Vista Verde Golf Club
18 Hole Public
Its name is self-explanatory: those who venture onto the fairways of VistaVerde Golf Club find themselves completely surrounded by nature. The course is set within a 173 acre area amongst valleys and hills passing through native forests in Araçariguama, a city in São Paulo State, only 30 minutes from the capital . American architect Dan Blankenship managed to combine in a single project a layout which is enjoyable to amateurs and quite challenging for professional golfers at the same time, for the 7021 yards they meet with are filled with obstacles. There are four different tee boxes, each suited to the varying skills of visiting golfers. The greens at Vista Verde are of Bermuda Tifeagle grass, allowing cut of three millimeters resulting in fast greens which require precision putting. Blankenship managed to create holes that demand from the golfer not only precise shots, but also good decisions and strategies for the play.
Design: Dan Blankenship
Length: 7021 yards, Par: 72
- Driving Range
- Putting Green
- Chipping Green
Visitors are welcome every day except Monday.
|Green Fee||Tue - Fri||Sat, Sun, Holidays|
|18 Holes||BRL 190 (31 €)||BRL 350 (56 €)|
- Locker rooms
- Pro Shop
- Clubs for hire
- Electro-cart for hire
4.2 of 5 stars5 Reviews
Most Recent Reviews
Difficult, but beautiful experience
4.0 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2018
I Played the course yesterday on a very hot day, which made it quite difficult since the course is very undulating. I chose to walk the course, but was very tired at some point prior to tee off because the many tees are on a hill top. At the end I was very very tired. I would recommend you to rent a cart.
The course is very nice located, and the views are really nice. Some holes are very difficult, but the caddies are there to help (You are not allowed to play without a caddie if you play the course for the first time). My caddie did not speak English though but we managed to understand each other somewhat good. The fairways are really nice, although at the time it was quite dry. Greens are OK, some minor weeds, but very fast and undulating and difficult.
Make sure you bring everything for you game, the "shop" is lacking basic things. I forgot to bring my glove (left), but the shop only had right gloves so I had to play without a glove, which made my game even harder.
All in all, a nice course to play. Make sure to get a cart and bring your gear prior to get to the course. You can pay the game and in the restaurant with credit card, but caddies are paid separately and only accepts cash (70 reales)
Beautifull Brasilian outback
4.0 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
Traditionally I try to play a round of golf when I am on a business trip. Because it is hard to find a public course in Sao Paulo, I ended up at the Vista Verde Golf Club. I booked a time via the mail and found out that English is hardly spoken on the club. This does not make it easy, but has it charms.
It took 30 minutes by taxi from Alphaville (100 Reais) before arriving in what feels like the Brasílian Outback. I was very warm welcomed and got a rental set (John Daly) with steel shafts. As stated in an earlier review, the price can feel ambiguous. Because of the bad English, it is hard to understand what you pay for, but in the end I had a green fee, buggy, set and caddy for around 500 Reais. The caddy cost an extra 50 in the end and you need to pay them lunch (8 Reais). It is not cheap, but very much worth it.
The course is beautiful, difficult and sometimes unfair but in a breath-taking environment. Lots of doglegs and high placed tee boxes. Sometimes a blind shot, but the caddy assists. Because of its design, the course have a lot of OUBs, but it is easy to stay away from. While there is enough rain in the hills, the course is very green. Greens are always undulated and quite fast. The maintenance of the course can be better, but keep in mind that it is not Dubai that your playing.
After a round of golf, you can take a shower. Towels are available.
All in all a great golfing experience and a really good spending of a Sunday!!
Very interesting course - definitely worth a visit
4.0 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2014
This is one of the most interesting courses I've played, though not necessarily the most pleasant. It's very hilly, there's hardly a level fairway. The challenges are very challenging. Sometimes you're hitting across a cliff. You probably haven't played anything like it. Very well kept, definitely worth a look.
The course is large, not walkable at all.
The main drawbacks for me:
1) not easy to find - the GPS couldn't get me there. It's worth calling them and asking for directions before getting in your car.
2) the price - ask them about the green fee, but also ask for the price of the golf cart and caddie, as you'll be needing those
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