Olivos GC is a private club with 27 holes of world class parkland golf.
It was designed by Luther Koontz and opened for play in 1928
The course has hosted many championships, and is regarded as one of the best courses in Argentina.
We felt privileged to walk the fairways- it is hard to gain access…
There were no carts at Olivos, but each of us had a caddy carrying our bag and giving directions.
The course is beautifully groomed and doglegs it’s way through a giant botanical garden. The standout hole is the short par 5 15th hole with a dogleg and then a pond in front of the green. 'Louie the fly' made an appearance and we took some nice footage of this, the most famous hole at the club.
The par 3’s are consistently strong, and with so many holes framed by mature trees driving straight was a priority…
It is a beautiful place to play golf, but sad to say the trees have become too dominant on some holes, making them almost claustrophobic.
The course would benefit from an educated pruning program, and the turf would benefit as well..
Olivos is regarded by many as the best course in Buenos Aires- it certainly is a lovely place to play golf
Notable holes include:
- the par 3 seventh hole- a mid length shot to an elevated green with some nice movement
- the par 3 tenth hole- a mid length hole with an elevated green protected by well placed bunkering.
- the par 5 fifteenth hole- a dog leg par 5 short enough to tempt the longer hitter to go for the green on the second shot, but with a pond short of the green to keep everyone honest!
Olivos is a joy to play- it's an easy walk through a golfing garden of mature trees and shrubs with some lovely holes to keep the day interesting.
The members would cherish having their own piece of golfing heaven.
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