Golf in Rio de Janeiro
Gavea Golf Club
The beauty of Rio de Janeiro, With its hills, sea and amazing vegetation is unique, and the ingredients are in Original That Make Gávea Golf & Country Club one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. Located between Pedra da Gávea and Tijuca Forest, it is the center Most golf course in the city - a few meters from São Conrado beach. You need to be in shape to face ITS fairways - Particularly the ones on the front nine. However, the reward is worthwhile: an unforgettable view over the course and the sea. The golf course, one of The most traditional in Brazil, some works in Partnership with Local hotels,: such as the Intercontinental, and the course is open to visitors from Tuesdays to Fridays. On weekends, it is restricted to members.
Itanhanga Golf Club
Chosen as a favourite by President Getúlio Vargas, who played golf there in the 30s, Itanhangá is one of the best golf courses in Brazil. According to the American magazine Golf Digest it is ranked amongst the hundred best courses in the world outside the USA. It is also the only one with 27 holes in Rio de Janeiro State. The course is well located in Barra da Tijuca, one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods in the city. From the course, there is a privileged view of Pedra da Gávea and Tijuca Forest, two of Rio de Janeiro’s most beautiful postcard views. Itanhangá is also famous for its Golf School, which is active in promoting junior golf.
Olympic Golf Course
The Olympic Golf Course is a new venue built for the men's and women's individual golf events of the 2016 Summer Games, where golf returned for the first time as an Olympic sport after 112 years. Hanse Golf Course Design was chosen from eight contenders to build the course.The new golf facility is located at Reserva de Marapendi in Barra da Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro. As [the 2016 Games] marks the return of golf to the Olympic Games after over a century of absence, this course represents the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the sport. It will enable Rio to host important events in the international calendar and it would be an example of sustainability and preservation of an environmentally protected area. This course will be an excellent facility for the practice and development of golf and will inspire millions of youth across Brazil and the globe. The Olympic 18-hole course has a links-style feel, mostly comparable to the Australian sand-belt courses and is naturally integrated in the native vegetation. There is plenty of wildlife present at the course, including capybaras (large rodent), caimans (small crocodile) and corujas (burrowing owls). The experience of playing this already legendary course will linger in your memory for ever!