We're finally ready to invite the outside world to play our new course! Special thanks to Jim Street and Michael Mark who spearheaded the project, and to all the volunteers and donors who helped make it happen.
McKinley Park, Creston Iowa. Driving directions here: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=mckinley+park,+creston+iowa
18 holes, 5126 feet for the "A's" , 5804 feet for the "B's" (currently all targets are in their "A" locations), concrete tee pads, Innova Discatcher Pro targets. All holes are par 3, all streets and parking lots are out of bounds as are the basketball courts near hole 8. Restrooms are centrally located (near the #1 & #10 tee pads), drinking fountains are near #1 & #15 tee pads.
This is a deceptively open-looking course at first glance - but there are enough trees, hills, and windy lakeside shots to add a LOT of technical challenge. The huge ponderosa pines and numerous spruce trees are unique and challenging obstacles to play around, creating several tough tunnel-shot drives and defending many of the targets. The terrain and lake-views also make this one of the prettiest city parks in Iowa, in my humble opinion.
Course Map & Scorecard:
available here: http://www.greaterregional.org/workfiles/mckinley_map_score_card.pdf
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you need somebody to show you around.
641- two zero two - 4099
mlmccutchan /at/ gmail /dot/ com