Post by Todd Lewis on May 29, 2007 17:06:36 GMT -5
I have talked to the City of Spring Hill Parks department on a couple of occasions about disc golf. I have talked to Kevin Fischer with the City Parks Department, and he informed me that there was a possibility of putting in a 9-hole course at the new Creekwood Park. There was also another possibility of some private land that might be able to be used by the city for a disc golf course. He has my contact info, but I have not talked with him recently. It might be a good idea now that we have a "club" for all of us to drop Kevin a line and let him know you are interested. Here is the website that has th contact information:
I thought maybe they could get one in the Spring Hill Battlefield area, but many factors may prohibit that. Not sure if its big enough and the fact that it is a historic battlefield doesnt help, BUT, it is a great area and I figure putting a course there would actually get more people to enjoy the site!
I guess it could potentially hurt the crops they grow up there though.
Where is Creekwood park, by the way?
I am contacting Kevin Fischer now to express interest.
Has anyone looked at the possibility of a course in and around the old "walking/workout" trail between the UAW hall, and the ball fields they have there. Its been a while since ive been back in there, but its seems a perfect spot as far as low traffic area. just sitting there really. I think it is GM land, not the cities' , but i do know two people on the UAW board i could talk to.
GREAT, i would definitly like to check out this option. i've jogged on that walking trail, but can't remember what kind of size it really is. but i think from there, and around the ball fields, there might just be enough room. I plan to go out there sat. morning, around 9 or 10am, just walk around a bit, see whats there. give me a call if you want to meet. 615-496-9793.
by the way-if your UAW, then you should know Cliff Goff, and Mike Miller. I know them both real well. Im good friends with Cliff's son(also a disc chucker) and Mike is my ex- father in law. if theres room, and funds, I really think we can make this work
Post by Ron Pittman on Oct 25, 2008 8:45:52 GMT -5
I checked out Google Earth. My version still showed a cloudy overhead view. Went to Mapquest.
Looks like a huge open field in the NE corner of Saturn Pkwy and 31. If that land is part a possible course package --- it opens up some better options.
If not, then what is left is a 300' wide strip. Really long. Maybe 3000'. Some open/wooded on the east end and very wooded on the west end as it wraps near the ballfields.
The typical design for this type of land is simple. Sequential (sp) fairways running one direction till you get to the end ---- then turn around and go back.
With 3000' to work with---- think 9 holes @ 300' each going up --- and 9 holes @ 300' going back. Would give you a Horton, or Cedars length course. Just in 2 long lines.
Design-wise it is tuff. The strip of land isn't very wide. Parallell (sp) fairways tend to rule the day. The order of the holes can somtimes be predetermined. Continuity and safety become bigger issues than is desirable. You end up having to settle for the next fairway in line, instead of finding the coolest fairways and then linking them.
Oh, and there is a looong looping service road right in the middle of this strip. If it is off limits -- Ouch.
Since I always push for longer holes and 2 sets of tees --- You could go for just 9 targets (5 up and 4 back). Give each hole 2 tees that are different enuff to make the whole play different. With the right design, you get 18 holes. Cheaper on target buying day. Harder to design, but would get better quality holes.
I would suggest moving wise and cautiously. If you ask permission for an install on a piece of land that is sub-par (oops, I made a funny) you may be spending all your resources in the wrong place. Who knows? Maybe this strip (and its adjacent field) would make an awesome course, but in the event that it is compromised, Maybe GM/UAW has yet another piece of land that would be better??
I hope the recon goes better than the flyover. Good luck to the Woody and RD team.
Woodster/ron, I have walked the land. spotted some great potential fairways. printed a satallite image and would say there is plenty of poss. room.......ONE major problem-the walking trail cuts right down the middle of some great area's. to move forward, i think we would have to see how much of the farm land could be used.....but it is too open. this area may just turn out to be a great place to take a portable basket out for some local practice. .......as in the verizon commercials its a "dead zone" as far as heavy traffic/activity. does anyone out there know who to talk to. I can try Cliff Goff
Post by Ron Pittman on Nov 6, 2008 16:48:26 GMT -5
Mark and Ryan,
Do you think the path is something that could be worked with? If the DGer can see the path or throw away from it -- maybe so.
Would you like some help with a budget proposal for targets, signs, paths, and pads? 9 targets with 2 qaulity tee areas would be cheaper, and might fit the land better.
Or, are ya'll more interested in making a full course proposal --- and get their buy-in to put it on a piece of land that is MoreBetterGooder? Great community tie in for the UAW/GM family. Great for the common man. After all -- it is poor man's golf!!
There was mention in the papers a few months ago of using the land that runs beside Buckner Road (i.e. across from Loopers Landing subdivision) as a park, and the family that wanted this was wanting to put Disc Golf in as well. Looking at this from the road (I drive by each day), it is hilly, but may even out further back. I will take it as a DG course anyway it comes.
The land is still listed as for Sale by Magli Realty, so I am not sure of the status.
I am also wondering the same thing--where is Creekwood park?
Post by Ron Pittman on Feb 2, 2009 14:47:18 GMT -5
Steve, The land on the northeast corner of 31 and Buckner -- behind the Shell station is owned by 3or4 entities. There is a private grassroots group putting together a proposal for a low impact public park.
Disc golf is part of that proposal. I am working with this group on budgeting and design options. Waaaay too early to tell where this is going, but, it is at least hopeful.
If this comes to fruition, WCDGC will be integrally involved. I will keep everyone posted as things progress.