It's got everything you need for a great time golfing and offers so much more too....
Here's my experience when I went a couple of weeks ago.
Political stuff out of the way -this is how it really was.
After a long flight I arrived early enough to have the whole day in Buenos Aires, at that point any sensible person would have gone to bed to recover from the flight in readiness for the welcome party that evening - I'm not sensible and went to play golf at Argentino Golf Club and managed 9 holes.
Argentino golf course is a lovely established parkland course, not too dissimilar to a golf course in Surrey, England. Beautifully maintained and offering a variety of challenges- it was worth the pre-tournament warm-up.
|David, Sebastian and Gordon|
Day one heralded a lovely sunny day where we played Argentino GC in the first of the four rounds for the tournament. Some did better than others - I was in the 'others' camp.... But we met with the wider group from Poland, Brazil, Uruguay, France, Columbia.
Playing golf with Gordon (aka Graham) from Scotland, Sebastian from Argentina and David from Spain was a pleasure - a good laugh in the sun on a lovely golf course - what else could one want? We failed at the Mexican wave when Sebastian got an amazing putt, but then there were only three of us! (two Brits and a Spaniard don't bode well for a Mexican wave!)
|Gus, me and Justo|
That evening was the long awaited for dinner tango - in a large theatre we were treated to Tango delights by the dancers who must have had their legs removed and re-attached using split pins. How on earth do they spin their legs around like that - seriously impressive.
A rest day - yeah right; a rest day for the tournament attendees, but for us we had the great treat. Following a city tour of Buenos Aires, we played at the not yet fully open golf course - Canuelas Golf Club - and it was a great course. I can't wait for it to be inaugurated and start recommending people to visit - it is a well planned golf course with plenty of interest.
|Pony heaving a sigh of relief|
when I was told I couldn't
|Gordon, me and Bill at Loi Suits reception|
Back on track for the tournament playing at Nordelta day four. Nordelta is a micro-city outside Buenos Aires which is self sufficient with its own infrastructure and golf course - of course! Another Jack Nicklaus design golf course with waste bunkers (yuk), water (wet) and good size greens (phew!) A good challenge for the average golfer.
|Me and Fernando being serious golfers-not|
s saying something for me....
|Sebastian and Nico - best BBQ yet|
Final tournament day at Olivos golf club. Ranked the best golf course in Argentina we were not disappointed with its established parkland feel, home from home. One down side to Olivos - well to the day; it rained - no it didn't rain it fell in buckets from the sky stopping play.
|And it did rain|
|Paul - our hero|
Winners decided - well done Paul from our group who was the only one who held it together for all golf rounds.
Early start the next day to catch a short flight to Mendoza. A little jaded following too many late nights we hit Mendoza relaxed after a short sleep and catch up on the plane.
|Side of mouthwatering beef|
|White water rafting in Mendoza|
Staying at the Diplomatic Park Suits we were on hand for the night-life of Mendoza - which we fully embraced..... A live band, cheap drinks and the final draw for the last game of golf for the trip bought even the quietest of us out of our shells (actually there weren't many quiet ones!) Fuelled by gin and tonic plus a few other weird drinks (what was that stuff you were drinking Guido?) a fantastic night was followed by a bit of dancing with the locals before trying to find our way back to the hotel and beds!
|Michael and Paulie in the 'replacement'|
buggy- we did laugh.
Quite a demanding course with a setting fit for royalty, a great end to the golf.
Via the Andeluna vinyards for some food and a tour around their beautiful estate before returning back to the hotel for a final night in
I cannot thank the guys at We Golf Argentina enough for a fabulous trip. I am a convert to long haul flights to get that something different from my golf trip - and get it we did, in spades. Thanks guys I hope to return one day if you'll have me!
If you want to experience amazing Argentina for yourselves, or join us next year we will be posting golf trips to Argentina on www.redteebreaks.com so keep an eye out for that something special trip that is sure to please. Or drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
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