Course Requirements

A golf course is only as safe as its architectural design. Some courses have been crammed into too small of a parcel of land with the result of fairways being too close to one another or residential properties being too close to fairways. The end result is too many errant golf ball issues that can cause damage to property or persons.

Golf Expert Consulting can advise on safety envelopes required to mitigate safety issues.  

Safety Design Details of a Golf Course

 The safety design of a course takes into account.

  • Width of Fairways
  • Safety Cones from tee points
  • Ample separation of golf holes
  • Appropriate positioning and alignment of tees
  • Factoring the wind into account
  • Adequate placement of hazards and rough area
  • Ample setbacks from roads and residences
  • Future potential use of adjacent properties 

Pebble Beach 18th 

 As an example, consider the 18th Hole at Pebble Beach. To do an errant golf ball analysis, we'd consider the following:

  • Only worried about errrant golf balls escaping to the right side 
  • Simulate likely golf ball trajectories with software
  • Import the trajectories into Google Earth
  • White trajectory is a straight tee shot 
  • Red trajectory is a severe slice that would exit the golf course 
  • Analyze the likely number of such errant balls that would exit the
  • golf course using data from a full spectrum of golfers    
  • Provide recommendations of safety fence heights/lengths and or golf hole redesign. 

Online Consult

Booking a consult online is the easiest way to begin the process. Using our booking form, you can specify the details of your errant golf ball issue.