New Sandbelt Course

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Rjwils30

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« on: October 15, 2016, 11:31:00 AM »
Just starting a new course that pays homage to the sandbelt courses of Australia. Just working on the overall feel right now

















« Last Edit: November 10, 2016, 04:10:41 AM by Rjwils30 »
Blue River Dunes GC
Elysian Downs Golf Club
Falling Water Golf Club
Reverand Green Golf Club
Ellie Cliffs
Ollie Heath
The Sandbelt
Ollie Links
New Highland Dunes GC

TaS

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 01:38:32 AM »
Beauty.  Definitely has the dried out look and a little mackenzie vibe.

Rjwils30

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 03:48:10 AM »
Thanks TaS. Yes definitely using Mackenzie's Royal Melbourne as a precedent for this course. The countryside theme seems to work pretty well for it. I only wish I could get a bit of a coastline in the theme to give a dunesy moment somewhere on the course. Not sure how to achieve it yet.....
Blue River Dunes GC
Elysian Downs Golf Club
Falling Water Golf Club
Reverand Green Golf Club
Ellie Cliffs
Ollie Heath
The Sandbelt
Ollie Links
New Highland Dunes GC

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2016, 02:13:21 PM »
Royal Melbourne was the first thing to came to mind immediately. Looking good!

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2016, 11:16:21 AM »
Wow!
I absolutely love the look of sandbelt Melbourne courses, and this looks as spot-on as you can make it in this game. I still need to play your finished Ollie Links. Been meaning to, but have been watching a LOT of Cubs playoffs last few days.

Taking a look at other Melbourne courses like Kingston Heath and Victoria Golf Club might be a good idea too, as they are very similar-looking sandbelt courses.

I think, but could be wrong, that all 3 of those courses (Kingston Heath/Royal Melbourne/Victoria) are completely landlocked w/no water at all on them, so if you don't have coastline, you're technically not missing anything....

Lots of versions due to refurbishments.
Play the ones exactly how they're listed here:
Tulip Point CC-Queen's Course
Tulip Point-Prince Course
Tulip Point-Royal Forest
Tulip Pt.-King's Course
Tulip Pt.-Royal Meadow
*All courses above have B, C, D versions*

Also,
Timber Trails (RCR)

Rjwils30

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2016, 12:37:01 PM »
Thanks Tom. I've been watching the Jays these days as well.

All of the courses that you mentioned are inspirations. I REALLLY like Kingston Heath, has the most beautiful bunkers in the game IMO. Not sure if the scrubbyness of the bunkers would be a challenge to replicate in the GNCD....

As far as the water goes, you are right that both of these courses are landlocked and have no water in play, but both have a proximity to the ocean and I thought it would be nice to see the ocean from a few high points on the course rather than just slogging through the trees for the whole course. We'll see....

I'll keep you posted with any progress, and as always I'm open to thoughts or suggestions!



Blue River Dunes GC
Elysian Downs Golf Club
Falling Water Golf Club
Reverand Green Golf Club
Ellie Cliffs
Ollie Heath
The Sandbelt
Ollie Links
New Highland Dunes GC

Rjwils30

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2016, 02:49:22 AM »
Updated pics.
Blue River Dunes GC
Elysian Downs Golf Club
Falling Water Golf Club
Reverand Green Golf Club
Ellie Cliffs
Ollie Heath
The Sandbelt
Ollie Links
New Highland Dunes GC

Rjwils30

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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2016, 04:12:06 AM »
few new pics
Blue River Dunes GC
Elysian Downs Golf Club
Falling Water Golf Club
Reverand Green Golf Club
Ellie Cliffs
Ollie Heath
The Sandbelt
Ollie Links
New Highland Dunes GC

WindyCityWizard

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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2016, 10:04:42 AM »
I have not seen a course that looks so much like the sandbelt courses than this one.
It looks like it would fit right in w/the Melbourne classics.
Can't wait to play it.
On a sidenote, I remember when I was playing your Hillcrest course, there were times while playing I felt the course looked a little like a Melbourne course, nowhere near to the level this course does, but maybe Hillcrest was laying out the groundwork for this one?
Anyways, looks like a gem Rob!
Lots of versions due to refurbishments.
Play the ones exactly how they're listed here:
Tulip Point CC-Queen's Course
Tulip Point-Prince Course
Tulip Point-Royal Forest
Tulip Pt.-King's Course
Tulip Pt.-Royal Meadow
*All courses above have B, C, D versions*

Also,
Timber Trails (RCR)

Rjwils30

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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2016, 04:12:23 PM »
Thanks Tom. I have all 18 holes designed now, but there is a bunch of fine tuning to do on the course. The bunkers will take a while to get right.

Yeah it's definitely a predecessor of Hillcrest. The difference will be in the bunker detailing/colour and contrast and smoothness of the fairways. The Melbourne courses look great because there is this beautiful contrast between the smoothness of the rolling fairways and the intense bunkers with scrubby surrounds. I will be spending extra time smoothing things out to create that feel.

It might be another month before I finish this one off....
Blue River Dunes GC
Elysian Downs Golf Club
Falling Water Golf Club
Reverand Green Golf Club
Ellie Cliffs
Ollie Heath
The Sandbelt
Ollie Links
New Highland Dunes GC

 

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