A guide to the third hole of the Rio Olympic Golf Course ahead of the 2016 Olympics in August

Rio Olympic Golf Course Hole by Hole: Hole 3

Hole 3 – Par 4 – 394 yards

As long as you put your tee shot in the right area on the third it should offer a very good birdie chance.

At only 394-yards most players will be hitting some sort of gap wedge into the green, whilst longer hitters could be getting very close to the putting surface.

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Water comes into play for those that pull their tee shots or are going for the green from the tee.

The green is where all the fun begins.

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Looking back down the 3rd hole from the left-hand greenside bunker

If you miss the three greenside bunkers – two on the right and one running the length of the left hand side – you then have to negotiate the many different green complexes.

Some of the pin placements here can be evil and could leave players three or four putting – instead of walking off with a birdie.

A tricky hole that, if played well, can wield a birdie, but you must put your ball in the correct position.

James Mason of planetgolfreview.com travelled to Rio to produce the guide of the 2016 Olympic Golf Course of Golf Monthly

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