The Best Golf Courses in Uruguay

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Uruguay, with its abundance of greenery and beautiful, peaceful landscapes, is ideal for golf. Many regional and international golf tournaments are played on the courses on this list. If you like the sport, whether you’re an amateur or pro, or literally have never touched a golf club but you want to learn, these are the best courses in the country.

Carmelo Golf

This golf club is renowned for being one of the best golf courses in South America, bringing in professional and amateurs from all over the continent. The greens are kept in excellent condition, and according to some local golfers, the rough looks easy but it’s not.

Carmelo Golf, Colonia, Uruguay, +598 4542 9047

Carmelo Golf Club, Uruguay

Carmelo Golf Club | © Philip Sheldrake/Flickr

Club de Golf del Uruguay

This club is located very close to Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, and the Rio de la Plata River. Its tree-lined fairways are emblematic of Uruguayan golf. Although golf is the main sport practiced in this club, there are others such as fencing, karate, rugby, and more.

Club de Golf del Uruguay 379, Bulevar General Artigas, Montevideo, Uruguay, +598 2710 1721

Cantegril Country Club

Cantegril Country Club was founded in Punta del Este in 1946, which makes it one of the oldest in the country. You can go there while visiting the sunny city, after or before hitting the beach. It consists of 18 holes that host several tournaments, like the regionally prestigious Copa de Oro and Copa Aníbal Vigil, and the Mercosur Cup, in which hundreds of international golfers participate.

Cantegril Country Club Golf, Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay, +598 95 816 464

Neighborhood next to Cantegril Country Club, Punta del Este, Uruguay

Neighborhood next to Cantegril Country Club | © Casas en el Este/Flickr

La Tahona Golf Club

This golf club is located in the outskirts of Montevideo, only five minutes away from Carrasco International Airport. It counts two golf courses, one with 18 holes and another with nine, which are designed to tour around the beautiful gardens and shared spaces in La Tahona. There are also two swimming pools, two gyms, tennis courts, football fields, and more.

La Tahona Golf Club, Colonia Nicolich, Canelones, Uruguay, +598 2684 0004

Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort

Sheraton Colonia Golf Resort
Sheraton Colonia Golf Resort | © TravelingOtter/Flickr
This splendid hotel is located near Colonia, one of Uruguay’s most beautiful historic cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s around two-and-a-half hours by car from Montevideo, and 45 minutes by ferry from Buenos Aires. The resort features a 1,250 square meter spa, a kid’s club, and a spectacular golf course that spans through Uruguayan eucalyptus trees, lakes, and a stunning view of the Rio de la Plata River.
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La Barra Golf Club

La Barra is a very popular part of Punta del Este, away from the buzz of the city center. It is focused on a main street with shops, bars and restaurants, next to the amazing coast of the Atlantic Ocean. This course is great for a holiday because of its location, since you can alternate between playing, having the commodities of La Barra, and going to the beautiful beaches.

La Barra Golf Club, Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay, +598 4277 4440

Club del Lago Golf

A Uruguayan architect called Enrique Serra designed this course, which can be played at three difficulties weaving between the pine trees. The site is drained and sandy, with beautiful landscapes of the big lake that is iconic in this country club.

Club del Lago Golf, IB, Punta Ballena, Maldonado, Uruguay, +598 4257 8423