Itanhangá Golf Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Itanhangá Golf Club Est. 1933

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Itanhangá Golf Club, one of the most famous and exclusive in Brasil, is home to a highly-rated tree-lined parkland layout. The 27-hole course is located about a 30-minute drive from central Rio de Janeiro. Legendary and larger-than-life Canadian designer Stanley Thompson laid out the original course, which was later modified by another legend, the great Robert Trent Jones Snr. Course description, images and other details to follow soon.

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Making Contact

Itanhangá Golf Club
Estrada da Barra da Tijuca 2005,
Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro State 22641-004
Brazil
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Office   +55 21 3883 8300
Pro Shop   +55 21 2994 2507
Fax

 

Email   secretaria@itanhanga.com.br
Website   www.itanhanga.com.br
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential areas.
 
Designer: Original design by Stanley Thompson (1933); improvements by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1958).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6447 6208 5505
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope
 
At the Same Location:
9-hole Short course (par-36, 2840 yards from back tees).
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How2Get There?

Located in Itanhangá / 7 km E of Barra de Tijuca and 22 km SW of central Rio de Janeiro.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays R$380, weekends R$540. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Private club which can be played by guests of selected luxury hotels. Members-only on weekends. Closed Mondays.  Must book in advance. Maximum permitted handicap: 32. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The story has it that Getúlio Vargas wanted to take up golf during his first term as President of Brazil (1934-45 ... during which time he was interim President, then President, and from 1938 a dictator-president). As a strong nationalist, Vargas was uncomfortable with joining Rio's existing Gavea Golf Club, known at the time as the "Englishman's Club". Friends of the President commissioned Stanley Thompson to design a nine-hole layout (that later expanded to 27) in nearby Itanhangá. It was here that the President (whose handicap was never below 30) remained an enthusiastic member until his death in 1954.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf Digest rating: 4th best course of the 130 courses in Brazil.
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Location

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Latitude: (-22.994927)
Longitude: (-43.307177)
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