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“Rio Golf at his best”

Olympic Golf Course
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Rio Olimpic Golf course lies about 40 min. down the coast from Copacabana close to the sea and a environmentally protected area. Welcome staff is very friendly and helpfull and the facilities from driving range to practice greens are large and in perfect conditions and match the challenges you will face on the course! I played from „azul“ Tees with 6616 yards and despite wind it was a true test for a 11 Hcper from by length of the holes and around and on the ondulated greens. The greenspeed was around 8 - 10 and I just can imagine who difficult it was for the Olympians at tournament speed. Finishing in 3.5 Hours I had a refreshing drink ist club house and was even able to watch the first round of the Masters 2018: a perfect golf day in Brazil.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Before I went to play, I read online some bad reviews about the course and its maintenance... its all false. The course is in perfect conditions (some bunkers have water, no big deal) and the attention from the staff was also perfect. If you are in Rio and are a fan of golf, go try this beautiful golf course!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I came to Rio on vacation and decided to play golf at the Olympic Golf Course
during our stay. What a spectacular experience!
The staff were extremely friendly and spoke English. We are able to rent excellent clubs. All
the carts had coolers and you could purchase
refreshments in the Pro Shop. The course was immaculate and the surrounding mountains and views made for a very memorable day. Also saw lots of wildlife on the course. We even spotted a capybara - looks like a giant guinea pig weighing up to 150 pounds.

We were staying in Copacabana and took an Uber to the Course. My only recommendation is better signage at the front of the course as our Uber driver had trouble finding the entrance.
If you are a golfer and spending any time in Rio, I highly recommend you play a round at the
Olympic Golf Course!

3  Thank Eric E
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

When my family decided to go to Rio on vacation, we really wanted to play the Olympic Golf Course. However, similar to what you may be reading now, the press coverage of the course after the Olympics was mostly negative. Some people claimed the course was in disrepair and shutting down. (It certainly doesn't help that there's not an English website for tourists.)

Anyway, after booking a tee time through our hotel's concierge, we trekked towards the course with great anticipation of what was actually there.

It turns out all the media stuff was completely wrong. Not only is the course still around, it is absolutely amazing. It's not played by a lot of people, so it's in amazing shape.

The holes are absolutely fantastic with there being an amazing commitment from Hanse to have simply long ones and short ones. It's really action packed.

To go along with this, the people in the clubhouse are nice as could be, and they're really excited when tourists come and play.

If you're a golfer making a trip down to Rio, I would put this up there as a must do. Absolutely loved it.

2  Thank Eli R
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile
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