So in the past couple months thanks to No Laying Up I’ve done a deep dive into their podcast, @thefriedegg 's podcast and website, and I got the first 2 issues of The Golfer’s Journal. Turns out (for me anyway), that course architecture is a much cooler topic than I previously thought.
My problem is this: now that I know what template holes are, and what “good” holes generally offer in terms of risk/reward, I can’t help but look around my home course and criticize all the bad holes. For instance, there’s a par 3 that fits pretty well into the Redan category: funneling balls from left to right and generally front to back, but missing long is basically dead. Ruins the whole feel of the hole!
Has anyone else delved into this and had similar experience?
I’m also interested in just talking about architecture in general and learning more about it. Let me know if there are any more websites or resources I should check out!