How many holes are there in the Rio Olympics golf course?
The course has 18 holes with greens carefully maintained, golf cart rental, driving range, golf lessons, locker room and all the necessary structure for large-scale events. The club is the place which hosted the return of golf as an Olympic modality after a 112 years and left its legacy to Rio de Janeiro.
Who designed the Olympic golf course?
The Olympic Golf Course was designed by the american architect Gil Hanse. It is the only golf course in Latin America in the international standards and it has an area of 1 million square meters.
Does golf belong at the Olympics?
It was hard to ignore in advance of the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, where golf made its much-ballyhooed return to the Olympics following more than a century’s absence. “Certain things do not belong at the Olympics,” Michael Rosenberg wrote in Sports Illustrated, crystalizing a widely held view.
Where is the Rio 2016 Olympic golf course located?
Privately funded, the new golf facility is located at Reserva de Marapendi in Barra da Tijuca (the district that hosted the largest number of Rio 2016 Olympic Games venues) which sits around nine kilometres from the Athletes’ Village and seven kilometres from the Main Press Centre and International Broadcast Centre.