Golf Design and Why “The Edge” Course?
The USGA Distance Insights Report was released 4 February 2020. Our architect, Forrest Richardson, attended along with 2000 media and industry experts.
The take-away is that the USGA and R&A are ramping up their efforts to control ball and club influences on hitting length. The concern is that courses have become longer and the emphasis is on LENGTH rather than the array of skills which are the hallmark of the game.
Golf is not supposed to be about brute strength, hitting length and expensive equipment. The concept for The Edge at Club West is among other solutions previously discussed that will help return fun and inclusivity to the game.
Kids love these courses, many seniors prefer them and they are a destination for everyone else who wants to play but does not have 5-6 hours for a round.
And of course… they are more financially and environmentally sustainable.
Want to learn more?
There are many interesting articles about precision golf, and the viability of transitioning to courses that make the sport available more easily to a greater number of players.
The Case for Executive Courses: Big Fun in Small Packages
Go small or go home: These are the 13 best par-3 courses in America
What is a precision course?
From The Golf Course Architect’s Dictionary
From Routing the Golf Course: The Art & Science that Forms the Golf Journey