Tuesday, May 04, 2010

More With Less - Build Your Own Golf Course Hack

Golf Courses are wicked expensive to build -- according to one source between $50,000 to $175,000 per hole (holy smokes!). If you want your own course, you're out of luck, right? Not if you're Bob Kille. From his blog:

Kinda had this idea of a super country par 3/4 course in my head for a while now, and it’s finally going to seed, or should I say sand.

Only 3 clubs allowed, I prefer my 7 – 9 – Sand combination. Players walk to where they think their ball landed, drop a club if not there and give a 10 second count for the search. If not found, a ball is dropped at the club and play continues. Each player will have 20 balls to start, I’ve always come back with about 10 so this is plenty.

As you can see from the photo, there ain’t gonna be any putting, just chip into the sand for intermediate play or into the center ring for a stroke reduction.

The photo shows a post with what appears to be a hula-hoop around it.

If I'm reading this description right, Bob turned a chunk of his ranch into a golf course by combining some hula-hoops and some inventive rules. How cool is that?!

I think it's a wonderfully clever solution. What an excellent case study for the Toilet Paper Entrepreneur philosophy. It's so easy to throw up your hands and say something can't be done because you don't have the resources. That's just an invitation to get creative.

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