The new course at Butterworth - "The Pond"- is now open! We installed the baskets this morning! All the baskets are in the long positions and should be a fun challenge for everyone. It's a nine hole course, but three of the nine play over 400 feet from the longs!
We still have some work to do: some of the tees need to have some minor clean-up done around them, as well as some trimming on a couple of the holes. (In order to get the course open as soon as possible, the city only installed one teepad per hole at first. They plan to come back and get the second set of tees in as time permits.) Hole #6's short pin route still needs to be cleaned up so you can get into the fairway, but that wont take long. The posts for the signs are in and the local volunteer group is coming up with a design for a CFR disc to help raise funds to pay for them so I'll pass that along when they get it ready to go.
One thing that needs to be completed is some plantings behind the basket to seperate #6's long pin from #7's fairway. It is pretty close to #7's fairway, but the basket had to go there because we werent allowed to put it on the "sledding" hill. The city didnt want the kids sliding over an exposed sleeve in the winter, or sliding into the basket itself.
The city wouldnt allow any cutting of new routes in the woods at all so we came up with some fun holes that take advantage of what the park has to offer. Hope everyone enjoys it!
Here's a link for pics of the course as well as a scorecard with the distances for each hole. http://quadcitydiscgolf.com/Courses_Butterworth.html