Originally Posted by REDFIVE
I think that a course is designed to the limitations of the designer. Skill, knowledge of the skill of those playing, and their imagination are just a few of the limitations. True, anybody can design a course but I think it takes knowledge and experience to design a great course. Not just looking at a piece of land and saying I would like to... but looking at that same piece of land and saying it would be cool if Climo... Being able to expand past self limitations and expectations is what is being advertised not just course design.
You're absolutly right about having to expand beyound self limitations when designing a course. When putting in fairways (taking out a few trees) you have to imagine someone who can both throw far and accurate, something I'm not up to yet (not even close
). Imagining the perfect throw and flight path, making it wide enough to be a true fairway yet narrow enough to separate skill from huk and pray. Then trying to do this in a set amount of land, making the best use of it all is a bit more than a ten year old can do, but maybe twelve