APACHE STAND

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Apache Stand: This Barnett Newman inspired course is in the heroic style and located in a dramatic landscape. The course, though not overly long, is challenging and difficult. The experience of geographical elements is full of variety from deep to shallow backgrounds and from vast to enclosed. Lastly division of space and change of proportion is an ongoing theme. In recognition of Newman's admiration for Native American culture, and because of its sheer drama and rugged beauty, Newman's course is set in the heart of the Apache civilization, the desert mountains of the southwest. The entire layout is organized as a single vertical element like one of Newman's "zips" or obelisk sculptures. Natural elements in the landscape were utilized requiring very little alteration to the landscape. Each hole has some kind of divisional element that obstructs one's route to the green: protruding bunkers; split, divided or sectioned fairways; intervening hazards; changes in elevation and sometimes combinations of obstructions. The greens are, for the most part small, and contrast in scale with the immense surround. Many of the greens are recessed in shallow canyons and guarded not by bunkers, but the natural lay of the land. The par-4's range from a driveable 295 yards to a possibly controversial 496 yarder. Under normal conditions only 2 of the 3 par-5's can be reached and only 1 consistently. Another possibly controversial decision is that all tees play long, but from different orientations to the fairway. This affords a greater variety of views and spatial experiences from each of the different tee sets.

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Apache Stand exists in two different versions.  The first was designed on computer using the Jack Nicklaus 5 Designer. To play the course requires the Jack Nicklaus 5 software published by Accolade and was available widely at most software retail outlets through mid-1999.  The updated second version was reworked on computer using the Jack Nicklaus GBC Designer. To play the course requires the Jack Nicklaus: Golden Bear Challenge software published by Activision and available widely at most software retail outlets. Apache Stand, along with many other fine original JNGBC courses, is presently available for download from links found at The Course Depot, as well as Sue Lane's Gus n' Golf.

Artists' Golf is is a conceptual work of art Copyright 1995 - 2002 by David B. Lewis and all original paintings, drawings and art work, as well as computer rendered course designs are Copyright by David B. Lewis. All rights reserved. Course maps are original artistic interpretations and impressions from a variety of sources and are not intended to be accurate renderings or representations of the actual courses. Artists' Golf  is in no way affiliated with and/or supported by Jack Nicklaus 5 which is copyrighted by Accolade Software or Jack Nicklaus: Golden Bear Challenge copyrighted by Activision.

For questions or comments please send e-mail to David


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