The 2016 Olympics opening ceremony is a little under a year away, but the crew at the golf course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has been hard at work for quite some time preparing the sport’s return to the games.

The golf course features natural vegetation,  bunkers, a lagoon and sandy, rough ground lining the fairways. It is designed to accomodate 2,500 spectators in the grandstands and 17,500 throughout the course. There will be two 60-competitor tournaments with the women’s event following the men’s competition. The course is now completely grassed and on schedule for its first test event.

Superintendent Neil Cleverly maintains the course with Jacobsen equipment, which recently shared photos of the work in progress.  Click through the slideshow below to see what it looks like to build a golf course from the ground up.

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