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This is just a personal, small-minded thing but I have an extreme dislike for company names for golf courses.
I really dislike these company names, but I also have an issue with names such as The European, Renaissance, St. Patrick's Links, and other kind-of meaningless names. They don't have any connection to the area they are located in. I also don't like the use of "links" in a name; it's very American .
Golf magazine article - oh, and the back of Doak’s head! :https://apple.news/ASyXnmGSbS8654d9uTop1pA
Niall:We’ve been given a free hand as to what to build.We discussed the idea of building no bunkers at all, however that generally works better on compact sites with rugged features, and this site is much bigger than that. So I think we will have some bunkers, but Clyde is keen to make the contouring of the approaches the star attraction.We have also discussed the possibility of using some sleepers as the railway line is actually almost adjacent to the course. We have not yet set on a bunker style though. Ask me again this summer!
Sean:If we get compared to Tom Simpson when we are finished, we would happily take the compliment. I’m not sure I am that good, but perhaps Clyde is.
Quote from: Ally Mcintosh on December 16, 2022, 01:58:45 PMGood article.Clearly the Castle Stuart site has been farmed for the last xxx years. What I couldn’t tell is whether there is sand underneath the organic stuff on top. And if so, how far under.Hi Ally:Well, we have just paid archaeologists a lot of money to find stuff to pay them more to catalogue, but as part of that they dug trenches all over the site, so we got to see how much topsoil we will have to remove in order to get to the sand. It varies across the site -- and the work by the castle wasn't done when we were there -- but there is sand pretty much throughout the lower part of the site, generally within a foot of the surface.
Good article.Clearly the Castle Stuart site has been farmed for the last xxx years. What I couldn’t tell is whether there is sand underneath the organic stuff on top. And if so, how far under.
I have to admit I no longer have a clue which Cabot course is being discussed these days...which is annoying enough that I often don't pay attention. The names are too similar and very bland. Sure, that's sign of grumpiness 😎.
An article about the course, with a view of the routing:https://www.golfdigest.com/story/cabot-highlands-scotland-tom-doak-courseYou can see the criss-cross opener/starter, as well as a few other really neat ideas. Appreciate this is all subject to change, but excited to see its progression.