The Olympic Course Experience: Hole No. 4

The par-3 4th hole on the Rio Olympic Course plays 191 yards for the men and 155 yards for the women, directly into the wind. Watch an exclusive flyover tour with commentary from the 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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[Gil] The par three, fourth hole
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in the Rio Olympic course plays 191 yards for the men
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and 155 yards for the women, directly into the wind.
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The players will hit to this plateau green with a large,
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deep bunker cut into the front of it,
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and down the right-hand side,
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and a lot of the native rustinga vegetation surrounding it.
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The green sits up higher than you think,
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and a misplaced tee shot can take off
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in the wrong direction.
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With the wind and the heavily guarded green,
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this could end up being one of the most difficult holes
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on the property.
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