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Here in Colorado Springs I live in the center of the city. There is a course to the south and three courses to the north. People are always talking about putting in another course somewhere, but nothing ever gets done. We have talked to the city about it and they have actually given us preliminary approval for a course about 1 mile from where I live.

Here is the thing. the person who had been looking into it before thought that they had mapped out an 18 hole course, only to find out that many of those holes would have been on private land (not city). They didn't bother to check boundaries I guess. So they just gave up on it.

The land would be perfect for a 9 hole course or maybe even a few more holes. Why not go for it? Our local club is pretty lame and generally doesn't do a lot with our course. All of the improvements that we did at our Cottonwood Creek course last year were done by gathering donations. We did not use club money because that would have taken forever and probably not gotten done. If I do see the club president I plan on asking him about the possibility of getting that course in however.

A 9 hole course 5 minutes from where I live would be great for a quick toss. And maybe we could use some alternate tee designations. Better than not having it at all!

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A 9 hole course with multiple tees would make it a great 18 hole course.Even better is if the multiple tee's changed the hole completley, not just lenght wise but direction also.
How many acres Jim? 15+/- is doable for a decent 9 holer...two pads....eventially multiple pin placements. Could be sweet with a good design. It doesn't take much to change up a hole...doesn't necessarily have to be distance.....just a slightly different tee location/angle can make a lot of difference.
too many people overlook 9 hole courses. There is a "good" 27 hole course near me and a great 9 hole course, I rarely see people playing the 9'er.
There is a "9" hole course over in Petaluma. It was rather boring, but the locals remapped it. It now plays as an 18 hole course and is quite fun. It's a little pee wee golf to some degree ( The Daragon statue is OB, stuff like that), but it is a challenge non the less and fun now.
So I say go for it!
a new course in Longmont, CO just went in pretty recently. perhaps you could take a look at this one for inspiration. it's right next to skyline HS and is a very well designed course. awesome baskets too - made by the one and only Robey from this site! Disc King baskets are so sweet!
I don't know the acreage of the land but I have driven past it many times. What makes it a great proposition is that it is kind of in a bowl so there could be some great shots teeing down into that bowl.

If you go to Google Maps and type in Quail Lake Park, you can see the land for yourself. There is a lake across the street that gets used for fishing so we would be on the other side of the street from there. It's not the biggest piece of property but it is centrally located. I just don't think that we should pass up an opportunity because we can't get 18 holes in there.
Looking at that map....using their scale in feet...( don't know how accurate that is) the bulk of the property opposite the lake could be 28+/- acres. The long narrow tract, another 7.2+/-

Depending on what else is located in that area of the park...or what is planned.....that's a good amount of room to work with. What are you waiting for Jim??? You can do it?
We put in a 9 basket, 3-tee per hole course in downtown Ann Arbor and it's become the most popular/crowded course. Always busy. Great holes, and 27 to pick from, tucked into a very narrow stretch of woods ..down by the river.
Oh, and 18 was just an arbitrary number to begin with.
Our main course...Tuscawilla uses approx 26.5 acres- 18 holes (20 right now) 3 tees per hole...at least 3 placements per hole. Our entry level course at 3700+ feet in length- 18 holes is squeezed on 14.6 acres.
I'll probably try and contact the new club president this week. He is a better guy than the last one so maybe we can actually get something done.
There are ways to set up a nice nine holes with double tee pads and then you just play both tee pads as 18 holes. We have nine holes about a block from me but it has 2 tee boxes for each pin. Which in turn means if we want to play 18 holes we can. And sometimes we will play from one pad to a completely different basket because its farther down and allows us to let a disc rip. But look when you are putting up your tee pads as to is this shot going to be the same shot plus 20 feet or is it going to be a completely different shot. Because the same shot plus 20 feet or so isnt really that fun to play 18 on. But if you have a spot thats 20 feet back and 20 left to one side or the other and it changes the shot completely then it would in turn make it to where you could play 18 holes.
I don't think we have to make every disc golf course divisible by nine. We have eighteen baskets and twenty holes on our course. There are two ten hole loops with two of the baskets being shared from opposite directions. All I'm saying is that our courses should be whatever we want them to be as long as they are challenging, safe, and fun.

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