Originally Posted by Matt James on March 9, 2014 at 12:12am in Colorado Courses Discussion Forum
Here is a little story of it's creation by Michael Shuette of the Pikes Peak Flying Disc Golf Club.
About a year ago I was contacted by John and Christie Ramshur, Palmer Lake residents who wanted to have a disc golf course to entice their daughter Courtney and her fiancee to come down more often from Denver so that they would see them more often. John and Christie had approached the business group / association of Palmer Lake to work a disc golf course into their GoCo grant for the purpose of improving the level of attraction of PL and bring more visitors to the area. We met a few days later and I walked them through what appeared to be a good usage of the area around the lake. We solicited letters of endorsement etc, but unfortunately the grant was turned down.
Fast forward 8 months: nothing really had happened other than fund raisers and the usual "meetings", so I consulted with Nate Winfield and Tempe Krieger (treasurer and newly appointed director of course development) and proposed to offer PL a kick starter of $1000 if they could reach a "go" decision within the next 14 days. It took them 3 days to respond .. and the answer was "go". Then we ran into a few bureaucratic snags about property lines and had to slightly re-design the course and there was a final decision to rather have a good 9-hole course than a mediocre 18 hole setup and 4 weeks later we were able to open. Turner Ray and I dug out the pin positions and John and Christie poured the concrete as soon as the sleeves arrived from DGA (Mach V baskets).
I am attaching a crude map of the layout and here are the distances: #1: 263'; #2: 296'; #3: 244'; #4: 237'; #5: 310'; #6: 286'; #7: 254'; #8: 184'; #9: 276'
Concrete tees to follow as soon as the weather turns warm in the spring... nothing is impossible once you have 3-4 determined people and don't tell anybody else until you are done :P