The Olympic Course Experience: Hole No. 6

The par-3 fourth hole on the Rio Olympic Course plays 196 yards for the men and 177 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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(powerful music)
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[Voiceover] Hole number six on the Rio Olympic course
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is a fun par three that play 196 yards for the men,
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and 177 yards for the women.
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Here the players will hit over a sand dune
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into a semi-blind punch bowl-like green.
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Because the green sits so low compared to
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the mounds on the right, you can feed your tee shot
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off the slope and into the green,
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which makes it a creative approach.
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Just don't go too far right, or you'll end up in the bunker.
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The green is large and receptive,
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so we're likely to see some great play here.
00:44
(lively music)
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