Rio de Janeiro Olympic
The Rio Olympic Golf Course is a new venue built for the men's and women's individual golf events of the 2016 Summer Games, where golf returned for the first time as an Olympic sport after 112 years. Hanse Golf Course Design was chosen from eight contenders to build the course.
The new golf facility is located at Reserva de Marapendi in Barra da Tijuca – Rio de Janeiro. The Olympic 18-hole course has a links-style feel, mostly comparable to the Australian sand-belt courses and is naturally integrated in the native vegetation. There is plenty of wildlife present at the course, including capybaras (large rodent), caimans (small crocodile) and corujas (burrowing owls). The experience of playing this already legendary course will linger in your memory for ever!