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Old 07-16-2012, 01:33 AM
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Default Pyramid Structure For Elevated Tee Pads

I have a new job doing course maintenance at my local DG/ball golf course. I'm looking to make a shorter 180' hole more difficult by making an elevated basket in a pyramid structure. We have an abundance of pine logs to be used. I want three levels all in a square shape. I was thinking the first step 10' each side, 2nd would be 7' sides, and the third would be 4' sides. Each step would increase height by 2'. Do you have experience make such a structure? And tips? Example with a picture?
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:11 AM
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check out Whispering Falls hole #15

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/view_i...416&p=1b9563da
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:14 AM
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You probably already know Slymar. Doesn't Morley have a pyramid too?

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You probably already know Slymar. Doesn't Morley have a pyramid too?

I was just about to post this exact same thing
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I for some reason had a bigger set up in mind. When I look at these examples it seems more reasonable going smaller. COS in Weed has a massive one that is about 15-20 tall. Unfortunately there is no pictures on the site.
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^While the Sylmar pyramid looks small in pictures, it's existence is definitely pronounced when playing the hole.
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This is at the Palmetto course at Blue Angel Park. Wasn't all the high, but effective.
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I would definitely check with P&R about any regulations you might be required to meet for construction. Many cities and counties have rules about how wide/tall steps can be. There might be some structural support ordinances as well.
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If you want the terraces of the pyramid to be potential landing areas, you end up with a pretty big project (and lots of dirt). Otherwise, it's just an elevated basket with cool-looking steps to retrieve your disc.

One aspect, positive or negative, is that if the timbers are perpendicular to the line of play from the tee, then discs hitting the pyramid will tend to stop right there. If you turn it 45 degrees, disc hitting them will tend to carom right or left and end up further away. Either might be the effect you want, depending on the situation, but it's something to keep in mind.
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Morley's two pyramids are pretty similar to the one at Sylmar I believe. I thought there were pictures of the ones on holes 5 and 15 here, but I can't find them now.
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