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Reconstructing the Derrick Club: Phase Two 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 CG_Jan2014.indd 6 1/6/14 2:28 PM