Originally Posted by Scott
Nobody would turn down the opportunity for more courses, but where exactly are you proposing a course? It's not like the cities of Hillsboro and Beaverton are sitting on huge unused chunks of park space. Land on the west side is far too valuable to just be sitting around un-used. If we're going to see more courses close in they will likely be on private land.
So true. I recently spent 2 hours with Hillsboro Parks people looking at maps and locations. There are lots of regulations (environmental, land use, water rights, wetlands, nature preserve, etc...) that make it very difficult. They do have some space that may be able to host a 9 hole course, but probably not an 18 hole course. We discussed public/private partnerships (private land but publicly funded baskets, signs and tees) and looked at properties for that.
All that said, my impression was that there was no urgency on their part to want to tackle a new course. But they were open to it. So that's why I'm trying to get disc golfers to send emails to encourage them in that direction. They recognize there's a need, but it's up to us to help them prioritize it. If we don't, it may be 2, 3 or more years before a new course get's on their project plate. Citizen support could greatly shorten that timeline.