Brazil: Golf Activity Holiday

The world's largest country in the tropics

Brazil is a magnificent country; somewhere you should include high on your list of places to visit during your lifetime and not just for Football, Carnival or Copacabana Beach. It is country that possesses some stunningly beautiful regions, pulsating cities, the breath taking Iguaçu River Waterfalls, some magnificent beaches and a modern and historic cultural heritage all of which makes Brazil a truly great place for a holiday.

But let’s be honest, Brazil is not an established golf holiday destination. Having said this, it now has enough golf to keep the enthusiast more than interested and this reason should be enough to convince many to introduce themselves to Golf in Brazil. At the time of writing, there are over 100 golf courses in Brazil (10 years ago it was half this number). Admittedly this is a drop in the ocean compared to roughly 7,000 golf courses in Europe and a staggering 25,000 golf venues in the United States. Palm Springs alone, with 120, has more places to play golf than this huge nation does. We are led to believe the main reason for the relatively small number of golf courses in Brazil is that the country was colonised by the less golf enthusiastic Portuguese and British who put in the first golf courses when English and Scottish engineers came out in the early years of the twentieth century. In fact, we can find no Brazilian golf course that dates before 1929. However, the winds of golfing change are blowing here.