Royal Birkdale 2015 by Polslad [New Course]

Course reviews and newest releases.

Royal Birkdale 2015 by Polslad [New Course]

Postby BrianZ111 » May 4th, 2015, 7:29 pm

Course: Royal Birkdale 2015 (22.9 MB)
Type: Real, Links-Like
Designer: Polslad
Date: 5/3/2015
Images: Sp, #4, #5
Libraries Used: blends2, darnoch, turnberry_lib
BrianZ111
Legend of Golf
 
Posts: 636
Joined: November 12th, 2010, 12:59 pm
Location: Wisconsin

Re: Royal Birkdale 2015 by Polslad [New Course]

Postby Spaulding89 » May 5th, 2015, 5:51 pm

Amazing work! Thank you for creating this and uploading it. ? Dare i ask Is anyone working on Chambers Bay?? Also BrianZ - any chance you have whistling straits.xcr file? (still can't get it working)
Spaulding89
Weekend Duffer
 
Posts: 11
Joined: April 25th, 2015, 7:41 am

Re: Royal Birkdale 2015 by Polslad [New Course]

Postby DC#1 » May 7th, 2015, 9:11 pm

Beautiful David. I really liked the planting with the grass in the heather. I'm not a big fan of links courses,but with this one you're making it very hard not to be a fan. Everything fits well together, the color of the grass,the rough,heather,long grass. Also the placement of the bushes,etc. I really don't have anything negative to say. Very well done oh Master of tents and dead grass. :)
DC#1
Competitive Amateur
 
Posts: 227
Joined: November 18th, 2010, 6:48 pm

Re: Royal Birkdale 2015 by Polslad [New Course]

Postby BrianZ111 » May 7th, 2015, 9:27 pm

Spaulding89 wrote:Also BrianZ - any chance you have whistling straits.xcr file? (still can't get it working)


I've replaced the file that was up with the .xcr version I have.
BrianZ111
Legend of Golf
 
Posts: 636
Joined: November 12th, 2010, 12:59 pm
Location: Wisconsin

Re: Royal Birkdale 2015 by Polslad [New Course]

Postby Spaulding89 » May 8th, 2015, 4:32 pm

@BrianZ111 -- Thank you once again! I almost cried a little as i finally got to glimpse the wondorous behemoth that is Whistling Straits... and then i actually cried as i tried to play it lol

thanks Brian
Spaulding89
Weekend Duffer
 
Posts: 11
Joined: April 25th, 2015, 7:41 am

Re: Royal Birkdale 2015 by Polslad [New Course]

Postby sandwedge » May 15th, 2015, 6:47 am

Thanks David for adding another course to our selection. I have only played 3 rounds thus far but let me give a mini review of my first impressions.

What I liked:
It has all of the nuances of a great user recreated course - the mounding, the bunkering, the blending of the horizon into the course, the extra things that you see on a tournament layout. As always, these things enhance the experience of being there and are a staple of any of David's designs.

What I continue to be puzzled by:
On a few of David's more recent designs, there always is this large pole in the middle of the fairway somewhere on the course. On this course it is on the 9th hole. I am not sure if this was a placeholder while designing that was never removed or an attempt at a hole marker or what. I do not like it - it seems out of place and surreal. I believe it is better off being removed as it spoils an otherwise fine course for me. David maybe you could shed some light? Am I missing something because it seems I am the only one who has pointed this out in the past - is it meant to be there? Not ever having played Royal Birkdale, I am unaware of what should be on each hole so forgive me in advance if there really is a 100 foot pole on the 9th fairway.

What I think about the course:
Ordinarily, I would say this is an A list course but for me at least, that pole thing is a bother. It is a fine course that plays well and is a much appreciated update to the stock version of the course. I have no issue recommending it as a download as is - you will enjoy it for sure. For now though, I will keep playing the stock version of Royal Birkdale.

Thanks again David for the design.
User avatar
sandwedge
Tournament Winner
 
Posts: 386
Joined: December 2nd, 2010, 12:25 pm

Re: Royal Birkdale 2015 by Polslad [New Course]

Postby Polslad » May 15th, 2015, 12:34 pm

It's a marker post for a blind drive from the tee.
Not sure if its there on the real course, but it's there in the stock version of the course, so I left it in.
I'm sure its not 100ft, surely?
User avatar
Polslad
Major Champion
 
Posts: 444
Joined: November 18th, 2010, 12:24 pm

Re: Royal Birkdale 2015 by Polslad [New Course]

Postby Polslad » May 15th, 2015, 12:36 pm

I think there's one on Fishers Island and one on the links holes on Elysium Fields.
They are deffinately supposed to be there, as in the real thing.
Again, markers for blind shots.
User avatar
Polslad
Major Champion
 
Posts: 444
Joined: November 18th, 2010, 12:24 pm

Re: Royal Birkdale 2015 by Polslad [New Course]

Postby sandwedge » May 16th, 2015, 6:00 pm

Oh, ok - my bad then. I don't think there are many choices for markers in the various libraries - makes sense that when one is sized slightly larger it gives that kinda look. I think I can play some more rounds then knowing what the marker is there for! I have never seen any kind of a marker in the fairway though - usually yardage markers are to the side - at least on the courses I can afford to play! That is what confused me I guess at first. I wish to change my review to say that this course is a keeper and a definite A lister for me! Thanks David!
User avatar
sandwedge
Tournament Winner
 
Posts: 386
Joined: December 2nd, 2010, 12:25 pm

Re: Royal Birkdale 2015 by Polslad [New Course]

Postby msmvet » July 29th, 2015, 2:12 pm

Execellent work David!!! I just played a couple of rounds and it will be my next Open venue!! Everything fits perfectly, pretty challenging on links conditions. Can´t wait to play here for the Claret Jug!!
msmvet
Chronic Slicer
 
Posts: 28
Joined: February 20th, 2014, 12:00 pm

Next

Return to Course Reviews

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron