Club de Golf Chapultepec

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Club de Golf Chapultepec
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Club information
LocationNaucalpan, Mexico
Established1921
Tournaments hostedMexican Open (18 times)
WGC-Mexico Championship (since 2017)
Designed byWillie Smith
Alex Smith
Percy Clifford (1972 redesign)
Par71
Length7,345 yards (6,716 m)

Club de Golf Chapultepec is a golf club in Naucalpan, just outside Mexico City, Mexico. It has hosted the Mexican Open multiple times, and has hosted the WGC-Mexico Championship since 2017.[1][2]

Description[edit]

A tree-lined parkland course with tight fairways and undulating terrain, it is built approximately 1.36 miles (more than 7,800 feet) above sea level, which results in much longer ball flights.[1][2]

"The Peak", 17th Hole of Club de Golf Chapultepec during the 2017 WGC Mexico Championship.

History[edit]

In 1904 Scotsman and former U.S. Open winner Willie Smith moved to the Country Club of Mexico City to become a club professional. He was tasked with designing a new course, however he died before it could be completed. His brother and two-time U.S. Open winner, Alex Smith, completed the course in 1921. The course was renovated by Percy Clifford in 1972.[1][2]

Scorecard[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 316 387 186 506 445 625 235 525 382 3,607 450 622 406 225 497 575 403 172 388 3,738 7,345
Metres 289 354 170 463 407 572 215 480 349 3,299 411 569 371 206 441 526 369 157 355 3,405 6,704
Par 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 35 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 71

Source:[3]

Difficulty[edit]

Below shows how each hole played to par in editions of the WGC-Mexico Championship held at the course.

Hardest three holes
Easiest three holes
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Par 4 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 35 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 71
2017 −0.28 −0.08 +0.04 +0.11 +0.14 −0.04 +0.23 +0.36 −0.01 +0.47 +0.12 −0.32 −0.02 +0.16 +0.10 −0.51 +0.02 +0.07 −0.03 −0.42 +0.05
2018 −0.36 −0.13 +0.06 +0.05 +0.04 −0.27 +0.26 +0.28 −0.10 −0.17 +0.11 −0.23 −0.09 +0.14 +0.07 −0.59 +0.04 +0.09 −0.04 −0.48 −0.65
2019 −0.31 −0.25 +0.04 +0.14 +0.08 −0.08 +0.28 +0.33 −0.03 +0.27 +0.08 −0.31 −0.15 +0.14 +0.11 −0.34 +0.03 +0.05 −0.01 −0.41 −0.14

Source:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chapultepec - Mexico". Top 100 Golf Courses. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Ralph, Pat (19 February 2019). "Five things to know about Club de Golf Chapultepec". Golf.com. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  3. ^ "WGC-Mexico Championship: Card of the course". European Tour. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Hole Summary". PGA Tour. Retrieved 21 February 2019.

Coordinates: 19°25′52″N 99°14′38″W / 19.431°N 99.244°W / 19.431; -99.244

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