Joe Jaegers and I went to play the 9 hole courses yesterday to make notes of time to allow for each course; travel time between courses; where to grab lunch; and condition of each course.
Below is a list of needed improvements for each course (this is not a complete list).
The tee pads for Watson Trail need improvement with mulch on pad 2, repositioning of the blocks on pads 3 & 5, clearing of rocks on pad 4, and better markings on pads 6 & 9. BTW, only pads by tee signs will be used. Hole 3 tee pad is dangerous from incoming shots to 2’s basket. Hole 2's basket should be relocated to the right of current position. With a bit of work and some design changes, this course could be a lot of fun.
The tee pads at Kircher need improvement with mulch on all 18 tee pads and either reposition or clear the rear of tee pad on 3 white. Kircher is in great shape otherwise and the whole park has been mowed. Both red and white tees will be used. We may use flags to mark alternate tee pads. This 9 hole design is excellent.
The tee pads at Blue Bird need better markings and mulch on all 9 pads. Tee pads for wooded holes need to be better defined. The fairway on holes 1, 4 & 9 could be trimmed to create a ‘fairway’. BTW, only pads by tee signs will be used. Blue Bird fairways for the open holes have been mowed and course is in great shape. Baskets however should be replaced or refurbished. The mowed fairways add class to this course.
The tee pads at Schroeder are concrete and course is in good shape. This is the most dangerous course of all and Mandos with drop zones will be used for the tournament. Hole 1’s basket allows shots into 6’s fairway, hole 2’s basket is too close to 5 tee, hole 6 fairway crosses 1’s basket, and the walking path from 8’s basket to 9’s tee crosses 6’s green. This course desperately needs to be redesigned for safety reasons. (6’s basket should be relocated short and to the left of current position.) This course has a lot of potential.