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!