Invicta Course Contest WIP - Kiawah Ivory Coast Course

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tastegw

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« on: November 02, 2016, 08:27:28 AM »
Retired?Who cares. I can't get myself to design for no reason anymore, it takes something like this to get me motivated.



So, with Griff's watch in mind, here goes my attempt at a Kiawah inspired course.

My style of design this go around: blank flat canvas with no default nothing. Tropical Theme, no palm trees though. Very minimal planting except for maybe rocks when im nearly done with all the other design work.
Course will feature lots of sculpting to be displayed everywhere you can look for a rich but rugged coastal course.

first hole, not necessarily hole 1







70 minutes work in so far.

stay tuned for more.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2016, 02:28:32 AM by tastegw »
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tastegw

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 09:49:17 AM »
more on 2nd hole work (not hole 2)







still much work to be done here, but the foundation for the hole is set, will move on to another hole bordering one of these first two holes and begin work again tomorrow.

enjoy
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Rjwils30

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 11:43:24 AM »
Love those greens!

You definitely have one of the best eyes in the game for fairway shaping/sculpting. Looking forward to it!
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 12:21:01 PM »
Love those greens!

You definitely have one of the best eyes in the game for fairway shaping/sculpting. Looking forward to it!

He's the best shaper there is imo

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 07:44:51 PM »
With all due respect, I hope I'm not in your group. Great looking course so far, can definitely see the Kiawah resemblance even without the sand walking paths and minimal sculpting.
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tastegw

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2016, 06:21:18 AM »
3rd hole underway



and a short video to show it more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj9JYUNXm48

more to come later.
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2016, 07:57:38 AM »
Being retired IRL, this is going to be a fun ride watching another beauty coming from you.....

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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2016, 11:46:43 AM »
Hope you keep this one going, your bunker work on this one looks incredible!


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tastegw

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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2016, 12:17:19 AM »
3 more images:







perhaps i need to slow down,  working on my 8th hole (not hole 8, just the 8th hole of the plot)

lots of things ive not shown yet are done.
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Phimeek

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2016, 01:18:22 AM »
I love that second image of the third hole! Definitely looking forward to try out this course!
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tastegw

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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2016, 08:12:22 AM »
4 new images of progress:









the more trees, the farther inland.
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2016, 04:02:09 PM »
Hey Taste, thanks for recording some creation vids.  Help with how you get your bunkers looking so good.  So the next question I have is, do you have a idea of the hole when you start drawing it out with the distance tool or are you free handing it?  I think I must have picked up 5 or 6 things I didn't realize/knew about the brushes and how you use them..  Thanks again
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Evelyn Hills Golf Club
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tastegw

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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2016, 02:22:25 AM »
Hey Taste, thanks for recording some creation vids.  Help with how you get your bunkers looking so good.  So the next question I have is, do you have a idea of the hole when you start drawing it out with the distance tool or are you free handing it?  I think I must have picked up 5 or 6 things I didn't realize/knew about the brushes and how you use them..  Thanks again

Its complicated to explain, but I will do my best:

Its a combination of experience, past hole design, imagination, planning, and what is all ready completed and what is planned next.

While I am actually drawing,  I follow a plan, but at the same time I am free to sway from that plan while keeping the plan in tact by altering it in areas as needed.

anyways, hope that helps, best i can do to explain it.

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now for the fun stuff!

incoming 6 new images:

hole 6


hole 7


holes 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 can be seen here


hole 1


hole 5


hole 3
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tastegw

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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2016, 02:40:08 AM »
Course Overall Progress Report:

Hole 1 - Location + Textures + Sculpting + Planting / needs final touches
Hole 2 - Location + Textures + Sculpting + Planting / needs final touches
Hole 3 - Location + Textures + Sculpting + Planting / needs final touches
Hole 4 - Location + Textures + Sculpting + Planting / needs final touches
Hole 5 - Location + Textures + Sculpting + Planting / needs final touches
Hole 6 - Location + Textures + Sculpting + Planting / needs final touches
Hole 7 - Location + Textures + Sculpting + Planting / needs final touches
Hole 8 - Location + Textures / needs Sculpting + Planting + final touches
Hole 9 - Location + Textures + Sculpting + Planting / needs final touches
Hole 10 - not started
Hole 11 - not started
Hole 12 - not started
Hole 13 - not started
Hole 14 - not started
Hole 15 - Location + Textures + Sculpting / needs Planting and final touches
Hole 16 - Location + Textures + Sculpting / needs Planting and final touches
Hole 17 - Location + Textures + Sculpting / needs Planting and final touches
Hole 18 - Location + Textures + Sculpting + Planting / needs final touches

somewhere between an estimated 60 - 70% done

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tastegw

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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2016, 06:56:48 AM »
hole 8 is in the books:



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