2106 Olympics Golf Course Completed and “Looks Good”

February 12, 2016


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 that the course looks good, the course is done, and it’s exactly the way I think that Gil and his partner, Jim Wagner, wanted the golf course. So, for as many times as Gil is asked, ‘How is the golf course? How is Rio? How is the course going to be for the Olympics?’ the good news is that the course is going to be the course he wanted to build.”

The Olympics golf course is 88% grassed with Zeon Zoysia on the fairways and roughs.

To watch the full two-minute interview and read the accompanying article, click here.

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