What Makes a Golf Course Great with Architect Brian Silva


22: Golf Course architects aren’t necessarily great golfers which means they have compassion for the issues that face recreational golfers like us. But they all want to create great golf venues that challenge and please golfers of all skill levels. Our guest is architect Brian Silva on the various elements and features that are incorporated into a golf course design. During the conversation, Brian refers to “Redan” features, which was a new term for me, so I misunderstood it as the famous sculptor “Rodin”. But here’s the actual definition from Wikipedia: “a Redan hole has a green which slopes downwards and away from the point of entrance, typically the front right portion of the green. Links golf is played on the ground as much as in the air and, consequently, the green slopes away from the golfer playing to the green from the tee or fairway.”

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