Golf in Argentina does not immediately spring to mind as primary destination for a golf holiday – nor should it. Nobody is going to travel the distance to simply play golf in a country that has so much more to offer and which you may only visit once in a lifetime.
Just wait till you get here. The journey from the airport is a fusion of drab apartment blocks and haphazard architecture that whizzes by as you shoot along the freeway toward the centre of the city. Then the street life appears – the cafes, the purple jacaranda flowers draped over the sidewalks and porteños (residents of Buenos Aires) in stylish clothing walking amidst stunning early-20th-century stone facades.
While Argentina’s big cities have a lot of urban pleasures to offer, their real purpose is to springboard travellers into the country’s greatest attraction: the natural world. From mighty Iguazú Falls in the subtropical north to the thunderous, crackling advance of the Perito Moreno Glacier in the south, Argentina is a vast natural wonderland.