Gavea Golf and Country Club

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Gavea Golf and Country Club

Gavea Golf and Country Club
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Gary B
5 contributions
Gavea Golf and Country Club
Feb 2020 • Friends
We enjoyed the course, quite demanding!
The first nine is set in the foothills of a mountain with some very scenic holes. The back nine is on flatter terrain overlooking the ocean!
It is a private club, we were able to play as our friends had reciprocal rights!
The negatives were disappointing pro shop and English was not spoken!
But a great days golf and a nice lunch by the pool afterwards!
Written February 14, 2020
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luv2run1712
Texas172 contributions
One of the best
May 2018 • Business
Was fortunate to play Gavea two days while visiting Brazil. Let me just sum it up in one word - wow! I've golfed many places around the world. Gavea is now at the top of my list. Views are simply amazing. Short course but the undulating terrain, tree-lined fairways and strategic placement of boxes quickly reminds you the importance of club selection and ball placement.

Holes 1-9 are played mountain side with some elevated beach views. Cross over to play 10-14 beach side where the new challenge is water in the middle, sand bunkers galore and massive waste bunkers throughout. To finish up the round you cross back to spectacular mountain and jungle views.

I was required to have a caddie at 100R. Alberto was a tremendous help and a wonderful gentleman. Though we did not speak each others language, he quickly learned my way of play and was vital in club selection and reading the greens. Requested him even the second day. If you are walking make sure you are in shape as its a very hilly course.

There is a driving range, putting green, chipping green, clubhouse and locker rooms. Security throughout the course. Handicap limit of 28 for women and 24 for men. I was required to pay cash for the club rental and caddie. Credit card was accepted for the greens fee.
Written May 30, 2018
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UltimateWines
Redondo Beach, CA372 contributions
Beautiful!
Aug 2016
I'm not sure how accessible this is to the general public. However, if you get a chance to visit, don't miss it. It's an oasis of calm and beauty. Sure would like to play here.
Written August 25, 2016
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Toni B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ33 contributions
Best Country Club in Rio
Jul 2016 • Friends
This place caters to the wealthy and elite families in Rio. Perfect for avid golfers who want to explore an oasis of a course within the complex urban setting in Rio. Great dining options a la carte and the Sunday brunch in one of the best in town. Even if you're not a golfer it is worth taking a tour of the course. Great facilities including steam room, sauna and gym.
Written July 18, 2016
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Rick H
New York City, NY6 contributions
Spectacular and scenic course!
Jan 2016 • Friends
Tremendous views, interesting and undulating scenic course. Caddies were a nice touch. Even though only 14 holes available because ocean side holes are being reconstructed, we still had a great round!
Written January 17, 2016
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Jaytee62
Hyderabad, India481 contributions
Lovely testing course
May 2015 • Friends
Even though it's 5950 yards don't be deceived by its length. The front 9 are up and down carved out of the hill sides with many elevated greens. The fairways were in good shape so were the Greens. Most of The back nine runs along the ocean blocked out by a high tree line.
The clubs we rented were old but usable. Better to take your own equipment if you plan to play more than one round in Rio. Balls are quite expensive and should be taken along with you rather than buy there. The key is to get a good caddie. The greens are tricky and fairly fast and true. The mountain views and sea views from top are spectacular.
I will surely play there again if in Rio.
Written September 22, 2015
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kuisch
Houten, The Netherlands226 contributions
Must play little gem with incredible view
Jul 2015 • Solo
This is only a par 68 but make no mistake, you need to shape your shots to survive! The course is beautiful with maybe hole 10, 12, 14 as exception (they lie on other side of the road). The stretch from 1-9 and 15-18 is amazing, with the biggest hight elevations and nicest backdrops you can get. On hole 9 the friendly people from the adjacent favela can see you struggle. This is a must play for 330R$, incl. decent bag with set of clubs you can assemble yourself. Take a caddie (150R$) for your first time around..
Written July 27, 2015
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Juan Carlos P
78 contributions
Fantastic golf!
May 2015 • Friends
The course is superb, well kept and challenging, and the views of the Sea from the higher holes is incredible. The locker room is nice and the showers are fitted with first class local ammenities. The food at the restaurant is amazing too.
Written June 18, 2015
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Craig D
Queensland, Australia401 contributions
Nice course and exceptional views
Feb 2015 • Couples
This was a very enjoyable day and if you are a golfer visiting Rio de Janeiro, I would highly recommend planning a game of golf at the Gavea Golf and Country Club. The course is about 25 minutes south of Copacabana Beach (probably only 12 kms, but the traffic is heavy). The course itself is really fun to play, quite tight and in good condition. It is not overly long (5,600 yards off the Blue tees) and a par of 68, but interesting. 13 of the holes are at the base of the Flatrock mountain and 5 holes are the other side of the road, along the beach. The first 9 holes are arduous and you really work hard climbing from one level to the next. It was 35 degrees celsius the day we played and we were drenched in perspiration. I can't comment on the greens, because 3 were temporary and the other 15 were cored and sanded. But the condition of the course overall was excellent. Nice colonial clubhouse. A very small pro shop and the items for sale seemed really expensive. I tried to buy a glove, but they wanted 117 Real for it, that is about US$42. So I didn't buy it and I suggest that you come armed by all the golf equipment you need. We were travelling from Australia, so did not have our clubs with us. I don't think the Club really encourages guests, so the rental clubs were antiques. It was no big deal, but they were really sub standard rental clubs by any measure. The club does seem to have some golf carts, but they were no on offer to us. So we had a caddie each and walked. They were terrific and my caddie spoke fluent English. A small tip of 50 real is expected for the caddie. We arranged the golf through our tour company and I think that is a must. It just made it easy to communicate with the club what you wanted, who made the booking, organising clubs etc. Trying to do that between English and Portuguese would make it hard for you to get past the security gate. Overall, a great golf experience and amazing views, so even if the golf is not going well, just take your camera.
Written February 10, 2015
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Shamase81
Durban, South Africa2 contributions
Spectacular and well designed golf course.
Jul 2014
Playing Gavea Golf and Country Club was a thrilling experience. I certainly hope to play it again in future. Contending with the breathtaking views and tricky layout was a pleasant challenge.
Written August 14, 2014
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