Location: Cresta Verde Golf Course, CA 92879 at 12:56pm on 05/08/20
About the Soundscape: Founded in 1927 by Randolph Scott, Cresta Verde Golf Course is located at 33°53’19″N, 117°32’32″W in Corona, CA and stands today as one of America’s 500 oldest courses. The 18-hole course is brought to life by its various archetypal sounds, keynotes, and sound signals, including bird chirps, wind (which is particularly strong due to its elevation and vicinity to the freeway; it was captured and weakened with a small drawstring cloth bag over the microphone), wind chimes, driving golf carts, golfer chitchat, and the obvious hitting of a golf ball. For this particular project, these sounds were all documented at hole #1 nearby the driving range at 12:56pm. Unique to Cresta Verde, however, are its soundmarks found just outside of the clubhouse, which include the chatter of general manager Mehee and the white noise of the freeway due to its key and convenient location. One may easily spot the iconic course from the intersection of the 15 and 91 freeways!
Recording Setup: iPhone was held within this small cloth bag, pointing in the direction of the course and golfers