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#1 bortimus

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 03:14 PM

I started building this for my own personal use but have developed it enough to hopefully release a public beta soon.  

 

This is a real course in rural Virginia and is a really fun and interesting layout.  A wonderful variety of holes over some rugged terrain and a lot of elevation changes.  A stream runs through the course and comes into play on almost half the holes, sometimes easily avoidable, other times a little closer to the action.    

 

Ballyhack was designed by Lester George who also designed Kinloch in Virginia which Justin9926 is currently designing.  Both courses are highly acclaimed in Virginia.   

Kinloch is a pristine parkland layout and Ballyhack is quite the opposite.  Some very wide but undulating fairways and some large greens with interesting movement.   

 

Opening hole

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Driveable par 4 6th hole

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Hole 8 green

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Front 9 layout: 

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Hole 10 par 5.  If you go for the green don't miss right! 

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 03:25 PM

Hole 11

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Hole 13 par 3 with a huge drop in elevation

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Hole 14 teeshot and approach

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Holes 13 (par 3) and Hole 15 (par 5)  share this large green

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Looking back over holes 13-15

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Hole 16 tee and approach 

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18 tee

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18 green

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Big thanks to Justin9926 for the LIDAR this course.  

 

I hope to release a non-3D grass beta before the end of the month.  I plan to add 3D Grass to this course in the future.  

 

 

 


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 03:32 PM

Looks very nice!  Excited to give it a try



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Posted 20 May 2020 - 05:14 PM

Hole 18 green looks like it has a huge bunker in the middle of it.  Only, someone took out the sand!  That has to provide some "interesting movement!"

 

Looks fantastic!


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 05:19 PM

Hole 18 green looks like it has a huge bunker in the middle of it.  Only, someone took out the sand!  That has to provide some "interesting movement!"

 

Looks fantastic!

 

Yes there is a 3 foot deep valley in the middle of that green!   

 

A few false fronts and other divisions on the greens make approach shots tough on this course.  



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Posted 20 May 2020 - 05:51 PM

Went out to have a look see... their webpage has a superbly done course tour.  It even shows pin locations:

https://www.dormiene...se/course-info/


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 06:24 PM

Went out to have a look see... their webpage has a superbly done course tour.  It even shows pin locations:

https://www.dormiene...se/course-info/

 

Yes I watched those videos numerous times.  Very helpful! 

 

It was also nice to see the course during summer as that was more of the look I was going for because it matched the overlay better.

Most of the other pics online are from autumn with very saturated and vibrant oranges reds and yellows.  A cool look for sure but not the direction I wanted to go.  Could be an interesting alternate version though sometime in the future.   



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Posted 20 May 2020 - 07:30 PM

Looks stunning bortimus..can't wait until a play through is ready.  Really sweet looking golf holes there.  You & Justin are about to hit us w/a great 1,2 Virginia combo. 



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Posted 20 May 2020 - 08:22 PM

 Amazing work! 


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 10:01 PM

it look like a great course



#11 GolfGuy72_2000

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 06:57 PM

This looks awesome, Bortimus - can't wait to fire this up in the simulator, while that's still an option! Thanks for your work!






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