Post by jwtexan on Mar 17, 2019 23:27:24 GMT -5
Welcome to Tantallon Castle, my first course. This highlands course has taken me some time as I have learned my way through the designer thanks to this community. I really can't thank you guys enough for all the help, without it the game can feel very intimidating. But because of people playing through my betas and giving constant feedback, and the countless twitch and youtube streams I have watched, I was able to put this together.
There are 3 tees, Blue (Master/Pro Clubs), White (Pro), Red (Beginner); And 4 pins, with 1 being the easiest and 4 being the most challenging round. Also, I got hit by the HB Highlands issue of "Soft" fairway conditions. It was designed to be played with firm fairways, firm greens, and medium fast greens. Wind can be default (it tends to be around 6-11 mph apparently) and I don't have a preferred or prevailing direction chosen just yet, but that could change. All other details are preferred on default to get the proper lighting and weather.
The course is routed along my interpretation of real Scottish coastline (Xbox1 player here, no LIDAR fun for me). Tantallon Castle was built in 1350 and was used for 300 years as a Scottish stronghold. When I visited Scotland I was able to take a tour of the Castle while playing other golf courses along the "Golf Coast" of East Lothian.
Before I even knew this game existed I wished there was a golf course running alongside the ruins to match the beautiful neighboring courses of Glen Golf Club, North Berwick, Muirfield, Gullane. So, when I bought this game, I decided to make it my first course, and it borrows from its neighbors; from the challenge of Muirfield, to the walls that are in play at North Berwick and the views of Bass Rock from Glen.
I have a few screenshots, but I am going to beg karma4u to help an amateur out beyond this one pic.
I hope you enjoy your round!