Club de Golf Los Leones
Located in the neighborhood of El Golf, in the Las Condes district, surrounded by modern residential and office buildings, its course has special characteristics that make it one of the most attractive in Chile.
It has a traditional design of 18 holes and for the competition a total of 6,944 yards for Men and 5,937 for Ladies, par 72 will be used. In addition, it has a 5-hole golf course for children. The total surface of the field is 40 hectares and has a park of trees with more than a hundred different species, designed by the famous German landscaper Óscar Prager. It also has two lagoons, one of large size located in hole 3, which serves to accumulate water for irrigation, and another ornamental on the hole 12.
The fairways and tees are hybrid Tifway II bermuda. The greens are of Bentgrass (Penn A-1); they have an average surface area of 430 m2 and were built under the USGA norm. The roughs are of common bermuda and some cold climate lawns as in the shade areas.
The course has a traditional design with large trees delineating the fairways and presents a unique topography with varied and rugged reliefs that make the game attractive and challenging. This can be seen especially between holes 10 and 15 of the second round. In spite of its topography, it is an easy field to walk, since the greens are near the next tees. It requires precise hits from the tee, since missed drives end up in the middle of forests with big and old trees. It also requires very good recovery shots after shooting in the vicinity of the greens, since these are elevated and have deep bunkers in their surroundings.
Address: Avda. Presidente Riesco 3700, Las Condes, Santiago, Región Metropolitana.
Course Designer: Agustin Edwards Budge
Course record: Chilean Joaquín Niemann with 263 en 72 holes (25 under par) at the Abierto de Chile 2018.