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Regular Joe can play Sunningdale, but nor Morfontaine. That was the criteria
Quote from: Steve Okula on September 18, 2014, 01:36:10 PMI was at Morfontaine today. It's a masterpiece and in immaculate condition. Any list that does not Morfontaine at least in Europe's top 100 can be dismissed as the work of clowns.To be fair: the list excluded private clubs
I was at Morfontaine today. It's a masterpiece and in immaculate condition. Any list that does not Morfontaine at least in Europe's top 100 can be dismissed as the work of clowns.
Why isn't there a GCA Top 100 ?Would I be right in saying that even with the modest amount of members it would still be the largest amount of people involved in formulating such a list?Happy to provide HD access to my database of 3D golf courses to assist.
Greg,they have it on their website, but it is only in German. So this is my translation to it:THIS IS HOW THE GJ RANKING WORKSWe work with a 100 point system for the course testing, though you will see an index on the ranking. This is why:The last 306 candidates for the 100 best courses in europe were ranked with the 100 point system. After that we eliminated the category condition, because the condition is especially dependant on the season, month, day or even hour. For an absolut fair and comparable result we would have to play all the courses in the same season and same weather which is impossible.If we would have eliminated the 12 point for the condition from the beginning, there would have been a big confusion. For an example: The Stadium Course at Bro Hof Slott GC recently ranked with 91 points (published GJ 6/14). Without the condition it would only get 79 points. So instead of confusing by publishing two different results, we worked with an Index.First step: calculating an average value of all of the tested courses (basic index) and set it to 100. Because Europes courses are very high leveled and very close to another, we received a lot of identical results. So we specified further if 10 or even 15 of the courses were on the same rank. With the three categories, requirements (Anspruch), Design and setting, we calculated a bonus, which we added to their basic index, but without changing the overall ranking itself.THIS IS HOW GJ RANKSDemandmostly decided through the general Course Rating, for countries with SSS-System there is a special Formula. men's and women's tees are included in the rating. After the officially defined level of difficulty our Rater will evalutate.conditionmaximum 12 points. quality of greens, fairways, approaches, bunkers, rough... only a snapshot of the day the Rater was playing there.designmaximum 24 points. It doesn't matter if the routing or layout is from a famous architect. The core question: Is it fun?Whether the round of golf has enough variation and also offers enough strategic choices or thinking, we check with a list. This list has more than two dozen criterias: form, size, ondulations of the greens, gradient and length of fairways, location of sand and water hazards, fairness, memorability...settingif the course is pleasing to the eye it can earn up to 20 points. Displeasing are: power lines, wind wheel, too many Villas on the side of the Fairway, Noice....Servicemaximum of 15 Punkte. The offer of practice areas, also the restaurant and locker rooms, cars and ballwasher ( GJ even says on their website that they don't give a full point for ballwashers...)Bonusup to 5 extra points for the golfer's dream destination: TOC, Pebble, Valderrama...GJ IndexWith this number the golfer is able to find the price-performance value of each course in a second. If it is 1.0 there is a good relation between the quality and the costs. Higher Index courses are cheap, in the case of a 0.x the price is too expensive.