Golf in Brazil
Brazil has long been known as a land of vast rainforests, endless stretches of magnificent beaches and rich cultural heritage. Now, it’s fast gaining a well-deserved reputation for having many excellent golf courses and being a new golf travel destination. With the return of golf to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, after over a century of absence, this event represents the beginning of a new chapter for golf in Brazil and in the history of the sport.
Rio de Janeiro City is quite simply one of the world’s most beautiful and vibrant cities and is now home to 3 fantastic 18-hole championship golf courses, including the new and already legendary Olympic Golf Course. From Rio de Janeiro city you easily travel to other great golf destinations within Brazil, each providing a truly unique experience. From Brazil’s boomtown São Paulo, to the waterfalls in Foz do Iguaçu – South America’s greatest natural sight. Play unbelievable spectacular 18-hole links courses in Bahia – Brazil’s beautiful northeastern state. Discover tropical islands with a golf course hidden in the jungle in Angra dos Reis – Prepare to be amazed, while discovering Brazil as a new golf travel destination!
Golf courses in Brazil
Gávea Golf & Country Club in the south of Rio de Janeiro City is widely regarded as one of Brazil’s most prestigious golf clubs and dates back to 1921, where the course layout was designed by Arthur Morgan Davidson. The course is located between Pedra da Gávea – an enormous rocky outcrop that looms over the course, Tijuca Forest and São Conrado beach.
The beauty of Rio de Janeiro, with its hills, sea and amazing vegetation makes Gávea Golf & Country Club a truly unique course & a dream to play on your Brazil golf holiday, it gives you the feeling of playing in a magical tropical valley. You need to be in shape to face its hilly fairways – particularly the ones on the front nine. However, the reward is worthwhile: an unforgettable view over the course and the sea.
With just less than 6,000 yards from the back tees, it is a short course, but the distance from tee to green is not important on this strategic little charmer.
Resorts in Brazil
Terravista Vilas Trancoso is situated atop an imposing cliff that overlooks the stunning beaches of Rio Da Barra and Taipe and is just 10 minutes by car from the Quadrado (Trancoso's Main Square). Home to incredible villas and one of the best golf courses in South America. Guests at Terravista Vilas can enjoy the condominium’s exclusive beach (when taking a break from the golf course), which was recently given the name of Praia das Tartarugas(Turtle Beach), in honor of the turtles that usually show up at this point. This peaceful stretch between the beaches of Rio da Barra and Taípe has beach service, lounge chairs and sun umbrellas guaranteed for Terravista guests. Golf carts take guests to the beach in a five-minute drive.
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