Best golf courses: Brazil

In the list below you'll find the golf courses we selected to be amongst the best in Brazil. It is a combination of golf clubs, golf & country clubs and stay & play resorts for which we provide golf course reviews, photos and information about on-site accommodation and/or nearby hotels. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the top courses in Brazil on our customised maps.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Curitiba
Blankenship, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Curitiba

Designer

Dan Blankenship
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Fortaleza
Steel, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Fortaleza

Designer

Donald Steel
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Brasilia
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Brasilia

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Ilheus
Blankenship, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Ilheus

Designer

Dan Blankenship
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Salvador
Costello, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Salvador

Designer

Brian Costello (of JMP Golf Design).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Sao Paulo
Rossi, Ricardo

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sao Paulo

Designer

Ricardo Rossi
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Sao Paulo
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Sao Paulo

Designer

Randall Thompson course (2010); Arnold Palmer course (2015).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Ltd access
Sao Paulo
Costello, Brian

Visitors?

Ltd access

Nearest city

Sao Paulo

Designer

Brian Costello (of JMP Golf Design).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Rio de Janeiro
Davidson, Arthur

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Rio de Janeiro

Designer

Arthur Morgan Davidson from Scotland.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Weekdays only
Rio de Janeiro
Thompson, Stanley

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Rio de Janeiro

Designer

Original design by Stanley Thompson (1933); improvements by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1958).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Rio de Janeiro
Hanse, Gil

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Rio de Janeiro

Designer

Gil Hanse in collaboration with Amy Alcott.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Salvador
Dye, P.B

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Salvador

Designer

P.B. Dye
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Sao Paulo
Blankenship, Dan

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Sao Paulo

Designer

Dan Blankenship
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Sao Paulo
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Sao Paulo

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Sao Paulo
Koontz, Luther

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sao Paulo

Designer

Original nine holes designed by Luther Koontz (1958); second nine opened in 1969.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Sao Paulo
Thompson, Stanley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sao Paulo

Designer

Original course dates from 1901; redesigned by Stanley Thompson (1935).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Sao Paulo
Serra & Rossi

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sao Paulo

Designer

Emilio Serra & Ricardo Rossi
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Ilheus
Blankenship, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Ilheus

Designer

Dan Blankenship

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