Holy cow, nothing like making a person want to walk from a project... Norwalk did have someone from the club walk it. Could someone else have given a 4th opinion? Yes.
Anyway - I go back to my initial post. Anyone thinks they can do better, then by all means. Now, what makes a good course designer? A pro player? Should it be that exclusive? Wait, most of you are out of the equation then. Experienced person seems like a valid statement. A person who has done, and made mistakes & learned from them is far better than a higher caliber player who simply thinks they know better. A person who has played a high number of courses? As a helper, and major contributor to Norwalk, I can say that lessons were learned. I'm not into this for glory, but for furthering the sport. I'm no pro player, but have played quite a number of courses around the country & have a practical approach to many things in life. Do it, think about it, revise it, consider others, and eventually come up with a good product. This course will add players from our metro that can't handle PK or EW. , that's all it's going to do. 9 holes, pitch n putt, have a nice day & move on. Also, that satellite image actually is deceptive. I had used it to draw in a initial reaction to the park, and it turned up not being practical. Should I post the word docs w/ that image & arrows drawn? Probably not. Instead I think I'll take offers for unbiased help from those I know & trust the opinions of.
If by ANY chance, anyone feels that this was a step in the wrong direction, let me know. If anyone else wants to champion this, let me know as well. I just simply wanted to use my relationship w/ the city (while a weak one) to feel them out & make a handoff if necessary.
As Sprague said, this will wind up a pitch & putt. Hell, Norwalk is too, but Carlisle will wind up being more of one. It can fit 9, but nothing measures very long. For a town like Carlisle, it does good because their local player caliber will be lower for the most part. There is camping space, and other areas that won't lend well for longer holes, so it'll be 9 shorter holes. Even if the camping wasn't there, it'd still not bode well for longer holes because of the way the road divides the park up.
Now, once I have this first meeting under way, then I may call in an expert to help confirm the design - but with the lessons learned in Norwalk I think that it won't be necessary. However, I still will for thoroughness' sake.
I didn't get to where I am in life by assuming I was a good network engineer... I've begun, studied, learned, listened to mentors, and built a body of work over time. My involvement in Carlisle is an exercise in the same practices. For those of you interested in what I'm doing so that you can add value to the project, please PM me and I'll go over it with you.