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All our threads and all our posts here can be placed in one of a limited number of 'baskets'Which basket do you think is the most important one? Which has the most value, or has the potential to do the most good? (You can define what 'important', 'value' and 'good' means to you). Is it where to play/what ranks highest? Equipment? Sustainability? New projects/renovations? History, and historical research?Construction and maintenance practices? Publicity and Marketing?Organizing gca.com events?Etc Peter
I'd very, very much like it to be about sustainability and biodiversity, but I realise they might not be the sexiest subjects for most around here, so Course tours will have to suffice.However, compared to most of the news nowadays, there's very little important about golf course architecture. F.
waterdrier, firmer golf ideally, becoming more acceptable, influencing the architecture more.
The future of golf.The top ~30 or so courses will both survive and prevail. The next ~30-500 will survive. So will the large but declining well kept and well kent local courses. The ones in the middle (85+% of all the golf courses in the world) will all struggle to survive.
Jerry: well put.Jud_T: did you really describe Sweetens Cove as minimalist? I have not been there but every description I have read makes it sound like a total shape-fest on what was once flat ground. That's fine if you like it, but calling that minimalist just confuses the subject completely. It's got more in common with Tobacco Road than The Loop.