I have played many rounds in Punta over the years and on a recent trip I played all 4 course open to the public – Bodega Garzón has a private course which I need to play next visit.
Club de Lago
Near the in laws in La Ballena and where we have a piece of land overlooking the Green hole 1. I just love this layout with its huge pinetree lined fairways and intriguing design – They call the Agusta of Latin America – while this is great accolade the upkeep of the course needs to improve for it to deserve such comparisons! Played with John Fabra & Diego as we as Miguel Novara scoring 84 / 85 – 1 loss 1 win.
Lost in match play here versus Gaston on the 18th – Categril is the oldest, most traditional Punta Club – narrow well kept shortish with tricky greens and a nice club house. Plenty of members and hard to get on to in high season.
La Barra Golf Club
Near el Chorro this golf only club on windswept highlands is a delight to play – shot a solid 81 here on my recent trip with 2 holeouts on the 5th and 17th from the bunkers. Beat local member Abel here during this trip as well as Andreas Fabra & John. I rank La Barra behind Cantegril in upkeep – it is a course to enjoy and with wind a challenge.
Fasano Las Piedras
Robbie their 1st external member took us there – Thanks Robbie AmD congratulations – John finally paid and signed for the 3 Pro V 1 he has owed you for years! A moment that was registered by yours truly here for the blog. Back to the course – Arnold Palmer Design – links like in some of the 12 holes – sort slow cushion like Greens need a little hardening – enjoyable- Great upkeep – cant wait until there are 18 holes and I can beat my mate Robbie on this turf.