Club de Golf Chapultepec

Av. del Conscripto 425, Lomas Hipodromo, 53900 Naucalpan de Juárez, Méx.

Only 15 kilometers from the center of Mexico City sits this beautiful golf course surrounded by shady trees and designed in an old European style that continuously hosts the World Golf Championship Mexico Edition; the Club de Golf Chapultepec (“Chapultepec Golf Club”) was inaugurated in 1921 and has become since then one of the most venerated golf courses in the whole country. Some of the best golfers in the world have played at this golf course, bet it at the World Golf Championship Mexico Edition or the Mexican Open, which took place from 1944 to 1960 and was first won by renowned player Al Espinosa, a professional from the Club Campestre (also located in Mexico City).

The elevation of Mexico City has made the Club de Golf Chapultepec notorious in the international scene as a challenging golf course to master, and players are known to relish the opportunity to improve their game that the course provides, but at the same time find the altitude of the course daunting. The lowest hole is located at 2,317 meters above sea level, while the highest (the hole 18) is at 2,385 meters. The 8th hole is considered among the 13 most difficult holes in the PGA Tour, due to the altitude. The 17th hole, called “The peak”, is its most emblematic hole.

“I really like this course. I think that what makes it fun is that the altitude permits you to hit drives in the holes that really punish you if you don’t hit it straight. I think it provides you with an interesting mix of fun holes and strategy”, said Phil Mickelson, a celebrated professional golfer in 2017.

The course at the Club de Golf Chapultepec measures 7,267 yards and it hosted the Mexican Golf Open for the last time in 2014 as part of the 2014 PGA Latinamerica tour. The past editions have been won by popular players such as Al Espinosa, Roberto de Vicenzo, Ben Crenshaw, and Jay Haas. The Club has all the amenities that one could expect for a course that has been included in the PGA tour such as fan zones, cocktail bars, food and beverage areas, flatscreens to follow the action on the course, autograph signing area, and areas dedicated to brand activation and experiential marketing.

There are companies and individuals that have been trying to expand the allure of golf in Mexico, to make it not only a sport for the elites but to make it accessible for the general market. Part of those efforts has been through the promotion of professional golf, and the Club de Golf Chapultepec is its epicenter in Mexico City.


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