Is anyone close to publishing (even as beta) the great Irish links courses in competition this seaso

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ericlutzker

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« on: December 18, 2018, 04:14:20 PM »
I mean the historic Lahinch which will host the Irish Open in 2019 for the first time and which I am so excited to watch (here in the middle of the Seattle night!) And then there is Royal Portrush which will, of course, host the Open Championship for the first time in more than 65 years and only the second time ever. What a great year this will be for classic Irish links golf on display for all the world to see. I wish I had the skills, and meticulous nature, and patience to take replicating irreplaceable real world courses like these on. I have so much respect for you guys who do and always enjoy playing the fruits of your elaborate, painstaking labors. Thanks for how you turn this one video game into a hobby all its own. -Eric


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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2018, 04:27:51 PM »
I mean the historic Lahinch which will host the Irish Open in 2019 for the first time and which I am so excited to watch (here in the middle of the Seattle night!) And then there is Royal Portrush which will, of course, host the Open Championship for the first time in more than 65 years and only the second time ever. What a great year this will be for classic Irish links golf on display for all the world to see. I wish I had the skills, and meticulous nature, and patience to take replicating irreplaceable real world courses like these on. I have so much respect for you guys who do and always enjoy playing the fruits of your elaborate, painstaking labors. Thanks for how you turn this one video game into a hobby all its own. -Eric


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Lahinch was started by someone else on TGC2. I haven't heard much about it lately, which is incredibly disappointing as I'm 30 mins away from the course. I have started but not yet fully completed Royal County Down which will hopefully be up around Christmas

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2018, 04:34:25 PM »
Had the new layout plotted down the last month or so,only got the green information for the old layout and it has been changed a fair bit since then,Was hoping the bunkers might have improved in patch but they was not.Looking at the layout if it's good weather this year i think winning score could be very low.



5th Hole going to be Fun,in right conditions can go for green (382 yards with a 60ft drop)



Hopefully somebody else doing a version,not sure how the bunkers are will ever have the will to finish it,massive letdown to me.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 06:13:43 PM »
Is Royal Portrush available to play yet?

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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 07:17:13 AM »
Is Royal Portrush available to play yet?

no where near ready to play,i am so slow in the designer takes me ages to get anything done,took about 3 weeks just to get new layout correct,holes close together with the Hills finding it tough to design.

new 8th green in background,10th green (booklet photo)Also the 6th green as well at back,also 9th tee there


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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 03:56:17 AM »
just seen pictures yeltzman looking good that
like u say bunkers really let links courses down.
hate that marble effect round the edges looks awful
keep your top courses coming done When its done cheers.

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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 05:06:56 PM »
Thought the postage stamp at troon was the best par3 on the open rota,Calamity the 16th tops it i feel,anything from 236 to 195 depending on conditions,awesome hole i think the open may be decided on this one,could end up 40 foot below hole if you miss right.

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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2019, 01:30:43 PM »
Finally got the plot Done,with fairways and bunkers,Really tough to sculpt with the fairways/tees/greens so close together

5th Hole going to be fun at this years open Drivable par 4 in right conditions,for the pros



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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2019, 04:10:31 PM »
http://tgctours.proboards.com/thread/15555/lahinch

I started Lahinch last year as a quasi-RCR project, but with the new lidar tool I was able to import more exact measurements and merge it with the existing coastline work that I had done. There is no lidar data available for Lahinch, so I will still be doing my best interpretation job of trying to get the elevation and greens right, but it should be accurate enough to call a legit RCR, I think.

I am working on Detroit Golf Club at the moment, and hopefully will have it ready to publish in the next few weeks. Lahinch is #2 on my WIP list and I will try my best to get it out before the tournament in July.

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2019, 04:15:49 PM »
Lahinch hosting the irish open this year,Got a really interesting par 3 one of the holes there.

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 04:24:07 PM »
Looks a grand start to portrudh, keep it up ;)

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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2019, 04:30:09 PM »
http://tgctours.proboards.com/thread/15555/lahinch

I started Lahinch last year as a quasi-RCR project, but with the new lidar tool I was able to import more exact measurements and merge it with the existing coastline work that I had done. There is no lidar data available for Lahinch, so I will still be doing my best interpretation job of trying to get the elevation and greens right, but it should be accurate enough to call a legit RCR, I think.

I am working on Detroit Golf Club at the moment, and hopefully will have it ready to publish in the next few weeks. Lahinch is #2 on my WIP list and I will try my best to get it out before the tournament in July.


That is great news on your progress on Lahinch clv24! I have been driving myself crazy not knowing if/when something was going to come out....and the screenshots look great knowing a bit of the layout and the St. Andrew's like relation of the course to the town.

I was reading the New Yorker article from 1971 written by Herbert Warren Wind of his tour of Lahinch, Kilarney and Ballybunion (where he famously called Ballybunion "the finest seaside links that I have ever played.” at a time when the club faced a very uncertain future.)

He actually didn't enjoy Lahinch as much and in particular slagged the Klondyke and Dell holes as being gimmicky for relying on blind shots for their appeal (when of course the appeal of those rightly classic holes runs far deeper than that.) He claimed that the presence of blind shots was an antiquated quality to appreciate in a golf hole....Strange comments, but styles come into and go out of fashion and then return. In modern courses here in the Pacific Northwest I see blind shots employed all over the place. At least the Dell's stone aiming marker is moved when they change pin positions to note the true approach line. I don't see such courtesies extended on blind tee shots anywhere here!

Is it possible to program into your design that the stone marker might be moveable with the pin position, or does the designer not allow for that? (I am an ignoramus with regard to the elements of the designer.) Is there anyway you might post a beta version before it's 100% perfect in your mind? I really am anxious to give it a go! Thanks a million, Eric



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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2019, 12:29:57 PM »
Like many great courses around the world nice easy start to get you into round at Portrush,Expecting low scores if the weather is decent.





With the right conditions possible Hole in one chance on a par 4 at the 5th,New Big Nellie Bunker also in Shot at the 7th,pro's will easy avoid if the wind is not against.



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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2019, 07:48:05 AM »
Just adding a bit of the surrounding to a RCR really adds something,shame the road is only view able in reverse camera,Also a classic design technique on a links course here,the par 5 12th only 520 yards but running in opposite direction so at least one par 5 reachable in two depending on conditions.

 



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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2019, 01:03:55 PM »
picture from Iona Stephen from yesterday's celebrity event







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