Replicating Real Life Courses

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Absinthe

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« on: May 07, 2014, 09:42:36 PM »
I just learned about this game and the possibility of creating my local courses my friends and I could play online has me very intrigued.

So my question is, is it possible to recreate your local courses? Is there enough flexibility to start with a blank canvas and add one hole at a time and then modify the terrain so it's accurate? If not, is there enough flexibility to modify the generated course into the course you want it to be?

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xusemagru

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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 09:57:34 PM »
you can place each hole separately yes. there is the ability to get it pretty close to accurate but it will take lots of work. cannot make fairway shapes though thats the only thing not possible
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 01:29:35 AM »
Depending on how much time you put into it and how comfortable you are with the course editor, you can get 80-98% accuracy.  and if you really go out and get the backgrounds done good, it will really look like you are playing your real local course.
its all in how dedicated you are as the creator.

tools to consider:

most important is memory
2nd best help is google maps in satellite mode or swingbyswing
3rd best is the golf courses website or a scorecard so you know the exact yardage of each hole.

and create the course using the tips tee boxes, the furthest out, or most likely it will be too easy as most common man courses are only 6k yards give or take 500ish

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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 02:16:03 AM »
I've already started on Edgewood Tahoe. No holes yet but since it is an alpine lake course, I've been working the landscape portion, streams, etc. Once we have fairway and rough brushes I can start laying out the holes.
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 01:49:01 PM »
Doing a real life course (I think) would need the following...

1. Satellite imagery (duh)
2. Elevation numbers to get the height close enough to the real thing.
3. Distance of the holes, obtained with a score card or GPS

In the editor
1. Elevation indicators
2. Measuring tool for distances relative to other objects.
3. Here's a longshot, a way to overlay and basically trace the sat image.

Just my thoughts.
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2014, 03:03:59 PM »
Doing a real life course (I think) would need the following...

1. Satellite imagery (duh)
2. Elevation numbers to get the height close enough to the real thing.
3. Distance of the holes, obtained with a score card or GPS


In the editor
1. Elevation indicators
2. Measuring tool for distances relative to other objects.
3. Here's a longshot, a way to overlay and basically trace the sat image.

Just my thoughts.

Swing By Swing phone app provides the info in bold, including elevation to center of green.
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 10:22:45 PM »
not for nothing, we'll need more themes, or the ability to edit the "dome" as well. most everyone is using the Alpine theme, mountain in the background. while I admit that it is striking, it is in danger of becoming *YAWN*

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Absinthe

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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2014, 03:37:47 AM »
Thanks for all the great responses. It sounds like you could get "close enough" to creating your home courses.

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2014, 11:24:37 AM »
You should be able to re-create the holes in the game - fairway shapes and elevation, bunkers, tee positions, green shapes, pin positions. -

It will be the more superficial things (types of flora and fauna, clubhouse locations, background) that may not be to easy to replicate.

I'm not that bothered about the superficial providing the dimensions of the holes are right.
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