Buenos Aires, Argentina
27 Hole Private Golf Course

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The Buenos Aires Country Club is a 27 hole golf course with a limited number of private residential home sites looking onto the course.  The club hosted the Argentina Open, and South American Amateur, two of the most prestigious events in South America, in successive weeks, in December 1994, one year after opening.  In December 2000, the course hosted the EMC World Cup Team Championship won by Tiger Woods and David Duval.  

As the lead architect, in charge of design and construction observation, Kelly Blake Moran designed a system of interconnected wetlands and lakes, including some that were adjacent to elevated fairways.  The fairways were sloped and drained to the lakes and wetlands.  Also, large, out of play areas of the course were planted with native grasses that were established, and require little supplemental irrigation.  This accomplished three important goals.  First, it removed from intensive maintenance and irrigation large areas of the golf course and placed it into low maintenance wetlands, lakes, and native grass areas.  Second, most of the golf course surface area drains to the lakes so the water can be used for irrigation.  Third, the fairways remain in good condition because all surface water is quickly diverted to swales, wetlands, and lakes, thus the course can be enjoyed even during inclement weather.  

Achieving the client's goals is the first priority.  At the Buenos Aires Country Club, the solutions designed to accomplish the client's goals simultaneously contributed to creating beautiful landscapes.  

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