Check out the first Olympic golf course in 112 years (photos)


The course for the first Olympic golf tournaments in 112 years is getting prepared for the Olympic golf test event, slated for the first quarter of 2016.

Course construction finished in January, designer Gil Hanse said. The clubhouse will be ready in November, according to Golfweek.

The Rio Olympic golf tournaments will include 60 men and 60 women each, with no more than four players per nation (no more than two once past the top 15 in world rankings).

Here are images from Tuesday of how the course is shaping up:

source:  The 12th hole near the green, with the Olympic Village in the background.

source:  “The old tree,” which is around 100 years old and on the 13th hole.

source:  The 16th green.

source:  The 17th green.

source:  The 18th hole, looking from the green.

source:  The 18th hole.

source:  The clubhouse, under construction.

source:  The driving range.

source:  The practice green with the clubhouse in the background.

source:  The practice…

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