Golf teed off for the first time at the Olympics since 1904 with Danny Lee the first of two New Zealanders to finish their opening rounds this morning.

Danny Lee carded an unspectacular round of 72, one over par, in what were the best conditions of the day.

With the wind picking up around the links-style course, fellow Kiwi Ryan Fox got his round underway in one of the last groups to tee off and was -1 after seven holes on the front nine.

Early clubhouse leader Marcus Fraser of Australia carded an impressive opening round of 63, eight under par.