Golf Club del Lago, one of the earlier clubs in Uruguay, is now in its fourth decade. Located about 70 miles from Montevideo near Punta del Este's international airport, the club occupies sandy land that is perfect for the game. Native pine trees line many of the holes, having been used to great effect by the local designer Enrique Serra, who created twenty holes that can be played as Circuito A, B or C. The front and back nines extend from and to the clubhouse next to each other, an arrangement that requires relatively little space. The course nevertheless has a respectable length of 6400 meters from the back tees, but the fairways are quite tight for a contemporary design. Additional challenges include some modest bunkering and a number of large water hazards—one on the back nine is inhabited by herons—and of course the trees. Greens are raised, compact and quick.