Carilo Golf Course is located on the Atlantic coast of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. About a 4.5hr drive from Buenos Aires city. The neighbourhood of Carilo is set in a pine forest and this sleepy area has both tarmac and sand roads which adds to its charm.
Carilo, and nearby Pinamar, are very popular locations for beach homes for the Argentine middle classes and become very busy in the height of the summer when the weather is at its hottest. Having said that, it still manages to retain its laid back vibe and friendly atmosphere even when it’s at its busiest.
Carilo GC is known for being a very narrow course and takes no prisoners for those who are errant off the tee! The beautiful location does allow though for a more enjoyable search for your ball among the pine leaves than you could normally say.
The course was built in 1977 as a 9 hole course and the back 9 was added and completed in 1998. Whilst Carilo isn’t the longest by any means, the narrow and winding layout of this meandering course forces you to play strategically and feeding the Big Dog isn’t always the best choice! Rather, you have to plot your way around, continuously thinking of where you want your next shot to be from to allow the easiest approach to the tricky greens.
A thinking man’s golf course, which equalises big hitters in your group, Carilo is a fun, but challenging, afternoon out and one that is highly recommended.