Olympic Venue

Golf Course

Barra da Tijuca – Venue for the Golf Competitions of the Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games

Barra Cluster

The Olympic golf course has been built at Reserva de Marapendi in Barra da Tijuca, the district that will contain the largest number of Rio 2016 Olympic Games venues. It will be a unique Olympic Games venue, located approximately nine kilometres from the Athletes’ Village and seven kilometres from the Main Press Centre (MPC) and the International Broadcast Centre (IBC), South of Avenida das Americas and North of Lagoa de Marapendi.

After the 2016 Olympic Games, the course will be used as a public facility with the chief purpose of promoting golf in Brazil and the globe, representing one of the most important Olympic Games legacies for sport development in the country.


A few facts and figures about the course:

Avenida das Americas N°899,
Barra da Tijuca,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Site Coordinates
23° 00’00.26″ S,
43° 24′ 28.41″ W.
Driving Distance
From Olympic Village – 9km
MPC – 7km
IBC – 7km
Airport – 35km
Venue Developer
Venue Designer
Gil Hanse Golf Course Design
Total Land Area
979,955 m2
Club House Area
2,312 m2
Maintenance Building
Area 1500 m2
Venue Description
The par for the championship layout of the course will be 71, with the total length for the Men’s competition being 6522m and for the Women’s competition 5944m.

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