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Forum: Course Design 01-13-2016, 10:34 AM
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A little bit of news on projects in progress: ...

A little bit of news on projects in progress:

The last tee pads are about to be poured in Carrollton; the first tee pads are about to be poured in Live Oak; I've started work on a really nice new...
Forum: Course Design 12-16-2015, 11:51 AM
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Justin, I hope you love it. In my opinion,...

Justin, I hope you love it. In my opinion, Strawn is as good as any course I've done. After a month of virtually no work due to rain, they were able to make a little progress last week. Thank God...
Forum: Course Design 12-04-2015, 11:36 PM
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Wish I did, Richard. If I have anything, it's in...

Wish I did, Richard. If I have anything, it's in a box somewhere -- maybe some day,



We do need to get those up on the internet one of these days. I do know where those boxes are -- just need...
Forum: Course Design 12-04-2015, 11:23 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
The last month has been a rainy one in Columbia,...

The last month has been a rainy one in Columbia, and big equipment finally got back on the course today. Best case now is January, but I wouldn't bank on it. Crazy year for rain in that town. But...
Forum: Course Design 12-04-2015, 11:18 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
Yeah, and I'm sure it will come up in the future....

Yeah, and I'm sure it will come up in the future. An important principle worthy of a reminder every now and again.
Forum: Course Design 12-01-2015, 09:49 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
I'm happy to do it, Jim. I'm glad people like...

I'm happy to do it, Jim. I'm glad people like you find it helpful. Welcome to the thread.



I probably have gotten more good feedback on that column than any other, along with "Dear Diary,"...
Forum: Course Design 11-25-2015, 06:36 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
And here's a Thanksgiving eve photo for fun. And...

And here's a Thanksgiving eve photo for fun. And because I'm so grateful for the chance to create this course and to work with all the wonderful people in Carrollton.

I think #12-#14 is my new...
Forum: Course Design 11-24-2015, 05:57 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
The club's FB page says that four more holes are...

The club's FB page says that four more holes are about to get tee pads poured. That's the best place to get updates and track progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HyzerHeine/?fref=nf
Forum: Course Development 11-24-2015, 11:13 AM
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Posted By johnrhouck
Sidewinder, I would put Hillcrest...

Sidewinder, I would put Hillcrest (http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=5358) in that same elite class. Hillcrest and Frost Valley have a lot of elevation in common, whereas Selah's terrain...
Forum: Course Design 11-23-2015, 08:11 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
KJ, I heard that the boardwalk engineer was...

KJ,

I heard that the boardwalk engineer was out there today. More tee pads later this week. Could be end of the year -- we are really getting close. Thanks.
Forum: Course Design 11-23-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
Thanks for all the posts and updates. Flying...

Thanks for all the posts and updates. Flying home tonight and I will try to get caught up later this week. Thanks for the notes on Selah -- will look into that. Nice mini, Gator! Garland Scout...
Forum: Course Development 11-20-2015, 12:54 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
Eco, I'm not sure if they plan to be open during...

Eco, I'm not sure if they plan to be open during the winter months. You can ask them at:

Call: 845-985-2291

Email: info@frostvalley.org

And anyone considering a visit to Frost Valley should...
Forum: Course Design 11-11-2015, 01:38 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
Well, that just depends on your goals. If you're...

Well, that just depends on your goals. If you're looking to provide variety, it could be a good idea. If you're making multiple tees in order to cater to different skill levels, then it may not be...
Forum: Course Design 11-10-2015, 10:36 AM
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Posted By johnrhouck
Thanks for that excellent question, Rick. It...

Thanks for that excellent question, Rick.

It sounds like maybe you have a specific hole in mind; I don't want to comment on anyone else's design, so let's just keep it general and talk about basic...
Forum: Course Development 10-09-2015, 07:21 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
Thanks, Mike. It was really great to have you...

Thanks, Mike. It was really great to have you there, and I know you drove a long way to make it.

Our goal was always for this course to be in the Top Ten, and I personally agree that it belongs...
Forum: Course Development 10-08-2015, 12:43 AM
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Posted By johnrhouck
Thanks, Kenji. It was great to meet you, and I'm...

Thanks, Kenji. It was great to meet you, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the course (and set the Bluee tee record for Advanced Masters!). I hope some more DisCappers get to enjoy it soon.
Forum: Course Development 10-06-2015, 12:30 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
The Frost Valley YMCA course is now open to the...

The Frost Valley YMCA course is now open to the public on a pay-to-play basis. If you think you might play it more than twice a year, the annual membership is the way to go. And the family...
Forum: The Marketplace 09-23-2015, 12:16 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
The epic course at Frost Valley is almost done,...

The epic course at Frost Valley is almost done, but we still need help raising the money to finish it out. In addition to the fundraiser discs,

Frost Valley is a 501(c)(3) charitable operation,...
Forum: Course Design 08-17-2015, 11:06 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
DoC, There is going to be plenty of...

DoC,

There is going to be plenty of elevation on this course. More than half the holes will have elevation as an important characteristic, and five will have substantial water features -- some...
Forum: Course Design 08-14-2015, 12:48 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
DoC, the completion date for Strawn has been...

DoC, the completion date for Strawn has been moved from July (in time for the Mid-America open) to August and now late October at best. The biggest problem has been higher-than-normal rainfall,...
Forum: Course Design 08-11-2015, 03:05 PM
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Views: 95,954
Posted By johnrhouck
OK, here's a better, more clear expression of the...

OK, here's a better, more clear expression of the design conference information, as I sent to the Disc Golf Course Designers Group:

Hi, Everyone
Some of you already know about this event some...
Forum: Course Design 08-11-2015, 12:34 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
Gordon, thanks for the question and the kind...

Gordon, thanks for the question and the kind words.

I actually just met with the City yesterday, and I believe we may be about to jump over the last (please!) hurdle. When we finally get the last...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 07-31-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
Hi, Paul. Hope you have a great time at Trey. ...

Hi, Paul. Hope you have a great time at Trey.

To answer your question, I imagine people mix tees during their round. Just so you know, the Red tees are really designed for newer players, so an...
Forum: DGCR Meets 07-30-2015, 11:14 AM
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Posted By johnrhouck
Thanks, Brett and Alan. I appreciate your...

Thanks, Brett and Alan. I appreciate your replies.
Forum: Course Development 07-29-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
If you want to let people know about the course,...

If you want to let people know about the course, but it's not ready to review, you can put it up and disable reviews for a while. I've done this on a couple courses -- you just need to write to Tim....
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