For those looking to combine championship golf with dynamic culture, including exceptional cuisine and wines, as well as rich history, an Argentina golf vacation is an outstanding option. Argentina also happens to be the greatest value within the CORK & TEE portfolio of destinations.

Buenos Aires (BA), home to more than half the nation's population, is central to all things pertaining to Argentina including a golf vacation in Argentina. Arguably the most European city in the Americas, BA features diverse barrios or neighborhoods, continental-styled architecture, old world elegance, a contemporary vibe and more than 3,500 restaurants that we would be delighted to help you navigate. Of course, Argentina offers great riches beyond BA from the second city of Cordoba, the world wine capital of Mendoza, the stunning scenery of Patagonia, colonial Salta in the northwest, the folklore of the gaucho way of life in Las Pampas and so much more.

In addition to experiencing a superb Argentina golf vacation, perhaps you would like to include the following experiences in your handcrafted travel program:

  • Participate in an authentic Argentinean Asado (barbecue) or an interactive culinary lesson focusing on traditional cuisine such as Empanadas, Carbonada (Argentinian stew) and Dulce de Leche (milk caramel)
  • Take in a polo match at an exclusive private polo club in upscale Pilar Chico
  • Enjoy private wine touring in Mendoza
  • Witness the scenic splendor and majesty of the Patagonian Lake District, Iguazu Falls, which is taller and four times the width of Niagra Falls, or the glaciers of El Calafate
  • In BA, shop the top international designers in Recoleta, the cutting edge fashions in Palermo Soho and fine leather goods on Murillo Street
  • View Latin American 's top art collections and visit working ateliers for a behind-the-scenes view of the contemporary art scene
  • Visit Teatro Colon, one of the world's greatest opera houses

Golf In Argentina
In the late 19th century, it was the British, who arrived in large numbers to develop and manage a nationwide railway network, who introduced golf to Argentina. The Scottish established the first club in 1892. Soon after, the game branched out to the domestic audience and golf in Argentina has grown ever since. Today, there are more than 270 golf courses in the country, the most by far in any South American country.

The Argentine Open, established is 1904 and the seventh oldest running national tournament of its kind in the world, annually hosts some of the world's top players as does the Argentine Masters, held each month at Olivos Golf Club in B.A. Major course designers such as Jack Nicklaus, Robert Van Hagge and Gregg Norman have been involved with ambitious golf developments in various parts of the country. Golfers across Argentina celebrated when fellow countrymen Angel Cabrera bested the field to win the 2007 U.S. open, a major milestone in the history of golf in Argentina.

The Buenos Aires suburbs are home to a fine grouping of championship courses and represent an essential part of any Argentina golf vacation. These include ultra private classic courses such as The Jockey Club (CORK & TEE has access to this exceptional club) and Buenos Aires Golf Club as well as more contemporary courses such as Olivos Golf Club, Pilar Golf Club and Martindale Golf Club. Across the Rio de la Plata in Montevideo, Uruguay are several superb courses including two Alister MacKenzie designs, Club de Golf del Uruguay and Club de Golf del Cerro.

Outside of Buenos Aires, course designers like Jack Nicklaus have taken advantage of the dramatic landscapes of the Patagonian Lake District and other regions. Course stand-outs in Patagonia include Arelauquen in the stunning lake district and Chapelco, a sprawling development located near the charming resort community of San Martin de los Andes. Thos who appreciate scenic golf courses certainly will want to include Patagonia in their Argentina golf vacation.

Argentina, of course, is well known for beef and excellent wines and the varied dining scene does not disappoint. The vast Mendoza wine region, located in western Argentina in the shadow of the snow-capped Andes, is, of course, best known as the new world wine region where the Malbec grape reaches its full potential. A semi-arid climate and moderate temperature variation result in predictable growing conditions that enable Argentinian winemakers to produce blockbuster wines year after year. While Malbec is king, particularly in Mendoza's Lujan de Cuyo appellation, other top varietals include Cabernet, Syrah, Tempranillo and, in higher elevations, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Torrontes, the indigenous and highly aromatic white wine, is produced in the high-altitude region of Cafayate in the northwest near Salta.

Mendoza is an excellent wine country destination. CORK & FORK handcrafts travel programs featuring private visits at leading bodegas, outstanding wine country accommodations, including one our favorite wine country properties in the world, private culinary lessons and abundant outdoors activities in nearby Potrerillos. The dining scene in Mendoza is fabulous and is home to some of the top chefs in the country as well as chefs from abroad. Numerous bodegas operate restaurants, presenting a range of opportunities for unique dining experiences in Mendoza.

We invite you to leverage our expertise to plan a memorable Argentina golf vacation. Whether it's an all golf travel program or a blended epicurean golf program, we look forward to the opportunity to enable you to immerse yourself in this truly outstanding destination.

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