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#1 DeanoBravo

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 11:50 AM

Has anyone else noticed that most new courses the distance between the tee's and the previous green is getting further and further adding time to rounds. This is definitely the case for my home course of Forest Resort which is definitely designed to be played with a cart rather than walk as golf was intended. Anyone else noticed this or have the same issues at your course?


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:01 PM

Genuine question

 

Is it adding to game time? Or is it giving time to allow you to get from Green to Tee with the group in front (hopefully) onto or have had their 2nd shots allowing you to basically tee up and go?

 

If groups in front still waiting my guess would be would have too look at why these groups are still going slow and adding time to the round?

 

As said genuine question. Course near me has distance from green to tee and have noticed minimal backup on them even when playing behind other groups because they are gone by the time we get to the next tee so we aren't being held up on most 95% of holes.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 12:35 PM

In some instances, course development companies also look to make as much "sellable" land available overlooking a golf course. 


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:04 PM

Genuine question

 

Is it adding to game time? Or is it giving time to allow you to get from Green to Tee with the group in front (hopefully) onto or have had their 2nd shots allowing you to basically tee up and go?

 

If groups in front still waiting my guess would be would have too look at why these groups are still going slow and adding time to the round?

 

As said genuine question. Course near me has distance from green to tee and have noticed minimal backup on them even when playing behind other groups because they are gone by the time we get to the next tee so we aren't being held up on most 95% of holes.

With a membership which is pushing towards retirement age as a general rule the hills and distance between greens is a real issue and many opt for a cart as this allows them to keep up the pace of play. Meaning they are not out of breath for that next tee shot.

 

With everyone having to play the same course i can't see the groups in front as the issue its more the items i mentioned as no matter the course there are always hold ups as we all hit off line from time to time even those blokes on the telly!

 

Playing as a four in a stroke round is 4:15-4:30 easily where ever other course in town is easily 4:15 on a long bad day with most generally at 4hrs or under



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

There are a couple of hikes at my course due to the need for more housing space as Madam suggested.

 

It probably adds about 300 odd metres to the course which isn't that much really .... how long does it take your average human being to walk 300m :unsure:


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 04:33 PM

http://www.golf-dire...ory-of-golf.htm

If a golfer from 200 years ago played our courses they would be amazed. Two centuries ago a player had to tee his ball within one club length of the hole.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 05:37 PM

200 years ago they probably had more than 8 minutes between tee times :)


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:35 PM

I considered joining Tallwoods a few years back. one of the reasons i declined was that i dislike playing in carts and the hike from green to the next tee was difficult. The issue there isnt so much about distance , its about the steepness of the walk. The trip from 3-4, 5-6, 13-14 and 16-17 are a struggle in a cart sometimes


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Posted 01 August 2014 - 06:49 PM

Only if you walk slow between green to tee.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 10:23 AM

Having just played Hamilton Island there are multiple long green to tee trips, the longest from 17 to 18 would have to be about 1km.

 

Luckily there it is a very casual setup and no-one is in a rush, it is not a course to fly around.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:47 PM

There are a couple of hikes at my course due to the need for more housing space as Madam suggested.

 

It probably adds about 300 odd metres to the course which isn't that much really .... how long does it take your average human being to walk 300m :unsure:

Some of the groups  that I have seen. As long as 5 minutes...

 Actually we have a 3  reasonable hikes. one would be a good 100m. The other from 11 to 12 . as much as 200-250 depending on tee positions on the day. And 15 to 16 would be another 200.

Having said that. 4 hours walking is easily achievable without any rushing.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:00 PM

The worst I have seen was at the Launceston Country Club - about 1km from 9th green to 10th tee. They should run a shuttle bus.
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 05:38 PM

I bet a few classic courses wish they left more room to allow for advances in technology.

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 10:20 PM

Completely agree with is...go play sand hurst club and there are several hikes between holes, particularly the two holes over the road....possible the most pointless two holes in golf!

I am hoping the new home being built for eastern golf club will avoid this problem, although insurance companies and public liability maybe playing a part in this too.

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