Real Club Valderrama (Lidar)

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Han

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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2019, 02:10:35 PM »
This one looks damn good!!
What's the ETA looking like?

It will be a while yet
TGC 2019 Courses :
Real Club Valderrama
The Belfry - The Brabazon
The Belfry - Brabazon RC
Valle de los Reyes (Ballesteros) - with Scarpacci
TGC1/TGC2 Courses created :
Oakmere Golf Club
Rivington Hall Golf Club
Dunholme Manor Golf & CC
Douro Valley Par 3
Douro Valley Resort
Herons' Reach Golf Links

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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2019, 03:12:37 PM »
I'll just copy my reply from another thread as an update for this course.

Hardly done anything on either of them recently due to an issue I was having with lidar courses playing havoc with my cpu usage and temperature when in the designer :(  It wasn't just the standard "lidar lag" thing that makes the designer slow etc, that I can handle, this was something else entirely that just started happening all of a sudden.
It was making it almost impossible to get anything done because I would have to just save and exit constantly to stop the cpu from overheating..... so in the meantime I have been working on another new non-lidar course whilst I figured out what was causing the problem.

I have figured out what the issue was now, at least I think I have anyway - it seems as though it was all the measuring marker points and lines I had all over the plot that I was using for various things that were causing the cpu to go crazy, well those combined with the extra load that lidar puts on it as well of course.  Once I got rid of those it pretty much went back to normal (ish) so fingers crossed things should be ok providing I keep the measuring tool under control  :P 

Anyway I have started working on them again this last few days (more so on Valderrama to be fair) so hopefully I may have some more updates for you soon.

I know this isn't the Valderrama thread but here's a couple of early morning pics of the 4th hole which I am working on at the moment.

 

TGC 2019 Courses :
Real Club Valderrama
The Belfry - The Brabazon
The Belfry - Brabazon RC
Valle de los Reyes (Ballesteros) - with Scarpacci
TGC1/TGC2 Courses created :
Oakmere Golf Club
Rivington Hall Golf Club
Dunholme Manor Golf & CC
Douro Valley Par 3
Douro Valley Resort
Herons' Reach Golf Links

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« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2019, 10:56:12 PM »
I took these pics to show something to someone else so I thought I may as well put them in here as well seeing as I had already uploaded them.

Bear in mind this hole is nowhere near finished yet but you'll get the idea





Also one to demonstrate why the marker points and lines were causing my cpu to have fits - and this is obviously just around one green area, imagine what there was across the entire course ! 


TGC 2019 Courses :
Real Club Valderrama
The Belfry - The Brabazon
The Belfry - Brabazon RC
Valle de los Reyes (Ballesteros) - with Scarpacci
TGC1/TGC2 Courses created :
Oakmere Golf Club
Rivington Hall Golf Club
Dunholme Manor Golf & CC
Douro Valley Par 3
Douro Valley Resort
Herons' Reach Golf Links

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« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2019, 08:06:21 PM »
Not the finished product yet but how the 18th tee looks atm.





TGC 2019 Courses :
Real Club Valderrama
The Belfry - The Brabazon
The Belfry - Brabazon RC
Valle de los Reyes (Ballesteros) - with Scarpacci
TGC1/TGC2 Courses created :
Oakmere Golf Club
Rivington Hall Golf Club
Dunholme Manor Golf & CC
Douro Valley Par 3
Douro Valley Resort
Herons' Reach Golf Links

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« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2019, 12:01:13 AM »
Few more in-progress pics.

3rd Tee



5th Tee



15th Tee

TGC 2019 Courses :
Real Club Valderrama
The Belfry - The Brabazon
The Belfry - Brabazon RC
Valle de los Reyes (Ballesteros) - with Scarpacci
TGC1/TGC2 Courses created :
Oakmere Golf Club
Rivington Hall Golf Club
Dunholme Manor Golf & CC
Douro Valley Par 3
Douro Valley Resort
Herons' Reach Golf Links

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« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2019, 05:11:43 PM »
Not an update on my progress I'm afraid, although I may have some more pics later this evening.



The tournament started today so I bought myself a week's pass for Sky Sports just to watch it  :). It's as good as I am going to get without actually being there to get as much up to date info on the course as I can. If nothing else I should be able to get a good idea on the pin positions they use (although I missed the majority of today :( ).

Bit of info about the course setup from the European Tour tournament page

COURSE
 
Opened - 1985
Course designer - Trent Jones Sr.
Special features - Tough and challenging course
General playability - Tight course where tee and approach shot accuracy will be crucial
Undulating / flat - A bit undulating
Tree lined / exposed - Tree lined with lots of cork trees
Many / few water hazards - Water hazards in play on holes 4, 10 and 17

GREENS
 
Type of grass - T1 Creeping Bent grass
Height of cut - 3 mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading - 12’6’’

Any specific comments - Small and undulating greens

FAIRWAYS
 
Type of grass - Bermuda Tifway 419
Height of cut - 9.5 mm
General width and contouring - 30-35 yards

Any specific comments - Narrow fairways with some undulations

TEES / COLLARS
 
Type of grass - Tees: Creeping Bent L93
             Collars: T1 Creeping Bent grass
Height of cut - 6 mm

Any specific comments - n/a
 
ROUGH
 
Type of grass - Bermuda 419 and Rye grass around fairways / Tall fescue around greens
Height of cut - semi - 30 mm
              - intermediate - N/A
              - rough - Topped at 83 mm on Friday before the event

Any specific comments - Very dense and consistent grass around greens




TGC 2019 Courses :
Real Club Valderrama
The Belfry - The Brabazon
The Belfry - Brabazon RC
Valle de los Reyes (Ballesteros) - with Scarpacci
TGC1/TGC2 Courses created :
Oakmere Golf Club
Rivington Hall Golf Club
Dunholme Manor Golf & CC
Douro Valley Par 3
Douro Valley Resort
Herons' Reach Golf Links

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« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2019, 08:54:44 PM »
Well so far from watching the tournament tv coverage I have managed to get most of the pin positions from each day.

Day 1 - 15/18
Day 2 - 16/18
Day 3 - 16/18
Day 4 -

To be honest a lot of them I had already guessed myself beforehand because on some of these greens there are only 4 places you could realistically put them  :o

Let's see what they have in store tomorrow  :)

Oh and I know it's a fairly obvious thing to say and applies to pretty much any course, but when the wind got up a bit in the afternoon on day 2 the course really started to show its teeth. The majority of the players who were out struggled considerably more than those who went out in the morning  ;D
TGC 2019 Courses :
Real Club Valderrama
The Belfry - The Brabazon
The Belfry - Brabazon RC
Valle de los Reyes (Ballesteros) - with Scarpacci
TGC1/TGC2 Courses created :
Oakmere Golf Club
Rivington Hall Golf Club
Dunholme Manor Golf & CC
Douro Valley Par 3
Douro Valley Resort
Herons' Reach Golf Links

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« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2019, 04:13:16 PM »
17th Green area slowly starting to come together a bit



Looking back up the 5th



TGC 2019 Courses :
Real Club Valderrama
The Belfry - The Brabazon
The Belfry - Brabazon RC
Valle de los Reyes (Ballesteros) - with Scarpacci
TGC1/TGC2 Courses created :
Oakmere Golf Club
Rivington Hall Golf Club
Dunholme Manor Golf & CC
Douro Valley Par 3
Douro Valley Resort
Herons' Reach Golf Links

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« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2019, 11:31:21 PM »
I've been doing a bit on the par 5 4th Hole - not quite done yet, but it's getting there  :)




Likely approach for your 3rd shot if you decide to lay up. Only around 100yds left from here






Your next tee shot on 5

TGC 2019 Courses :
Real Club Valderrama
The Belfry - The Brabazon
The Belfry - Brabazon RC
Valle de los Reyes (Ballesteros) - with Scarpacci
TGC1/TGC2 Courses created :
Oakmere Golf Club
Rivington Hall Golf Club
Dunholme Manor Golf & CC
Douro Valley Par 3
Douro Valley Resort
Herons' Reach Golf Links

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« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2019, 06:50:23 PM »
I think it really shows with this LIDAR tool and the care someone like Han takes going to end up a fantastic Course.Hopefully Hillside not been forgotten my preferred course to play... :)

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« Reply #40 on: July 05, 2019, 10:31:29 PM »
I think it really shows with this LIDAR tool and the care someone like Han takes going to end up a fantastic Course.Hopefully Hillside not been forgotten my preferred course to play... :)
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« Reply #41 on: July 07, 2019, 07:08:02 PM »
Just found a couple of vids some guy has uploaded to YouTube in the last few days of him playing the course back in February this year. For my purpose in terms of details on the course they are absolutely amazing.

As well as just filming him playing his shots or whatever he has filmed other general stuff in and around the course and clubhouse. He also does stuff like gives info and playing tips about each hole before teeing off and has done 360 degree panorama shots around most greens. He also films some "items of interest" on certain holes, like the waterfall and pools on hole 4, that show details that I would never know are there from looking on Google Earth or OSM, or to be honest even from any other "standard" source. 

The only downside to all is it means loads more work for me to do  :o This is only because I want this course to be as accurate as it can be possibly be once it is completed (within the limitations of the designer of course), so having all the extra information that these videos give me means that I now I have dozens of new things that I need/want to add in and quite a few things that I need to alter slightly from what I had already done  :P

Anyway for anyone that is interested here they are :

Part 1 - Front Nine                                                                 

Part 1 - Back Nine
TGC 2019 Courses :
Real Club Valderrama
The Belfry - The Brabazon
The Belfry - Brabazon RC
Valle de los Reyes (Ballesteros) - with Scarpacci
TGC1/TGC2 Courses created :
Oakmere Golf Club
Rivington Hall Golf Club
Dunholme Manor Golf & CC
Douro Valley Par 3
Douro Valley Resort
Herons' Reach Golf Links

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« Reply #42 on: July 07, 2019, 09:08:47 PM »
One of the only things I am struggling to find any decent info on is the water feature / stream to the left of the 10th green. Typically that isn't shown in those videos (or anywhere else for that matter I have found so far). It's rough position and route I have shown in the first pic below and then two of the only images of the thing itself I have found are the next ones.
If anyone can find anything better than that and would be kind enough to share that info I would be most grateful  :)



TGC 2019 Courses :
Real Club Valderrama
The Belfry - The Brabazon
The Belfry - Brabazon RC
Valle de los Reyes (Ballesteros) - with Scarpacci
TGC1/TGC2 Courses created :
Oakmere Golf Club
Rivington Hall Golf Club
Dunholme Manor Golf & CC
Douro Valley Par 3
Douro Valley Resort
Herons' Reach Golf Links

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« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2019, 05:09:52 PM »
From this years Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters at Valderrama

Scott Jamieson's lucky break on 17
TGC 2019 Courses :
Real Club Valderrama
The Belfry - The Brabazon
The Belfry - Brabazon RC
Valle de los Reyes (Ballesteros) - with Scarpacci
TGC1/TGC2 Courses created :
Oakmere Golf Club
Rivington Hall Golf Club
Dunholme Manor Golf & CC
Douro Valley Par 3
Douro Valley Resort
Herons' Reach Golf Links

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« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2019, 01:37:10 PM »
What’s your best guess when this is completed Han?
I can’t wait to play this !!

 

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