Tuohy Associates / Golf Strategies are strongly committed to designing
courses that are challenging and of interest to the golfer with a visual
attractiveness that will encourage the golfer to return. However, we believe
that we could best summarise our design philosophy by borrowing from the
great Scottish architect Dr. Alister Mackenzie who set down his 13 points
for the Ideal Golf Course in his book "Golf Architecture" published
in 1920, as follows:-
Two loops of nine holes are preferable.
At least four one shot holes, two or three drive and pitch holes, and
a large proportion of good two shot holes.
Short walks from green to next tee, preferably forward to allow elasticity
for future lengthening.
Undulating greens and fairways without hill climbing.
Every hole should have a different character.
There should be a minimum of blindness for the approach shots.
The course should have beautiful surroundings with the man made features
indistinguishable from nature.
Sufficient number of heroic carries from the tee with the option of
alternative routes for the shorter player if he is prepared to sacrifice
a stroke or portion of a stroke.
Variety in the strokes required to play the various holes, ie. challenging
No lost balls.
Playing interest to stimulate improvement in even the plus handicap
High scoring golfers should still be able to enjoy the course.
The course should be equally good in summer and winter with perfect
texture to greens and fairways, and the approaches of same consistency
as the greens.
PROJECTS & CLIENT BASE
GOLF AND THE ENVIRONMENT