When I first got wind of Everett Parks looking to put in a course, I did a three week recon of every park and open space area within the city limits.
I also have lived in the area for 15 years, and have an interest in more local courses.
I have a nice big map of Everett and Lynnwood that makes it easy to figure out where a course might be possible.
My conclusions, which I Emailed to Randy in 2008, were that the best place I could see for a course was the south portion of Thornton Sullivan Park, which is unused, and has been for years. He Emailed me back, thanking me for the suggestion.
I cant see a full 18 hole layout, but a challenging 9 hole course, possibly with two sets of tees, could be easily installed.
I took my camera to all of the parks I visited, but ended up taking pictures in only one, Thornton Sullivan.
And I took alot, more than 60 pictures, there are beautiful manicured lanes here everywhere. That stupid kid sees dead people, I see lanes.
I also found many great basket locations, as well as areas already graded in the right sizes for standard tee boxes. Course difficulites could include elevation change, water, narrow heavily wooded lanes, a peninsula basket, a basket hidden behind a 5 foot tall boulder and more.
This park is perfect !
I will share the pics as I upload them, so you guys can all daydream about lanes too.
Here is the first six.