The first temp course at Ewing was mainly on the north side of McKinley, including a shot across that creek. Then about 5 holes on the north side of the soapbox derby course, and about 4 holes on the east side of Indianola, north of the creek. There is kind of a tree farm type of area over there, and I don't know what else but that whole east side should be checked out, not just the section across from hole 1. I don't know if there is a bridge back there across the creek, but that would be a sweet piece of water, it's always flowing I think.
Of course it doesn't make sense to have one course jump from one side to the other of such a busy road, unless they spring for a cool bridge or tunnel.
But I think one course on each side is ok.
Otherwise, as everyone has said, there is a lot of area through the woods behind hole 11 and 12 and open area south and southwest. And a bunch of area to the north of the soapbox track, that looks a lot like the side of the hill at McCrae. In other words, careful consideration will make for a lot of good opportunity. Maybe we should bring in a consultant from Texas. (to referee the 20 local course designers we're bound to have)
To be honest, I think whoever designs it should bring their ideas in front of a committee of club members or whatever, and present them. Including the logic behind all decisions. The days of random course design should be long past, but there are still some stupid holes out there. Seems like too many people don't get a holistic picture of the course, and once they settle on one set of holes, they don't want to redo it if they get into a corner. Good opportunity for Des Moines to keep up with the state of the art.