Originally Posted by petershive
Cliff Towne has been working to update course directory information in cooperation with IT Director Steve Ganz. Cliff points out that you don't need the exact zip code -- a nearby zip code should be sufficient. Most people probably don't start their search with zip codes anyway. The City/State search field is somewhat more direct. Finally, even if you don't know the zipcode or City/State you can try "Course Name" under "Advanced Search" if you only know some of the words in the name.
Cliff also noted that most courses in the US now have correct GPS locations for the first tee. In addition, he is working (by state A-Z, currently in Ohio) on the Course Map Project.
Steve expects that the course directory interface will be improved when we launch our next generation website. Like the other matters he has set his hand to, this is a pretty safe bet.
Thanks Pete - Cliff always did an amazing job with the book directory. (And he's one of the most fun local guys here to play with!)
I a couple more questions: any eta (month? year?) when the next generation website will be launched?
Also, I understand that plugging in any zip code around the area works well - it just usually means that if you are planning a trip, you need to visit one more website to find out a relevant zip code BEFORE you come here (at least for me, finding out a destination zip code is not first on my agenda when planning a trip for fun or work).
And I guess it's just me, but I am always trying to use the city/ state search. 75% of the time, it pulls up a map of the state with blue dots everywhere. Well, if I have never been to winter park, CO, and I don;t know the area, I have no idea where to begin to zoom in on that map. Its just a bunch of blue pins. Sure, I can click on each one, but there are hundreds. And with no accompanying list, I don't know if there are any in the city or not.
Now, when i do a zip code search (and 25% of the time when i do a city/ state search) a text list comes up telling me the name of the closest courses to that zip code. Much easier to navigate.
Anyway, it'd be nice to get to the text results easier.
Thanks for the help!