Take a stab at routing / designing your own course within a mountain environment. Create a routing plan, add design details / strategy, etc...it's your world.
18-hole (championship) golf course
Short / par 3 course experience
Ignore 'blue' dashed line
Post your concepts for The Workshop to explore...
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@connoradougherty this is really well thought out. Appreciate all the time you have put into this puzzle. You have gone above and beyond anything I expected anyone to produce. :) My only feedback is with the grading. Being a mountain site and not very suitable for an easy build, don’t be afraid to make some 20-30 foot cuts and fills. You have the power! It’s just dirt, or rock. ;) Keep up the good work!
Attached is a .dwg export of the topo I created for this exercise, if it helps you at all. It's in 3D, so it's not a flat plan of the area. It's mainly the index lines with more detail in some of the steeper areas. It's also messy in some spots, so tread carefully!
@David Kahn , I just got AutoCad for work and was thinking of coming back to this to do a more detailed grading plan (I had a base one done that I'll put up here in a minute) would you happen to have this topo plan in a dwg file already? If not I can work on tracing the contour lines. I'm definitely rusty with AutoCad, so I think this will be a great exercise to brush up on some of those skills!
Nice work and happy holidays! I'm curious to know where this site is as well @David Kahn ?
Hope you had a good holiday! Here is my development of the routing, including more defined golf features and strategies. I look forward to any comments. I've envisioned the holes with as little earth-moving as possible (outside of tee/green sites), although there are certainly spots where some will be warranted.
To go along with the "Championship" course, I've included a short course, driving range, putting green along with a main lodge/clubhouse and additional cabins. By the way, where is this topo actually located? I'm envisioning a pacific northwest type of terrain and foliage? Just curious.
And the yardages:
Sorry to spam the thread! But on second look I wasn't liking the steep nature of 7 and 8 so I re-worked the back half of the front nine, realizing I need to tack back-and-forth up the hill to make that work. Here's an updated routing and elevation chart.
Thanks for the feedback! I studied the topo further and realize a few holes in my first attempt were rather daunting. I've re-routed things that, I hope, address the more egregious areas. Had to give up on what I thought were solid gold green sites but they led me into dead ends so had to let them go. It's quite a challenge!
Second iteration is below. I've also included a chart of elevation changes for each hole per your grading studies comment, a great suggestion btw. This was helpful in showing I still might have some tough tee shots at 7 (and possibly 8 and 12?). Wonder what your thoughts are there.
I've started adding golf features and strategies to see how that affects the routing and hope to post that along shortly.