Mendoza Winelands

Golf & Wine

With some of the best courses in the world, you’ll be spoiled for choice on your golf holiday in Argentina. With a wide variety of clubs around Buenos Aires, to the beautiful fairways around the colonial city of Mendoza and even the most southerly course in the world in Ushuaia, there is something to suit every handicap. The sport has always had a strong tradition in Argentina, and with Tango shows, fine wine and dining in the evening, a golf holiday in Argentina is an excellent choice for the discerning golfer.

GOOD TIME TO VISIT: March to November

With over 240 courses throughout the country we have carefully selected the best and most challenging courses around. Enjoy a golf holiday by day around Buenos Aires and then by night enjoy the sights of Latin America’s most glamorous city. With courses stretching the length and breadth of the country from the Andes to Patagonia, the variety is staggering.

Why stop with golf? You can add to your trip and take in some Wine tasting tours. Mendoza for example, is a beautiful colonial city, full of culinary delights, and famous for its excellent wines like Malbec and Carmeniere. Set at the foot of the Andes, a dry region blessed with brilliant sunshine and breathtaking vistas.

Take a wine tasting tour to some of the country’s finest wineries, and sample their delicious produce. This spectacular setting is also ideal for outdoor activities where you can venture into the Andes, and marvel at the highest peak in all the Americas, Cerro Aconcagua (6960m). Mendoza is reached by several daily flights from Buenos Aires as you travel across the vast Pampas grasslands.

Ranelagh Golf Club

This curiously Irish name is taken from the very land in which the course is located on, once owned by the English Duke of Ranelagh. Here the big hitters can show off, but good control as well as distance is needed to avoid the challenging rough and the long tree-lined fairways.

Olivos Golf Club

A highly regarded course and short-listed for the 2000 World Cup, this course is one of the most traditional and famous in the country. With well maintained fairways and mature trees this picturesque yet challenging course is a must for any golfer visiting Argentina.

San Andrés Golf club

Designed in 1909, this fine English-style course has impeccable, narrow fairways and is located in a beautiful area outside Buenos Aires. The greens in general are not too big and are quite fast and therefore call for a precision approach. This wooded course has only one water feature, and calls for straight, accurate driving.

Club de Campo Los Pingüinos

Initially a grand 19th century ranch this is one of the newest clubs around Buenos Aires, yet makes a fine addition to the more established courses in the area. This challenging course offers great variety of play with trees, water features and a selection of bunkers.

Cavas Wine Lodge in Mendoza is strategically located between the best known wineries and the magnificent Andes Mountain range.

Cavas Wine Lodge in Mendoza is strategically located between the best known wineries and the magnificent Andes Mountain range.

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Argentina Profile

Size
50 times Ireland
Population
36 million
Capital
Buenos Aires (13 million)
Other Main Cities
Mendoza, Rosario, Cordoba
Currency
Argentine Peso
Climate
NORTHWEST: Subtropical PAMPAS: Temperate SOUTH: Sub-Antartic
Language
Spanish
Time Difference
GMT -3
Health
Consult GP and/or Tropical Medical Bureau