station. In 1918 Ranelagh golf course opened for play, designed by Mr. Alberto Del Solar Dorrego and built by Mr. Enrique Rossi, cousin of the Mr. José Sworn. In those early days, golfers travelled to the course by train and a special golfer’s dining car was permanently located in a siding at the station and it was known as “the train of the golfers”.

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