Founded in 1881, the Curitibano Sports Club is certainly one of the oldest sporting institutions in the country, though its golf section was only formed in 1973 when the club took over the old Paraná Golf Club to create the first 18-hole golf course in the state of Paraná.
Situated to the north east of Curitibano, the tree-lined fairways of the course are pleasantly routed around a number of small lakes that lie on a compact parcel of land next to the River Irai Reservoir.
Clube Curitibano has a very nice, well maintained parkland golf course. The start of the front nine is the most demanding part. Miss left, and you're probably going out of bounds on the first 6 holes. The 3rd, 4th and 5th holes are often regarded as the course's Amen Corner. Front nine finishes in dramatically way with back to back reachable par 5 (7th and 8th) and a long and narrow par-4 ninth, with lots of water coming in play.
The back 9 is somewhat easier but more strategic. Out of bound plays a lesser role now, but in the first 4 holes (10-13th), all par-4s, players have the option to lay up shorter with an iron or a 3-wood, or go for it with the driver and into the surroundings of the green (11th is reachable for the longer hitters).
It finishes up in dramatic fashion as well, as your second shot at the par-4 18th needs to carry a big lake to reach the green.
Curitiba provides some of the best golf in the country, with 5 courses in it's surroundings, and this is for sure one you can't miss when in town.