Nine holes to open for play at El Desafio course this month

Nine holes to open for play at El Desafio course this month
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley
  • Lovely Golf Course

    Greg Norman’s firm has designed the new course at the El Desafio Resort

  • Lovely Golf Course

    The course is located in Northern Patagonia near the town of San Martín de los Andes

  • Lovely Golf Course

    The course features a gravity fed irrigation system

  • Lovely Golf Course

    Tees, fairways and roughs have been seeded with fine fescues

Nine holes will open for play this month at a new course at the El Desafio Resort in the Argentina’s Patagonia region.

Designed by Greg Norman Golf Course Design, the course is located just outside the town of San Martín de los Andes.

The 18 hole, 7,100 yard course has been developed with a focus on protecting the local environment.

Tees, fairways and roughs have been seeded with fine fescues in order to ensure firm, fast conditions and a high level of playability.

Native surround areas have been left untouched, while the course’s innovative irrigation system is completely gravity fed, which ensures no pumps and no electricity consumption.

The course lies close to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Chapelco Golf Club, and is five minutes away from Chapelco International Airport. It is hoped that with the opening of the new course, San Martin de Los Andes can enhance its reputation as an up and coming golf destination in Argentina. 

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