Olympic Golf Course
The first public championship-level course in the whole of Brazil, the Olympic golf course has gained a reputation world-wide for its perfect greens and the invigorating challenge it bears. Venue to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, a round of golf on this fantastic golf course is truly a unique experience, and certainly not something to miss when on a golf holiday in Rio de Janeiro.
Measuring an impressive 6522 metres from the first tee, the Olympic golf course is sure to test each and every aspect of your game and will keep you on your toes throughout. This unforgettable golf course will leave a lasting legacy of unbeatable golf and will raise the standards of golf courses across Brazil. Fortunately for those bearing a lower handicap, both ordinary and elite golfers will be able to play the Olympic golf course, but this is not to say that either will find it to be an easy round. Boasting an open layout, on the Olympic golf course players will be able to admire the beauty of the surrounding areas with ease.
18 Holes, Bar, Buggy Hire, Changing Facilities, Club Hire, Driving Range, Pro Shop, Putting Green, Restaurant, Short game practice area, Trolley Hire
Despite being set on an open landscape, players should not be lured into a false sense of security as it will only intensify the challenge the course bears due to the surrounding winds threatening to manipulate their shot wayward. The terrain of the Olympic golf course is relatively flat where elevation never fluctuates more than 30 feet in total, yet the architects of this golf course have implemented subtle natural contours to create unique features on the 5th, 11th and 15th holes. Routed in two returning nines, players here can take in the distinctive nature of each nine. However, both nines commence with a long and challenging par-5 requiring a powerful shot to overcome the prevailing wind.
Some signature holes on the Olympic golf course include the 3rd hole, a short par-4 boasting a challenge consisting of a left dogleg and three pinnable areas on the green. The beauty of this hole is that players can enjoy flexibility in the yardage that it can be played from. For an invigorating challenge, the 12th hole is a fantastic choice and is the longest par-4 on the Olympic golf course. On this hole, players must overcome a series of mounds and dunes on the approach, then a lagoon on the second shot. With an array of hazards, golfers will find every element of their golfing skill challenged and pushed to its limit.