6-18 NOVEMBER 2019
BEST OF ARGENTINA
PATAGONIA, PROVINCIAL CORDOBA AND BUENOS AIRES
12 Nights / 7 Golf Rounds / 6-18 November 2019
TRIP PRICE PER GUEST TWIN-SHARE
Golfer: US$ 6,670 / Non Golfer: US$ 5,840 / Single Supplement: US$ 1,590
The Ultimate Argentina Experience.
If you love golf and enjoy discovering destinations slightly off the beaten path, you'll be as excited as we are about this fully escorted small group trip to Argentina.
Experience the best of Buenos Aires, enjoy a luxury ranch stay in provincial Cordoba and explore the remote Patagonian Lakes District. Every aspect of this tailored trip has been arranged: from a total of seven rounds on some of Argentina’s best courses; to guided sight-seeing excursions and experiences, internal flights, luxury accommodation, exclusive access to the Greg Norman designed El Desafio course; and so much more.
Discover the vast, remote and unspoiled natural beauty of western Patagonia, with its jagged mountain peaks, pristine blue lakes and superb golf courses. They say that here you can hear the silence. (6 nights / 4 rounds)
Fall in love with hypnotic Buenos Aires - its wide boulevards, grand architecture and vibrant night life. (4 nights / 1 round)
Delight in a luxury ranch stay in provincial Cordoba, the historical centre of Argentina. (2 nights / 2 rounds)
Couples, solo travellers, friends, golfers and non-golfers are all welcome to experience this amazing destination.
In Buenos Aires
4 nights with daily breakfast at Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta ( 5 * Hotel - Superior Room)
Golf at Buenos Aires Golf Club, including shared cart and fore caddie
Tango Show with dinner (wine included), includes a tango lesson
Private city tour
Welcome and Farewell Dinners (wine included)
2 nights at Estancia La Paz (Luxury Ranch - Superior Room)
Daily breakfast and dinner (wine included)
Golf at Pueblo La Paz, pull cart included
Golf at Cordoba Golf Club, caddie included
3 nights with daily breakfast at Llao Llao Golf Resort & Spa (5 * Hotel - Lake View Room, Bustillo Wing)
Golf at Llao Llao Golf Club, pull cart included
Golf at Arelauquen Golf Club, electric pull cart included
In San Martin de los Andes
3 nights with daily breakfast at Chapelco Loi Suites (4 * Superior Hotel - Golf View Room)
Golf at Chapelco Golf Club - shared cart included
9 holes of golf at El Desafio Golf Club - shared cart included
7 Lakes Tour
Private boat excursion including lunch
Internal Flights - Economy Fares
Buenos Aires to Cordoba
Cordoba to Bariloche/San Martin de los Andes
Bariloche/San Martin de los Andes to Buenos Aires
All transfers in private vehicles
Daily and Overall Golf Prizes
Half Fly Fishing Clinic US$250 per person
Upgrade to Studio Lake View Room - Moreno Wing at Llao Llao Resort US$400 per person sharing.
Items not described in the itinerary
Items of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls etc.
Meals not specified in the itinerary
Wednesday 6 November
We are met on arrival at Buenos Aires Airport for our transfer to the five star Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta, home for four nights. This upscale hotel highlights the best of European heritage, inspired by its Argentine roots.
Our welcome dinner is at one of the best local steakhouses, within walking distance of the hotel.
Accommodation: 5 star, Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta (Superior Room)
Welcome Dinner including wine
Thursday 7 November
After breakfast, we take a private tour of this sophisticated metropolis which comprises beautiful walks, avenues, parks, amazing classical buildings, museums, cafes and churches gathered in 26 districts, each with their distinct personalities. The northern quarter resembles the elegant areas of Paris; May Avenue and its numerous cafes revive the flavour of Madrid’s Grand Via; and Naples is reflected in the noisy and colourful La Boca quarter.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon.
In the evening guests enjoy a tango show with dinner. The tango, synonymous with Buenos Aires, has come a long way from its early 20th century beginnings in the marginal neighbourhood of La Boca. Learn the steps in a pre-dinner tango lesson.
Accommodation: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta
Private City Tour
Tango Show with dinner (wine included) and a tango lesson
Friday 8 November
After breakfast, transfer to Buenos Aires Golf Club for round 1 of the competition. This 27 hole Robert von Hagge-designed course characterised by steep hills, pampas grass, undulating greens and plenty of water hazards, is ranked #2 in Argentina and 79th in the “Best 100 Golf Courses Outside the US”.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Evening at leisure.
Accommodation: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta
Golf: Buenos Aires Golf Club- shared golf cart and fore caddie included
Saturday 9 November
An early start today as we depart Buenos Aires on a domestic flight for Cordoba, Argentina’s second largest city.
On arrival, we transfer to Villa Allende for Round 2 of the competition at Cordoba Golf Club. Ranked as one of the best courses in the country, it hosts the premier Argentine tournaments, and is the home club of PGA players Eduardo Romero and Angel Cabrera. Warm up at the excellent practise facilities before tee-off at about noon.
After golf we transfer to the premium 5* Estancia La Paz Hotel, where history meets nature. The property dates back to the 19th century and was remodelled by Julio Argentino Roca, twice president of Argentina, to be his summer residence. The attention to detail coupled with a warm and personal service, are part of the philosophy of Estancia La Paz Hotel, a comfortable and intimate place that lives up to its history.
Dinner tonight is a barbecue at the Polo Field.
Domestic Flight - Buenos Aires - Cordoba
Accommodation: Estancia La Paz
Meals: Breakfast, Barbecue Dinner, including wine
Sunday 10 November
Round 3 of golf starts after breakfast at Pueblo La Paz Golf Club. The course designed by Frankie Bunge is routed through ancient parkland, along the Ascochinga River, up and over the Cordoba Hills and down into the valleys, and is immaculately maintained. Ten of the holes feature water, the greens are large and tilt from the line of play, making the placement of approach shots vital for easier putting.
Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the ranch’s facilities. Gourmet dinner tonight including wine.
Accommodation: Estancia La Paz
Meals: Breakfast,Premium Gourmet Dinner, including wine
Golf at Pueblo La Paz Golf Club
Monday 11 November
Enjoy the morning at the ranch before we transfer to the airport for an afternoon flight to Bariloche in the Lake District of Patagonia. The unspoiled natural beauty of this remote part of the world is astonishing. Shimmering blue lakes and rugged peaks only a stone’s throw from the wide expanse of the Patagonian Steppe.
We transfer to the legendary Llao Llao Resort, Golf-Spa, a 5* hotel and member of the Leading Hotels of the World, located amidst the stunning scenery of Patagonia’s Nahuel Huapi National Park.
Accommodation: Llao Llao Resort Golf-Spa (5 * Resort) Lake View Rooms in Bustillo Wing. Optional Upgrade to Lake View Studio Moreno Wing available.
Tuesday 12 November
The granite peaks and mystical forests of the Andes in western Patagonia cradle one of the world’s most beautiful courses - Llao Llao Golf Resort & Spa in Bariloche. Round 4 of the golf competition starts here after breakfast. Equal parts beauty and challenge, the Llao Llao course is surrounded by pristine cobalt blue lakes, dense forests with a background of sheer granite peaks crowned with glistening snow. The asymmetric fairways, imposing greens and bunkers are perfectly integrated into the surrounding environment. The Par 3 18th hole, is ranked among the 500 best holes in the world. Fly it tee-to-green or go snorkelling for your ball in Lake Nahuel Huapi!
Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the resort’s facilities.
Accommodation: Llao Llao Resort Golf-Spa
Wednesday 13 November
Play the best course in Patagonia today - Arelauquen Golf and Country Club. Surrounded by national parks and immersed in a setting where the air is pure, and the summit of Mount Catedral, Mount Otto and the deep blue of Lake Gutiérrez are in view throughout the game.
On our trip back to the hotel after golf, we stop at a lookout to take in the superb view.
Evening at leisure
Accommodation: Llao Llao Resort Golf-Spa
Thursday 14 November
We depart by land after breakfast along National Route 40 to Villa La Angostura, located halfway between Bariloche and San Martin de los Andes. La Angostura gets its name, which means narrow, from the slim neck of land connecting the village to the Quetrihué Peninsula, that constitutes Los Arrayanes National Park. The park, was established to protect a 50-acre grove of rare arrayán trees, is accessible only on foot, by bicycle, or by boat.
We board a private boat for a day navigating the pristine waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi exploring its secluded bays, islands and impressive deep blue hues before disembarking at Puerto Anchorena, to explore the various marked trails in the National Park on foot. Enjoy a gourmet lunch on board.
We continue by land to San Martin de los Andes. The route is known as the ‘Camino de los 7 Lagos’ - the 7 Lakes Route. Take in the dramatic scenery of these phenomenal lakes. The seven lakes are: Nahuel Haupi, Correntosa, Ruca Malen, Portezuelo, Villarino, Falkner and Hermoso. Bring your camera and feast on the breath-taking photo opportunities.
San Martin de los Andes is located in a natural basin, almost hidden in an amphitheatre in the mountains. Check in to Loi Suites Chapelco Golf Resort in the evening.
Accommodation: Loi Suites Chapelco Resort (4*) Golf View Room
Seven Lakes Tour with a private boat excursion
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Friday 15 November
After breakfast, it’s time for Round 6 of the competition at Chapelco Golf Club, one of Argentina’s top courses and the first South American course co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II. The Nicklaus’ philosophy is to preserve the natural features of the land by letting the surroundings shape the holes to for the existing terrain.
The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Accommodation: Loi Suites Chapelco Resort - Golf View Room
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Golf at Chapelco Golf Club
Saturday 16 November
El Desafio Golf Course, designed by Greg Norman opened in 2015 as part of a private golf course. It currently comprises 9 holes with the most amazing views. Set high in the mountains it plays along and across deep canyons and pine forests, with no two holes playing in the same direction. This is the most most unique course in Argentina and it will not disappoint. Exclusive access has been arranged by private arrangement.
Return to the resort and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Alternatively, take up the option of a half day fishing expedition. Patagonia is renowned not only for the landscape but also for the quality of the fishing. This optional half day tour includes an outdoor barbecue on the banks of a Patagonian river. After a taste of Argentine beef, enjoy a Fly Fishing Clinic. Your guides prepare the rods and launch the boat into the water. Fish as you float down the river. Beginners will learn the first steps, catch trout and enjoy the scenery. Advanced and expert fishers can choose fishing for quantity or quality trout and possibly tweak your technique under the watchful eye of the experienced fishing guide.
Accommodation: Loi Suites Chapelco Resort
Golf: El Desafio Golf Course
Optional Half Day Fishing Expedition including an outdoor barbecue lunch.
Sunday 17 November
Morning a leisure before a noon transfer to the airport, for a 2pm flight to Buenos Aires.
In the evening, transfer to the Puerto Madero district for a Farewell Dinner at Cabana Las Lilas. Celebrate the winner of the inaugural On The Tee Argentina Trophy.
Overnight: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta
Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner including wine.
Flight: Bariloche to Buenos Aires
Monday 18 November
After breakfast, we transfer to the International Airport and bid Argentina farewell. Depart with happy memories, stacks of photos, and new golfing friends.
Summary of Terms and Conditions
This tour is based upon a minimum number of 8 golfing participants, and is capped at 16. A deposit of AU$2,000 holds your place on this trip.
This itinerary is accurate at the time of compilation. Details may change due to circumstances outside our control, but travellers will be notified of any changes as soon as they are confirmed.
The optional pre-tour to Iguazu Falls is not escorted by On The Tee. All ground arrangments, meet and greets, guides and transfers have been arranged by our local operator in Argentina. Please note that a visa is required for Australians visiting Brazil.
To secure your place, please complete the booking form and return to On The Tee.