Club de Golf del Uruguay

Club de Golf del Uruguay is an Uruguayan sports and social club from the city of Montevideo. Although golf is the main sport of the institution, the club hosts a large variety of sports such as billar, basketball, basque pelota, fencing, football, futsal, karate, rugby union and swimming apart from other social activities.

Club de Golf
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Full nameClub de Golf del Uruguay
Founded1922; 99 years ago (1922) [1]
GroundBlvr. Artigas 379
LocationPunta Carretas, Montevideo, Uruguay
League(s)Campeonato Uruguayo (Rugby)
AffiliationsUruguayan Golf Association [2]
Uruguayan Rugby Union [3]
ActivitiesBillar, Basketball, Basque pelota, Fencing, Football, Futsal, Golf, Karate, Rugby union, Swimming
President
Marta Penadés
Colors   
Websitewww.cgu.com.uy
Plaque honoring Fay Crocker with the legend "The best female golfer of all time".

The club was originally established as "Uruguay Golf Club", being its president Haroldo Capurro. In 1922 the club affiliated to Uruguayan Golf Association. The Golf Club also entrusted the association its courses to be built in Punta Carretas with the purpose of encouraging tourism at the region.[1]

The golf course is located on the Rambla of Montevideo that runs alongside the Río de la Plata. It was designed by Alister MacKenzie and has 18 holes and 6,635 yards.[4] It is officially known as the Parque de las Instrucciones del Año XIII, and is open tu public on Sunday afternoons, except in winter and during international tournaments. In 1975 it was declared an historical national monument.

The course was inaugurated on May 25, 1934 before starting the 2nd edition of Torneo Abierto de Montevideo. It held the Copa Los Andes, among other South American championship. In 2013 and 2014, the Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC, a professional tournament on PGA Tour Latinoamérica, was played at Club de Golf. The club also has an own publication, Golf Magazine that covers all the social and sports activities and corporate events organized by Club de Golf.

The rugby union team of the club, nicknamed "Los Cuervos" (The Crows) due to its black uniform, was formed in 1959 and currently competes in Campeonato Uruguayo, the first division of Uruguayan rugby system.[3][5][6]

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Rugby union
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Football

TitlesEdit

Rugby union

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Historia at club website
  2. ^ "Clubes Afiliados - Asociación Uruguaya de Golf". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  3. ^ a b "Equipos de Primera División - URU website". Archived from the original on 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  4. ^ Canchas de golf en Uruguay on El País, 3 Nov 2010
  5. ^ "Los Cuervos frenaron a Old Boys", Ovación Digital, 2013
  6. ^ "Cuervos demuestra que está a la altura de los grandes" on Comunidad Rugby Archived 2014-10-29 at the Wayback Machine, 18 May 2014
  7. ^ "Campeonato Uruguayo – Présentation des équipes" on SudRugby.com

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Coordinates: 34°55′25″S 56°09′58″W / 34.9236°S 56.1661°W / -34.9236; -56.1661