Originally Posted by ScottW
I think this has been a good discussion on a polarizing topic. Don't apologize for making the post, it has started a good debate and both sides have had good points. I will agree that the tone that some people have isn't ideal but at least everyone is passionate about disc golf. I think Mirabeau Point Park could be home to a great 9 hole course that could be kept in the trees and not interfere with other park users too much. That said, I highly doubt that the city would agree and if they did I doubt they would put any money into it. I think the short tee/long tee option is a fair one I am just not sure how suitable it would be to incorporate at DR or HB. Again, just my 2 cents.
Mirabeau is the dream location of the valley but alas, according to Matt Stone (who was the last person in charge at Spokane Valley Parks and Rec that I knew of) it will never happen. Three things come into consideration with why it won't.
1.) Parking. Plain and simple. Disc golfers take up a lot of parking and since there is so very very little of it in the area, it's a big problem.
2.) They get 1600 dollars for weddings and receptions and pics taken by the waterfall. If you wish to rent the whole place out, that is the base fee. Since we can't raise that amount of cash, it's a no go.
3.) Park users. The trails are too populated with too many people for it to be 'safe'. He did go on to say that the area that is fenced off would be great for it and maybe one day if the parking is fixed, there might be a possibility there.
Now back to Highbridge. Alt tee's for all the holes would be sweet but could quite possibly interfere with play on some of the holes. Some would really benefit from an alt tee for noodle arms and people that are just playing casually. Especially 4. Perhaps do what was done with hole 3 and place a paint marking on the ground off to the left in the road. Shorten it up and make it a much more neutral shot for those who can't get it done on the regular. There are a few other holes that this could be done with and would make a definite improvement for casual players and new disc golfers.
I just don't know what the stance is of Spokane Parks and Rec about having paint laid down on the service roads...