The Olympic Course Experience: Hole No. 8

The par-3 eighth hole on the Rio Olympic Course plays 172 yards for the men and 154 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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(gentle orchestral music)
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[Narrator] Hole number eight on the
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Rio Olympic course is a par three
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that plays 172 yards for the men,
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and 154 for the women.
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The theme of this hole is bunkers.
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There are a lot of them to navigate
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leading up to this green,
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and around the back of it,
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and they're big, and deep.
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The green is higher on the right side,
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and feeds down into a valley on the left.
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A big sprawling bunker is cut into
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the left side of the green,
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and an appendage of the green
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wraps behind that bunker.
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On the days when the hole will be cut
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on that back shelf, it'll be really hard to get to.
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