Yes, this is good. Some of our local courses are doing it complete with slope and course rating. I have founD the course length fits the length the USGA guidelines says I should play based on average drive. I would think we could figure out the right blend to accomplish that, but I don't know about slope etc for HI purposes. -Marv
Weird, but when I first saw this thread, and that it referred to Tillinghast, I would have bet money that it would refer to bunkers! Tillinghast is known for a lot of things, but chief among them would be bunker design! Bunker maintenance and reconstruction being as expensive as they are, bunkers are usually the first things to suffer when a course encounters money problems!
Heck, our local Donald Ross design, Mill Creek, is dumping a quarter Million dollars into bunker work on the South 18 alone! And just for the greenside bunkers! Since there are over 100 bunkers on the course as a whole, it's a big job!
Hope your folks find a better way around this.