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 to public play, and a teaching academy will be built there to entice Rio residents to learn the game. Additionally, Shipnuck writes, “Partnerships with local universities will help groom a workforce of experts in agronomy and maintenance practices.” As a course at the top of a “must-play list for every well-traveled big-game hunter,” Shipnuck calls the course “the ultimate golf pilgrimage.”
Except for the putting greens, the Olympic Golf Course in Rio is entirely grassed with Zeon Zoysia, one of The Turfgrass Group’s best-selling and most environmentally friendly turfgrass cultivars.
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