Built for Fun
"Historically short courses were often after thoughts, squeezed into useless corners for non-golfers to go try their hand," says McLay Kidd. "Today short courses have become a serious addition to world-class golf resorts. The best land is sought, the best talent is brought to bear, expectations are high, and we don't plan to disappoint."
Indeed, McLay Kidd says that QuickSands, being constructed east of the Gamble Sands clubhouse between the driving range and the entry road, sits on "maybe the best piece of terrain on the whole property" on a 25-acre parcel of sand dunes. The holes will range from 60 to 160 yards and have working names such as "Plinko" (1st), "Crater" (3rd), and "Corkscrew" (9th) based on the shapes of the wildly contoured greens awaiting players.
"I think that when the golfers get out there, they’re going to be shaking their heads and chuckling, and figuring out how they’re going to get the golf ball close," says McLay Kidd.