Coyote Canyon (spring) - Green Desert edition

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« on: September 25, 2014, 01:07:20 AM »
I've heard many people say that they don't like the desert theme,  I hope to change a few minds with this project.   I am trying to use wide fairways and more Rough, and less Heavy Rough, to give it more area that is green in color. 
Also, as part of the theme that I am going for, all bunkers will be surrounded by "heavy rough" with rough surrounding them.  I am going for the look that many desert style courses have around the bunkers when they transition from warm season grass to cool season grass. 

Planting will be minimal on this course,  bushes around the tee areas, and the occasional tree.  I think the occasional dead tree will suit this course.

Let me know what you guys think so far, feedback is always welcome.

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Helena Island Estate (9 hole)
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Killarney Golf and Country Club
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2014, 01:09:22 AM »
One of the par 3's that plays over the canyon that runs through the property.
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Grizzly Paw Golf Club
Killarney Golf and Country Club
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2014, 01:17:20 AM »
184 yd Par 3, 2nd hole
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The Links @ Inverness Point
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Helena Island Estate (9 hole)
Grizzly Paw Golf Club
Killarney Golf and Country Club
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The Links of Isolation Island
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2014, 01:42:43 AM »
I'm really loving the bunkering. Reminds me of courses like Troon and TPC at Scottsdale.

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2014, 08:52:55 AM »
This has the TGCT Waste Management Open 2015 written all over it.  Just need a crazy cool 16th party hole! :-)

Nice work.

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2014, 01:04:36 PM »
I'm glad that you guys see TPC Scottsdale, and WM Open in these pictures, because that's exactly what I was going for.

I thought about copying the layout of the stadium course but I think it would be difficult to do it justice without actually being there and seeing the course first hand.  Designing baised on yardage books and pictures only goes so far.  Also, I did not want to have a replica of TPC Scottsdale and have it be limited to being used only for the WM Open.

So, this course will be designed with a TPC Scottsdale feel to it.  Hopefully it can meet the expectations, and  live up to the hype of the Open.

Stay tuned for more teaser pics.

 
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Red Rock National
The Links @ Inverness Point
Pine Park Lodge (9 hole)
Helena Island Estate (9 hole)
Grizzly Paw Golf Club
Killarney Golf and Country Club
The Great Northern G&CC
The Links of Isolation Island
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2014, 02:54:29 AM »
Slowly getting there...

The par 5, 4th hole is a 556 yd hole that will leave players with a risk reward decision on their second shot.

Pictured bellow is the landing zone, with most drives at default wind landing at the top between the traps for a great view of the hole.
If you are lucky enough to get a wind at your back on this hole, your drive should catch the downhill of the landing zone, for some bonus roll.  This could potentially set up an eagle chance, if you can split the traps that guard the green.

I really like the way the bunkers are looking on the course... enjoy

My Courses:
Red Rock National
The Links @ Inverness Point
Pine Park Lodge (9 hole)
Helena Island Estate (9 hole)
Grizzly Paw Golf Club
Killarney Golf and Country Club
The Great Northern G&CC
The Links of Isolation Island
Coyote Canyon (Original Members, Tour and now 2016 multi)
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2014, 03:01:11 AM »
This has the TGCT Waste Management Open 2015 written all over it.  Just need a crazy cool 16th party hole! :-)

Nice work.

Currently my 16th hole is a par 5... should I be changing this to replicate the coliseum to better my chances of being picked for the tour event
My Courses:
Red Rock National
The Links @ Inverness Point
Pine Park Lodge (9 hole)
Helena Island Estate (9 hole)
Grizzly Paw Golf Club
Killarney Golf and Country Club
The Great Northern G&CC
The Links of Isolation Island
Coyote Canyon (Original Members, Tour and now 2016 multi)
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2014, 03:17:25 AM »
Shot form #1 Tee

but that is enough playing photographer for now... back to work on construction.
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Red Rock National
The Links @ Inverness Point
Pine Park Lodge (9 hole)
Helena Island Estate (9 hole)
Grizzly Paw Golf Club
Killarney Golf and Country Club
The Great Northern G&CC
The Links of Isolation Island
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2014, 04:12:28 AM »
This is looking really good, can't wait to play it.

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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2014, 04:28:20 AM »
nice work,  as previously said, loving the bunker work.

i did notice your greens seemed mostly circular,  did you add in some variety to the shapes?

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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2014, 08:59:10 AM »
This has the TGCT Waste Management Open 2015 written all over it.  Just need a crazy cool 16th party hole! :-)

Nice work.

Currently my 16th hole is a par 5... should I be changing this to replicate the coliseum to better my chances of being picked for the tour event

No, that is not necessary. 

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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2014, 12:15:49 PM »
nice work,  as previously said, loving the bunker work.

i did notice your greens seemed mostly circular,  did you add in some variety to the shapes?
Good observation, i will work on that.
My Courses:
Red Rock National
The Links @ Inverness Point
Pine Park Lodge (9 hole)
Helena Island Estate (9 hole)
Grizzly Paw Golf Club
Killarney Golf and Country Club
The Great Northern G&CC
The Links of Isolation Island
Coyote Canyon (Original Members, Tour and now 2016 multi)
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2014, 05:17:11 PM »
Whats a key or two to your bunkering technique?

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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2014, 08:09:11 PM »
To start I like to have area covered in heavy rough (dark color in the desert them) and then move the sun around to a good angle where I can really see the contours.

Then I will use the sculpt tool (flatten) and either a circle or and oval brush.  I like the brushes with the softest edges for shaping bunkers.  I will lower the land no more than a meter at a time, usually between .40-.60 and plop down 3-10 brushes to lay out my general shape.

Once the land is shaped its time for sand, following the same contours.  I use the circle and oval mostly to get my shape and then some of the other brushes to get specific curves.

Once the sand its in, I will place my rough.  I leave a strip of heavy rough, closest to the trap, and just brush in light rough around the trap to create my border.  This takes a long time to get right but in my opinion it looks awesome!

Hopefully this helps.
My Courses:
Red Rock National
The Links @ Inverness Point
Pine Park Lodge (9 hole)
Helena Island Estate (9 hole)
Grizzly Paw Golf Club
Killarney Golf and Country Club
The Great Northern G&CC
The Links of Isolation Island
Coyote Canyon (Original Members, Tour and now 2016 multi)
Steam/PSN: Nickweis12

 

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