We had a full weekend on-site. Started out cleaning the clubhouse Friday evening:
No mountain man is complete without his noble steed:
Colton Craig came out on Saturday to check out the site. He is a Landscape Architecture graduate from Oklahoma State and currently a design associate for Tripp Davis and Associates. He came across BCN on Twitter and he called the main line as he thought this was a full-sized 18 hole course project. We quickly shared the story and he still drove the 5 hours each way and spent the entire day on site. Really cool having him out there.
We started out working on 6 tee box. Here is the before (yes someone is hiding in those trees):
This opened up 10 yards behind 5 green and multiple teeing options for hole 6.
We then walked the course thoroughly with Colton and chatted about some ideas. He was enamored with the 6th hole and we put some paint on the ground to get a better visual. Colton had the idea of putting a deceptive bunker on the kicker 25 yards in front of the 6th green:
We liked the idea so much we decided to say screw it an we cut out all of hole 6. Here is what we went through:
The tree graveyard after: