WIP - Montreux Golf Club - Reno, NV

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NevadaBallin

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« on: January 29, 2016, 04:53:58 PM »
With some insight and consult with theCLV, the construction of Montreux Golf Club in Reno, NV is underway. Montreux is the home of the Barracuda Championship on the PGA tour and is the only event on tour that uses Stableford scoring.

For those who may not be very familiar with this incredible track:

Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
Tournament Stimpmeter: 11.5 feet
Sand bunkers   62
Water hazards   6

Situated at an elevation of 5,500 feet, the Montreux Golf & Country Club is one of most spectacular Nicklaus Design projects, with the layout measuring 7,552 yards.

Montreux is a traditional golf course layout in a combination high desert and pine forest setting. The signature "Bear Trap" is a dramatic trio of holes 6, 7 and 8, which feature shimmering lakes, breathtaking mountain views and undulating greens. Also, the tee elevation above the fairway on the 17th hole is 138 feet.

Course origins
Montreux Golf and Country Club's 18 championship holes of 7,472 yards sit at an elevation between 5,000 and 6,000 feet. The Sierra setting has towering pine trees, creeks, seven lakes, four waterfalls (((No idea what I'm going to do about the waterfalls haha))), and it drops and rises in elevation. Nicklaus has stated that Montreux is one of his top five courses. The PGA TOUR stop at Montreux is also the only West Coast TOUR event held in the summer.

During the Reno-Tahoe Open, the front and back nine are reversed for tournament play. A flood destroyed No. 8 in January 1997, which had to be rebuilt in the spring of 1998. The design of the hole is similar to No. 14 at Muirfield. After the flooding in 1997, the creek that now runs through No. 8 was found to be a natural waterway and was worked into the redesign, as it was not part of the original design of the hole.

In 2002, more property was acquired, and three additional holes were added to the course to the right of No. 15. These scenic holes were added to replace the previous Nos. 10, 11 and 12, which had more of a high desert open design. Since the addition of the new holes, Montreux is almost entirely in the forest.

Progress pics to be posted shortly (as soon as photobucket finishes their site maintenence)
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- Montreux Barracuda (RCR Montreux, Reno, NV)
- St Alphonso GC FXD
- Idlewild South Memorial GC
- Bacarra Golf Club

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 01:26:46 PM »
Can't wait man.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2016, 05:18:35 PM »
Hole 1 from SwingBySwing app (this is where I get my elevations from)

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 07:43:35 PM »
Maybe the heavy rough and greens should be a tad bit lighter if possible? Ill edit my post with more input in a second.

Edit:Even though it doesnt have mountains and isnt loved by the community, Delta theme may fit this course well. (Or use the sand looking texture to create the sand and planting around the course.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2016, 08:41:09 PM by TeeJay0218 »
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2016, 12:17:24 AM »
Maybe the heavy rough and greens should be a tad bit lighter if possible? Ill edit my post with more input in a second.

Edit:Even though it doesnt have mountains and isnt loved by the community, Delta theme may fit this course well. (Or use the sand looking texture to create the sand and planting around the course.

Yea, I have to sue the Alpine theme though simply because that is where the course setting really is lol. I will have to figure out that dirt/sand thing though. The tough part is, I started this first hole months ago, like maybe 2 or 3 updates back. Some of the items i laid down I cannot remove now so that first hole may have to stay that way and I'll just go with some "poetic liberty" on that part of it. But the remaining 17 holes should look great and match well with the real course.
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- Bacarra Golf Club

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2016, 02:43:58 AM »
This one has Stracka - so get the Stracka line app and do the greens justice. Just brings an RCR to a completely different level. See Congressional, Houston and Sawgrass.


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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2016, 03:19:52 AM »
This one has Stracka - so get the Stracka line app and do the greens justice. Just brings an RCR to a completely different level. See Congressional, Houston and Sawgrass.


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Yea for sure.

Also, I've been to the Barracuda a few times so I have a good idea of how the elevations change up and downhill through most fairways. This course has incredible changes from hole to hole. I'd hate to caddy this joint lol.
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- Bacarra Golf Club

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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2016, 04:49:06 PM »
Maybe the heavy rough and greens should be a tad bit lighter if possible? Ill edit my post with more input in a second.

Edit:Even though it doesnt have mountains and isnt loved by the community, Delta theme may fit this course well. (Or use the sand looking texture to create the sand and planting around the course.

Following your input, I toggled through some other themes and I may switch it over to Boreal because the pine trees are an important part of this course, so they need to be there. I can get that lighter shading and still have the pine trees with the Boreal theme.
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- St Alphonso GC FXD
- Idlewild South Memorial GC
- Bacarra Golf Club

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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2016, 05:30:11 PM »
Hole 1 from SwingBySwing app (this is where I get my elevations from)


great app. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2016, 06:29:39 PM »
You're welcome bomber.  You're already an awesome designer, adding this to your tool kit will lift that awesomeness even higher :)
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- St Alphonso GC FXD
- Idlewild South Memorial GC
- Bacarra Golf Club

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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2016, 05:27:57 AM »
Pic updates.....

I decided to start over completely with this project and use the Boreal theme, mostly because I get a better mix of the tree types that are on this course. Below pics are the first hole. The first pic is a side by side of a real photo from the tee and the project build.













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- Bacarra Golf Club

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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2016, 08:55:37 AM »
Looks amazing
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2016, 02:12:14 PM »
Looks amazing

Thanks. I was away on a family matter for the last 4 days so I haven't had a chance to get any work done. Will be getting back at it after work tonight.
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- Bacarra Golf Club

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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2016, 07:35:45 PM »
Question for you; the brown texture you have in those latest screens, is that heavy rough or a custom texture using cart path?
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2016, 08:29:07 PM »
Question for you; the brown texture you have in those latest screens, is that heavy rough or a custom texture using cart path?

It is Surface 2 with either pine straw and a color change.
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- Bacarra Golf Club

 

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