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Ideas for new courses

Postby padre1161 » January 29th, 2014, 12:43 am

I was wondering if any of you hotshot course architects had considered designing any of the following courses:

1. A fantasy course containing the 18 best holes found in the world as might be found in this list:
http://www.golf.com/photos/dream-18/dre ... est#232833

2. Pine Valley

3. Cypress Point

4. TPC Sawgrass

5. Bandon Dunes

6. The Stadium Course at PGA West

7. The Prince Course at Princeville

I think any of them would be great especially #1
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Re: Ideas for new courses

Postby SteveHorn » January 29th, 2014, 11:02 am

padre1161! All of the real courses you mentioned except Bandon Dunes is available for PGA 2000
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Re: Ideas for new courses

Postby padre1161 » January 29th, 2014, 3:54 pm

SteveHorn wrote:padre1161! All of the real courses you mentioned except Bandon Dunes is available for PGA 2000


Yes, but that doesn't help us that use WGC 2011 as a pc game and those of us that use these Red Chain courses for our simulators.
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Re: Ideas for new courses

Postby BrianZ111 » February 1st, 2014, 8:03 pm

As far as the courses released, it primarily has to do with what courses have LiDAR and the type of vegetation on the course. Courses with LiDAR available are a lot easier to do because if the data is good enough you can just import the elevations and only make minor adjustments to the terrain. As for type of vegetation, courses with a lot of small objects like the grass on links courses are considered much harder to do in this game do to a lack of good tools for doing so and making it look good. Hopefully in the next version of the software this will be much easier.
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Re: Ideas for new courses

Postby padre1161 » February 1st, 2014, 9:59 pm

BrianZ111 wrote:As far as the courses released, it primarily has to do with what courses have LiDAR and the type of vegetation on the course. Courses with LiDAR available are a lot easier to do because if the data is good enough you can just import the elevations and only make minor adjustments to the terrain. As for type of vegetation, courses with a lot of small objects like the grass on links courses are considered much harder to do in this game do to a lack of good tools for doing so and making it look good. Hopefully in the next version of the software this will be much easier.


Okay, where to you find this LiDAR data for individual courses? Are you saying that the courses on my list would be too difficult to create?
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Re: Ideas for new courses

Postby BrianZ111 » February 2nd, 2014, 10:27 am

No, they can be done. I'm just giving you an explanation for why they haven't been done...the greater difficulty involved. LiDAR is generally scanned by state or local government so there's no central place to find it all like there is for the traditional lower resolution DEMs on the USGS site. There are a few national sites like http://www.opentopography.org/, http://csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/, http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/ but none of them have anywhere near all the data out there. Your best bet is to Google the area you are looking for (state, county, or city) along with the keyword LiDAR and look through the results to see if you can find anything. For example LiDAR for Wisconsin is available for about 20 counties now from the Wisconsin View website: http://relief.ersc.wisc.edu/wisconsinview/form.php Hope that helps.
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Re: Ideas for new courses

Postby padre1161 » February 2nd, 2014, 10:31 am

BrianZ111 wrote:No, they can be done. I'm just giving you an explanation for why they haven't been done...the greater difficulty involved. LiDAR is generally scanned by state or local government so there's no central place to find it all like there is for the traditional lower resolution DEMs on the USGS site. There are a few national sites like http://www.opentopography.org/, http://csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/, http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/ but none of them have anywhere near all the data out there. Your best bet is to do is Google the area you are looking for (state, county, or city) along with the keyword LiDAR and look through the results to see if you can find anything. For example LiDAR for Wisconsin is available for about 20 counties now from the Wisconsin View website: http://relief.ersc.wisc.edu/wisconsinview/form.php Hope that helps.


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