In a country known for its wide plains and abundance of grassy pastoral land, you know that golf courses are bound to be both plentiful and accessible.
While Japanese businessmen are obliged to pay hundreds of dollars for a round of golf in their densely populated island, Argentineans have the good fortune to be able to enjoy 18 holes for just a few pesos.
Private Country Clubs
Greater Buenos Aires has plenty of lovely golf courses, most of them attached to fairly exclusive country clubs. To play these courses, you may require membership, or be expected to hand over a fairly hefty green fee.
Some clubs are a little finicky about requiring an official accreditation and handicap to play and most will want each player to have their own set of clubs. Although these rules are sometimes relaxed a little for foreigners, the best way to play one of these courses without spending Japan-class money is to meet some locals and get yourself invited by someone who is already a member.
If you don’t have a local to act as a host at a private club, try the City of Buenos Aires Public Golf Course (Campo de Golf de la Ciudad). It’s very accessible and considered one of the best public gold courses in Latin America.
To work on putting technique or to have fun with the family for a few hours the Pitch & Putt Golf Center at the Costa Salguero Driving Range.