Golf Course Architecture - Issue 54: October 2018

15 Hole 8 Water is visible on many holes and is in strategic play on the eighth. “This is typical on the links courses in Scotland and Ireland, where many of the most famous courses play along the coast but water does not come into play. In much the same way, McNeil and Lonetree Reservoirs create a similar experience,” says Schaupeter. Hole 13 “This hole is asking the players to consider dialling up the aggression factor on their second shot. Most par fives allow, or require, better players to dial their aggression and options down to either a short-iron lay-up or just go for the green,” says Schaupeter. Hole 16 “Players will play downhill to the dramatic green positioned out on a shallow peninsula overlooking McNeil Reservoir with the Rocky Mountains as a further backdrop. The green is large, around 9,000 square feet, but it has a real diversity of challenges depending upon where the hole is located,” says Schaupeter. Photo: Russell Kirk