- What kind of features would the resort have in terms of accommodation, food?
- What would make it a reflection of NLU and the Refuge Community?
Wherever we can find sandy soil and have the ability to play, walking, for 9+ months a year.
As many have said, a short course is a must and then something like the Himalayas, Thistle Dhu, and Drumlin putting course. As far as the main course, I’m going to go a bit different. It should be something like a supersized Sweeten’s. Something like 27 standard holes, but those holes need to be blended together to the point where we can change the routing to our liking for those evening rounds.
K-C or Dan Hixson would jump to mind, but if there’s someone young who has worked under one of the big names trying to make it on their own, I’d be willing to entertain them.
Resort Amenities/Reflection of NLU
I’m putting these together, as I think they go hand in hand. The place needs to be fun. Not just the golf, but everything. Places to hang out, be it around campfires at night, in a bar with a game on in the background, etc. Variety of food, but it should be simple, we aren’t there for Michelin stars, we’re there for the golf and camaraderie. As far as rooms, I would pick cabins, some with common areas for groups, others just split up like typical hotel rooms.