Four Seasons Buenos Aires & Golf Clubs
Rio de la Plata, La Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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On the city's exclusive district of La Recoleta, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is a classy retreat at the heart of the capital combining elegance and exclusive location. Four Seasons Buenos Aires offers modern comforts in a contemporary tower combined with the period beauty of an early 20th-century, Belle-Epoque French style mansion. Accommodation is distributed between the Tower, hosting most of the guestrooms, and the Mansion, featuring seven elegant suites and a handful of function rooms. Fine and casual dining are complemented by a state-of-the-art health club and an exclusive spa.
The Four Seasons is ideally located to discover the vibrant capital of Argentina. French architecture and street planning have had a large influence on Buenos Aires and give the city a distinctive Parisian feel - it is know as "The Paris of South America". With over 50 different venues to choose from, Buenos Aires is considered "The Golf Capital of South America" and the Four Seasons’ Concierge will arrange tee times at most of them.
It is said that when the British came to Argentina in the early 1900's to build the railway network, they also built golf courses at practically every train station on the outskirts of town, and they have certainly left their imprint. Founded in 1882, the Jockey Club is the most prestigious club in the country and has hosted the World Cup in 1970. Legendary Alister MacKenzie created two timeless classic layouts of equal stature between a race course and a polo field. Another World Cup venue is Robert von Hagge's modern design at Buenos Aires Golf Club, ranked #1 in Argentina - Tiger Wood and David Duval won the WCG in 2000 here. i
Further fine layouts include the vintage courses at Olivos Golf Club and San Andres Golf Club, designed by a Scott, named after St. Andrews and founding member of the Argentine Golf Association in 1926. Another MacKenzie design can be found at Buenos Aires Golf Course, a public facility not to be confused with its private namesake and extending across the beautiful Palermo park, often compared with the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.
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Accommodation is distributed between the Tower, hosting most of the guestrooms, and the Mansion, featuring seven elegant suites and a handful of function rooms.
Le Mistral restaurant offer contemporary Mediterranean cuisine and Tapas in an informal yet elegant setting, underscored by its checkered black-and-white marble floors, wooden tables and leather covered walls and chairs. The adjacent Le Dôme lobby bar is a classic, intimate English-style bar, popular with both local residents and hotel guests.
The exclusive Health Club offers sate-of-the-art fitness equipment, qualified staff and a Spa with a full range of spa treatments as well as an outdoor heated pool in the gardens.
5 Star Deluxe City Hotel
138 Rooms + 27 Suites distributed between two buildings: The Tower (12 storeys) + La Mansion (7 suites)
All guestrooms with A/C, King size beds, down duvets and pillows • Multi-line cordless phones, voicemail, wireless internet and fax on request • Satelitte TV and CD/DVD player • Minibar and safe • Hairdryer, luxury toiletries and thick terry bathrobes • Twice daily maid service
Exclusive guest service in Preferred Rooms & Suites on The Tower's 7th floor • Lounge area with international newspapers and magazines, complimentary internet access and non-alcoholic drinks
24 hour room service • 24 hour laundry/valet service • 24 hour Concierge • Car rental desk
Le Mistral (contemporary Mediterranean cuisine and Tapas / Breakfast, lunch & dinner) • Le Dôme (English style lobby bar / Light snacks, sandwiches and pizzas)
The Health Club
Spa (full range of spa treatments) • Locker rooms, dry sauna, steam bath and relaxing area • Fitness Studio • Outdoor heated pool (Mansion gardens)
Business centre • Secretarial and translation service • Video conferencing • Wired or wireless internet access • 10 Function rooms: 25 to 416 sqm. accommodating 20 to 450 guests
Vilas Tennis Racket
Guillermo Vilas' tennis centre • 12 outdoor clay courts + 2 lawn courts • Private lessons and equipment rental • Bar & Restaurant
Golf in Buenos Aires
• Buenos Aires Golf Club
Robert von Hagge (1994) 27 holes - 6879/6021 yds - Par 72
Venue of the 2000 World Cup + World Amateur Championship 2010
Designed by Robert Hagge in 1994, with nine lakes all interconnected, excellent greens and all the year round in great condition. The founders of Buenos Aires Golf Club intended to provide the country with a top-level club and support de growth of golf in Argentina by organizing important tournaments such as the “Golf World Cup” in 2000, with the stellar presence of Tiger Woods, David Duval.
• Buenos Aires Golf Course
Alister MacKenzie (1930) 18 holes - 6,573 yds - Par 72
MacKenzie design to be found at Buenos Aires Golf Course, a public facility - not to be confused with its private namesake, extending across the beautiful Palermo park, often compared with the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.
• Jockey Club Argentino
Founded 1882, Venue of the 1970 World Cup
- Red Course: Alister MacKenzie (1928) 18 holes - 6,577 yds - Par 72
- Blue Course: Alister Mackenzie (1928) 18 holes - 6,351 yds - Par 72
Having directed the construction of more than 360 in the world, Alister McKenzie came to Buenos Aires to create one of the most beautiful course in South America. His objetive was not to use artificial obstacles on the course, rather to achieve a pleasant layout for a rewarding game in a natural and picturesque surroundings. The Blue course is memorable for the numerous lakes when the Red Course has no water but natural hazard such as hills and woods rather the artificial ones.
• Olivos Golf Club
World Amateur Championship 1972 + 2010
Luther Koonz (1926) 27 holes - 6704/5749/5751 yds - Par 72-73
Founded in 1926 by English residents, the Olivos GC was expropriated in 1951 and moved to its new location in 1952. This course is considered a one of the best and most difficult in the South America and was chosen for the venue of the World Amateur Championship in 1972 and the South American Championship in 1974.
• San Andres Golf Club
Mungo Park (1907) 18 holes - 6,472 yds - Par 72
It is the oldest course in Argentina, designed by Mungo Park in 1907, and takes its name from Scotland's St Andrew's. It is one of the best well-known courses because of its tradition and also its difficulties. With its extension of 6472 yards, it has a frightening rough even for the most skilful golfers. In this club the Abierto de la República Open Championship has been played most times. And the master Robert De Vicenzo gained in the Open on two occasions in San Andrés.
• Hurlingham Club
George Gadd & Arthur Havers (1888) 18 holes - 6,338 yds - Par 70
Founded by English Citizen to preserve the stamp of English clubs, the golf course was designed in 1928. The course has a flexible layout but narrow fairways and high, dense rough will test your handicap on this championship layout. Full Conutry Club facilities, including Tennis, squash, Polo, Criquet and Horse Ridding.
• Four Seasons Carmelo, Uruguay
Sister golf resort on the opposite shore of Rio de la Plata, a 3 hours drive/ferry crossing away (Transfers organized)
Capital of the country and second largest city in South America after Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires is not part of the Buenos Aires Province, but an autonomous federal district, such as Washington. Built by French, Italian and Spanish immigrants, Buenos Aires is a sophisticated, European-style city, with wide avenues, fine classical architecture and street cafés, reminiscent of Paris, Madrid or Milan. Actually, the “Porteños” regard themselves as more European than South American and still maitain strong links with their home country through generations.
Rio de la Plata, the world’s largest estaury bathing the city, was first discoverd by the Spanish in 1816, but it would not be till 1536 that a proper setlement would be founded by Pedro de Mendoza as “Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre” and give birth to present Buenos Aires. A trade port for goods shipped back to Spain, the city remained a colonial backwater for 200 years and a mere transit point for golf and precious metal from Peru. Athough the Viceroyalty of Perú was split and the Viceroyalty of Río de la Plata was created, with Buenos Aires as the capital, dissatisfaction with Spanish political ruling grew and finally culminated to independence in 1816.
Strongly influenced by European culture, Buenos Aires is sometimes referred to as the "Paris of South America”. Above all, Buenos Aires is the birthplace and the “Mecca” of Tango, the city soul and sound. Yet this sensual dance was not seen as respectable until adopted by the Parisian high society in the “Crazy 1920’s” to then spread all over the world. - In 2009, the UNESCO declared Tango as a World Cultural Heritage.
Buenos Aires has a humid subtropical climate characterized by hot, humid summers and cool winters, and four well distinct seasons. Being in the southern emisphere, the warmest month is January and the coolest one July. Buenos Aires is an thriving and enthralling city at any season, drawing tourists from across the globe for its archtecture, culture, gastronomy ... and football, the second national passion after Tango ! It is a city to live and experience, rather than for mere sightseeing.
Address & Contact
Four Seasons Buenos Aires
C1011ABB Buenos Aires
Tel.: +54 (11) 4321 1200
Fax: +54 (11) 4321 1201
La Recoleta district, Buenos Aires CBD
Buenos Aires Int'l Airport (EZE)
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Temperate, with cool, damp winters and warm summers (Dec-Mar)