Nordelta - Argentina

Nordelta Golf Club,
Av. de los Fundadores 265,
(1670) Tigre,
Buenos Aires,
Argentina


  • +54 4871 3103 x101

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  • Jack Nicklaus

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In Volume 2 of The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses by Tom Doak, Ran Morrissett, Masa Nishijima and Darius Oliver, the authors have this to say about the course: 

“By some measures this would be the best course in Argentina; it’s a tournament-standard course in difficulty and conditioning, and the wind is always blowing near the Rio del Plata. But the course is entirely reclaimed from boggy ground, and the long lakes fringed with reeds and the waste bunkers are all too familiar.”
Nordelta Golf Club, the course that Jack built, opened for play in 2007 and is one of Argentina’s most challenging layouts. The course is now the centrepiece of a new district that comprises of a neighbourhood-gated community, which offers residents a plethora of sporting activities. 

The Jack Nicklaus-designed Nordelta course is routed across former wetlands where the holes weave their way around and across a series of lakes to the south of the River Plate – the world’s widest estuary. Host to the 2008 Argentine Amateur Championship and 2009 and 2012 Argentine Open, the new Nordelta Golf Club has a bright future and we expect the club to rise in the rankings. 

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Description: Nordelta Golf Club, the course that Jack built, opened for play in 2007 and is one of Argentina’s most challenging layouts. Rating: 5.4 out of 6 Reviews: 7

As each year, we at WeGolf hosted the Rugby Championship teams and I was able to play the course in consecutive weeks together with the All Blacks (partnered with Sam Cane and Aaron Smith) and the Wallabies (played texas Scramble with Kurtley Beale against Nordelta Golf Course - Photo by reviewer Reece Hodge and Billy Meakes).

It has been a wild winter, cold and wet, with much more many ice frosts than last year and already with 3 weeks of Spring bermuda is taking longer to come out of dormancy.

But with all these, I enjoyed the course in very good condition with greens rolling true coming out of the late winter punching to get some fresh air to the roots.

We played in 2 sunny windy days, usual conditions here in Nordelta but with the exaxt opposite wind from one round to another which made it 2 different courses. For example at par 5 8th I went from drive-spoon to drive-7iron the next week.

It is a very challenging course as I have noted in previous Nordelta Golf Course - Photo by reviewer reviews and it was fun to watch elite athletes like Beauden & Jordi Barrett, TJ Perenara, Anton Lienert Brown, Rory Arnold, Ala Alaatoa and even coach Steve Hansen to be outplayed by the difficulty of some of the holes. They all the same loved the experience and it is good for BsAs to have a course well prepared and knowing how to deal with elite athletes, in this item Nordelta is second to no course in Argentina as they perfectly understood how to host them and this is important for Argentina as a destination.

There have not been major changes to the course which turned 11 years old this year but a small bunker added before the green of par 3 2nd to make it a little less penal.

Buenos Aires can offer great golf for one week, it is time to come and enjoy it!

5 / 6
Nordelta
October 11, 2018


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On a recent golf trip to Argentina I had the pleasure of visiting a modern Nicklaus Design that is part of a massive housing development just out side of Buenos Aires called Nordelta.

Nordelta Golf Course - Photo by reviewer

The Nordelta course has already hosted the Argentine Amateur Championships as well as the Argentine Open. Honestly, it’s really been created and set up for those kinds of events as well. It has the ability to easily take on large crowds logistically and the course can be stretched to play very long and extremely hard as many Nicklaus designed courses can.

I would say there are huge comparisons to some of his other designs here; for example, Jack Nicklaus Seoul is a very similar experience.

4 / 6
Nordelta
February 14, 2018


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Again, this winter is being different in the Buenos Aires area. And courses are reacting to this in different ways. While the old ones, with less developed drainage systems and less soil quality are suffering the new ones like Nordelta, Pilará and BsAs Gc are in much better condition.

Nordelta Golf Course - Photo by reviewer

I played in the same week both Nordelta and BsAs and have to say greens at both courses were extremely good and fast and almost in similar condition, I would say 9.5/10. But Nordelta's fairways were a lot drier, we even could ride the cart in the rough and pre rough, which even in BsAs and Pilará is not authorized when courses are this wet.

It was the first time I played since early 2014 and played redesigned par 3 #2 and I have to say it is a much better hole and a lot less penal, I even missed the pin to the right and didn't get wet, making up and down for an unexpected par.

Nordelta Golf Course - Photo by reviewer

It is good to see that although I don't find the design so special, it is great challenge and it was constructed so good that in the worst winter I remember we can still enjoy the very playable course.

As BsAs, it played a lot longer and tougher thant the 6750yds rating 72.8, having hit even long irons to par 4s which is of course not usual and as some greens are not only small but tough, they played like short par 5s. And in a cold day with some wind, the ball doesn't go that far. It was a real challenge and fun.

I feel that this course in October/November will be in its best shape ever, so will try to get a rematch for then.

6 / 6
Nordelta
September 08, 2017


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This is an update to my previous review. Nordelta has completed a slight redesign of the par 3 second hole that has made it less penal, while maintaining the overall strategy for the hole. The tee to green lake was made smaller beside the green, with the introduction of a green side bunker that collects slightly short misses as well as long sand shots from the back bunker. The hole now allows for more aggressive play and use of some of the longer tees, as well as short pin placements. This has made the course a more fair test.
6 / 6
Nordelta
December 03, 2015


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Holding 3 Argentine Open tournaments in its first 6 years, speaks enough about the quality test this course presents for professional players. Probably the best maintained course in Argentina, its greens are unparalleled in quality and can play very dry and fast in competition. The course drains and dries better than any other in the city. With the introduction of new tees, Nordelta has become easier for players of all levels.The front 9 is more challenging and narrow. The second is a medium long par 3 over water that immediately challenges with a risk/reward scenario. The par 4 third, sixth and seventh holes are challenging with water in play in all shots. The back 9 is wider and allows for better scoring, with 2 reachable par 5s. The final 4 holes are arguably the best finishing holes in South America with water a factor on all.Nordelta is a course where strategy and intelligent play is at a premium. Avoiding hazards and knowing where to miss is important. The course is exposed to windy conditions often and a solid ground game is a plus. While I respect and enjoy classic designs, to me Nordelta is one of the best 3 courses to play in Argentina.
6 / 6
Nordelta
December 20, 2014


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It's a great challenge and a very scenic golf course bring your camera and a lot of balls.The course is very well mantained and the infraestructure is amazing. From the restaurant you are able to see 5 greens what makes this an incredible site to watch tournaments.There is a lot of water and sand but the desing alows yow to keep your ball dry.If you are patient enough you will have a great time.
5 / 6
Nordelta
January 14, 2013


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Reviewer on the tee at Nordelta - Dec 2009This new creation from the 18 Major Champion (JN) hosted the Argentine Amateur last December and will host for the first time the 2009 Argentine Open. A great design, maintenance at top level and a presence that will always be there: wind. It is an open course, with a lot of sorrounding water and small bent grass greens. From the tips it is a brutal test, maybe the toughest in South America. The point here is try to hit fairways and don´t fight the wind, try to use it. My favourite holes are 16(a very nice par 3) and 17(a very short and strategic par 4). Bring your best game and try to break 80, it won´t be easy ...
6 / 6
Nordelta
January 06, 2009


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