POSTED: May 20th 2014

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics golf course starts grass planting works

The Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro / Rio 2016
The Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro / Rio 2016

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The first grass of the Olympic Golf Course in Barra de Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, was planted Tuesday. The grass, planted on hole 8, will take 11 months to grow and is the final stage of the golf course project.

“We have taken another important step in constructing the Olympic Golf Course today,” Rio 2016 Director of Sport and Paralympic Integration said. “The planting of grass is the last construction activity for each hold on the course, following the completion of the earthworks, irrigation, and finishing.”

Once the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games are over, the Olympic Golf Course will be the first public golf course in Rio de Janeiro.

The course began construction in April 2013 after golf was reintroduced to the Olympic Programme for the first time in 112 years.

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