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Grading Permit Issued, Rio Olympic Course Finally Starts!

The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic golf course has commenced construction after numerous delays.

Necessary permits were issued late Friday, April 19th and architect Gil Hanse has begun shaping course features which will play host the first Olympic golf competition since 1904.

"We are obviously very excited to begin this new chapter in the construction of the golf course," Hanse said.  "The clearing of the non-native vegetation from the property revealed a great deal of character and nuance in the site, and we are trying to preserve and enhance these natural features as we begin shaping the upper holes on the course.  It really feels good to get going as it has been quite an effort by the entire team to secure the permits, and it is nice to now be able to focus on the task at hand of building this golf course."

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Reader Comments (6)

Very best luck to the team down there. I'm sure it will turn out great. Hopefully the weather holds up during this stretch.
04.23.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPHK
04.23.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBlue Canyon
Agree totally with PHK.
Updates with earthmovers in bikinis would be appreciated. Diesel powered stuff would be ok too.

Go get 'em, Gil. We all wish you and your team the best, and as said, let the good weather and safe and productive times roll!
04.24.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Need any long term help! I'm at Whistling Straits presently & have helped build/grow in a course in Uruguay S.A. along with working at 7 others including Augusta and have heard a lot of good things about you!
Congrads Mr. Gil Hanse!
04.25.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRick Schmelzer
Congratulations from Maple Leaf, Port Charlotte, FL. We wish you well and look forward to seeing the finished product!
04.29.2013 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Miller

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