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 … More Private Residence – Des Moines
Work continues at DWDGC. We hope to have 10 holes (1-6, 15-18) playable this Fall with the remaining holes to be completed Spring 2021. The recent derecho storm left the park virtually unscathed, at least where the course runs through. About 70% of the clearing has been completed and baskets are being ordered. Still to … More Don Williams DGC – Phase 1
Phase 1 of the project, consisting of nine holes of a projected eighteen, is under construction. The recent derecho storm knocked a few trees down, but employee volunteers have gotten course about 50% completed, with 8 of the baskets installed and most of the old ball field fencing removed. Still to come are concrete tees … More LaRock DGC – Ames 3M Plant
Currently in the early stages of construction, this project is the result of a capstone project for University of Iowa student-athlete and current NFL player, Parker Hesse. I was brought in to consult with the design. Don Williams is the largest recreation area in the Boone County Conservation system. Boating, fishing, camping and a traditional … More Don Williams Recreation Area – Ogden, IA
The 3M Ames Plant site features a roughly 150-acre open space reserved for employee outdoor recreation. The site currently features a large community building, a softball field and picnic facilities. Plans call for an 18 hole course, two loops of 9, in the remaining open space that features lightly rolling hills, some overstory trees and … More 3M Ames Plant – Ames, IA
In the Spring of 2018, I was hired to design an course through the main city park in Oelwein. This park has a great variety of features… rolling terrain, majestic hardwood trees, a lake and stream. It’ll be a nice track for recreational and advanced players once the city receives funding for the equipment for … More City Park – Oelwein, IA
I’ll use this page to dish about new projects coming up and notable changes to existing courses I’ve done. Stay tuned!