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BenWell done. Apart from a few awkward walks and the more than one tunnel I envisioned, the routing may just work. Now, lets assume the Barracks aren't going to give up their playing field for a ne WGGC clubhouse. What can you make of the routing then? I didn't realize the one you did would be so cramped. If it helps any, the land from the house drops down a fair amount to the current 10th green and 9th tee. The 18th comes back up tis incline. The slope is more gentle heading toward A51 cutting through the 8th green and more or less the middle of 11, 12, 13 14 and 16. This is probably a good little exercise for all the wanna be archies on this board and maybe even some seasoned ones. Ciao
James' design preserves a decent amount of the original design with short walks so it gets my vote so far.I think the original 8th and 10th could be left unchanged (as 8th and 16th respectively), both have neat greens. Just put up with slightly longer walks.But would the proposed par 3 17th be steeply up hill or perhaps blind? I remember the current 9th tee being pretty high up.
This is very fine! I think Matt & Boony are on the right track with more par 3s to smooth out the routing. Although, I was hoping to eliminate the the uphill nature of the 9th - a hole I don't care for. I also would like to see the hollow for #5 better used than the current course does. Its a bit of a waste of an excellent feature.Matt#6 looks to have too much turn in the leg too early. It would be one of those layup with a iron and leave a wood home holes. There are serious safety issues with 9 and 10. It might be an idea to push the 10th fairway over to meet the 17th fairway, but still use what looks like an abandoned green.BoonyI think the course looks to be longer than 5600 yards! Maybe 6100ish from the back tees. This could threaten its status as a Open qualifier. Why have you changed the tee for #6?As Paul stated, #17 could be a very harsh par 3, but if a tee further up the bank could found this could be a very interesting hole. #8 might be a bit of a bore, may need to trick that green up. TimI am envisioning practically the entire course shut down during railway construction. There may be a way to play 9 holes or whatever. This will be a major project and the house would obviously be torn down. Ciao
BenI seriously doubt the course can be rebuilt before the track is laid, but I could be wrong. I am envisioning an area much wider than the what is shown as a construction site plus access. I also think you could be right concerning the some play close to the tracks, but that may depend on how fast the train is allowed to run through this area.Ciao