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By Jeff Mingay
G olf architecture is not about ‘hard’
or ‘easy’—proper course design is
simply about creating a recreational
space where people can play in a
beautiful, unique setting.
In fact, creating difficult holes is easy. Even
the world’s most challenging courses seem
relatively benign to golfers who are playing
well at the moment. As a golf architect,
I do not want my courses to play too easy.
After all, part of the game’s appeal has long
been its challenge. However, creating good-
looking courses that present adequately
challenging scenarios for a wide demographic
of players is more important than simply
building difficult holes.
6 January 2014
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