Private Residence – Des Moines

I was hired to design a backyard course this summer. It’s an awesome property, about 3 acres and about 50′ of elevation change from front to back. There’s a small creek that runs through and lots of hardwood trees. Idyllic.

Upon the first visit, I walked the property with the owner to flesh out the possibilities. It had plenty of potential but was in a very raw state. I gave him some ideas of where tees and baskets should generally go and what areas should be cleaned up to provide throwing lanes.

Tonight was my second visit, after much of the clearing and grading had been completed. It’s in great shape and most of the holes I envisioned have been realized. We staked the locations of most of the baskets and tees, but the remainder will have to wait until the home is finished.

The course will consist of five baskets set in strategic locations, with much of the home’s hardscape (driveway, patio, pickleball court, etc…) to serve as tee areas. There will be endless combinations of shots, but I provided the client with a logical sequence of nine holes.

Stay tuned!\


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