We rendered this hole because it was a routing change from the existing course. Previously, the hole was a par 5 with a blind dog leg just beyond the pond on the left. We converted those two holes to a driveable par 4 (shown) and downhill par 3, converting the sixth hole to a par 5. The view of Lake Superior is enhanced by the visual endcap of the green. The clusters of 3 and 2 bunkers were subsequently reduced to 2 and 1 to ease maintenance requirements.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we have found our clients better understand our design proposals when presented in 3D vs. only plan view. Using a variety of programs to fit the specific need, we typically supply 3D renderings of key holes, and can supply as many as necessary to understand and sell the project to your members.
Superior National Hole No. 7 from Tee
Eagle Bluff No. 11 Green
This is a “rough cut” rendering, to show what the preliminary proposal is intended to do. In this case, an overly sloped green required flattening in cupping areas, which results in a small tier in the middle of the green. (A common problem and solution) Using 3D in the middle of the design process makes sense, and allows the client another means of input, rather than reacting to a more finished rendering at the end.
Enger Park Master Plan, proposed fifth hole
3D renderings are part of our master planning process, too, especially when re-routing holes. Here, the fifth hole exists, but the long term proposal is to extend it into some vacant land to create a dramatic par 5. Given DNR environmental requirements, our suggested treatment of stream banks is also shown.