Hanse said construction on the course, which will include features similar to Royal Melbourne, is expected to begin in October and end by mid-2014. Tests events are expected in 2015.
Hanse and his team will be paid $300,000 for the design of the Olympic course, which will host a 72-hole stroke-play event for men and women with 60 players in each field. Local organizers will handle the cost of building the venue.
The course will be built at the Reserva de Marapendi in Barra, about 3 miles from the athletes' village and four miles from the main press center and the international broadcast center.
The designers made their final presentations to organizers last month and the winner was chosen by a selection committee comprised of Nuzman, Dawson and other local Olympic representatives.
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