The Olympic Course Experience: Hole No. 12

The 12th of the Rio Olympic Course plays 514 yards for the men and 430 for the women. Watch an exclusive flyover tour with commentary from course architect Gil Hanse.

Released on 7/25/2016

Credits

Starring: Narrated by architect Gil Hanse
Director of Photography: Bret Kalmbach

Transcript

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(light music)
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[Narrator] Hole number 12 of the Rio Olympic courses
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is another brute.
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It plays 514 yards for the men and 430 for the women.
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There's a big deep fairway bunker on the left hand side
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here that's shared between 11 and 12,
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and the golfers who can get close to this bunker
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will have a much better angle in.
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The approach shot goes through a very large,
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very low profile green that sits right down
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by the lagoon.
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To the right side there's environmentally protected
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native vegetation that we weren't allowed to thin out,
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so it could very well be a lost ball for players
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who miss it to the right here.
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Here's a close up of that gigantic fairway bunker
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that's really in play for everyone on this hole.
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And a nice view of the green which has mounds, and hollows,
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and vegetation guarding it rather than bunkering.
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