It is usually stated that if Argentina were the United States, Olivos Golf Club would be our Augusta National. Both clubs share 3 important features: the stunning uneven terrain, being in such a flat area, the Parkland courses (Olivos has a park designed by the renowned landscape designer Carlos Thays, with very high and old trees) and not having straight holes – almost all go up or down, and none is straight.
Every Wednesday the Club hosts its “non member midweek tournament”, a classic in the argentine golf society, where golfers from other courses come to test this fantastic venue. Therefore, the course is always ready to be played at a competitive level. Its maintenance is flawless; the greens are always fast, the tees perfectly outlined and square, every day mowed with green mowers, something very rare in Argentina.
Professional Golfers say that it’s a very challenging course to play because the trees tend to swirl the wind, making it difficult to recognize its direction. This becomes a real complication since the course is narrow and none of its holes are straight.
According to international rankings, Olivos is Argentina’s best course. Golf Digest has placed it among the world’s top 100 courses outside USA.
The championship course is the White & Red. The Blue course has some very good holes, and other holes that are definitely inferior in level. It is usually said that holes 1-3-6-8-9 could be easily part of the “central” course and its quality would not come down.