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Once the formalities were carried out in the City Council and with the favorable reception of Board, a society of 30 members was constituted in 1922; it’s official foundation took place in the newsroom of “Mundo Uruguayo” (according to the Report and Balance of Fiscal Year 1958 -59).

The First Steering Committee:
The first committee of the society was composed by Mr. Haroldo Capurro as president, and Mr. Jose Pedro Urioste, Julio Castells, Allen O. Crocker, Leo Rally, Frank C. Pearson and Joaquin Serratosa Cibils.

It was originally called "Uruguay Golf Club" but slowly changed its name to "Club de Golf del Uruguay" as it was considered a more Castilian (Spanish) expression.

On May 24th 1922 the Administration Council of Montevideo gave the following decision regarding the field of Punta Carretas:

“It has been resolved to entrust the Uruguayan Golf Association (Uruguay Golf Club), Municipal Golf Club, the conservation of courses to be build in Punta Carretas for the promotion of tourism in Municipal hotels, following these conditions:

1. The Council will bear the cost of water needed for irrigation of trees, gardens and plants which encircle the walls of the course.

2. Other expenses resulting from the conservation of the course and the care of the precinct for players are to be covered by the Uruguayan Golf Association, being mandatory for the institution to keep them in perfect conditions, repair and replace machinery, tools and draft animals.

3. Guests at the Municipal Hotels shall be entitled to play as any other member, by payment of the corresponding fee and according to the course’s rules.

4. General public shall also be subject to price regulation conditions for entrance.

5. The Council must previously authorize any possible modifications in the design of the course.

6. The Uruguayan Golf Association will formulate the course’s regulations, which must be approved by the Council.


Signed by::
Luis P. Ponce, Presidente, Francisco Pacheco, Secretario.