Trilogy Golf Club at Ocala Preserve
"This golf course is an innovative alternative design that is shorter, fun, takes less time to play, and can be changed daily to play quite differently." - Tripp Davis
Tripp Davis and Associates and PGA Tour player Tom Lehman unveiled their first design collaboration at Trilogy Golf Club at Ocala Preserve in Ocala, Florida in February 2016. The revolutionary course, which is designed for walking only, sits on only 50 acres and offers a flexible routing that provides multiple ways to play golf. The five configurations range from a six-hole, par-18 “Gallery Loop” that can be played in less than an hour, to a “Players’ Loop,” a six-hole, par-24 with holes of varying length, to a “Players’ Course” with an 18-hole, par-72 routing that covers more than 6,700 yards. A “Horse Course” offering unique Match Play options and modeled on the playground basketball game completes the golfing experience.
The foundation is an 18-hole par-3 course without defined tee boxes, just large fairway areas, so players can play vastly different angles and distances,” said Tripp Davis. Our design in Ocala creates a lot of variety in what players can experience, and we believe the residents of Trilogy at Ocala Preserve will be pleased with the final product. It will take just under three hours to play the par-3 course and our six hole loops offer play for under 90 minutes.”
Davis and Lehman laid out fairways and complemented fairway bunkers so a six-hole course, with four par four holes, a par five and a par three can be played within this design. The semi-private golf course has a daily rotation that caters to golfers of all ability levels. "It was a very collaborative and fun process working with Tom,” said Tripp. “Tom, Jason Gold, my shaper, and Landscapes Unlimited got very creative with details in the field and I could not be more proud of the way things turned out.”
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