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 outcop 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, which 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.