San Andrés - Argentina - Argentina

San Andrés Golf Club,
Dr. Aleu 500,
San Andrés,
Buenos Aires,
Argentina


  • +54 11 4752 3994

  • Pablo Patane

  • Mungo Park

  • Fernando Palacios

San Andrés Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Argentina and was born with the original name of Buenos Aires Golf Club on August 30, 1902. The course was designed by the Scottish professional Mungo Park. The club now carries the name of St Andrews of Scotland, headquarters of the oldest and most traditional entity in the world of golf: The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. This was not coincidental. At the time, the locality took the name of the club and of the railway station, which was originally created for golfers.

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 oldest golf club in the country, Argentina’s St Andrews is a charming flat course on 100 acres. The fairway bunkering here is pointless, but there is every variety of tree awaiting a bad tee shot, and the greenside hazards present a real challenge… The wonderful small clubhouse [set right next to a railway stop] is a step back in time. With all the money in Buenos Aires moving out to the suburbs, the club is struggling to retain its membership base, but a place like this must be preserved.”
Par at San Andres is 72 for gentlemen and 73 for ladies, although it used to be a par 73 for gentlemen until the 15th hole was re-designed and reduced from a par five to a par four. San Andres is respected among its peers by its tradition and difficulty.

The course extends to 6,472 yards with rough that is fearsome even for the most skilled players. The club has hosted the Argentine Open on twenty one occasions and the "Maestro", Roberto de Vicenzo, won twice here.

De Vicenzo is honorary associate of the club and also the Argentine Amateur Championship, the oldest tournament in Argentina’s calendar, has been played at San Andres thirty times. Its most famous hole is the 14th, a short par four which doglegs to the left. Long hitters can reach the green with the driver.

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Nacida con el nombre original de Buenos Aires Golf Club el día 30 de Agosto de 1902. El Club lleva el nombre del St. Andrew's de Escocia, sede de la más antigua y tradicional entidad rectora del golf mundial: The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrew's. Esto no fue casual: con el tiempo la localidad tomó el nombre del Club y de la estación de ferrocarril creada en un principio para sus usuarios.

La cancha, de 18 hoyos, fue diseñada por el profesional escocés Mungo Park. Es par 72 para los caballeros y par 73 para las damas, aunque solía ser par 73 también para caballeros hasta que el hoyo 15 fue modificado y reducido de par 5 a par 4. Está considerada entre las de mayor renombre por su tradición y dificultad. Con su extensión de 6472 yardas de máximo, tiene un rough que es temible hasta para los jugadores con más destreza.

El Club fue, en 21 ocasiones, el que más veces recibió al Abierto de la República. Y el maestro Roberto De Vicenzo ganó en dos ediciones el Abierto en San Andrés. De Vicenzo es incluso socio honorario del Club. También el Campeonato Nacional de Aficionados, el torneo con mayor antigüedad del calendario golfístico argentino, se llevó a cabo en 30 oportunidades. Como hoyo más llamativo veremos al hoyo 14, un corto par 4 de dogleg a la izquierda, en el cual los largos pegadores pueden alcanzar el green con el driver.

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Description: Originally named the Buenos Aires Golf Club, San Andrés now carries the most famous course name in the world - St Andrews. Rating: 5 out of 6 Reviews: 3

San Andres is a great gem and old school city course. It has the rich feel of a members club with much tradition. San Andres was nearer the country at its infancy. As is the case with many classic, urban golf courses, the club is now surrounded by an expanded city (although that does not intrude once on the course) in what today would be an unlikely place to build a club. The course presents a variety of holes, with the approach shots truly standing out. As with a few things in Buenos Aires, the pace of play is deliberate so one might benefit from getting out early.

Jake Starr

5 / 6
San Andrés - Argentina
January 16, 2017


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I recently played San Andres Golf Club. This is a classic 1907 Mungo Park layout with perfectly maintained bermuda fairways. Its traditionally tough rough is now cut shorter than in the past, but you still want to avoid it. With an accurate driver, birdie opportunities will be plenty. Overseeded Paspalum greens are in good condtion but relatively slow. The trees on property are maginificent, however they are spots where these are overgrown and negate strategy. The design of the green complex for #2 and #5 is very interesting. Holes 1, 9 and the finishing stretch of 15-18 are the highlights. Overall San Andres is a very enjoyable course, a Top 10 in Argentina.
5 / 6
San Andrés - Argentina
December 20, 2014


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San Andres - photo by JavierThis is what you call a real GOLF CLUB. It is just 15 minutes away from downtown and provides one of the best courses of the country. Very well kept, paspalum greens in summer (poa annua in winter), narrow fairways, dense rough and a great layout. After a short break playing short 14, last 4 holes are the biggest challenge on the course. My favourite? Hole #2, short but tricky and with a hidden green. Par 4s 9 and 18 are great golf holes.
5 / 6
San Andrés - Argentina
December 02, 2008


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