Termas de Río Hondo Golf Club is the latest development in Santiago del Estero Province’s plans to position the nearby town as a top tourist destination, joining the new Formula 1 racetrack, international airport and national museum of art and history as yet another local star attractions for visitors.
“We designed a golf course that will attract people to the region to stay and play for several days,” said Bruce Charlton of RTJ II Architects when the course opened in 2018. “But it was also important that we give them a golf course that someday is going to host a world championship level golf tournament.”
The course lies within a large coastal wetland habitat bordering the Rio Dulce, with wide and engaging fairways allowing golfers latitude to cope with the changing winds that often blow around these parts. Sandy waste areas border many of the holes as they weave in and out of nine natural ravines in a very natural environment.
Several holes can be played as a long par three or short par four, with others as optional par fours or par fives, allowing the course to be set up differently on a daily basis. One thing’s for certain though: golfers will surely discover new and interesting challenges every time they play here.