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In designing a golf course or any of its features, there are three basic considerations : The game itself, Aesthetics, Future maintainability.

These are sometimes referred to as the three P’s –

Playability, Pulchritude (Beauty) & Practicality.

These three P’s can be used to rate a golf course, golf hole, or golf feature.

Environmental issues are central and omnipresent.

When a professional golfer or accomplished amateur plans a course or a feature of a course, he/she is apt to emphasize playing aspects at the expense of the two P's out of the three, whereas a golf course architect may favour eye appeal and a superintendent maintainability, but we as a team of professional golfers and golf course architects are able to keep the balance of the three P's.

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