On the momentous day when golf was reunited with the Olympic movement after a 112-year absence, Australian Marcus Fraser emerged from a latter-day band of Olympic brothers with the lowest score of a thrilling opening day’s play in Rio de Janeiro. As a new era dawned for the sport amid the colossal carnival which represents […]
The Olympic Golf Course in Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro is taking shape. On Tuesday 20 May the process of planting grass commenced on the first of the 18 holes, hole number 8. Grassing is considered to be the final stage of the project and the predicted timeline for grass growth is 11 months. […]
In what may be a stunning surprise to many, US-based Hanse Golf Course Design won the bid to design the golf course in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games in 2016, beating out industry favourites including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Gary Player and Peter Thomson.