Alexandre

I started playing golf as a kid but quit at 17 because I was heavily involved with other sports specially triathlon where I tried to run a professional career. Later I moved to running and finally adventure racing.

After 23 years I completed the circle back to golf and worked my way down to a 3,5 handicap. The plans are to become a scratch player before my 50s what I admit will require a solid effort.

With my father I learned the joy of playing new courses, since Brazil is so big with around 100 golf courses, traveling was always part of the package. I have played more than 50 courses in Brazil and many more abroad so still have a lot of new gems to discover.

Being involved in different sports gives me a good perspective on the post Tiger era where the new generation of golfers and their ridiculous length are forcing golf courses architects to rethink their new courses and adapt their old ones. The changes made in the 17th tee of the Old Course is a good example of that and shows the difficulties involved in bringing a classic to the modern age of golf.

In 2016 Brazil was in the spotlight because Rio hosted the first Olympic golf tournament of the century. My formation as an engineer should provide a lot of information about the venues and I hope to help our readers navigate our country and discover the other good courses out here.

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Jockey Club (Red) 27/09/2019

1st Argentina Ranking 3rd Central & South America Ranking
This was my first experience on a MacKenzie course and I could not have asked for a better one because playing along my friend Javier at 8:30 on a Wednesday, with no one...

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Guarapiranga 26/02/2019

13th Brazil Ranking
With a variety of doglegs to the right and left, this is one of the most technical courses in the country so only the player who can control the ball in both directions w...

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Iguassu Falls 29/08/2018

19th Brazil Ranking
Located near Iguassu Falls, the history of this golf course is entwined with the history of tourism in the city and today probably writes its most important chapter.When...

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Fazenda da Grama 12/06/2017

6th Brazil Ranking 20th Central & South America Ranking
Built in 2006 by Brian Costello this is one of the best golf communities in the country. As such, the golf course is the center of the action with a nice clubhouse set at...

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São Paulo 29/03/2017

3rd Brazil Ranking 6th Central & South America Ranking
Built in 1932 by Stanley Thompson, the top Canadian architect, you might say this course is a classic. If you’re not too familiar with golf course architecture you might...

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Terravista 29/01/2017

5th Brazil Ranking 11th Central & South America Ranking
Imagine playing match play on one of the most beautiful courses in the world against the person who designed and built it. Yes, it doesn’t get any better than this. Why i...

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Aquiraz Riviera 19/09/2016

20th Brazil Ranking
Built on a huge sand dune this is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Brazil. What makes the scenery so special was the architect’s ability to carve the holes in a...

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Itanhangá 06/06/2016

10th Brazil Ranking 41st Central & South America Ranking
This Golf Club has an interesting story, apparently, Getulio Vargas at that time president/dictator of Brazil was a fan of golf but was unable to play at Gavea Golf Club...

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Santapazienza 13/03/2016

1st Brazil Ranking 1st Central & South America Ranking 98th World Ranking
Length – 6.724 Course Rating – 72,7 Slope Rating - 135 Walkability – Hard What golfer has never dreamt about building a golf course where he could invite friends to share...

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Quinta da Baroneza 30/01/2016

11th Brazil Ranking 43rd Central & South America Ranking
Par - 72 Course Rating – 72.6 Slope Rating - 129 Walkability – Hard This is another great project from Dan Blankenship the most prolific golf course architect in Brazil....

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Damha 24/12/2015

17th Brazil Ranking
This is probably the best golf facility in the country, with a nice driving range, a nine holes pitch and putt course, a large putting green and a good golf course. Anoth...

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São Fernando 18/12/2015

8th Brazil Ranking 34th Central & South America Ranking
Built in a valley with a big variety of terrain São Fernando offers players a wide range of challenges that make this course one of the best in the country. Over the...

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Ilha de Comandatuba (Ocean) [NLE] 15/01/2013

I think that Comandatuba is better than São Fernando and much better than Terravista. I would say that Comandatuba is currently the best golf course in the country with S...

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Nordelta 14/01/2013

8th Argentina Ranking 23rd Central & South America Ranking
It's a great challenge and a very scenic golf course bring your camera and a lot of balls.The course is very well mantained and the infraestructure is amazing. From the r...

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