The Olympic Course Experience: Hole No. 17

The par-3 17th hole on the Rio Olympic Course plays 133 yards for the men and 120 for the women. Watch an exclusive flyover tour with commentary from course architect Gil Hanse.

Released on 7/25/2016

Credits

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

Transcript

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(bright music)
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[Gil] Next, we go from the shortest par four
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of the Rio Olympic course
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to the shortest par three, number 17,
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which plays 133 yards for the men, and 120 for the women.
00:20
Players will hit to a large green with an interesting shape.
00:23
When you stand on the T,
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the way the green looks and the way it actually is
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are two completely different things.
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The deceivingly tricky bunker on the front left
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cuts right into the center of the green,
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and the main part of the green is almost like a starfish.
00:36
It offers some very clever hole locations.
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