Harris Kalinka

Imagery + Animation Golf + Architecture

Mission Hills Fantasy Course

If we told you that in China they’re busy building a par 3 hole where you hit the ball from the tee onto a green inside a noodle bowl, surrounded by water (and noodles), would you believe us? This is exactly what Schmidt-Curley is doing at the Mission Hills Golf Resort and, as expected, their problem was convincing people they were doing it.

Brian Curley approached us to create images and animations for three of the holes, so they could spread the word and show the world their big, if slightly madcap, idea. Our work has since been spread across social media and appeared on CNN, USA Today, ESPN, the Golf Channel and many industry publications. Our visuals also had another purpose, to attract sponsorship for each hole, which is much easier to do when the potential sponsor can see what the proposed hole looks like.

Visualisation of the par 3 Noodle Bowl hole

Visualisation showing the par 3 Noodle Bowl hole complete with 75m long chopsticks

Visualisation showing a golfer in action on the par 3 Noodle Bowl hole

Visualisation showing a golfer aiming for the island green on the par 3 Noodle Bowl hole

WHERE
Haikou, China

china-visualisation-project-map

WHAT WE DID
3 x hole animations
12 x images

TEAM
Arturs, Janis, Martins, Juris, Andrew

HOW LONG IT TOOK
5 weeks

FUN FACT
The noodle bowl is 80m in diameter and the chopsticks are 75m long. They do things big in China!

Visualisation showing the par 4 Great Wall hole

Visualisation of the par 4 ‘Great Wall’ hole showing the 8m high wall snaking alongside the fairway and behind the green

Visualisation showing a view from the top of the Great Wall

Visualisation showing a view from the top of the Great Wall looking down on the fairway below

Visualisation showing the crumbled section of the Great Wall with green behind

Visualisation showing the crumbled section of the Great Wall creating a line of sight from the fairway to green

 

Logo for Schmidt Curley Golf Course Architects

It has been a great pleasure working with Andrew and the Harris Kalinka team. Their creative and technical abilities are immense and their service is swift and smooth. I strongly encourage anyone looking at their services to look no further. These guys are industry leaders and create a product of tremendous value.

Brian Curley ASGA, Co-Founder
Schmidt-Curley Design Inc.

 

Visualisation of the par 5 Mayan inspired Riches to Ruins hole

Visualisation of the par 5 ‘Riches to Ruins’ hole, showing the imposing Mayan temples beside the fairway

Visualisation showing a view of a tee on top of a replica Mayan ruin

Visualisation showing some golfers teeing off from the top of a replica of a Mayan ruin

Visualisation showing replica Mayan ruins lining the fairway

Visualisation showing the fairway lined with replicas of Mayan ruins

More Projects