Golf Facts

Golf courses in the area (within 50 km)
Famous golf courses
Buenos Aires Golf Club, Olivos Golf Club
Best time to travel
Green fee rates
CHF 70 to 160
Timetable Buenos Aires

Edelweiss recommendation

With roughly half of South America’s golf courses situated on Argentine soil, the land of the gauchos is ideally suited for a golfing holiday. Advance booking of tee times is recommended. When doing so, knowledge of Spanish is helpful as the employees in the golf clubs often do not speak any other language.

Golfing in Buenos Aires

Golf history

British railway engineers brought golf to Argentina. The residing Scottish community founded the first local golf club in 1892. It was named “San Andrés GC” in honour of the Royal & Ancient Saint Andrews Golf Club. Within a very short time, almost every important railway station in the country had its own golf club.

Buenos Aires Golf Club

Opened in 1994, the Buenos Aires Golf Club is a par 72 course situated in a residential zone some fifty minutes from the capital. The club has three 9-hole loops beautifully designed into a park landscape, and also features the only island green in Argentina. Besides serving as the venue of the Argentine Open, the club hosted the EMC Golf World Cup in 2000. The Buenos Aires Golf Club is among the best courses in the country. Golf clubs can be rented on site. But they are in high demand and stock is thus limited. By the way, golf carts are not permitted in the Buenos Aires Golf Club, but golf trolleys are.

Olivos Golf Club

Situated northwest of Buenos Aires, this parkland golf club has three 9-hole loops. The terrain is relatively flat and easy to walk on. Founded in 1926, Olivos has served as the venue of the Argentine Open and is one of the top five courses in Argentina. The 27 holes parkland was designed by architect Luther Koontz on a beautiful piece of land; every shot requires care and precision. Numerous large trees provide for a natural ambience - and the blend of expert design and picturesque setting make Olivos Golf Club a golfing haven.

Other recommended golf courses

The following golf courses are also well worth a visit: