Four Seasons Resort Carmelo & Golf Club
Uruguay, Rio de la Plata, Colonia, Carmelo
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Nestling amidst eucalyptus and pine groves on the banks of Río de la Plata, the ultra stylish Four Seasons Resort is located in Carmelo, across the river estuary from Buenos Aires and Argentina. Its distinctive architecture and interior design are inspired by cultures from around the world, with strong Asian and South American influences. This ultimate retreat further distinguished itself by offering a unique spa and a world class golf course.
Accommodation is comprised of bungalows and duplex suites, each featuring a private garden and covered patio, wood-burning fireplace and ceiling over 18 feet high. In room features include large wardrobe closets, spacious en suite bathrooms and the ultimate communication and entertainment technology. The Spa offers the whole range of treatments, backed by a gymnasium, resting lounge with fireplace and an outdoor infinity pool with Jacuzzi. Further activities at the resort include tennis, river boating, horseback riding and golf.
Carmelo's much acclaimed championship course showcases the beauty of its natural surroundings while offering a thrilling challenge. Seamlessly nestling in the coastal wetland and surrounded by rolling hills, the course winds its way around numerous lakes, native trees and ornamental grass. Gateway to the resort, Buenos Aires is a short journey from Carmelo by ferry across Rio de la Plata. A classy retreat in the capital, sister property Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires will organize transfers to Carmelo as well as tee times at most of South America Golf Capital's fifty courses, offering a perfect combination.
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Four Seasons Resort Carmelo
Accommodation is comprised of bungalows and duplex suites, each featuring a private garden and covered patio, wood-burning fireplace and ceiling over 18 feet high. Scented South American woods cover the walls throughout and were also used for the custom designed furniture pieces, such as four-posted and hand-carved beds. In room features include large wardrobe closets, spacious en suite bathrooms and the ultimate communication and entertainment technology.
Four Seasons Resort Carmelo offers a choice of gourmet dining. Pura Restaurant is the resort's main dining room and features a barbecue pit where famous Argentinean beef is cooked on a slanted grill. Mandara Restaurant serves Italian cuisine by candlelight in an exotic setting combining Moorish and Balinese elements. These are complemented by the Shiva and Lobby Lounges, where to enjoy drinks or afternoon tea watching the sunset over Río de la Plata. There is also a cosy Library with fireplace and billiard table.
With its soothing water pools and fountains, the graceful spa brings an awakening of balanced harmony influenced by the ancient principle of Yin and Yang. The facility features the whole range of spa treatments, backed by a gymnasium, resting lounge with fireplace and an outdoor infinity pool with Jacuzzi. Further activities at the resort include tennis, river boating, horseback riding and golf.
Luxury Riverfront Golf Resort
20 Bungalows (90 m2) + 24 Duplex Suites (120 m2)
All units with private garden, covered patio, indoor/outdoor showers, walk-in closet and wood-burning fireplace • 3 two-line phones with voicemail, satellite TV, radio and CD/DVD player, minibar and espresso machine • En-suite bathrooms with whirlpool, slate showers and double sinks
24 hour in-room dining • 24 hour multilingual concierge service • Overnight laundry/valet service • Transfers to Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires • Gift Shop • Nomad Lounge & Library • Kids For All Seasons programme • 24 hour business services • Wire/Wireless internet access
Pura Restaurant (Breakfast, lunch & dinner - Argentinean beef speciality) • Mandara Restaurant (Lunch & dinner - Italian cuisine) • Lobby Lounge (Wine bar and afternoon tea) • Shiva Lounge (Afternoon tea)
1200 m2 facility • Indoor pool, gymnasium, sauna, locker rooms, resting area with fireplace, meditation room and juice bar • Full range of spa treatments • Outdoor infinity pool and Jacuzzi
2 Tennis courts • Horseback riding & Polo Field (Polo lessons) • Biking • River canoeing on Rio de la Plata
Carmelo Golf & Club de Campo
• Championship Course
Randy Thompson & Kelly Moran (2000)
18 holes - 7,158 yds - Par 72 - USGA 74,4 - Slope 136
Carmelo's much acclaimed championship course showcases the pristine beauty of its natural surroundings while offering a thrilling challenge for novice and expert players alike. Seamlessly nestling in the coastal wetland and surrounded by rolling hills, the course winds its way around numerous lakes, native trees and ornamental grass. A lot of bird species are omnipresent on the fairways, in the pampa grass bushes or on the ponds, where raccoons can be spot and wild horses graze quietly on the fringe of the fairways. The course has been so naturally laid out that it looks as if it had always been there.
• Golf carts available
• Driving range and putting green
• Clubhouse with large outdoor deck, restaurant and proshop
• Golf packages available
Golf in Uruguay & Buenos Aires
• Club de Golf del Uruguay, Montevideo
Allister MacKenzie (1934) 18 holes - 6,635 yds - Par 73
Designed by famous Scottish designer Allister MacKenzie in 1934, the Uruguay Golf Course spreads over a 90-acre estate of wooded parkland alongside the seashore of the River Plate in the south of the city, just 5 minutes from the centre yet miles away for its hustle and bustle. The course is situated in the residential neighbourhood of Punta Carretas, only one street from its famous mall, offering spectacular views over both the sea and the city skyline.
• Club de Golf del Cerro, Montevideo
Founded 1905, Allister MacKenzie (1913-1930) 18 holes - 6,945 yds - Par 73
This course is known for its excellent design as well as the beautiful views of the bay, the sea and the fortress. In 1913 an American slaughterhouse and cold-storage plant was built in this part of the city and a golf course was added to the plans. The clubhouse was brought over from Chicago and the club was baptized "Chimont", Chicago-Montevideo. In the 1930s, the famous designer Allister MacKenzie was commanded to re-designing the club and finally in the 1950s, when the slaughterhouse company closed, the club was renamed El Club de Golf del Cerro.
• Cantegril Country Club, Punta del Este
Alex Philip + Luther H. Koons (1929-1947) 18 holes - 6,273 yds - Par 71
The making of the first holes of Cantegril Country Golf Club started in 1929 but the present 18 holes did not opened till 1947 when Punta del Este became a the hottest vacation spot to go for porteños (Argentineans from Buenos Aires) who were starting to dislike Mar del Plata as it grew too big and congested. The golf course is located about one mile from the coast between pine trees and eucalyptus and there is a convivial clubhouse surrounded by gorgeous flowerbeds.
• Club del Lago, Punta del Este
Enrique Serra (1983) 18 holes - 7,003 yds - Par 73
This 18 holes championship golf course extends over the undulating wooded sand dunes of Laguna del Sauce lake and stands out as the first course in South America that meets the ISO 14001standards for the preservation of the environment. Away from the busy streets and beaches of Punta del Este famous seaside resort, the course winds its way between eucalyptus, pine tees and a lake, hence its name "Lago", where players can observe blue herons and other water birds. An enjoyable with raised green which will challenge even the more accomplished golfer. The facilities are nicely complemented by a full clubhouse and restaurant, and a five star hotel.
• La Barra Golf Club, Punta del Este
Enrique Serra (1992) 18 holes - 6,079 yds - Par 72
On the outskirts of Punta del Este, La Barra Golf Club lies in the charmning village and trendy seaside resort of La Barra. Spwaling over the prairies and flatlands surrounding the village,the club has an excellent 18- hole course with USGA regulation greens, some trees and numerous water hazards. Built over sandy soil, the course is playable throughout the year and has a stylish colonial style clubhouse.
BUENOS AIRES GOLF
Gateway to the resort, Buenos Aires is a short journey from Carmelo by ferry across Rio de la Plata. A classy retreat in the capital, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires will organize transfers to Carmelo as well as tee times at most of South America Golf Capital's numerous courses.
The Four Seasons is ideally located to discover the vibrant capital of Argentina. French architecture and street planning have had a large influence on Buenos Aires and give the city a distinctive Parisian feel - it is know as "The Paris of South America". With over 50 different venues to choose from, Buenos Aires is considered "The Golf Capital of South America" and the Four Seasons’ Concierge will arrange tee times at most of them.
It is said that when the British came to Argentina in the early 1900's to build the railway network, they also built golf courses at practically every train station on the outskirts of town, and they have certainly left their imprint. Founded in 1882, the Jockey Club is the most prestigious club in the country and has hosted the World Cup in 1970. Legendary Alister MacKenzie created two timeless classic layouts of equal stature between a race course and a polo field. Another World Cup venue is Robert von Hagge's modern design at Buenos Aires Golf Club, ranked #1 in Argentina - Tiger Wood and David Duval won the WCG in 2000 here. i
Further fine layouts include the vintage courses at Olivos Golf Club and San Andres Golf Club, designed by a Scott, named after St. Andrews and founding member of the Argentine Golf Association in 1926. Another MacKenzie design can be found at Buenos Aires Golf Course, a public facility not to be confused with its private namesake and extending across the beautiful Palermo park, often compared with the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.
Uruguay & Buenos Aires
Carmlelo is a quaint old river town on the shores of the river Uruguay - marking the border with Argentina, at its mouth on the Rio de la Plata estuary. The city is reputed for its wineries and the shores of the river-estuary offer sandy beaches and yacht harbours. There is a fast boat service connection to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Colonia del Sacramento distinguished itself for its architectural legacy and historical patrimony. Founded in 1680 by the Portuguese, the place was later disputed by the Spanish who had settled on the opposite bank of the Rio de la Plata estuary in Buenos Aires. The fortified town kept changing hands from crown to crown till Uruguay finally declared its independence in 1825. The well preserved urban layout of Colonia illustrates the fusion of Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial styles over the centuries.
Established in 1726 as a strategic move amidst a Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the region, and as a counter to the Portuguese colony at Colonia del Sacramento, Montevideo is the largest city, main harbour and capital of Uruguay. With a population of well over one million inhabitants, about half of the total of the country's population, Montevideo, sprawls along the banks of the River Plate, almost directly opposite Buenos Aires. It is a picturesque blend of colonial Spanish, Italian and Art Deco styles, with its old colonial quarters, neoclassic downtown business district, modern residential areas and long coastal promenade with fine beaches and restaurants.
• Punta del Este
Some 130 km from Montevideo, the town of Punta del Este curves around an attractive bay looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean, spread out along a beautiful stretch of coastline with broad, soft sanded, white beaches. It has gained a reputation worldwide for its international conferences and film festivals, although its main attraction is considered by many to be its spectacular beaches and nightlife, making it one of the top resorts in South America. Its sleek marina, restaurants, exclusive boutiques, art galleries, two casinos and golf courses make Punta del Este the perfect setting for a sophisticated and cosmopolitan as well as a swinging social scene.
• Buenos Aires
Argentina’s capital and gateway to Carmelo, to which it is connected by fast boat service, Buenos Aires is a sophisticated, European-style city, with wide avenues, fine classical architecture and street cafés, reminiscent of Paris, Madrid or Milan. Actually, the “Porteños” regard themselves as more European than South American and still maitain strong links with their home country through generations.
Address & Contact
Four Seasons Resort Carmelo
Ruta 21, km. 262
Carmelo, Dpto. de Colonia
Carmelo Golf, Club de Campo
Carmelo, Rio de la Plata (Colonia province), 285 km. W of Montevideo
Buenos Aires Int'l Airport (EZE), 3 hours by car and ferry across the river estuary or 30 min. charter flight to Carmelo Airport
Montevideo Int'l Airport (MVD), 4 hours by road
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Temperate, with cool winters (Jun-Sep) and warm summers (Dec-Mar)