Originally Posted by FlyinBryan
Thanks Chase. What is an ideal distance? I get the impression that pro's like 400-500ft holes but what would the distances be on a dedicated Gold course? Is 18 holes still the standard? Lets say a TPC designed specifically for A-tier / upper echelon players.
Theres not really an ideal distance for each hole, and you dont want every hole to the be same distance. Variance of distance is probably the best situation. Longs, mediums, a couple of shorts. Whatever fits the specific property the best. Theres no formula because every site is different and the good designers can make the best of what is available and hopefully not come out with a pitchandputt or a course full of dog-legs and ridiculous tight fairways.
The PDGA does have some guidelines on course distance I believe. Over 7000ft total length could be 'gold' level IIRC