After months of renovation, on the weekend of 23rd and 24th November, the Arete Buzios Golf Club is organizing the first official event.
The FGERJ Master Tour, the first official tournament after the redesign
The seventh leg of the Master Tour, seniors and pre-seniors will be held in parallel with another stage of the Brazil Kids Golf Tour. Both tournament series are organized by the Golf Federation Rio de Janeiro / FGERJ.
The development of the Arete Buziosgolf course
The Arete Buzios golf course in Armação dos Buzios was originally planned by the world-famous golf course architects Peter and Perry Dye. In 1993 the official opening took place. With regard to a possible venue for the 2016 Olympic Games, a first conversion phase under the direction of son Perry Dye had taken place.
With the current remodelling, there are various improvements to the place. Especially for holes 2, 3 and 4. Also, the order of some holes has changed. With a view to powerful amateur and professional competitions, the distance from the back tees is now more than 300 yards longer as before. Especially at the holes 4, 11 and 13 (before the 13, 6 and 8) long hitters are now in advantage. Overall, the total length of the course is new 7009 yards. The other tees – Blue, White, Yellow, and Red – had no significant changes in the length of the game. Depending on the deductions, the total distance differs by about 500 yards. Thus, players of all levels can enjoy the place better.
The golf course architects family Dye
Perry Dye is one of two sons of the 93-year-old Pete Dye. Today it is Perry who, together with Brother PB Dye, manages the company Dye-Designs. The Dye family planned and opened over 300 golf courses, some of them very famous. One of the best known is TPC Sawgrass, the home of the Players Championship, with the famous island green at Loch 17. Perry’s mother, Alice Dye, is considered the world’s premier golf course architect. She died in February 2019 with 91 years.