After talking to various people about this project, I’ve come to the realization that I need to add some clarifications and stipulations on which golf courses count and which don’t count toward the goal. Also, to go along with the goal, I will be maintaining two approximate handicaps throughout this project; one handicap for 18-hole full rounds and one handicap for 9-hole half rounds.

These are the clarifications and stipulations:

  1. All courses within a 35 mile radius “as the crow flies” will be considered for the goal. In order to determine if a course is within that 35 miles radius, I’ve created a Google map that has the full circle drawn on it. The map can be seen on the “Map of Courses” page. If the tee box for the 1st or 10th hole is inside the circle, then it counts toward the goal.
  2. Private golf courses within the 35 mile radius will not count toward the goal, but any rounds played at a private golf course will be included in the approximate handicaps.
  3. Golf courses outside the 35 mile radius will not count toward the goal, but any rounds played at an outside golf course will be included in the approximate handicaps.
  4. If a golf club has more than one course, then each course will be counted separately. For instance, Cog Hill Golf Club has four courses. Each courses will count as one course that needs to be played.
  5. Short courses (under 3,000 yards for 18 holes and under 1,500 yards for 9 holes) will not be counted toward the goal. Any rounds played at these courses will not be counted toward the approximate handicaps.

Not only will these clarifications and stipulations help me determine which courses to play, they will also decrease the total number of courses that need to be played, which makes the goal more obtainable.