A huge factor that determines the quality of a golf course is the routing. When you have a poorly routed hole, the entire experience of that hole will suffer. Whenever you build a course and misplace or leave out important features, such as a practice area, will remain misplaced or left out until a renovation occurs and will cost you more than including it in the original plan.
Below are some factors to consider when planning out the routing of your golf course, in order to get the highest functionality and quality:
Make The Course Flow Organically
Golf takes place outside, so do not underplay the natural setting! Highlight the natural features of your space and make the way the course plays flow within the environment. Obviously in some circumstances you will need to make adjustments in order to have a functioning space, just try to preserve as much natural beauty as you can in your course.
Eye On The Prize
For the most part, golfers anticipate being able to see the holes. There some rare exceptions where blindholes can work but they are mostly outdated and impractical. Golfers want to be successful and being able to see the goal makes this much more likely.
No Hard Hats Required
Whenever you plan the routing of your course you should always pay attention to where the skilled players balls will go, and the unskilled players. Your course needs to play safely and have enough space, or trees to keep the balls from hurting other players on the course.
Please The Eye
Golfers want to see visually pleasing holes. Make them unique and stand out from the other ones, this goes a long way to making your course memorable. They do not all need to be big budget spenders, just use key elements such as trees, sand, and water on each hole.
Playable For Everyone
Designing a course that can be enjoyed by players at all skill levels can be challenging but it is also rewarding. Keep in mind that the average golfer is not looking to become a professional, they just want to have some fun out on the course.
Are you are interested in building a new golf course? What about renovating an existing one? Take the first step contact us today! We can help you every step of the way, from planning to publicity, to ensure you get the most out of your design.
Jeffrey D. Brauer/GolfScapes, Inc.
3809 Canton Jade Way
Arlington, TX 76005