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Dexter Muni Beta  BETA
by Jim Hartford

Links Corner Course Database ID Number - 2134
Release Date CRZ Filesize Par Course Length
2013-03-24  91,643,904  bytes 34  2770 yards
Type Style CRZ Filename
REAL  WOODLAND  Dexter Muni.crz 
Course ID Course Key
8621067e760941038a10b0e3c788e58f  7cb9443d77425d02426afc9c49dc2a2d 

My first course design.

This is a 9 hole municipal golf course located in central Maine. The 10th hole is actually the driving range. Thanks to everyone at Links and APCD for the tutorials and some textures I used from other courses.

CLIPNOTES by Ben Bateson (ousgg)

Real, parkland course
I would settle for S*/M*
Concept  5/10
I\'ll never begrudge anyone the opportunity to re-create their local municipal course in place of one of the \'big stagers\', and Jim has done a fair job with Dexter. Certainly, it\'s a bit of fun being able to \'play the driving range\' as the final 10th hole. The course itself is better than routine, featuring a good selection of landing areas and enough to make you think twice about whether you want to attack the greens on the 300-ish yard Par 4s.
Appearance  5/10
The tree-line has received a lot of care and attention and is definitely a strong aspect of the course. Further down, the straight extrusions of the bunkers are less pretty and most of the linear objects look rather un-tuned. Oddest of all is the way the entire plot appears to tilt to one side, giving the golfer a rather vertiginous round. It may be a hillside course, I don\'t know, but it\'s slightly uncomfortable viewing.
Playability  4/10
Other than the fact you might be more comfortable propping one side of your monitor on a book, there is a rather intrusive sound effect or two, and you don\'t really see much of the course because of the hole lengths. Having 10 holes is a major nuisance when it comes to creating feasible competitions too.
Challenge  8/10
Although the quality control on the greens is a little variable, it\'s intriguing how difficult it is to steamroller this course, and that\'s not all due to the putting. The slopes on the course add a fair contribution to difficulty, as do some twisty hole shapes and a good use of small ponds. Although if you don\'t score a birdie or better on the 10th hole you can be thoroughly ashamed.
Technical  5/10
Although there are definite nitpicks, Jim has created a coherent and playable course here and one that most people will be happy to play again.
Overall A little odd in areas, but there are recompenses in some tasteful planting and interesting greening. 27/50
Please remember that Clipnote reviews are the opinion of one person and do not constitute an 'Official' Links Corner review of the course.

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