The Olympic Course Experience: Hole No. 3

The par-4 third hole on the Rio Olympic Course plays 351 yards for the men and 321 yards 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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(light melodic music)
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[Gil] The third hole on the Rio Olympic Course
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is a short par 4, but it probably has
00:14
the most intimidating-looking tee shot on the course.
00:17
Water is in play down the left-hand side
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of the hole all the way to the green
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and the entire right-hand side is lined
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with the indigenous Restinga vegetation.
00:26
This hole turns back into the wind,
00:28
but if they move up the tees on certain days
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the players can definitely try to drive this green.
00:35
The green itself is long and narrow from side to side
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but not very deep from front to back.
00:40
Throw in these large bunkers on each side,
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plus all that water and, all of a sudden,
00:45
it doesn't seem so drivable after all.
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