The Lido Golf Club (NLE RCR)

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leslie.sangster

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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2019, 11:09:38 AM »
No updates recently.  Too busy with real golf and work.  I realize that when I can't play golf in the winter, this designer was my outlet. 

Can't wait to get back to it, but might not be for a bit.
Played the beta version you put out and loved it.


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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2020, 12:44:28 AM »
Updates on the Lido project.

The course is going to be built (for real) at Sand Valley Resort next year in Wisconsin.  So I've been taking my time to try to match the micro contours and green contours as accurately as possible.  I'll publish NLE_TEST_11 in the next day or so for test play. 

Here are some updated images. 











Here is what the actual Hotel/ clubhouse looked like-  This is a pic of the modified 18th green.  Above you see it from a different hole (the 9th), but on a similar angle. 





leslie.sangster

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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2020, 04:50:48 AM »
Updates on the Lido project.

The course is going to be built (for real) at Sand Valley Resort next year in Wisconsin.  So I've been taking my time to try to match the micro contours and green contours as accurately as possible.  I'll publish NLE_TEST_11 in the next day or so for test play. 

Here are some updated images. 











Here is what the actual Hotel/ clubhouse looked like-  This is a pic of the modified 18th green.  Above you see it from a different hole (the 9th), but on a similar angle. 



I loved this Lidar course in 2019 I hope you bring it to a full release thanks for porting it across. I’ve been trying to create Lidar’s of some old courses that are no longer with us it’s the perfect use for the technology. There are three courses near where I live that I’m hoping to create.


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scoll3

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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2020, 10:22:50 AM »
Looks so good!  Thank you for bringing this incredible Macdonald course back to life, loved reading about this place in Scotland's Gift.

Also that's fascinating that a real life Lido course is being built in Wisconsin!  I know Gil Hanse had done something similar in Thailand recently, but this would be the first attempt in the US.  Is it going to be part of the Sand Valley resort, or its own club?
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« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2020, 04:27:33 PM »
The Thailand version is loosely "inspired by" I would say.  The footprint is different, holes are rearranged, doglegs go the opposite way, etc.
For example, here was the rendering for the Ballyshear course's punchbowl green


The actual one that they built is a little more dramatic, but still not even on the same planet as the original Lido version.  This is a reverse view and the approach had to traverse massive crossing bunkers and hit blind up and over the ridge at the front of the green. 


In Wisconsin, we'll try to actually replicate it.  There is no Atlantic Ocean or Reynold's Channel, but there is a perfect footprint of dead flat sand so that the course can be oriented the same way and laid out to the exact same dimensions. It will be a private course, but also part of the resort- so semi private is probably a good description. 

Just published NLE_TEST_11

Works best with high wind and firm, but slow greens in my opinion.  Play it from the black tees to get a feel for how the could would have played back in its heyday.  Even though I'm not very good at the game, I've been using the difficulty one above professional to get a natural dispersion that seems like real life.  It makes me fear the hazards and play it with a strategy in mind.  I'm Hickory Ghost if anybody wants to play a test round with me today.




scoll3

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« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2020, 12:37:51 PM »
Thanks for the info.  The Wisconsin course sounds really interesting, and love that they're willing to try something new (or old I guess?), given the flat sandy nature of the site.

I'm looking forward to playing your Lido beta whenever I can.  Thank you for working so hard on it.

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« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2020, 04:24:16 PM »
NLE_TEST_12 is the latest now.  Has some nice changes. 

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« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2020, 04:52:28 PM »
Just played it.  Really wonderful job, I felt completely lost in the course and time era... the aesthetics screamed late '20s and '30s, which I know was your goal.  I was fascinated to see how Macdonald and Raynor implemented lots of original holes in the Lido, and the template holes they did put in the course felt super different than any other of its kind at their other courses.  Too bad it's gone, but your version has partially resurrected it in a way!


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« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2021, 05:42:53 PM »
Is this still live?  I think I found some older versions, but a search for NLE_TEST_12 came back with no results.

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« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2021, 03:21:04 PM »
In 2k21:

The above finished version is called ----------Lido

There is also a lidar version of the real course called Lido Golf club (llidar)
https://www.lidogolf.com/

In TGC 2019:
best version i could find is NLE_TEST 08



 

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