Be a welcoming golf club where members have the opportunity to: Play an exceptional golf course that can be enjoyed by all skill levels, Foster family and social relationships through golf, Improve their game, and Enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow members in a comfortable and casual environment. We will provide a positive golf experience.
Design[ edit ] Fountain pond at Seltenheim Golf Course Klagenfurt-Seltenheim, Austria Although a specialty within landscape design or landscape architecturegolf course architecture is considered a separate field of study. Some golf course architects become celebrities in their own right, such as Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
The field is partially represented by the American Society of Golf Course Architectsthe European Institute of Golf Course Architectsand the Society of Australian Golf Course Architectsthough many of the finest golf course architects in the world choose not to become members of any such group, as associations of architects are not government-sanctioned licensing bodies, but private groups.
While golf courses often follow the original landscape, some modification is unavoidable. This is increasingly the case as new courses are more likely to be sited on less optimal land. Bunkers and sand traps are almost always artificial, although other hazards may be natural.
Fairway at Lord Howe Golf Course, Lord Howe IslandNSW, Australia The layout of a course follows certain traditional principles, such as the number of holes nine and 18 being most commontheir par values, and the number of holes of each par value per course.
It is also preferable to arrange greens to be close to the tee box of the next playable hole, to minimize travel distance while playing a round, and to vary the mix of shorter and longer holes. Combined with the need to package all the fairways within what is frequently a compact square or rectangular plot of land, the fairways of a course tend to form an oppositional tiling pattern.
In complex areas, two holes may share the same tee box, fairway, or even green. It is also common for separate tee-off points to be positioned for men, women, and amateurs, each one respectively lying closer to the green. Eighteen-hole courses are traditionally broken down into a "front 9" holes 1—9 and a "back 9" holes 10— On older courses especially links courses, like the Old Course at St.
Andrewsthe holes may be laid out in one long loop, beginning and ending at the clubhouse, and thus the front 9 is referred to on the scorecard as "out" heading out away from clubhouse and the back 9 as "in" heading back in toward the clubhouse.
More recent courses and especially inland courses tend to be designed with the front 9 and the back 9 each constituting a separate loop beginning and ending at the clubhouse. This is partly for the convenience of the players and the club, as then it is easier to play just a 9-hole round, if preferred, or stop at the clubhouse for a snack between the front 9 and the back 9.
With golf being a form of outdoor recreation, the strong designer is an adept student of natural landscaping who understands the aesthetic cohesion of vegetation, water bodies, paths, grasses, stonework, and woodwork, among other elements.
Terrain can also be a factor, so that a long downhill hole might be rated par 4, but a shorter uphill or severely treacherous hole might be rated par 5. This compensates for the generally longer distance pro players can put on tee and fairway shots as compared to the average "bogey golfer".
Teeing area[ edit ] Tee for the first hole at The Links at Spanish Bay The game of golf is played in what is called a "round". This consists of playing a set number of holes in an order predetermined by the course. When playing on an hole course, each hole is played once; whereas, on a nine-hole course each hole can be played twice to complete a round.
To begin a hole, players start by striking the ball off a tee. Playing the ball off a tee can only be used on the first shot of every hole although it is not required to use a tee on the first shot. Tees are a small wooden or plastic peg used to hold the ball up, so that when hit by the club the ball travels as far as possible.
The first section of every hole consists of the teeing groundor tee-box. There is typically more than one available box where a player places his balleach one a different distance from the hole and possibly with a different angle of approach to the green or fairway to provide differing difficulty.
The teeing ground is generally as level as feasible, with closely mown grass very similar to that of a putting green, and most are slightly raised from the surrounding fairway. Each tee box has two markers showing the bounds of the legal tee area.
The teeing area spans the distance between the markers, and extends two-club lengths behind the markers. A golfer may play the ball standing outside the teeing area, but the ball itself must be placed and struck from within the area. Gold- Next farthest, typically used by teenage boys, low-handicap ladies, and senior or high-handicap men.
White — Farther still, typically used by low-to-average-handicap men and low-handicap teenage boys. Black or Blue — The farthest tee from the hole and with the most exposure to any major hazards; typically used only during tournaments or by zero-handicap "scratch" male players.
There may be additional tees available, depending on the course, and they may be labeled or colored differently depending on the club and its normal patronage. A municipal course may label a similarly placed tee the "junior" or "novice" tees.
In recent years, many golf courses have introduced mixed or "combo" tee boxes.
A combo consists of playing a some holes from one color of tee box and the remainder from one tee box ahead or back.of this plan: Future Financial Targets at our Club 1. Income from members subscriptions and visitors green fees to exceed —, by Year 3 2.
Catering operating within the club to a satisfactory level and at least cost neutral by Year 3 3. Adequate funding set aside for a 3-year course development programme to be defined and agreed by November 4.
Golf related businesses can be quite lucrative, but smart planning is essential for your business to thrive. Take a look at a sample plan for a golf course, driving range, or training center, to get some ideas before you start writing a business plan for your business.
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