Argentina stretches almost 3500km; from Bolivia to the tip of South America, encompassing a wide array of geography and climates and is almost the size of India. Nature-lovers can traverse the Patagonian steppe, climb South America’s highest peak, walk among thousands of penguins and witness the world’s most amazing waterfalls. Hikers can sample the stunning scenery of the lush Lake District – with its glorious lakes and white-tipped mountains – and revel in Patagonia’s glacier-carved landscapes and painted Andean deserts. City slickers will adore fabulous Buenos Aires, full of opportunities to learn Spanish, watch football, dance the tango and interact with dynamic and beautiful porteños (Buenos Aires locals). You’ll be out eating the world’s best steaks every day while partying at nightclubs all night long.
As previously mentioned, Argentina is a land full of lush, diverse landscapes. What better backdrop for exciting, interesting, beautiful golf courses?
Golf has grown increasingly popular in Argentina with the rise in tourism. With more golf courses than any other South American country, it is easy to see that the sport has a long history in Argentina. As it is a country of immigrants, it got an early introduction to the sport from European immigrants in the late 1800s. Since then, millions of dollars have been invested in the growth of this sport and some of the more challenging courses in the world.
No matter what city you’re visiting while travelling in Argentina; you will undoubtedly have a selection of courses to choose from. There are a variety of course types, and many are “American style”, with numerous traps and obstacles. What you will be guaranteed, however, is that the courses will be surrounded by unique, breathtaking landscapes, often framed by rivers or set against sparkling lakes or beautifully manicured gardens.
When travelling to Argentina, it is important to remember that the seasons in the Southern hemisphere are opposite of those in Europe or North America. As an avid golfer, this can only play in your favour, because while your favourite course at home is rained (or snowed) out, there are dozens of new courses just basking in the sun in Argentina, waiting for you to discover and enjoy.
Most travellers find the best way to enjoy the golf in Argentina, is by combining it with a healthy dose of sightseeing. Buenos Aires is a great golf destination, and, as you may have guessed, will provide hours of entertainment off the course, as well.
Iguazú Falls and Tierra del Fuego, set at opposite ends of the country, are both popular destinations in their own right, but they, too, can offer great tee off opportunities. Finally, Bariloche will draw you in with both its courses and its majestic scenery. In fact, you may have a hard time pulling yourself away from Patagonia, in general.
Argentina is safe, friendly and – compared to Europe or the US – very affordable. Now is a great time to visit, so get your spirit in gear and prepare for an unforgettable adventure!