Troubles continue to mount for Rio Olympic Golf Course
Rio Olympic Golf Course prior to the Olympic games <br>(Olympic Photo)
Rio Olympic Golf Course prior to the Olympic games
(Olympic Photo)

(December 11, 2016) -- The news is only getting worse for the Olympic Golf Course. On Friday the Associated Press reported that a Brazilian judge had frozen the course assets of Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes. The freeze comes as a result of a charge that said the course developer wasn't properly taxed.

Mayor Eduardo Paes plans to appeal the decision but the news comes just weeks after it was reported by Agence France-Presse that the course could 'die' in the near future due to struggles with maintenance. The Brazilian Golf Confederation disputed that report.

The AP report continues and says that the course needs $80,000 for course maintenance each month after costing $20 million to build over a three year period.

It also appears as if course use remains an issue and the clubhouse is sill unfinished.

-Story first report by the Associated Press and contributed to by Golfweek

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