As I type this, the Last round of the 112th U.S. Open is under way in the Olympic Club in San Francisco*. The lakeside golf course in Olympic, on which the pros playdates back into its current form into the mid-1920s, nicely before houses sprung up across the fairways of golf courses across the United States. Nowadays”clubs,” as they’re called, are rather common, balancing fairways and housing lots. Houses have perspectives of a course’s”character,” and Trainers have more to compete as they slice their way through the following round.
But golf communities are not the only connection between golf and houses. This article looks at a couple of these houses on classes, but also other ways that among the world’s most well-known sports interact with the places we live.
* Tiger Woods tanked, and Jim Furyk choked on the last day of the Open, as Webb Simpson came from behind to snag his first major, the 15th different winner in the past 15 majors. He bested the rest of the field with a 1-over-par 281, meaning the real winner that day was that the Olympic Club for giving the pros a challenging test.
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Golf classes get their fair share of criticism, especially for the pesticides and water that go into their maintenance. Desert classes, a clear oxymoron, have addressed this dilemma by restricting grasses to tees, fairways and greens. “Rough” becomes native scrub, which has the inadvertent effect of creating a great setting for houses, which also opt for xeriscaping over water-hungry lawns.
The construction zone, ltd..
The view from in the house has the anticipated desert plants in the foreground and distant hills, but a lush green carpet is an unexpected component in between.
Blue Sky Building Company
Errant tee shots are surely an issue for people living over a golf course. This house in Raleigh, North Carolina, mitigates this difficulty by being set on the other side of a pond. The golf course is really a wonderful view over the water, while the trees next to the house give a modicum of privacy.
Christopher A Rose AIA, ASID
This house on Kiawah Island — a South Carolina island on the Atlantic that is home to five golf courses — nestles itself into the trees. The carefully manicured, rolling golf course is a splendid sight for those residents.
Wayne Windham Architect, P.A.
Another South Carolina house and golf course recalls the desert house at the beginning of the article, in the way demanding is eschewed in favour of other hazards, in this instance sand bunkers. To mepersonally, golf courses with creative hazards can be more visually appealing than traditional demanding; witness Pine Valley in New Jersey. This house, also nestled into its own golf course setting, is just another case in point.
Golf communities may be like having a course in your garden — and for many, residency aids in becoming a member of what are mostly private classes — but some people today wish to literally have a garden with a golf course in it. Enter backyard putting greens. This garden has not just a small green but also a pool, a boccie ball court and a tennis court.
Land & Water Design
This residence incorporates a custom green, even though it appears to be artificial turf instead of real grass, reducing the maintenance needed for the putting surface. And for those contemplating installing a putting green in their garden, maintenance is a huge issue, with choosing bud, trimming, watering, fertilizing and so forth.
Begrand Fast Design Inc..
Here is easily the nicest looking putting green on , with the best opinion to boot. There is loads of undulation into the green, giving the golfer lots of variety in practice. A little bunker is included as well, so one can practice getting up and down.
Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
Nevertheless the very unique setting for a putting green is that the roofing of the boathouse in Seattle. Yep, it is artificial turf, but that makes sense when the”garden” putting green is on the roof.
Douglas Design Studio
A third and last meeting of golf and house are golf simulators. I first encountered one around 1990 in a golf store, but apparently they’ve made their way into houses as well. Golfers hit on a real ball into a screen whose sensors gauge distance and trajectory, so one can perform a”real” route without leaving home.
Kuhl Design Build LLC
Installing these simulators requires two items besides cash: the proper wiring and enough distance. A basement is a logical area for this sort of grown-up toy, but contemplating that the arc of a golf swing, most basements do not have enough clearance. The timber lining all surfaces of the simulator proves that even these spaces can be designed instead of leftover spaces. This area is a like a rustic locker space, cove lighting and all.
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