Bid for 2016 Olympic Course Design

I’m excited to share with you that I am part of a design team that will make a final presentation later this month to the Rio 2016 Olympic Committee for the Olympic golf course design project. Our team is led by my good friend and noted architect Gil Hanse. Gil was named GOLF Magazine’s 2009 “Golf Course Architect of the Year” and has designed courses throughout the United States and around the world. He has been entrusted with renovations of The Country Club of Brookline, Fishers Island Club, Los Angeles North and a host of other classic venues. And earlier this year he was commissioned to build 27 new holes at Bandon Dunes in Oregon. Needless to say, to team up with Gil, in association with Gil Hanse Golf Design, and our other partners from The Larkin Group for such a landmark project is a true honor. And for all of you history buffs, 2016 will be the first time since 1904 that golf will be contested in the Games so being a part of this particular design project brings even greater significance for the opportunities this presents for the game of golf locally in Brazil as well as globally.