DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

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Our design philosophy builds on the tradition of classic golf course architects such as Harry Colt, Tom Simpson and Alister MacKenzie who were active in the beginning of the 20th century.

These architects shared that the quality of their designs was born from their strong focus on natural and strategic design

Infinite Variety is a term that was frequently used by these classic golf course architects in their writings on the subject.

With these words they expressed that every hole, every green and in fact every essential detail of the golflinks should always be slightly different. Their ideal was to try to match the perfect variation that only Nature itself can produce.

IVGD's design philosophy

Beauty

A golf course should be beautiful and natural.

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Features

Work as much as possible with available site features.

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Natural

Landscape changes should be as natural as possible.

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Links

Create links characteristics and playing conditions.

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Strategy

Make players think strategically with their shots.

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Temptation

Tempt players to try to do things they should not do.

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Severe

Design severely for the experienced scratch player.

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defence

Primarily defend greens by surrounding hazards.

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Forgiving

Design sympathetically for the bogey player.

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Fun

Playing golf on our courses should be a lot of fun.

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Deception

Confuse players with visual deception on the course.

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Variety

Create infinite variety in the design of the course.

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