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Forum: Disc Golf Courses 10-22-2017, 12:15 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
Thanks, Ken. That is how the Red tees on those...

Thanks, Ken. That is how the Red tees on those two holes have always been.
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 10-08-2017, 12:59 AM
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Views: 143,386
Posted By johnrhouck
Or somebody's messing with my head...

Or somebody's messing with my head (unintentionally).

The short tee on Creekside #17 has always been 169' and 100% over land.

The short tee on #18 has always been 200' over the water. If...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 10-05-2017, 10:20 AM
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Posted By johnrhouck
Are you saying the short pad has moved? It was...

Are you saying the short pad has moved? It was there for Am Doubles.
Forum: Course Design 08-26-2017, 03:07 PM
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Views: 128,095
Posted By johnrhouck
Enos, I'm on the record as being very opposed to...

Enos, I'm on the record as being very opposed to small trees as obstacles any time, unless they're working with other trees to create wider obstacles. (In other words, if they're placed right, 4-5...
Forum: Course Design 08-04-2017, 11:06 PM
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Posted By johnrhouck
Course Design Workshop August 12th!

Dee and I have accepted an invitation to host an ABCD (Art and Business of Course Design) workshop in South Lake Tahoe next Saturday. Details are up at ...
Forum: Course Design 08-04-2017, 11:01 PM
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Views: 128,095
Posted By johnrhouck
No, Dwayne, there are none at this point. While...

No, Dwayne, there are none at this point. While there is a lot of teaching during the workshop, the majority of the time is actually spent in exercises and presentations where the participants work...
Forum: Course Design 08-02-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 128,095
Posted By johnrhouck
Hi, everybody. We will be hosting our ABCD...

Hi, everybody.

We will be hosting our ABCD (The Art and Business of Course Design) workshop on Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Lake Tahoe. If anyone is interested in attending, please email us for...
Forum: Course Design 06-07-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 131,408
Posted By johnrhouck
Goose, I think Tim G can set that up for you.

Goose, I think Tim G can set that up for you.
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 06-05-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 261,539
Posted By johnrhouck
Thanks. Looking forward to someday getting that...

Thanks. Looking forward to someday getting that back 9 put in.



Funny you should say that...

As part of the coverage of the PDGA Amateur World Doubles this year, we did a detailed look at...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 06-03-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 261,539
Posted By johnrhouck
Thanks, Steve. And thanks, Dwayne. ...

Thanks, Steve.



And thanks, Dwayne. And thanks to everyone else.

It's great to hear how much people are enjoying that course. It was challenging -- but of course a labor of love -- for...
Forum: Course Design 05-05-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,750
Posted By johnrhouck
OK, I've been in touch with the parks department...

OK, I've been in touch with the parks department after sending them an e-mail about the situation last night.

It turns out that the new feature (in the orange circle) is not a playground after...
Forum: Course Design 05-05-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,750
Posted By johnrhouck
Hi, Denny -- I recognize this sign as Hole...

Hi, Denny --

I recognize this sign as Hole #9 at Steeplechase park in Kyle, Texas. https://www.dgcoursereview.com/view_image.php?id=1871&p=8200160a

I can assure you that there was no...
Forum: Course Development 05-04-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 27,408
Posted By johnrhouck
Thanks for that update, Dave. I'll check with...

Thanks for that update, Dave. I'll check with the parks department.

The bottom line is that the City owns the park, not the designer. I can make recommendations all day long, but if anyone wants...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-14-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,608
Posted By johnrhouck
Matt, it was great to meet you, and glad to hear...

Matt, it was great to meet you, and glad to hear you enjoyed the course so much. Please don't sweat about being a little offline on the shot we saw -- I do the same thing when Harold's watching.
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 02-08-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,428
Posted By johnrhouck
Any update to this Disc Golf on Golf Course List

This is Mike Harrington (harr0140) posting for John Houck, We are currently at the Golf Industry Show trying to promote disc golf to golf courses and wanted to get as much info as we could about golf...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 07-08-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,713
Posted By johnrhouck
Steve, I'm glad you brought this up, but your...

Steve, I'm glad you brought this up, but your memory is different from mine.

I agreed that shots that hit the hillside on #12 would sometimes roll into the creek, and that's not fair to players...
Forum: Course Design 06-27-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 128,095
Posted By johnrhouck
Thanks, Brandon. I have to say, I was stunned by...

Thanks, Brandon. I have to say, I was stunned by how beautiful it looked, and it got more so every hour the crews were working on it. I agree with you that once the grass grows back in and a few...
Forum: Course Design 06-27-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 128,095
Posted By johnrhouck
Nice little town called Zearing with a couple...

Nice little town called Zearing with a couple pretty parks. To be more accurate, Zearing will have a 6-hole course in one park and a 3-holer a few blacks away.

Hope to be hearing from them soon...
Forum: Course Design 06-27-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 128,095
Posted By johnrhouck
Peter, so glad to hear you enjoyed the course. ...

Peter, so glad to hear you enjoyed the course.

As for parking, the parks department and local club felt like the bottom parking lot was already full at times, and that it made more sense for disc...
Forum: Course Design 06-22-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 128,095
Posted By johnrhouck
The amount of work done the last few weeks is...

The amount of work done the last few weeks is amazing. What they got done YESTERDAY was amazing. Grand Opening is tomorrow.

Amazing work gong on in Live Oak, Texas, too. The Lake Course opens...
Forum: Course Design 05-28-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 128,095
Posted By johnrhouck
Rodney, as I said, the best number I can put on...

Rodney, as I said, the best number I can put on the Blue tees is 950. Players with ratings in the 920-980 range should find the Blue tees to be a good fair test for them.

In terms of distances,...
Forum: Course Design 05-26-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 128,095
Posted By johnrhouck
Absolutely. The signs are already printed and...

Absolutely. The signs are already printed and ready to be installed.

They look really good, too.
Forum: Course Design 05-10-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 128,095
Posted By johnrhouck
Rodney, That's a great question. I can do...

Rodney,

That's a great question. I can do some research and maybe use some individual holes as examples when I get home.

The simple answer is that the Blue tees are meant to be a good...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-09-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,458
Posted By johnrhouck
John, I'm sorry I didn't respond to your original...

John, I'm sorry I didn't respond to your original question, which I have added above.

Here's the short answer: we're going to ultimately agree for the most part, because I have always believed in...
Forum: Course Design 04-09-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,302
Posted By johnrhouck
Cart followup: what percentage of disc golfers,...

Cart followup: what percentage of disc golfers, when given the choice to play their round in a golf cart, nevertheless prefer to walk? I know that # is low at Selah -- anybody have stats or...
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