In the early 1990s Glosten supported Dix Corporation and owner, Hagadone Hospitality Company, in the design of the renowned 14th hole at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. A floating, moveable golf green was the vision of Duane Hagadone.
How is a golf green like a ship?
As is typical for Glosten projects, this unique project began with early feasibility reviews of issues ranging from environmental and regulatory impact, wind and wave climatology, fabrication and assembly strategies, as well as life-cycle operational planning. Though this was a golf green, it had many of the same design challenges as an actual ship.
It’s all in the details
Having successfully demonstrated the feasibility of the project, Glosten developed detailed design documentation and provided on-site support throughout the building, fabrication, and commissioning effort. The project scope included development of an adjustable four-point mooring system to allow variations in tee to green distance, effective rainwater containment and shore-side pumped drainage, as well as on-going weight management for the green’s topside grass and landscaping.
14th hole remains best-known golf icon
The Coeur d’Alene Resort 6,803 yard par 71 golf course boasts a view of the lake from every hole. The floating 14th hole remains one of the best-known icons in golf. Golfers can experience a variety of challenges as the tee-to-green distance can be pushed anywhere from 100 to 270 yards.
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