Finding a place to golf in Buenos Aires can be a challenge if you don’t have an Argentine golfer to act as host at a private club. A great option in this case is one of the public courses, such as the City of Buenos Aires Golf Course, located in Palermo.
On weekdays, after 2p.m., you can play a round of 18 holes for mere pocket change and just a little more on weekends.
It is necessary to book a tee-time seven days in advance. This can be accomplished by calling the numbers below if you can handle the Argentine Spanish or online at the link below.
The usual rules about bringing your own clubs, dress codes of shirts and slacks apply, but they are not always enforced, especially in the case of foreigners.
The course is generally well-maintained with plenty of challenging holes. Despite being within the metropolitan area, it is of a substantial length.
The only indication that the metropolitan course is a little limited for space is the proximity of some of the fairways to each other, and the slightly dangerous positioning of some tee boxes.
This means visitors have to be somewhat vigilant of wayward golf balls, especially since many Argentine players don’t follow the established custom of yelling, “FORE!” but instead try to warn you with a loud grunt or a yip.
Founded in 1905 by the Gold Club of Argentina, Buenos Aires’ city golf course is a great value and convenient. As one New Yorker pointed out, it’s like being able to play a round of golf in Central Park for the cost of a coffee at a Buenos Aires cafe.