Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rolla lions club 18 hole championship disc golf course is a GO!!!

On Friday I received word we were awarded the contract for the NEW 18 hole disc golf course going in Lions club Park in Rolla, Missouri.

Even though it wasn't official I felt really good after the presentation a few months back at he lions den and I've spent about 20 hours on the design already,,,,!!!!!!
The park is beautiful and VERY well maintained. The land given for the course has some green grassy areas, a decent amount of elevation and some really SWEET pin locations avaiable.
the course will be a mix of open and woods up hill and down,, with a creek coming into play a few times.

My latest style of course design involves mixing up the height your disc can or should be thrown from hole to hole,,,, keeping PRO players off their rhythm and giving a lot of variety to the course. there will be holes that start in a woods where you have to throw out of a shoot and into a clearing and others where yo throw from the open into the woods.
Other holes will be entirely in the woods with2 styles ( 1 with a just the dead trees and honeysuckle removed and the other with a 20 foot wide fairway cleared for the length of the hole with woods on both sides)
there will be a few side arm & tomahawk holes and of course the traditional David McCormack left to right putter shots of ginesse required!

Once complete this will be one of the nicest courses in the Mid-West and home to some big time events!!

Heres an overhead view of the area and some preliminary holes that have been walked.
right nows there's about 23 or so holes. I wanted to make sure the smaller 7-8 acre area was going to be made available before grinding it down to 18, so the course should wind up with a few par 4s maybe 1 par 5,,, similar to the design at Lindenwood in difficulty.


James said...

David.... I am so excited about your final design and can't wait to bring this to fruition!!

Todd - Design Coordinator said...

Looks great, Dave. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product. Congratulations on finally getting your foot in the door in Rolla. Can we convince you to move your manufacturing out of St.Louis? There's a plastics plant here that just shut down and needs a new purpose!

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I own and operate Gateway Disc Sports, a disc manufacturing and course design and installation company.