Colorado's newest golf course, RainDance National Resort & Golf in Windsor, CO, was recently featured in the American Society of Golf Architects Magazine.
RainDance National architect Harrison Minchew was interviewed for the feature and detailed his processes on creating a golf masterpiece on such dramatic terrain.
"RainDance has 225 feet of elevation change from the high point, located on the first fairway, down to the low point - the lake along the fifteenth,” said Minchew, a former architect for the Arnold Palmer Design Company. “Golf architects have to use a combination of methods to create a great golf experience on sites that have significant elevation changes.
“Routing holes to play along the slopes, avoiding holes that play directly down or up steep slopes and directing large cuts and fills to reduce an area’s excessive slope are key to enable a golf architect to create playable and strategic holes, as well as beautiful vistas.”
To read the full article, visit the following link: https://www.tudor-rose.co.uk/asgca/bydesign/2022/winter/16/index.htm