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a quartet of COURSES latin america The Llao Llao course in Argentina is totally contained within Lake Nahuel Huapi National Park. From Honduras down to Argentina, there’s a growing cornucopia of golf course offerings in Central & South America. Here are our top picks of accessible-to-client golf courses. S carla hunt 68 may 2011 san carlos de bariloche, argentina THE PROPERTY: Overlooking scenically stunning Lake Nahuel Huapi and surrounded by majestic, Argentine mountain peaks, the Llao Llao Hotel & Resort is one of Latin America’s finest. Built like a Canadian mountain lodge with pine-log walls, stone fireplaces, and barn-size salons, there are 205 guestrooms, suites and a private cabin. The original hotel rooms (not all air conditioned) are comfortable and small, but superior suites come with bedroom, living areas and some with fireplaces and decks. The new Moreno Wing has 43 studios and suites with enormous bathrooms, wide windows and terraces. THE GREENS: Among the special features of the Llao Llao course is that it is totally contained within Lake Nahuel Huapi National Park. Golfers report that the 5,856-yard, par 70 course is short but tricky, covering rolling greens and fairways, bordered by forests of cypress and larch trees with integrated bunkers, hazards and greens. Golf classes, weekend tournaments, club rentals are all handled at the clubhouse. THE AMENITIES: There are six choices of spots to dine and snack, with fine dining—from Patagonian lamb to international dishes—assigned to the Los Cesares restaurant, and classical Llao Llao tea is served in the Winter Garden. Additionally, there is a bar, lounge, in-out heated pool, tennis courts, health club and exercise room, a fabulous spa, jacuzzi, children’s center, video arcade, and bridge and reading continued on page 70

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend May 2011

Editor's Notes/Agent Speak
Hotel Desk: Autograph Collection by Marriott
Tour Talk: Avanti Destinations
10 Amazing Golf Resorts
Dominican Republic Greens
Tee off, Barbados-Style
Teeing Up in Bermuda
Mexico Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Planner
A Quartet of Courses
Portugal & Spain Serve Up a Banquet of Great Golf
Touring the U.K. With Rail Europe
Uniworld's New "Super Ship" Antoinette
Savoring Exotic Asia
Coming Back to Egypt

Recommend May 2011