Olympic Golf Course to Open in Rio for Public Play This Weekend

According to an article posted on GolfAdvisor.com yesterday, the golf course that hosted the 2016 Summer Olympic competition last month in Rio de Janeiro will open for public play this coming Saturday, October 1. Green fees will be $75 for Brazilians and will range from $150 to $225 for foreigners. The keeper of the course, […]

September 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Olympic Golf Course Now the “Ultimate Golf Pilgrimage”

According to an online article posted by Golf.com last Friday (August 26) and written by Alan Shipnuck, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, the Olympic Golf Course is “a field of dreams” for the city of Rio de Janeiro, now that the 2016 Summer Olympic competitions are now over. Plans are to soon reopen the course […]

August 29th, 2016|Categories: Zeon Zoysia|

Olympics Golf Course Welcomes Competition Today

After years of preparation, a new world-class golf course in Rio de Janeiro welcomed Olympic golfers to competition today. In an article posted by the Washington Post last week, writer Adam Kilgore described the twists and turns that course construction took over the past few years. For the first time in 112 years, golf is […]

August 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Golf Digest Presents Green Star Award for Environmental Stewardship to the Rio Olympic Golf Course

In an article posted on July 13, 2016, by Golf Digest, writer Ron Whitten discussed whether the selection of Gil Hanse as the architect for the Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro was fair. Deep into the story, though, was the announcement that Golf Digest has presented the Green Star Award for Environmental Stewardship […]

July 20th, 2016|Categories: Zeon Zoysia|

“A Gold Metal for Golf Course Architecture”

In the June 13 issue of Golfweek, Bradley S. Klein described the Olympics golf course in Rio de Janeiro as featuring a “dazzling array of windswept, half-par holes and risk/reward alternatives.” The par-71 course was designed by Gil Hanse and Amy Alcott. The 242-acre site is located practically next to the Atlantic Ocean and within […]

July 15th, 2016|Categories: Zeon Zoysia|

2016 Olympics Golf Course Impresses Players in Test Event

Held on March 8, 2016, the official “test event” for the golf course slated to host the 2016 Olympics golf competition in Rio de Janeiro attracted only nine Brazilian players but still earned top marks from contestants. One player described course as “an incredible venue” and “difficult, but not unfair.” She also said that course […]

March 21st, 2016|Categories: Zeon Zoysia|

2106 Olympics Golf Course Completed and “Looks Good”

An interview on NBC Sports, posted online on February 2, featured NBC travel insider Matt Ginella who had recently spoken to Gil Hanse, the golf course architect who designed the course slated to host the 2016 Olympics golf competition in Rio de Janeiro this summer. Here’s a portion of what Ginella reported:

“The best news is […]

February 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

BlueJack National Makes Klein’s Top Ten Moments in 2015

Bradley S. Klein, senior writer for Golfweek and a former PGA Tour caddie, named his visit to Bluejack National as one of his “top 10 moments in 2015.” In a blog post dated December 18, he described the first course designed in the U.S. by Tiger Woods as “surprisingly understated, with wide-open ground game options […]

January 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tune In to the Golf Channel Tonight for the Premiere of the Golf Academy at Bluejack National

Today, Bluejack National golf club in Houston, TX, announced that tonight (January 12) the Golf Channel will air the first of four segments about the Golf Academy. Bluejack National is the first golf course in the United States designed by Tiger Woods.

Last fall, Golf Channel crews filmed the episodes on Bluejack holes #1, #2, #4 […]

January 12th, 2016|Categories: Zeon Zoysia|

Have You Limed Lately?

Most people have heard of pH, which refers to whether something is acidic or alkaline. But did you know that your soil’s pH level can dramatically affect the health (and, consequently, the look) of your turfgrass?

For a basic understanding, pH is an abbreviation of the “power of hydrogen” — the “p” is short for potenz […]

January 4th, 2016|Categories: General|