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Sunspot
10-10-2010, 08:44 PM
Feel free to post any new information on any new/potential courses in or around the area of Louisville. I would definitely like to know.

MarcusGresham
10-18-2010, 08:27 AM
I think there's some hope of getting a new course in Harrison County. My wish would be for Hayswood Park in Corydon---there's a ton of land, a big wide creek, woods and elevation on the other side of the creek--and they had a civil engineer look at the site a year or two ago, but I don't know how far that's gone. Ed Murphy says South Harrison Park is an option, as well---it's right next to Chariot Run Golf Course (the course owned by Horseshoe Casino.)
Of course the new "old" course at Cavan Park in Edwardsville should be ready to go soon with the reconfiguration, thanks to Adam, Martin, and Judge, along with others.

jeremy
10-18-2010, 08:30 AM
I think there's some hope of getting a new course in Harrison County. My wish would be for Hayswood Park in Corydon---there's a ton of land, a big wide creek, woods and elevation on the other side of the creek--and they had a civil engineer look at the site a year or two ago, but I don't know how far that's gone. Ed Murphy says South Harrison Park is an option, as well---it's right next to Chariot Run Golf Course (the course owned by Horseshoe Casino.)
Of course the new "old" course at Cavan Park in Edwardsville should be ready to go soon with the reconfiguration, thanks to Adam, Martin, and Judge, along with others.
Everytime I drive past Hayswood I imagine some holes I would design there. I've actually thrown around that park a few times. It would be a GREAT place for a new course. I'd help design/install it.

Sunspot
10-18-2010, 01:41 PM
I've scope out this park in St. Matthews at the end of Ten Pin Lane:


http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=38.255807,-85.622592&spn=0.011542,0.015965&z=16

The sign out front said that it is 26 acres. I went walking on the path out there to look at the area. I discovered that if there was ever an opportunity to put a course in it would require some clearing. There aren't really any "natural" throwing lanes between a potential tee-pad and basket.

I also found out that they are not a part of Metro Parks but a part of the St. Matthews division. I don't know if this would help or hurt the situation.

Has anyone ever thought about this park or contacted anyone about putting a course in?

Daniel
10-18-2010, 02:49 PM
I imagine that park is waaaay too heavily used for DG to be feasible. In other words, too much traffic and too many people to potentially be hit. At least that's what I'd think the council would say.

But, it's *always* worth trying.

Sunspot
10-18-2010, 04:03 PM
I imagine that park is waaaay too heavily used for DG to be feasible. In other words, too much traffic and too many people to potentially be hit. At least that's what I'd think the council would say.

But, it's *always* worth trying.

I can definitely see that being a problem with the trail there. However, I don't know if stays busy or not. When I went out there nobody was there. I don't know if it's always like that or not.

I can see the potential of positioning the tee-pads and baskets in a way that would cause less problems for walkers/joggers. I also think the woods are dense enough to help reduce the problem of an errant throw landing on or too close to somebody. Also, we could be courteous to let people go by. :)

Which reminds me, the parks department in Texarkana, where I was living before I moved here, created a walking path throughout the entire disc golf course. We had to wait and be courteous to those who were walking through. It was manageable, albeit irritating. The course in Texarkana is bigger and (I'm assuming) it has more activities going on than the one at St. Matthews.

I'm thinking about emailing someone at the parks department to see if it would be possible to install a course there.

martin
10-18-2010, 06:00 PM
I say go for it
Never rule out the possibility
A course in a high use area could be great for educating the public about and of disc golf

MarcN27
10-20-2010, 05:04 PM
got 7.5 acres in shelbyville ready for a disc golf course robbie and I were asked yesterday to be on the commity for the course and help with the design

Adam
10-20-2010, 05:50 PM
got 7.5 acres in shelbyville ready for a disc golf course robbie and I were asked yesterday to be on the commity for the course and help with the design

Has anyone heard about the disc golf course that was proposed at Lake Shelby like 4 ish years ago? I even saw a map online with an area of the park marked off for disc golf. I don't know how the project got started, why it didn't go through, or who was involved.

So basically I know nothing, but it wouldn't hurt to talk to the parks department there and follow up on it.

MarcN27
10-20-2010, 07:10 PM
lake shelby is a bust

Adam
10-20-2010, 07:13 PM
I figured as much but never heard an official word. I hope everything goes well with the new site.

Airborne
10-20-2010, 08:19 PM
I have some concerns about 7.5 acres, that is a little small for a quality DG course. You really should have about 1 acre per hole at least.

Sunspot
10-20-2010, 09:10 PM
I sent an email to the parks at St. Matthews. I'm hoping they will respond.

Atvizory2000
03-11-2012, 01:54 AM
I think a good place for a course would be the par 3 course at different strokes on New Cut and Gene Snyder. The holes are already cleared. Not sure who actually owns it, but it would be nice just to get another course in Louisville.

mdwamp
03-11-2012, 11:03 AM
QUOTE=Atvizory2000;40819]I think a good place for a course would be the par 3 course at different strokes on New Cut and Gene Snyder. The holes are already cleared. Not sure who actually owns it, but it would be nice just to get another course in Louisville.[/QUOTE]

I used to sub-contact (sort of) and have a business relationship with management of different strokes. I've tried to get the facility for final rounds for tournaments and I have been denied due to liability. It would be great if someone could get them to reconsider.