Monday, March 1, 2010

Lost but Found

Last week one of our members who works out of the old Castle Pines Village sales office found some of the original field notes from the Country Clubs golf course layout dating back to 1984. Louie Lee was kind enough to share with me these design strategy and conceptual plans for several of the golf holes.

It's pretty interesting to see how the original hole concepts changed from what was on paper to what actually made it in the field. This is a classic example of field changes that are made so that a hole or design feature will better fit with the land. Unfortunately some of these original concepts did not make it on the ground, I believe some of them are better than what was constructed. We still have an outstanding layout with features that are hard to match, but opportunities were missed to make something truly spectacular.