Rio Gets Go-Ahead for Olympic Golf Course

Gil Hanse design for the course, image via planetgolfusa.com

Gil Hanse design for the course, image via planetgolfusa.com

     Environmental concerns over the impact of Rio’s new Olympic golf course were judged to be inconsequential by Judge Eduardo Antonio Klausner, who said in his decision that there was “no new fact justifying… a halt in the implementation of the golf course for the Olympics.” The course, which will host the return of golf to the Olympics, is being constructed from a large nature reserve in western Rio, and while prosecutors argued for a 400-meter-long corridor to protect local flora and fauna, a 32-meter-long wildlife corridor has been judged sufficient.

 
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