Tortugas (founded in 1930) is the oldest country club in South America and an icon in the polo world. A 9-hole golf course opened in 1932 and was expanded to 18 holes in 1959. Today, the parkland course measures 6,448 yards from the tips.
One of the first “Country Clubs” in Argentina, host of one of the 3 Triple Crown High Handicap Polo Events and with a course that has experienced a significant improvement during the first years of the 2000s. Home of many argentine past champions the Course in the late 90s was showing the time had gone by and it needed a refurbishing and with the advantage of the 7 polo fields of Bermuda Tifway they have it was planted in the fairways and I can say they might be one of the best kept in the country. Greens were also changed to bent and many of the old designs were changed losing the double green 2-5 used to be, 1st with the huge break right to left also was changed and the result is of course way better than it was. But I am not 100% happy with the design of some greens, I feel there the course has one week point that should be addressed (the Club has resources!) and it could be turned into a way better course.
It has maybe one of the most famous short 4s on the country, 10th which was aced by Amateur Star Maria Julia Caserta during the Argentine Amateur long time ago. 17th is one of most stressful tee shots in the country with OB left, water short and right and trees over the water. It is set in a flat square piece of land and it might be the best course in the world for a shotgun start, every hole is near not longer than 400mts from the Club House with many of them very close.
If you happen to come in October and wnt to do a full day, go to golf and then the charming polo final Game will be one to remember.