Itanhangá Golf Club

Estrada da Barra da Tijuca 2005,

Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro State 22641-004

  • Office

    +55 21 3883 8300
  • Pro shop

    +55 21 2994 2507

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).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
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).

Location

Latitude:

-22.994927

Longitude:

-43.307177

How to get there:

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

Itanhangá Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1933

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.
List of courses: Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo

Visitors

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.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays R$380, weekends R$540.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Golf carts available for hire.

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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