Creating and updating layouts
Modified on: Thu, 24 Jan, 2019 at 6:23 PM
A course layout is a unique combination of tees and baskets. Any course in UDisc's directory can have multiple layouts, and these layouts can be set as active or inactive to reflect the current pin positions.
A list of layouts. Tap one to update.
Follow these steps to create or update a course layout.
Navigate to the course in the Courses tab.
On the course's page, scroll down and select Update Layouts.
Tap Add New Public Layout to create a new layout, or select an existing layout from the list to update it.
When creating a new layout, you are prompted to add the layout details, hole names, and pars. You can then add a map once the layout is approved.
When updating a layout, you are shown three options: Update Details, Update Hole Names/Pars, and Update Map.
The three options when updating a layout.
Note that if you are creating a new layout, you are prompted to enter the details, hole names, and pars. After the layout is approved, you can then update it to add a map.
In the Update Details section, you can change basic information about the layout:
Layout Name - The name, e.g. "Main", "Short Tees", or "24 Holes".
Layout Status - Any layout which is currently not in place should be marked Inactive. This hides it from players creating new scorecards.
Skill Level / Difficulty - Tap a difficulty to see a description of what it means. Red is the easiest and Gold the most difficult.
Description - A place to add details about the layout. Anything that might help players navigate the layout or choose whether to play should be added here.
The edit details page for Idlewild's difficult DGPT Layout
Update Hole Names / Pars
This is where you can adjust the par for any given hole and change the hole number or name. This is needed for courses where there are extra holes inserted in the regular layout. You will typically see these labelled like so: 1, 1a, 1b, 2, 2a, etc. Check out our blog post on course pars for a bit more information.
Updating hole names and pars is an intuitive process.
The best way to create or update a map is to walk the course, using the GPS on your phone to accurately place tees, baskets and doglegs.
Updating the course map is easy. Select Update Map and then use the arrows at the bottom to scroll to the hole you wish to edit. You can also tap a basket to jump to that hole. When you are ready to edit, tap Edit in the upper-right corner. If done correctly, you will see an orange box labelled Finish Hole. This indicates that you are editing the hole.
To move a basket, just tap and hold on it while editing a hole. You can drag and drop it where it belongs.
To move a teepad, tap and hold the arrow above the teepad. If you don't see the arrow, make sure you are in edit mode!
To add a dogleg, tap and hold in the middle of the fairway (the gray line). A dogleg will be created, and you can tap and drag its arrow in the same way as you would the teepad. Again, if this doesn't appear to be working, make sure you are actively editing the hole. For additional details on course maps, see our article on the subject: Course Maps
To delete a dogleg, just tap the dogleg so its context menu pops up, and select the delete option.
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