Saturday, February 18, 2012
Reflections Bay - A Question
Dear Century Villagers,
Hi! My name is Mike Hahl. I live in Delray Beach and run a business here in South Florida. I have some information that many of the residents at the WPB Century Village might want to know.
My company, Ready For Golf, owns the copyright for a very unique golf course design. You can see the boilerplate of our design on our website - www.RU-ReadyForGolf.com. When you get to the Home page, click on the Course Design button at the right to view our design.
As you can see our copyrighted design is based on the fact that we have moved the clubhouse to the center of the course. Why is this important for South Florida condo associations - because it allows golfers to play 2/4/6 holes of golf. Many of us cannot afford the time or cost to play 9 or 18 holes of golf as required on a traditional course. Also, as I get older, I can see where I might not be able to play 9 or 18 holes - for medical reasons. However, all of us can afford 2/4/6 holes at least once a week, either as good outdoor exercise or for social reasons. The next design specification of interest is that most Executive courses average 3000 - 3300 yards on 40-50 acres (or more) of land. The RFG design wastes so little land that we can put a 4000-4500 yard course on the same land. The difference is that our course is more of a challenge and more fun - without being overbearing. Our mission – Green Space needs to be protected and communities must find ways to compromise – our design allows for both.
I write this because I read that it was determined not to re-build a golf course next to Century Village in WPB because there were no golfers in the area. I might agree that the elderly neighbors, and any other residents in the area, might not welcome a "traditional" course design. However, I have done some of my own research and found that the senior community gets excited by the options only an RFG design allows. I wanted to let the CV residents know that there might be alternatives to their viewing “more concrete” next door. I would be interested to find out how the Century Village residents, and others, might react to our design as a part of the new community next door.
Ready For Golf, Inc.