golf course

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by beegor, Aug 31, 2006.


would you prefer mini golf or a proper golf course on your layout?

  1. I'd prefer the mini golf

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  2. I'd prefer the normal golf course

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  1. beegor

    beegor New Member

    hi i am new to the train world and i wanted to make a golf course on my layout but i have absoulety no idea of how to make 1 how can please give me some suggestions thanks a lot
  2. caliban

    caliban Member

    Hi beegor,

    do you play golf? If so, you can use a score card from a prototype golf course for the layout of your golf course. You could use different types grassmats and fine turf for fairways and rough, water effects for the ponds and fine sand for the bunkers. Golf players are available from Woodland Scenics and Preiser. Don't forget to add a few trees and a 13th hole.
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

  4. beegor

    beegor New Member

    my golf course

    i quite like the idea ofthe mini/crazy golf course it would probably be easier to design but thanks for your idea caliban, it think when I redesign or extend my layout i will definately use yuor idea thank for the help any more ideas are welcome:)
  5. beegor

    beegor New Member

    yes i do play golf and when i get time i will use ur idea thanks a bunch i really appreciate this
  6. caliban

    caliban Member

    Your're welcome,

    post photos when you're done. A golf course or a part of a golf course might be a good idea to fill an area on the edge of a layout, wich is too small for an industry or something else. I'm not aware of a manufacturer who makes models of golf carts.
  7. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    A minigolf course wouldn't take up much room but might be a real point of interest. You could have a lot of fun designing the themes for each hole. On the other hand, you could model only a portion of a real golf course, maybe even only one hole with the assumption that the rest of the course was "off layout".
  8. FWIW golf carts in N and Z. For HO I believe Hallmark produced an ornament several years ago that was pretty close to scale
    Donýt know of any LPFs that could be used tho
  9. beegor

    beegor New Member

    thanks for the encouragement guys i think i will go with the mini golf
  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I think that while the mini-golf could be a lot of fun, it would be a lot more work than simply one or two holes of a regular golf course. Your choice depends on how much time you've got... ;) :D

  11. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    The beauty of a golf course is that you can model one or two holes in the corner of the layout. You don't have to try to fit in the whole course. In fact, if you found the fairway and hole too big for your space, you could model the green, some rough around the green with sand traps and a water hazard, and just do part of the approach. If the approach was on a dog leg, you could show the "green end" of the dogleg, and hide the rest behind trees or a hill, or other view block.
  12. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    In Cannan Conn, The Cannan Golf Clubs' Ninth Tee runs along side the Houstonic RR's main line, and is across from the engine house and yard. A few "slices" have been reported to hit a loco or two parked at the engine house.
  13. Evan

    Evan Member

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