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MikeExactly! I think the answer is relatively few and certainly not those who've never seen it. And yet it is all so absurdly simple, which is what makes it great.I don't think it is wholly down to a lack of imagination on the part of architects, but more that modern design is always compromised by the perceived need for courses to be very easy to maintain. I admired the severity of the featuring at Huntercombe, but have been on many a construction site where such severe features would never make it onto the ground, as they could not be mown with a ride on machine. The modern construction process also tends to smooth things out, which is why we so admire the modern courses where sharp features make it through construction. I know that in the past my own desire for sharp featuring has not made it onto the ground. When everything was built and mown by hand it was just accepted. Not so nowadays.
I think Huntercombe should be the cornerstone of the 2013 Buda Cup.
Of course we will Bill but only after we've viisted Ireland.I thnk that makes Huntercombe Buda XV?
I'm not sure a 2-ball course, no matter how good a 2-ball course, would make a good base for BUDA.