The Pinnacles Golf Club

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« on: May 02, 2020, 02:13:56 PM »
Greetings all,

Within the next week or two I will publish my latest fictitious course, The Pinnacles Golf Club, set on the South coast of Western Australia near Albany. The course features waste bunker areas with limestone pinnacles and coastal dunes around some of the local shallow inlets. The limestone pinnacles are nothing by comparison with Nambung National Park, a couple of hours drive North of Perth, however they are certainly a striking feature on a golf course.

The Pinnacles Golf Club is based on the Delta theme, which has trees with more army like colours akin to Australian native trees. The course captures some of the West Aussie coastal course feel, and some areas of the course are similar in feel to my Australind Estuary GC course. The outward front nine is known as the Pinnacles Nine, and the inward back nine is known as the Dunes Nine. As usual, I maxed out resources with plantings, some of which may not often be seen unless you have a wild swing. I am fairly happy with how the look of the coastal dunes has turned out for a serious first attempt. The limestone pinnacles took a bit of time to do. It is so interesting to see all the shapes and faces you can see in these sculptures of nature when you change all the lighting variables.

The default lighting as shown in the screenshots is 8:00 am on a clear Winter morning where the sun cast slightly longer shadows than in Summer.

I am now in the extensive play testing stage to fine tune greens etc.  Enjoy!

Screenshots from the Pinnacles Nine

Note: All hole length is in metres from the championship blue tees

Hole 2 (Par 4 - 347m)
This par 4 is where the players first encounter limestone pinnacles courtesy of a waste bunker area down the left side of the fairway with a couple of normal bunkers to the right and water at the back of the green.

Hole 4 (Par 3 - 189m)
This par 3 requires some accurate hitting and good placement to get close to the pin postions.

Hole 5 (Par 4 - 429m)
This longish par 4 has a segmented fairway and requires players to tee off over a significant body of water, and is bordered by water down the left side and small dunes down the right side.

Hole 5 (Par 4 - 429m)
This is the buggy causeway to get over that significant body of water I was talking about above. The 9th hole is coming back towards the clubhouse on the right of the screenshot.

Hole 7 (Par 5 - 502m)
This par 5 presents the second large waste bunker area with pinnacles to play over on approach to the green. The 6th tee can be seen on the right.

Screenshots from the Dunes Nine

Hole 12 (Par 5 - 494m)
This par 5 has a downhill drive with a large dune all the way down the right side. The second approach shot is over a small water inlet.

Hole 13 (Par 3 - 165m)
This par 3 has a public access lookout and bbq area at the back of the tee area. This is the view from the lookout deck. The 12th green can be seen in the right of screenshot, and more dunes in the distance.

Hole 15 (Par 3 - 147m)
This par 3 is basically set on a small beach among low dunes.

Hole 18 (Par 4 - 399m)
This dogleg right par 4 is a memorable finish for the beautiful waterfall between the two-tiered ponds. It's as real as the course maintenance worker who turns on the pumps early each morning in one of the maintenance sheds in the background to ensure the water falls. Also, I never made a waterfall before in the designer so wanted to get the experience.

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TGC2K21 Courses:
♦ Pinnacles Golf Club

♦ Pinnacles Golf Club
♦ Australind Estuary GC
♦ Lone Pine Island Golf & Country Club
♦ Wapatah Lakes Club


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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2020, 04:11:06 PM »
Looks really good.  Keep us posted.
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