The golf game has been around for some time. Although once associated with the more privileged in society, people from all walks of life have taken up the sport. But however affordable golf might be, you still need to pick the course that suits your level and needs, which is a somewhat complicated task…
Location of the golf course
The most important thing to consider is the distance you will have to travel to access the golf course. It doesn’t make sense to travel more than an hour to reach a golf course when you can get the same services in your area. Similarly, if you are on holiday, you can look for golf courses that offer accommodation, which can save you the struggle of finding a hotel nearby. Tourists should also check if the golf course is located near the town or village or near the train station or airport.
The art of golf course design
A golf course should be considered a work of art because it has a unique and prominent theme, structure and style. The theory of artistic design is one of the reservoirs of knowledge from which the architect draws. Unity and variety; line, form and colour; scale and composition; foreground and background, these are all considerations for the architect. However, a work of art must be composed within the framework of the golf theatre. The trick is to make the parts fit the whole. An architect may have the desire to create an element to enhance the aesthetics of the golf landscape or the challenge and playability of a particular golf hole. It’s easy enough to come up with good, solid individual ideas, but the real challenge is to create a cohesive and intelligible experience. By taking cues from the site and its surroundings, the architect’s work is more effective, efficient and inspiring.
Designing the golf course
Depending on your level of golfing ability, you need to consider the design of the course, its gradient and the overall difficulty of the game. It would be a wasted experience to spend your time on an unsuitable course where you are unable to hit shots the way you want to. Similarly, the types of clubs you need also depend on the course.