Golf in Rio hasn’t really caught on, it’s slowly growing though. There are only two real golf courses, they are only open to non-members if you stay at certain hotels or get an invitation from a member. They are:
Golden Green Golf Club Av. Canal de Marapendi 2901, Barra da Tijuca map, tel 2434-0696. Mon-Sun. Six holes.
Rowing in Rio
This sport has a long tradition here, in fact most of the traditional football clubs started as rowing clubs. Even though, just like in England and US, it started out as a sport for the upper classes today it’s nothing like that; it’s cheap and for everyone. There are a few clubs conveniently located around the lake. They are:
Botafogo Futebol e Regatas (Sacopã) Av. Epitácio Pessoa, 1501, Lagoa map, tel 2539-9985. Just like with golf in Rio you have to become a member.
Clube de Regatas Piraque Av. Borges de Medeiros 1424, Lagóa map, tel 2512-0980. This club is in the area of the big rowing stadium at Lagoa.
Clube de Regatas Vasco da Gama R. General Tasso Fragosso 65, Lagoa map, tel 2156-3939.
Clube de Regatas do Flamengo Av. Borges de Medeiros 997, Lagoa map, tel 2159-0167.
Clube de Regatas Guanabara Av. Borges de Medeiros 1424, Lagoa map, tel 2295-2597 or 2295-7798. Also located in the rowing stadium.
Clube Naval Av. Borges de Medeiros 2364, Lagoa map, tel 3077-6000.