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The designers also had to keep in mind they were creating a course that needed to be enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels. Multiple tees were built, and long, forced carries that would be too difcult for many players were avoided. "It's a fun course to play," Harris says. Seeking 'the Total Golf Experience' The course was built around high-quality service, superior conditioning and giving golfers a country-club experience at a daily-fee site. It has been hugely successful in hosting outings of all sizes, with almost 30 percent of its business coming from events. "We opened with two things in mind," Rader says. "We wanted to provide good customer service and give golfers a good product with the course. We wanted it to be the total golf experience." She and the rest of the design committee delivered what Ballantyne needed. "There is no daily fee where you can get the service you get at Ballantyne as a result of the hotel being there," Harris notes. "The job the people do and the amenities only enhance the environment. "So much of building a course like this is about the environment," he adds. "You want a great course but having the right environment makes a big diference. It complements the course, and the course complements the hotel and Dana Rader's teaching center. It all feeds together. " The 16th hole came to life as the rest of The Golf Club at Ballantyne did — sculpted from clay soil and nurtured into a lush, daily-fee golf course. 72 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE SUMMER 2016 BALLANTYNE | feature

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