Much like a fillet steak and a fine Malbec, our escorted golf tour combining Buenos Aires and Patagonia is all about contrasts.
Elegant city suburbs versus the wild, raw sight of the glaciers; dancing the tango in Buenos Aires versus the overpowering silence of the Patagonian steppe.
Argentina is synonymous with soccer or specifically Diego Maradona who seemingly single-handedly removed England from more than one World Cup campaign. But Argentina is one Latin American country where Europeans and even the English will feel at ease. Corned beef, the sultry tango, Buenos Aires, and, naturally, football come to mind when thinking of Argentina.
The British brought golf to Argentina at the end of the 19th century and laid out rudimentary courses around San Martin. By the time Lomas Golf Club was founded in 1892, many Argentines had already adopted the new sport. Asociación Argentina de Golf was founded in 1926 and there are currently more than 300 registered golf courses, which include 27 par three courses.
Vincente Fernández and Eduardo Romero, who each won more than 70 professional titles around the world, starting in the 1960s, and Ángel Cabrera (“El Pato”), who triumphed at the 2007 US Open in Oakmont and the Master’s Tournament at Augusta National two years later.
One really famous Argentinian golf hole is the 15th at Olivos Golf Club, known as the best hole in Argentina.
Today your adventure begins, by boarding your international outbound flight to Buenos Aires.
Meet and Greet by our staff at the International Airport (EZE) and transfer to your hotel. At night Welcome Dinner at Fervour Restaurant (excellent meat/fish barbecue) – to taste classic Argentinian steaks, paired with red wines.
✅ Welcome Dinner
After Breakfast, a morning Private City Tour to discover the city of Buenos Aires. A charming city with a strong influence from many main European cities. Beautiful walks, avenues, parks, monumental buildings, cafes, museums, and churches gathered in 26 districts, each with its own distinct personality, give it a truly cosmopolitan air. At noon we arrive at the Buenos Aires GC – in time for a quick lunch and early PM tee-off. Ranked 79th out of the “Best 100 Golf Courses Outside US” and top 2 in Buenos Aires, this course and its facilities will guarantee a great golf experience. The course has hosted the Argentine Masters a couple of times and the Amateur World Golf Cup.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Tour ✅ Golf ✅ Transfers
After Breakfast and morning transfer to San Andres Golf club, the oldest golf club in Argentina. The course was built in 1892, at 1894 the first official golf match took place here. The club is named after The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrew’s. Return to the hotel early PM – time for rest and in the evening, transfer to a Tango Show with Dinner. The 18 holes golf course was designed by Scottish Pro Mr. Mungo Park. It is a par 72 for Men and 73 for Ladies, with a maximum 6772 yards in length.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Golf ✅ Tango Show ✅ Transfers
After Breakfast and morning transfer to Olivios Golf club, The course currently has 27 holes and it’s considered one of the best in South America for its beauty, tight fairways and fast greens. Olivos Golf has been host of international tournaments such as the Masters -first in South America- the “Abierto de la Republica”, the “copa los Andes.” Red course holes 12 and 13 may not be so hard but they will prepare you for the great hole 15, one of the 2 holes in Argentina that are ranked among the best 500 in the world.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Golf ✅ Transfers
After Breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Bariloche, where you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel to enjoy Patagonia. Situated at the southernmost tip of continental Argentina, the Andean mountain Range shows a variety of natural beauties including glaciers, wonderful forests, and lakes.
Bariloche is famed for its chocolate, which is evident from the range of chocolate shops and cafés all over the city centre. In fact, one of the city’s many nicknames is Argentina’s chocolate capital.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Domestic Flight ✅ Transfers
After Breakfast and morning transfer to Arelauquen Golf club. Its strategic location is only minutes away from the town of Bariloche and its international airport, which helps make this club the most attractive starting point from which visitors can get to know the region. Play on the best course in Patagonia and enjoy its 1.235 acres nature reserve situated on the hill’s wooded slope, with breathtaking views of Patagonia.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Golf ✅ Transfers
With a superb location, surrounded by deep-blue lakes, snow-covered mountains, and natural forests, the golf course belongs to the Llao – Llao Hotel & Resort; it has asymmetric fairways, imposing green and bunkers perfectly integrated to the environment. Llao-llao design is integrated with the “Nahuel Huapi Lake” and the 18th hole is one of the two holes in Argentina ranked among the best 500 hundred in the world. It is a 180 par 3 in which you´ll need to fly tee-to-green otherwise you will end up “snorkeling” in the “Nahuel Huapi” Lake.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Golf ✅ Transfers
Departure today by land to the North Patagonia Region, along the ruta National Route 40. Arrive at Villa La Angostura by 12.30hs and lunch at El Correntoso. After lunch, we drive through the “Camino de los 7 Lagos” (Seven Lakes Route) tour, where you’ll visit several lakes (the 7 lakes are Hermoso, Falkner, Villarino, Portezuelo, Ruca Malen, Correntoso, and Nahuel Huapi. The “Camino de los 7 Lagos” excursion is recognized internationally for the scenic beauty of its lakes, rivers, and natural landscapes. Don’t forget to bring your camera and take plenty of photos.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Tour ✅ Transfers
After Breakfast and morning transfer to Chapelco club, the “BEST” golf club in Argentina. One of Nicklaus’s design philosophies is to avoid disrupting the natural setting as much as possible. They believe it is very important to preserve the natural features of the land and not go against what Mother Nature has created, thereby letting the surroundings shape the golf holes to fit the existing terrain. This 18 – hole Chapelco course was designed to enhance the unparallel scenic beauty on which is placed. The course hosted the Latinamerican PGA.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Golf ✅ Transfers
After Breakfast and morning transfer to transfer to El Desafio Golf Course. A fantastic, private and exclusive Greg Norman Design with amazing views – this course has only 9 holes but is a unique golfing experience and is already in the top 10 of Golf Digest for Argentina, Is not open for non-members, but Golf Travel Tours have access to it.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Golf ✅ Transfers
After Breakfast and morning at Leisure, you will have an early PM flight to Buenos Aires. Private transfer to your hotel for your last night in Argentina and Golf travel Tours farewell dinner.
✅ Breakfast ✅ Domestic Flight ✅Farewell Dinner
After Breakfast and morning at Leisure, transfer to Buenos Aires International Airport for your return flight.
✅ Breakfast ✅ International Flight ✅ Transfers
Arrival back into the UK
Sun 18 Sep 2022
The Buenos Aires GC opened in 1994 and was the host of the EMC Golf World Cup in 2000, when the United States Team (Tiger Woods and David Duval) defeated in the last round the argentine team (Romero and Cabrera). This 7000 yards, par 72 course designed by Robert Von Hagge is full of water and bunkers with excellent greens and marvelous maintenance. The club has 3 different 9 holes loops: Green, Blue, and Yellow. In 2005 Golf Digest ranked BAGC among its top 100 courses.
San Andres GC is the oldest golf club in Argentina. Today, while members are Argentine-born, many of the traditions of the British antecessors are still observed. The 18 holes course designed by Mr. Mungo Park in 1907, is a typical British parkland of old trees with greens of medium size with smooth –hard to read- slopes. San Andres is one of those courses that are easy when you look at the scorecard, however, the more you play it, the more you understand why its so hard to make a very good score.
Home to what many golfers believe to be the best hole in Argentina– the 15th hole – which is included in the book 1001 Golf Holes to Play Before You Die, Olivos Golf Club is a great 27-hole facility with the feel of an old-world classic golf course. It was shortlisted by the American PGA to host the 2000 World Cup and has hosted numerous other championships including the Argentine Masters Tournament, the World Amateur Championship, and the Argentine Open, among others.
Arelauquen Golf & CC was designed by Vicente “Chino”Fernandez. It is located fifteen minutes from Bariloche and immersed in a setting of pure air, surrounded by mountains, lakes of crystal-clear waters, and unique vegetation. The 18 holes course par 72 of 6.693 yards was designed with automatized irrigation, offers excellent maintenance, caddies, pull carts, and first-level services.
The Llao Llao 18-hole golf links are unique in Argentina. Precise tee-shot placement is imperative or you will be firing over, under, or around cypress or larch trees all day. The course has rolling greens and fairways sown with fine grass and surrounded by lake Nahuel Huapi and old woods with large-size specimens. Perfectly integrated bunkers, water hazards and greens, all different from each other, make up an interesting and harmonic assembly.
This stunning course is nestled amidst the impressive scenery of San Martín de los Andes, a few km from the city centre. Chapelco Golf is the first 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II. Its lawn is fully integrated with the surrounding landscape. The club offers premium quality services including the clubhouse, snack bar, pro-shop, golf carts and a great practice facility. The PGA Tour Latinoamerica host here every year the Neuquen Classic.
reg Norman created a fantastic routing across these mountains with dramatic level changes and heroic carries. Many fantastic views from the higher parts and challenge together with fun. A beautiful combo in a course to be one of the greatest in South America.
Set amidst the French villas and palaces of Recoleta, Loi Suites offers luxurious rooms 1.2 miles from Florida and Corrientes Avenue. Afternoon tea is served in the English winter garden.
Rooms at Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel have elegant warm grey or beige décor, with French windows offering garden views. All feature air conditioning, satellite TV and a CD player.
Guests can enjoy a breakfast with croissants, or a cheese plate served in the garden. La Fuente restaurant serves fine cuisine and wines.
Facilities at Loi Suites include an indoor swimming pool and gym. Guests can then relax with a therapeutic massage in the spa.
Llao Llao Resort, Golf-Spa, the unique 5-star Resort in Bariloche, offers Studios and Suites with views of lakes, forests, and mountains.
Surrounded by the Cerro Lopez and Tronador mountain peaks and the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes.
The Resort has a 15-hectare park, including the 18-hole golf course, the marina, beach, solarium, heated indoor and outdoor infinity-edge swimming pools, Spa, and Health club with sauna, Fitness Center, and other leisure activities.
Handcrafted boards of solid Cypress and Pine-Hemlock wood were used for the floorings. The Hotel has two wings: Bustillo Wing and Lago Moreno wings.
Llao Llao has five restaurants. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of dishes, from International Cuisine.
This leisure and spa hotel is situated alongside a golf course. It is only 9.3 miles to the centre of San Martín de los Andes in Neuquén province in Patagonia and 21.7 miles from Chapelco Ski Centre.
Loi Suites Chapelco Hotel Resort & Spa offers a luxury range of junior suites, suites and superior studios with all modern amenities.
The Namasté spa offers a sauna, steam room, Scottish shower, fresh water pool and heated pool, as well as a variety of massages.
The Loi Suites Chapelco features 2 fine restaurants, Los Coirones and Las Astas, as well as the Don Bernardo wine cellar where you can enjoy many exclusive wines.
The hotel is an ideal base for golfers and offers excellent leisure activities all year round in the resort of San Martín de los Andes. Go skiing in winter and take part in kayaking, mountain biking, trekking and horse riding all year long.
*Accommodations are subject to change depending on availability; if the advertised hotel is not available, a similar hotel will be confirmed.