Gavea Golf & Country Club
Despite opening in 1923, the Gavea Golf & Country Club remains to be regarded as one of the most prestigious golf clubs in Rio de Janeiro. One of the most beautiful golf courses in the world with its landscape consisting of a unique blend of hills, sea and vegetation, the Gavea Golf & Country Club is a world-renowned golf course and is certainly a must-play golf course on your next golf escape in Rio de Janeiro.
Situated in between Pedra da Gávea and the Tijuca Forest, the Gavea Golf & Country Club boasts an ideal location and is the most central golf course to Rio de Janeiro. Despite being close to this vibrant city, the golf course boasts some of the most idyllic views you will ever come to see, spread over the Atlantic Ocean. The Gavea Golf & Country Club golf course uniquely bears the ambience of a magical tropical valley providing a fantastic golfing experience. Perfectly manicured throughout the year and boasting an unforgettable challenge, it is fair to say that the golf course at the Gavea Golf & Country Club is a must-play course.
To help its players make the most out of its beautiful surroundings, the golf course at the Gavea Golf and Country Club is landscaped with a steep terrain, therefore it is recommended that players here only attempt the greens if they deem themselves to be in reasonable shape, especially on the front nine! The effort is made worthwhile though with a reward of some unforgettable views.
18 Holes, Bar, Changing Facilities, Driving Range, Par 69, Putting Green, Short game practice area, Trolley Hire
Furthermore, to utilise its idyllic setting, the landscape here is very open, yet players must not be lured into a false sense of security; open fairways only mean that prevailing wind can easily manipulate a steady shot into a wayward one! With the element of wind combined with an array of hazards, a round on the Gavea Golf & Country Club golf course will not be forgotten any time soon.
There is great variation across the fantastic golf course at the Gavea Golf & Country Club, and that is not just referring to the elevation across the course; many of the holes here differ greatly in nature and the challenge they bear. Uniquely, holes 10 to 13 are situated on a narrow area of land adjacent to the São Conrado beach, and to intensify the challenge here, the holes must be played around a large lake. Furthermore, all six of the par-3s on this golf course are situated in undulations, characterised by a mass of sand traps.