The Olympic Course Experience: Hole No. 15

The 412-yard 15th hole on the Rio Olympic Course's plays 412 yards for the men and 374 yards 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 melodic music)
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[Gil] The Rio Olympic Course's 15th hole is a turn
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for home and this is where players start
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to get a real opportunity to score again.
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At 412 yards from the tips,
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it's the ultimate risk-reward par four
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with a bunker center cut in the fairway
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that requires about about a 320 yard tee shot
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to carry for the men.
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So, players really have to decide whether to lay up short,
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go left, go right, or carry the bunker.
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It's an interesting point in the round.
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The green sits up on a plateau with a really sharp run up
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and there are some interesting hole locations here.
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Here's a closer look at
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that strategically-placed fairway bunker.
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Players will find some of the more dramatic bunkering
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on the golf course on the front left of this green.
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So, a back-left pin will be hard to get to.
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