Originally Posted by Golfingdad
I would only suggest minimizing the hazards ... you want it to be fun, so make it easy to start. :)
No water (except maybe for aesthetics) and not too many bunkers. (I'd also avoid any bunkers near the fronts of the greens, since these kids are having a hard enough time getting it up in the air anyway.) :)
Great ideas, yeah bunkers around the green could make a kid very agitated. I would like to put bunkers way off the fairway on a couple holes but make them really small and easy to hit out of.
I have a couple water ideas but they aren't going to be very big or in play at all. They will also not be dangerous for young kids to walk around.
Originally Posted by Ernest Jones
I look forward to see where this idea takes you. Keep us posted!
Trust me, I'll keep ya'll posted :D
I always have a ton of questions.
Course yardage and holes so far look like....
Hole #1 - Par 4 110 to 140 yards, I'll try to make it one of if not the most beautiful holes since this will be the one that everyone see's first from the clubhouse.
Hole #2 - Par 3 60 to 90 yards, I think it's important to put a short par 3 on the second hole to increase a young child's confidence if he/she had trouble with the beginning hole.
Hole #3 - Par 4 110 to 140 yards, Still deciding whether I want to throw a Par 5 here or 4.
Hole #4 - Par 5 150 to 200 yards, Important thing is to keep the par 5's relatively straight so everyone can get a nice drive in...and adults can treat as a par 3.
Hole #5 - Par 3, 60 to 90 yards, Once again, the child just played a Par 5, give him a short hole now.
Hole #6 - Par 4 - 110 to 140 yards
Hole #7 - Par 3, 60 to 90 yards
Hole #8 - Par 5, 150 to 200 yards
Hole #9 - Par 3, 60 to 90 yard...OR a Par 4
Why four Par 3's? Well I've been speaking with a couple members and they aren't sure a 9 hole course can hold a 6 year old or younger's concentration for that long. I believe that short Par 3's will not only help with this, BUT it will also probably help the pace of play.
What would you think of that yardage and setup?