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https://beyondthecontour.com/first-look-cabot-citrus-farms/I saw the above storyline and I think they did a great job with the before and after.Here is my question. Is it me or is too much exposed sand a bit much on these course. I had the same thought when I played Sand Valley the C&C course in WI. The pictures on the new holes at Cabot Citrus are WOW, but it just seems too much.Kind of the less is more or leaving them wanting for more. Am I wrong here?
It'd be nice to get clarification if those are actual "after" pics or just renderings as pointed out in the article. If the latter those are pretty damn realistic looking...
I feel like there has been some criticism in the last year or two of the sandy-scrape "look," causing some of the new courses to run together in our minds. A first-world problem to be sure, as it requires one to visit streamsong, ohoopee, tara iti, sand valley, ballyneal, southern pines, etc. to get a sense of this...maybe it's just an idea based on all the great phots we get to see if one follows the right social media channels, etc.Personally, I don't subscribe to this idea. I have not been to all the places above, but aspire to at some point. They all have nuances worth appreciating. The industry went through 4 decades of building overwatered, tree-lined parkland golf, and if most of the new projects attempt to get back to the game's roots with sandy scrapes and the broken-ground aesthetic, then more power to them! I compare it to links golf...we love all links courses, but from 10,000' they all appear to be rumpled, duney courses next to the sea. Zooming in, they all have a special character that makes we want to get back to links golf ASAP.
Of course there could be too much sand. Pine Valley isn't for everyone. The question is whether they can balance the design with the target audience, or, whether there is enough audience who appreciates the design to make it work.I'm not going to make any judgment on that based on a computer rendering.
I'd be curious for those who know...how often do renderings closely resemble what's put in the ground?Anyone have examples from other projects they'd like to share where "here's what we envisioned, and this was the final result"?
Does this type of arrangement also typically come with a contractual clause that a new rendering be provided if you're unable to build that for whatever impediment you might face?
Quote from: Kalen Braley on January 20, 2023, 04:51:46 PMDoes this type of arrangement also typically come with a contractual clause that a new rendering be provided if you're unable to build that for whatever impediment you might face? Never been asked for that. No use for the images once you build it.What's a contract? Just kidding. Not many in this business.