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The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Golf Course (Portuguese: Campo Olímpico de Golfe) is a new venue built for the golf tournaments of the 2016 Summer Olympics, [1][2] within the Marapendi Natural Reserve in the Barra da Tijuca zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Olympic Golf Course
(Rio de Janeiro)
Golfe Rio 2016.jpg
The golf course as of December 2015
Club information
Coordinates 23°00′18″S 43°24′11″W / 23.005°S 43.403°W / -23.005; -43.403Coordinates: 23°00′18″S 43°24′11″W / 23.005°S 43.403°W / -23.005; -43.403
Location Reserva de Marapendi,
Barra da Tijuca,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Established 2016
Type Public (Post-Olympics)
Owned by City of Rio de Janeiro
Operated by Rio de Janeiro Olympics Organizing Committee
Total holes 18
Tournaments hosted 2016 Summer Olympic Golf Tournaments
Website Rio 2016 Olympic venues
Designed by Gil Hanse
Par 71
Length Men: 6,516 m (7,128 yd)
Women: 5,711 m (6,245 yd)
Course record Men: 63 Marcus Fraser, Matt Kuchar (2016)
Women: 62 Maria Verchenova (2016)

The golf course was designed by Gil Hanse and the clubhouse chosen by competition, won by Pedro Évora and Pedro Rivera, from the Brazilian office Rua Arquitetos.

Map of the course

Golf returned to the Olympics in 2016 after more than a century, last played in 1904,[3] and featured two events, the men's and women's individual events.

After the Summer Olympics end, the golf course will be opened to the public.[1]

Contents

Scorecard (metres)Edit

Olympic Golf Course[4]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Par 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 3 4 35 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 71
Men (m) 552 444 321 175 500 179 451 157 337 3116 539 446 470 438 209 377 277 122 522 3400 6516
Women (m) 490 398 294 142 451 162 374 141 296 2748 481 384 393 373 174 342 241 110 465 2963 5711

Scorecard (yards)Edit

Olympic Golf Course[4]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Par 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 3 4 35 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 71
Men (yd) 604 486 351 191 547 196 493 172 369 3409 590 488 514 479 229 412 303 133 571 3719 7128
Women (yd) 536 435 321 155 493 177 409 154 324 3004 526 420 430 408 190 374 264 120 509 3241 6245

Any discrepancy between metre and yard distances is due to round off error when converting from SI units to USC units.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Olympic Games Facilities: Barra Region". brasil2016.gov.br. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rio de Janeiro Olympic venues map". www.rio2016.com. Archived from the original on 17 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "2016 Olympics: New Events Debuting in Rio". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Golf" (PDF). Official Spectator Guide. Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 

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