09 Jun '13, 12am

How's the course for the 2016 Olympics coming along? Here's a photo from earlier this week:

A couple weeks ago, the International Olympic Committee tweeted out a peek at the plans for the course that'll be used when golf returns to the Summer Games in 2016. Now we have a bird's-eye view of the cleared-off property on which the course will be built. The course is being built at Reserva de Marapendi in Barra da Tijuca, the district of Rio de Janeiro that will contain the largest number of Olympic Games venues. It will be "a unique Olympic Games venue," says the IOC, located about three miles from the Athletes' Village and five miles from the Main Press Center and the International Broadcast Center. The course, which was designed by American course architect Gil Hanse – who was chosen for the job a little more than a year ago – will boast a number of sand and water features, including a large inland lake surrounded by several holes on the right side of the photo. Th...

Full article: http://www.pga.com/golf-courses/golf-buzz/2016-olympic-go...

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