Itanhanga Golf Club in Rio de Janeiro

The Itanhanga golf club is one of the best golf courses in Brazil. Even chosen as a favorite by President Getulio Vargas, who played golf there in the 30s. According to the American magazine Golf Digest, it ranks amongst the hundred best courses worldwide outside the USA. It is also the only one golf club with 27 holes in Rio de Janeiro State. The golf club location is very well in an up-market suburb of Barra da Tijuca. Because of being one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the city. Especially, from the golf club, you have a fantastic view of Tijuca Forest and Pedra da Gavea. Probably two of the most beautiful postcard views of Rio de Janeiro. Itanhanga is very famous for its Golf School, which actively promotes junior golf.

The Itanhanga Golf Course

The design of the Itanhanga golf course is from the Canadian architect Stanley Thompson and his young American associate Robert Trent Jones. Furthermore to create polo grounds, tennis courts, bridle paths and other sporting facilities at Itanhanga. Measuring a modest 6,178 yards from the back tees.? Today’s main course at Itanhanga sits in a beautiful valley. Where the tight, tree-lined fairways are intuitively routed around ponds. As a result, streaming to make maximum use of a relatively small tract of land. All five par threes on the card are wonderful. The golf course construction includes short holes and the lengthy back-to-back par fives at 15 and 16 threatened to derail golfers late in the round. The Itanhanga golf course is only open for members and their guests. Therefore tourists can request a previous playing authorization by e-mail.

History of the Itanhanga Golf Club

Patronized by President Getulio Vargas when the initial nine holes were completed in 1935, Itanhanga became one of the most exclusive golf clubs in the country. The Rio de Janeiro 500 Years Open in 2000 was held at Itanhanga. The first of two European PGA Tour events held in the country. Roger Chapman won the event when he overcame Padraig Harrington in a playoff. But the Irishman would go on to win the other commemorative competition at Sao Paulo a week later. Not to be outdone by the male professionals. Therefore the LPGA organized the 36-hole Brasil Cup at Itanhanga in 2009.

News about Itanhanga Golf Club

The latest news about the Itanhanga Golf Club:

News November 2018 – Reopening of the Itanhanga Golf Course after renovation
Itanhanga – Back to the origins – Architect Augustin Pizza modernizes the course

Categories: 18 Holes (with members)




Caddy, Golf car, Golf trolley, Club rental, Pro shop, Bar, Restaurant, Locker room, Sauna, Pool

Driving range, Chipping green, Putting green

additional 9-hole golf course / Par 36 / max. 2840 yd


Stanley Thompson





Golfe do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

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  1. Rio de Janeiro - golf package - Golf in Brazil19 Jul
    Rio de Janeiro - golf package - Golf in Brazil

    […] Itanhang? Golf Club has an 18-hole and a 9-hole golf course. The club has a big clubhouse, with a famous restaurant and […]