What will Gil Hanse's 2016 Olympic golf course look like?

There’s a grouping of golf courses in Australia around Melbourne called the Sand Belt. There are some great golf courses down there. All the photographs of those courses look very similar to what we’re going to try to produce, at least in some way, shape or form. So Jim Wagner and I are headed down to Australia to spend a week researching and looking around, learning, understanding. What we glean from that visit will help us with the design and the construction of the course in Rio. People always say “links.” That’s kind of an easy term for people who say, “I know what a ‘links’ golf course looks like.” It’s probably going to be a combination of a links course — very open, sandy, Scottish — and then melding that with the Sand Belt landscape around Melbourne.

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