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Old 06-11-2014, 04:18 PM
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I had some recent talks and wheeling and dealing and sent in some info that was requested for a budget. I also looked at maybe using the area by the park road and the woods in front for routing a few holes. Just a random idea I had. I'm not gonna go into any specific details on who or what we talked about other than the project may finally be moving forward.
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If we get past this hurdle and we get a greenlight It looks like it'll be either a Red/Blue course or a White/Gold. My goal is to make it a legit par 72 since there is a ton of room. Non of this lady par 61's or 62's. Big manly 72 par.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:08 PM
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I agree about the area by the park road- there are at least two decent holes in there. I have no problem with a decent sized course, but my personal opinion is this: if you build it, they will play, whether they're good at it or not. This is doubly true for public courses. I personally want to avoid beginners and family back-ups who are languishing on pro-level holes that are out of their league. I feel a public park should provide for beginners and advanced players alike, when possible. As a father, I often have no choice but to take my kids when I play, and the forced march through a park like Springwood tires them out and starts to bore them. The ideal is closer to something like Valley Springs, with 3 levels of play for players of all skill level. Again, this is Greensboro, and it's run by idiots, so what can be done will probably be limited, and I understand all this.

On a side note- I miss being able to throw through a electrical tower, since they ruined my favorite hole at Johnson St. That would be a cool hole design, a mando under a tower.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:48 PM
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Ok, well anyways, I was kidding about the gold level thing and the par 72. It will be Red/Blue level which means 2 tees per hole, Red level which is 850 rated and Blue which is 950 rated.
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2 tee pads per hole (unless it's not needed)
2 different skill level layouts
one for beginners
one for advanced players

The area up front is only an option for now and wont yield alot of holes on its own. It may also help with the routing since it looks like I may have to hub out of that parking lot.

Some courses are long and take a long time to play, like Idlewild, Renny, but it doesnt make them bad courses. If you play a round at Keeley it probably wont be a quick one.
I will look into having a loop within the course where you can play a shorter round or continue on and play the full layout. As far as "the ideal" we already have Johnson Street. There's no reason to make a clone of it.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:43 PM
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Sounds good D. You have my shield.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:03 PM
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I'm certainly not suggesting a clone of Johnson St., I was saying I'd like to see a course where everyone can play without it being too hard for beginners or too easy for veterans. What you're proposing sounds pretty ideal to me.
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:35 AM
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I figured I'd give you guys an update. I have a meeting with Parks mid January to go over some items such as funding and presenting a few routing options. Its looking good so far. One of the things I will have to keep in mind is the second phase of the master plan. The local club is planning an Icebowl on a temp course they created which looks pretty good. If you want to get a taste of what's to come then come on out for the icebowl.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:10 AM
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This is all very interesting.
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When is the Icebowl, Drew?
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Looking at 28th of February so far.
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Looking at 28th of February so far.
I may try and make it up there for that. 2 rounds?
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