What Factors Go Into A Golf Course Design
Finding The Perfect Spot
Location, location, location! This expression holds all of the intended weight and relevancy, when contemplating a new design for a golf course. Sure, you might have a name picked out, an ambience in mind, or know certain elements you wish to incorporate into the design of the new golf course you want to build. However, without a location, you can only identify and plan a fraction of your course. You are looking for a big, gorgeous property, with strong malleable land to carve into and make completely your own. However, you are also looking for somewhere with easy access, in an area that has demand, so you can draw a crowd to your course.
Once you have selected the property in which you wish to build, it becomes all about the specifics. Each and every detail of a golf course is planned out. Anywhere you see a spot on a golf course where the ground slopes, or you observe a contoured curve, all of these small, tedious details are planned for and worked out. Landscaping choices, such as every single tree that is planted, every shrub or flower, each type of grass and every unique soil all are chosen and planned meticulously in order to serve the design of the course in the best way. It is always the goal to seamlessly blend the delicate beauty of nature, including any existing landmarks, such as swamps, hills, waterways or anything else present into the design of the course. Some of the most memorable courses have managed to do just this, incorporating the gorgeous landscape and enhancing it with close planning.
Once you have set in place a design, that has the ability to withstand time with its beauty and functionality, it is time to begin construction. Everything is delicate and must be strongly mapped out before any digging or filling begins to take place. Each tee location, as well as each hole will be marked and identified. Then the landscape can start to be shaped and manipulated to fit the design. Each detail will be closely watched, some parts will be reworked and re-planned to fit the overall design and make sure everything fits into place to allow for the best game of golf.
Jeffrey D. Brauer/GolfScapes, Inc.
3809 Canton Jade Way
Arlington, TX 76005