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Back in June I had the pleasure of playing two holes and viewing the rest. I made the trip with two friends who do not regularly post here...Jeremy Brofsky and Jeff Lewis. After the round, as the three of us were raving about what they experienced and I mostly saw visually, we got into a discussion regarding what was is...a restoration or a renovation...and it immediately became clear that it is neither...and certainly is not a "new" course. After further discussion, someone (frankly I am not sure but I think it was Jeremy) had a great answer: REINCARNATION.So now, my question is...what other reincarnations are "out there". This is the only "full reincarnation" I can think of...but there certainly courses with a limited number of hole reincarnations (for example any "template" course). And there are the courses mostly built 20-30 years ago attempting to copy some of the great individual holes that preceded them (I remember one course in the Orlando area that I played in the 70's).But I think other questions are: 1. is this deserving of a new category?2. if so, is reincarnation the best name?3. are there any others out there amongst the 38,000+ courses in the world.BTW...having just played Hanse's Ballyshear in Thailand, I would classify it as a "partial" reincarnation.One last point...my guess is that others will follow Peter Flory's brilliant pioneering steps and attempt "reincarnations" of other courses. Peter has already posted on this site regarding the original 9 hole Ocean Links in Newport. As the technology improves and expands...this could be start of something much bigger over time.
What would be wrong with calling it a replica?
This is a serious question. Considering the template holes used by CBM at NGLA, based on the replies so far, wouldn't that be best described more as a "re-creation" than an "original design" as the new Lido was built on the same premise, that of reproducing 18 great holes from another location, in this case, all from a single golf course?