The Llao Llao Hotel & GolfSpa Resort
situated in breathtaking Patagonian landscape
A large number of local golfers attended the opening where a demonstration of the oval balls flight properties was given by the Course Pro and GolfCross instructor, Guillermo Grattoni, after which players tried their skill at a goalout from 40 metres. Three were recorded, the first ever demonstration GoalinOne in the American sub continent going to local player Ricardo Busso with a bouncein.
Local Golfers and guests enjoy a demonstration
of GolfCross at the course opening
As no greens are necessary,
GolfCross can be played in the snow
with colored balls
Bathers in the heated pool look at GolfCross
being played just 50 metres away
Playing towards No. 1 goal
which borders the lake
A small but well thought out executive course has been set up near the hotel to offer an exciting new golfing experience that can be enjoyed in just one hour.
The first goal is only 35 metres from the lake shore at the end of a broad fairway that sweeps down from a tee positioned right outside the Hotel. This magnificent par 4 is a great test of the players faith that the oval golf ball flies straight and cant be hooked or sliced.
Number two is a cheeky blind par 3 that doglegs left behind large overhanging trees. To make the yard in one, players must utilize the oval balls magic and either angle it left on the horizontal for a controlled hook round the trees or try a torpedo to run the ball directly at the goal under the branches.
The third plays up the hill to a challenging yard thats sidesloping and hemmed in by large trees behind. Careful angling of the ball on the tee cup is called for here in order to ensure a right to left uphill approach which will keep the egg from careering down towards the lake.
Teeing off from No. 4 towards the Hotel
While not directly facing the tee, the fourth goal (a par 3) nevertheless presents the best chance of of a goalinone with a well measured draw. This goals proximity to the Hotel and a variety of teeing areas behind, make it a perfect practice goal. [GolfCross goal positions have also been established on the main course to give more GolfCross opportunities].
The course is a rare combination of the best elements of links, woodland and parkland all set against a magnificent mountain and lake backdrop. The early goals that follow the undulating linksstyle fairways are a perfect contrast to the tight consecutive par3 4th and 5th goals set amongst the larches.
While these two goals may represent a departure from the normal par3 shape and design sequence, they add immeasurably to the courses challenge because each goal has a curved fairway and requires that players experiment with the oval balls unique aerodynamic properties leaning it right to hit a controlled slice on the 4th and left for a controlled hook on the 5th. The final four fairways sweep down over lush parkland intermingled with enormous old willows and giant glacial rocks. Each round ends with a complimentary tasting at the winery.
No. 4 goal in front of the
Hotel Conference Centre
The Llao Llao Hotel is set on a beautiful peninsular between two lakes in the Nahuel Huapi National Park in the heart of Patagonia. It boasts one of the largest spas in South America and a breathtaking golf course with sweeping mountain and lake vistas. This 18 hole course boasts an exquisite club house with exceptional views and full facilities including caddie hire, club rental and GolfCross lessons from two trained professionals.
Because of its location and elite facilities, this five star hotel is a popular venue for toplevel international conferences and regularly plays host to world leaders. Many visitors com to Llao Llao in the summer months but winter is also popular with a 17lift ski resort just thirty minutes away, and theres always the novel experience of playing GolfCross in the snow. What could be better than relaxing your ski weary legs in the steaming outdoor pool and watching golfers playing GolfCross on the course below? probably only the experience of playing the game yourself.