Sao Paulo is the financial center of Brazil and is amongst the most populated cities in the world. The city has a plethora of options for off course activities for the golfing visitor in terms of culture, with over 100 museums, including The Sao Paulo Art Museum (listed by the Brazilian Institute of History and Art Heritage). There is the splendid Architecture, from The Sao Paulo Cathedral and the Patio do Colégio Church, to more recent buildings like the Edifício Copan, and Sao Paulo is the home of the Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix (November) and colourful Sao Paulo Carnival (March).
Despite the impact of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, golf in Brazil is still comparatively difficult to access for the average person. However, tour companies such as Riolize Golf, who specialise in golf holidays in Brazil, are making it easier for golfing visitors to play great golf in this massive South American country. Sao Paulo area, courses offer some great layouts and sceneries. It is home to one of the best and oldest courses in Brazil, Sao Paulo Golf Club. Originally designed by Stanley Thompson (renowned designer of Banff Springs), Robert Trent Jones Jr. refurbished the course in 2005. Sao Paulo Golf Club hosted the Brazil São Paulo 500 Years Open in 2000, an event to celebrate 500 years of Brazil. The tournament was famous for being Padraig Harrington’s second European Tour victory.
Other courses we would recommend: Sao Fernando Golf Club, Club de Campo de Sao Paulo and Vista Verde Golf Club.