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High-level facilities and peaceful scenes characterize the golf courses of Punta del Este, which are among the best in the country.

The courts are toured by professionals who come to compete from all over the world, yet there are options for those who only look to practice golf recreationally, on any of the three courses offered by the city. There’s no reason not to go near practice! About ten minutes by car from the center of the peninsula, in the neighborhood El Golf, is the Cantegril Country Club court arranged on three premises, forcing you to cross two streets to complete your tour. It has a total extension of 6412 yards, with par 71 for men and par 73 for ladies; if played from the white bocce has 6110 yards and from the ladies’ tees 5716. Wavy and forested, attracts for its holes of high complexity and its particularity is that each has its own name. Many golfers pass through to compete in the tournaments the club hosts, parading through the tees and fairways carpeted with maritime Bermuda and greens with Bent.

Bordering the Laguna del Sauce, on the Interbalnearia route and 20 minutes from the center is another establishment: the luxurious Club del Lago Golf. It was the first golf course in South America to achieve the ISO 14001 environmental certification thanks to its arrangement in tune with the environment. It has a total of 7065 yards and 20 holes that can be traveled on three different circuits of similar extension, passing through bunkers, lakes and facing fairways of various inclinations. The club maintains a complete tournament schedule throughout the year and in turn offers Putting Green and Driving Range services, for those who wish to practice.

On the other side of the city is La Barra Golf Club, opened in 1994, the court was designed by Uruguayan golfers Gonzalo Vidal and Víctor Paullier. The landscape of the Cañada de los Flamencos catches its visitors on a court with 6346 yards and 18 holes. While it has few trees, it has many water mirrors that increase the level and difficulty of the game. From December to February the season of tournaments is extended, some of them of great importance, including the club’s own contest. It provides excellent Driving Range services, carts, stick box, changing room and bar. The club is located on Route 104, in a rough and quiet area, about 5 kilometers away from the center of La Barra and 20 from the center of Punta del Este.

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