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Team Built Course - Beggar's Cove: The Forum Course (NOW PUBLISHED)

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« on: September 09, 2014, 12:03:13 PM »
Well everyone, it's that time again.  It's time to announce a new project for a golf course to be built by multiple users.  Our goal (like last time) is to have 18 individuals contribute a hole each.  Once their hole is done, they will pass it on to the next builder in line so they can begin working on their hole.  For information on the first project, see this link: http://www.hb-studios.com/forum/index.php?topic=3323.0

GETTING STARTED
-I will need 18 volunteers willing to donate their time to creating a hole (some individuals may build two if we don’t have a full roster of 18).
-Once I have finalized the 18, I will require a contact email just so I am able to share the course file with you.
-Once the list is finalized I will assign a random number with each builder and that will determine the hole they will be working on.  If you have vacations planned, it shouldn't be an issue as long as you let me know in advance so I can adjust the lineup around your vacation date.

WHAT’S EXPECTED (THE RULES)
-This is going to be a realistic golf course, not a fantasy course.  This is a course you should expect to be possible in real life, so we’re not looking for fantasy elements. 
-This going to be a golf course that could be imagined as walk-able,  so, it is desired that the tees for the 2nd hole will be in close proximity to the 1st hole etc.
-Hole 18 must finish near the clubhouse.  9 is preferable, but not a deal breaker.
-You will be allowed to choose your own par for your hole.  However, it is expected that the course finish around a par of 72.  So keep that in mind when building your hole, if a par 5 was just made before your hole, you should stick with a par 3 or 4 etc.
-You do not talk about fight club

Here is the final list of members participating in the event.
Plot: Dr. Yeti
Holes:
1:    Dr. Yeti
2:    DoGgzbollox
3:    Reebdoog
4:    TOX444
5:    Wolverin3
6:    clubcaptain
7:    nyjet81
8:    guitardude_324
9:    Kamshaft
10:  HB_Paul
11:  Biggins
12:  PGAGolfCoach
13:  CSUgolfer
14:  jwfickett
15:  UrsusArctos
16:  cool beans
17:  ObsoleteNexus
18:  Drgnslyr221

Final details, touch-ups, and publish:   guitardude_324


These individuals expressed interest in participating to me before I made the announcement.  More participants are welcome until we’ve reached 18.  If you are interested and are a PC player (required for file sharing) please send me a PM through the forum and I will add you to the list.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2014, 10:56:13 PM by guitardude_324 »
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2014, 12:05:34 PM »
HOW IT WILL WORK
THE CANVAS
-The first project involved a group vote on things such as what the theme would be, what the layout would be, and what the course name would be.  Well for this one event we’re not going with democracy, we’re going with dictatorship!!!!!!!!!!!  Just kidding… kind of…  I’m sure many people here have been feeling the same way I have, and have been getting Links fever.  So I’ve decided that this event will be a links themed course.
-The layout was voted on last time, but I like the idea of keeping everyone on their toes and forcing a little improvisation, even for myself.  Dr. Yeti has volunteered to build the plot for this project.  I don’t even know what it’s going to look like.  If you’re familiar with his work, I’m sure you’ll agree when I say we’re going to have a fine piece of land to work with.

THE FIRST BUILDER
The first build will have one of the most important roles.  They will be the person that decides the clubhouse location, and the location of the first hole.  They will also determine the minor details like: tee blocks, yardage markers, etc.

THE TURN AND THE FINAL HOLES
Since we are trying to achieve a realistic course, it is preferable the 9th and 18th hole finish near the clubhouse.  HOWEVER, the 9th hole has a little forgiveness because it is also not uncommon for some courses to have halfway houses between 9 & 10 if the holes do not start making their way back to the clubhouse.  For the final holes 14-18, some coordination and planning will be required between the final 4 builders.  The last project had great communication between the final builders and we were able to shape the final holes so that the 18th finished right behind the clubhouse.  That will be expected again.

COURSE FILE

-The transfer of the course file will be handled by myself.  When you have completed a hole, please send it to me and I will pass it on to the next builder.  I only request that I handle the transaction because it caused quite a bit of confusion with the first project.
-I will send a copy of the course file to everyone on the team after holes 6, 12, and 18 have been completed.  This will allow everyone to see how the course is coming along and will allow everyone to test play and offer comments and suggestions regarding the course and the holes.

T-E-A-M
-That’s not an acronym, I just wanted to highlight the fact that this is a Team design.  So everyone is allowed to voice their concerns, give comments, or notify other builders of issues they have had with their hole.  This is only meant to be constructive and not an attack.  If a builder believes in their hole and doesn’t feel it needs to be changed, than they have every right to stand by their design.
-There are lots of people on this team that have lots of experience with the creator.  If you have trouble with something, or want to know how to do certain things, feel free to ask myself or other teammates.  If you need a curved bridge, you can always ask Tastegw to build it for you.  If you need help with a rock formation, I heard Dr. Yeti is good at that stuff.  When in doubt, just email me.  If I can’t help you with a problem, I’m familiar enough with most of the team’s previous that I can refer you to someone more experienced with that element than I.

WRAP UP
Once all 18 holes are done, some individuals, will be tasked with adding elements like benches, water coolers, yardage markers, redundant tees etc.  This is to help with the course consistency.  If you want to add redundant tee blocks to your hole, that is fine, because it saves those touch-up specialists work.  However, please be aware of what previous holes did before you and keep those details consistent with what the previous builders have done.   This includes using the same style, color, and number of tee blocks.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to PM me and I will answer or speak to you regarding these issues.
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Doyley

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2014, 12:26:46 PM »
More participants are welcome until we’ve reached 18.  If you are interested and are a PC player (required for file sharing) please send me a PM through the forum and I will add you to the list.

Go super ambitious and take a page out of Drgnslyr's book and create a 36-hole resort on one plot (if you get the demand that is!)

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2014, 12:38:38 PM »
I'm in.  :D    Also,   I have already started on the plot of land and its looking great!   It will be a unique looking links course for sure  (Links theme, populated with Pine and Spruce trees).   

Also,   I have already taken the liberty of placing the clubhouse, and a practice facility.   If you'd prefer, I can remove these.   I'll send you a few pictures so we can decide what we'd like to do from here. 
edit: (or maybe I can just take hole 1?)
« Last Edit: September 09, 2014, 01:07:18 PM by Dr. Yeti »

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2014, 01:00:37 PM »
pine and spruce trees only sound very familiar!

cant wait to see the plot.


edit:  guitar,  pm that craig guy,  he does really nice work,  see his quarry ridge thread.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2014, 01:07:18 PM by tastegw »

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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2014, 01:25:19 PM »
Great stuff.  Looking forward to this.

ETA Links with Pine and Spruce? Sounds very much like the course I'm working on now ;-)
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2014, 01:50:50 PM »
Great stuff.  Looking forward to this.

ETA Links with Pine and Spruce? Sounds very much like the course I'm working on now ;-)

I will finish the plot today and Guitardude and I will review it before distributing.  I'll put some pics up soon.

Edit:
Meet, the plot of land  (practically finished)

Overhead view:


Spaces for hole design just seem to POP out of this once you browse around a bit:








Clubhouse and practice facility.  (kinda hidden to the left)


View towards the ocean from the clubhouse.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2014, 02:10:59 PM by Dr. Yeti »

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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2014, 02:15:19 PM »
Looks superb.  We've got our obligatory Links lighthouse I see ;-)
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Ascona National
Hitchens Valley Hotel and Golf Club
Nazca Valley Golf Club
Sevenlakes On The Vale

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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2014, 04:50:35 PM »
If you want me to, i'm on the team as well :-)
This looks promissing for another good course.
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2014, 04:51:07 PM »
You're in!
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2014, 04:51:59 PM »
hehe, just missed my name on the list.  ;)
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2014, 04:52:57 PM »
No you didn't I just added it really quickly.
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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2014, 05:09:56 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2014, 05:45:42 PM »
I could do a hole on this one if you still need someone
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2014, 07:08:47 PM »
As I had already placed the clubhouse and practice facility,  Guitardude and I decided that I should be the one to make the first hole.
I just sent him the file of the plot.   He and I will review it further and the designing will get underway.

Go team go!  Good luck gang!

 

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