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2025 South American Golf Tour – 10 to 23 March 2025

2025 South American Golf Tour
5 star accommodation with 7 games of golf
14 days/13 nights – 10 to 23 March 2025

USD 9,100 pp twin share – golfer (USD 6,300 pp twin share – non golfer)
USD 18,200 per golfing couple/pair (USD 15,400 golfer/non golfer couple/pair)
USD 12,700 for Single Golfer (own room)

You are invited to join Trendsetter Travel Golf Tour’s inaugural South American Golf Tour, visiting Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro.  Argentina is a superb golfing destination with around 300 golf courses and over 40,000 registered golfers.  It has produced multiple winners of major tournaments on the PGA and European Tours.  Famously, Adam Scott’s 2013 Masters victory was against Argentina’s Angel Cabrera, himself a past champion in 2009.  And while Brazil is lesser known as a golfing nation, it nonetheless offers 75 golf courses. The most well-known of these is the 2016 Olympic Course in Rio de Janeiro, where Justin Rose and Inbee Park each won gold medals.

The tour comprises a total of thirteen nights – five nights in each of the two most iconic South American cities, namely Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, in the middle of which we’ll visit the stunning Iguazu Falls for three nights.  By limiting our itinerary to just 3 hotels, guests can enjoy the luxury of minimal packing and unpacking.

All three hotels are rated 5-star luxury, including the only hotel located within a short walk of Iguazu Falls, the historic Belmond Hotel.  Of course, breakfast is included daily, with other meals as specified.  8 of the 13 nights will see you have Junior Suite accommodation and in Rio you will stay in the Fairmont Hotel located on Copacabana Beach.

The golf programme has been designed to ensure sufficient motorised carts for all players, which fact precludes play in Patagonia and Mendosa and most Buenos Aires golf courses.

However, those looking for a taste of Patagonia and beyond to the Antarctic Peninsula, are invited to consider joining Trendsetter’s Antarctic cruise onboard the luxury exploration vessel Silver Cloud (10 nights – 27 February to 9 March 2025).  Guests doing both the Antarctica cruise and the South American Golf Tour will receive an air credit of $250 pp.  In addition, you will receive an onboard cruise credit of USD200 per person, while new-to-Silversea guests (and referring friends) may benefit by up to an extra $650 per suite.

For further details, see

www.trendsettertravel.com.au/Antarctica

This tour is strictly limited to a maximum of 26 golfers plus your two hosts. Unlimited non-golfing partners are welcome and ample attractions and experiences in each of the 3 destinations ensures they will find plenty to enjoy. The tour will operate irrespective of numbers.

We do not expect to repeat this tour in the near term.  Thus, if you want to join a hosted golf group tour of South America and visit the two great cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, plus the incomparable Iguazu Falls, this is the perfect tour for you.

Your tour hosts are Adrienne Witteman and David Cooper, Directors, and Co-Owners of Trendsetter Travel Golf Tours.  Both are enthusiastic golfers and longstanding members of one of Sydney’s most prestigious golf clubs. They have golfed extensively throughout the world and have jointly hosted over 30 international golf tours arranged by Trendsetter Travel Golf Tours.

Itinerary

Monday 10 March 2025 – Bueno Aires – Commencement of Tour – Welcome Dinner

Arrive today at Buenos Aires and enjoy a complimentary transfer to our hotel, the 5-star Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta.  Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, in the famous Recoleta area, you’ll love the luxuriously large 52 sqm Junior Suites booked for our group. The bathrooms are similarly spacious with twin vanity units, a walk in shower and separate bath.

Tonight, meet your fellow tour companions over drinks and a welcome dinner.

Accommodation: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta (5 nights) with option to arrive earlier

Tuesday 11 March 2025 – Buenos Aires – Golf – Game 1 – Buenos Aires Golf Club

Today we play at the 27-hole Buenos Aires Golf Club, one of the top 3 golf clubs in Buenos Aires and regularly ranked in the top 2 or 3 golf courses in Argentina.  Trendsetter has been granted rare access to this exclusive private golf club, opened in 1994 and designed by Robert van Hagge, a leading designer in his day.  Buenos Aires Golf Club has been the venue for many famous championships, including the World Cup (won by Tiger Woods and David Duval) and the Argentine Open on several occasions.  We will play the course twice, on the second occasion with a different combination of the 3 x 9-hole options.

Wednesday 12 March 2025 - Buenos Aires – Golf – Game 2 – Nordelta Golf Club

Located 40 minutes from our hotel, the Jack Nicklaus designed Nordelta Golf Club which we play today is ranked among the top 10 golf courses in Argentina and has been the venue for the Argentine Open on multiple occasions.

Thursday 13 March – Buenos Aires – City Tour – Lunch – Free Afternoon

Enjoy a day of local culture today as we explore Buenos Aires on a half day guided tour of the most famous sites, followed by lunch at a popular local restaurant. After lunch, we will return to the Sofitel and the remainder of today is free for you to do as you wish in this exciting city.

Friday 14 March 2025 – Buenos Aires - Golf Game 3 – Buenos Aires Golf Club

We return today to Buenos Aires Golf Club and this time play a different 18 hole combination of its 27 hole golf complex.

Saturday 15 March 2025 – Transfer to Iguazu Falls (Brazil)

Enjoy a rest from golf today as we transfer from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls, arriving on the Argentinian side of the Falls.  Cross the border into Brazil and check into our hotel, officially known as Hotel das Cataratas, a Belmond Hotel, Iguassu Falls.  This iconic luxury hotel is the only hotel located within the Brazil side of the Iguassu National Park.  Our accommodation is in 35 sqm Junior Suites, all with separate bath and shower.  From the hotel it is but a short walk for your first view of the Falls, at 1.7km in length, widely considered to be more spectacular than both Victoria and Niagara Falls.

Accommodation: Belmond Hotel – Hotel Das Cataratas (3 nights)

Sunday 16 March 2025 – Iguazu Falls – Organised Touring

Today enjoy a full day of touring, including a guided walking tour and the famous boat trip to the bottom of the Falls.

Monday 17 March 2025 – Golf Game 4 – Iguazu Falls Golf Club

We return to golf today and play Iguazu Falls Golf Club, located 30 minutes from the Belmond and near the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.  It is ranked in the top 20 of Brazil’s 75 golf courses.   The course opened in 1997 and was re-designed in 2012.

Tuesday 18 March 2025 – Transfer to Rio de Janeiro

Today we fly from Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro, a flight of approximately 2 hours.  Our home for the next 5 nights, The Fairmont Hotel is located at Copacabana Beach and all rooms are Deluxe with private balconies that offer stunning views. Our 35 sqm deluxe rooms have water views of Copacabana Beach.

The average daily high/low temperatures in March in Rio are 30/24 degrees and subject to the weather, tonight’s included dinner will be hopefully enjoyed outdoors, in balmy conditions.

Accommodation: Fairmont Hotel – Copacabana Beach (5 nights)

Wednesday 19 March 2025 – Golf Game 5 – Olympic Golf Course

Today we play the Olympic Golf Course, designed by American golf course architect Gil Hanse specifically for the 2016 Olympic Games.  Golf returned to the Olympics after an absence of 112 years and Hanse was one of the eight world leading architects who bid for the prestigious design mandate.

Walk the same fairways as Justin Rose, who fought Swede Henrik Stenson for the Men’s gold medal, and Inbee Park who won out over Lydia Ko.

The Olympic Course is rated number 1 in Rio and number 2 in Brazil.  Reviews of the golf course and the overall layout are very positive, and we look forward to our game there.

Thursday 20 March 2025 – Golf Game 6 – Gavea Golf Club

We venture today to Gavea Golf Club, reportedly Rio’s most prestigious private golf club. Overlooked by Pedra da Gavea, an enormous rocky out crop, the course dates to 1921 and was increased from 9 to 18 holes in 1929.  While not long by today’s standards, it plays much longer than its yardage would indicate.

The famous Canadian golf architect Stanley Thompson lived for 6 months in Brazil in 1935 and part of his time there was spent redesigning Gavea Golf Club.  It was recently re-modelled by Gil Hanse, contemporaneous with his build of the the Olympic course.

Gavea Golf Club has hosted the Brazil Golf Open 16 times since 1945 with illustrious winners at the course including Gary Player (twice) and Billy Casper.  Reviews indicate it is a spectacular course to play with many significant elevation changes and short strategic golf holes.

Friday 21 March 2025 – Full Day Tour of Rio de Janeiro Including Lunch

Today we have an expansive full day tour of Rio de Janeiro including a visit to the top of Corcovado, famous for its Christ the Redeemer statue.  We’ll also take the cable car from Urca to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and follow this with lunch at one of the city’s best restaurants before we continue our tour of this iconic city.

Saturday 22 March 2025 - Golf Game 7 – Olympic Golf Club

Fittingly, we return to play the final game of our South American golf tour at the Olympic Golf Course.  This is your last time to shine and where better to do so than at the Olympic!

Tonight we celebrate a wonderful tour with a Farewell group dinner including drinks.

Sunday 23 March 2025

Our tour concludes after breakfast today with a complimentary airport transfer for all guests.

The Finer Details...

Inclusions

  • Meals as specified to include breakfast daily and welcome/farewell dinners (3) and lunches (2);
  • 7 games of golf as specified with green fees and carts;
  • group tours of Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro;
  • coach transfers as a group to and from golf courses;
  • group or private transfers to and from all airports including arrival and departure flights;
  • 5 star hotels including Junior Suites at Sofitel Hotel in Buenos Aires, Junior Suites at Belmond Hotel in Iguazu Falls and Deluxe ocean facing rooms at Fairmont Hotel in Rio de Janeiro;
  • included after each golf game are drinks and prize money; and
  • tour hosts David Cooper & Adrienne Witteman throughout

Cost of Tour

  • The full cost of the tour is USD 9,100 per golfer and USD 6,300 pp for a non golfer on a twin share basis (USD 18,200 per golfing couple/pair – USD 15,400 per golfer/non golfer couple/pair).
  • For single golfers, the full tour cost is USD 12,700.
  • A non-refundable deposit of USD 3,000 per couple/pair or USD2,000 for single guests is required at time of booking. This and the subsequent final payment will be paid in AUD using the applicable AUD/USD exchange rate but more favourable than the best rate quoted by any of the big four Australian trading banks.  If for whatever reason you elect to cancel from the tour, we will refund 80% of your deposit payment subject to a replacement guest being found for the tour to take your place.  A sizeable deposit is required as we need to pay substantial non-refundable deposits to most suppliers.
  • The non-refundable balance of payment will be due in full by 11 November 2024. The total amount due will be calculated at the prevailing AUD/USD exchange rate on or about 7 November 2024.
  • For those domiciled outside of Australia, we expect to offer you the option to pay in your local currency (whether NZD, USD or PDS) at a rate close to the mid point exchange rate.
  • In paying your deposit, you are deemed to have accepted the above terms and conditions.
  • Payment may be made as follows:

 

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Insurance

  • Comprehensive insurance is strongly recommended – and is recommended at the time of deposit to fully protect your payments in the unfortunate event of cancellation. Please ensure you are covered for any pre-existing illnesses.

 

Special Golfing Conditions

The golf package price does NOT include golf club hire.  It includes green fees, motorised cart hire (all courses booked should have confirmed sufficient motorised carts), coach transfers, prize money each game and drinks post golf.  Golf will be played on the courses as specified but Trendsetter cannot be held responsible for any cancellation/s necessitated due to weather or any other event, or late amendment by the golf course or if Trendsetter considers it in the best interests of the tour party as a whole to make a change in the specified golf course (eg due to course maintenance issues or lack of motorised carts or a better golf course having been found).  In the event of a cancellation and Trendsetter cannot organise an alternative golf course, Trendsetter will pass through any refund available.

For further information, please contact either David Cooper by email  david@trendsettertravel.com.au or on mobile 0413 010 638 or Adrienne Witteman by email  adrienne@trendsettertravel.com.au or 0413 010 639.

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