Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Course


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2014)
For Hanse Golf Course Design

In 2016 Gil Hanse’s brawny layout hosted the first Olympic golf event for over 100 years. South Atlantic winds and an inner-outer loop routing gave the competitors plenty to think about. The course’s crumpled fairways and elegant greens are testament to HGCD’s hands-on construction approach.


  • Bunker Finishing
  • Native Transplant
  • Finish Shaping
  • Academy Shaping