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Old 11-06-2016, 02:53 PM
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I always look for a way to do front nine and back 9 together . . . 42 of my 18 hole courses are this way, and 2 are not.

On 9 hole designs where there is room for future expansion I plan holes 10 and 18 as I start the 9 hole project. Most times I get called back to add 9 more holes and this makes for limited changes.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:46 PM
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One of my local courses has 2 loops of 9, one has an "original 9" from when it began and it has a couple of ways back to the parking lot off of holes 4 & 7, and the third course has an illogical 18 hole loop which makes tournaments a huge challenge.

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Old 11-09-2016, 09:45 PM
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We have a 6, 12 and 18 hole sections...so people can pick if they want a short round, see a bit more, or all of it.
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Interesting takes on course design. Played the IDGC a number of times and didn't even know about the short loop on ed.

Courses that don't work well for cross overs don't work well for shotgun starts. Does this though ever come to mind when developing a new location? Ie played a course north of Augusta and it took a truck and trailer over loaded to take half the field out to the back half due to course design using the most of the property.
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:04 PM
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Interesting takes on course design. Played the IDGC a number of times and didn't even know about the short loop on ed.

Courses that don't work well for cross overs don't work well for shotgun starts. Does this though ever come to mind when developing a new location? Ie played a course north of Augusta and it took a truck and trailer over loaded to take half the field out to the back half due to course design using the most of the property.
I'm sure it does but for me it's kind of a terrible act of prioritizing. I hate it when tournament specific stuff takes priority over overall design. I would never favor a layout of more mediocre holes that make it convenient on some players some weekends out of the year over a layout of better holes that would appeal to all players every week. Especially in a public park. Placating the tourney scenesters is really putting the cart before the horse.
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Interesting takes on course design. Played the IDGC a number of times and didn't even know about the short loop on ed.

Courses that don't work well for cross overs don't work well for shotgun starts. Does this though ever come to mind when developing a new location? Ie played a course north of Augusta and it took a truck and trailer over loaded to take half the field out to the back half due to course design using the most of the property.
It depends on where tournament HQ is, in relation to the course. Some courses don't have loops or crossovers, but the course wraps around HQ or is otherwise laid out where much or all of it is reasonably accessible.

I know the course you're citing, and it's about the worst possible layout for a shotgun start. I've played one or two others like that.
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