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Adventure Golf Tours in Patagonia, Argentina.
by Jorge Peralta of Patagonia Golf

Despite the fact that English blood flows through Argentina's golfing veins, the first golf bag arrived in Buenos Aires in 1879. It was carried by Henry Smith who arrived directly from Scotland.
Golf awoke native curiosity and by, the 19th century, was showing unequivocal signs of becoming and exclusive passion. While golf had been considered an English oddity before government officials and well known personalities in Argentina's society adopted it with fervour.

Most of the railway managers would use any excuse to escape to the nearest patch of green, tidy it up a little, take out their clubs and a ball and begin to play. They were both the Queen's subjects and the Lords of the Pampas.

Several estancias (ranches) now offer a round of golf without having to leave the property, just like a luxury resort. Lodging at typical ancient ranches in the gaucho territory and at the Llao Llao Resort offers quality service and a level of comfort that is difficult to match.

La Pampa Region

La Pampa is a sea of green grass that occupies a quarter of the country. Home of the legendary gaucho, all the romantic fantasies about Argentina are concentrated here. An immense land fit for dreams and for man to rediscover himself.

Extensive fields of alfalfa, sorghum, wheat, maize or sunflowers stretch under an endless blue sky. Prairies reaching out of sight dotted with thousands of head of cattle which are the basis of the asados (roasts) of the best meat in the world. And presiding over these plains, fine ranch houses, horses hitched to a rail and the gauchos taking a rest beneath the shade of an ombú tree. Enjoy a stay in one of the ranches which are elegant residences in British or French colonial style, built by the great landowners and converted into comfortable places to stay. Here the typical Argentinean farming rasks continue to be carried out: herding and branding of cattle, horse breaking, branding. The visitor takes part in the typical roast and has a large choice of sports and recreation (horse riding, polo, golf, hunting, fishing and nature observation.

O ne of the most colorful places in Argentina, is Sierra de la Ventana, . Situated about 600 kms south Buenos Aires, in the middle of the gaucho scenery, this small town has a population of 2000.

There you will be able to spend many unforgetable days playing your favorite sport in the largest golf course in South America, in the middle of captivating scenery. The course is surrounded by an incredible landscape of mountains, streams, and the calmness of the Argentine country, with greens entirely natural, excellent slopes and wide fairways.

After the landscape relaxes your soul, fine wines and regional dishes, prepared by expert hands, relax your body in the warm atmosphere of an ancient ranch.

For the evening there is a small casino, where you can relax in the evening and try to forget "Those double and triple bogeys".

Average Temperatures in Spring, \Summer and Autumn beginning:
September 55.4°F January 77.2°F October 64.5°F February 77.2°F November 71.3°F March 73.0°F December 73.4°F April 62.6°F Patagonia Region

Average Temperatures in Spring, Summer and Autumn beginning: September 45.0°F January 59.8°F October 49.4°F February 59.2°F November 55.0°F March 56.6°F December 57.0°F April 48.2°F Ushuaia Region

Located in the southern end of Argentina, Ushuaia city is surrounded by one tof the most awesome landscapes of the world. Nature in its purest state, untouched for centuries, your eyes have seen nothing as stunning as the deep blue of the southern sea.

In Ushuaia you could play golf like in Saint Andrews "the southern course of the world". It is located in an impressive natural landscape, in a splendid valley, surrounded by mountains and crossed by the Pipo River. The days are longer and you can play between 6 AM and 10 PM.

 

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