Buenos Aires: World-class golfing for top-notch players


  • Argentinean Emilio “Puma” Dominguez rescued his season by winning the 2019 Neuquen Argentina Classic at the Chapelco Golf Course Course.

The cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina as well as the largest city of the country as well—beyond that, it is one of the best places to play golf in the world. Below are some of the golf courses that make Buenos Aires and its outskirts a mandatory destination for golfers.

Let’s start with the oldest golf course in Argentina and one of the hardest to play: The San Andres Golf Club. This calls for expert-level golfers because of the enormous difficulty of its 6,472 yards. This 18-hole, par72 for men and par 73 for ladies was built in 1907 and designed by Scotland’s Mungo Park.

The Jockey Golf Club has similar characteristics to San Andres. The two 18-hole courses that form part of the club are Azul with 6,378 yards and Colorada with 6,577 yards; both were designed by Allister Mackenzie in 1930. This club has the particularity that all or most of the presidents of the country have been members.

The Olivos Golf Club is a 27-hole, par 72 course founded in 1926 by Luther Koontz. It is considered one of the best courses in Argentina as well as in Latin America—it is ranked by Golf Digest within the top 100 worldwide. The place stands out for the excellent quality of its perfectly-designed greens surrounded by gorgeous trees on a wavy terrain that covers 6,075 yards.

The Buenos Aires Golf Club is another master piece created by renowned architect Robert Von Hagge who designed each loop—not for nothing this 27-hole golf course is considered one of the best in Latin America. The Green-Yellow is the most attractive option for golfers of the three 18-hole combinations that can be played.

The greatest golf resort in Buenos Aires is Marayui Country Club. A 9-hole course designed by Ronald Fream Desing Group, it has 18 golf outings, 18 flags, and 12 greens, which were built following the rules of the United States Golf Association (USGA). Of note is the fact that the Hole 9 of this course is the longest of the area with 605 yards.

Dominguez rescued his 2019 season by winning at the Chapelco Golf Course.

Argentinean Emilio “Puma” Dominguez was the winner of the 2019 Neuquen Argentina Classic celebrated at the Chapelco Golf Course. The player had had a forgettable season that included only three appearances and a wrist injury. Fortunately for Emilio everything was not lost, because this victory was worth U.S. $31,500 and moved him from 145th on the Order of Merit to 22nd. Four months ago, his wife gave birth their first son, Constantino, to whom he dedicated the win.

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