for Vista Verde Golf Club, Brazil
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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
Check it out!
Very friendly - beautiful and technically interesting course
4.0 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2013
I was in Sao Paulo for business and had an idol weekend day. So I decided to rent a car and go to Vista Verde. A good decision. What you want as a foreigner is to be welcomed and treated nicely. The course is very nicely shaped into the hilly environment and walking the course is somewhat sporty. Fairways and greens often have multiple stages and you find many tee boxes on top of the hills which gives you great views and pleasant drives. If you play from gold some tee shots become a real challenge even for long hitters. A perfectly crushed drive just makes it onto the fairway. The public course is generally in good shape jst the greens are a little grainy and require a bit more maintanance. The club house and installations are basic.
5.0 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2010
The course was different and very beautiful, i did not play but i will try and play next week, but on my tour it looked wonderful. better then some of the courses in the United States.