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Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
February 29, 2012 09:39PM
This evening the Board of Directors for Recreation District #1 in St. Tammany Parish voted to approve funding for a disc golf course at Pelican Park on Hwy 190 in eastern Mandeville, La. If things go well, the course should be installed and ready for play by September 1 or sooner.

Finally, disc golf on the Northshore!

Special thanks must be extended to Kathy Foley, the Park Director, who was instrumental in helping convince the Board to approve the project. Thanks also to the Board itself, and to Josh Edwards (who lead the charge for course approval), Mike Kernan (and his wife Kacy who designed the written presentation to the Board), Don Perkins (whose proposal for a Pelican Park disc golf course 15 years ago sowed the seeds of this eventual success) and all the members of NO Team.

A good leap day!

Rob Williams



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/29/2012 10:18PM by Rob Williams.
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
February 29, 2012 10:08PM
Congrats guys!
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
February 29, 2012 10:09PM
Great news! Way to go.
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
February 29, 2012 10:45PM
3 courses within 30 miles. O yeah! I can see more tourneys coming in the future. Good looking out Josh. Neaux Team keep it growing.
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
February 29, 2012 10:47PM
Awesome
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
February 29, 2012 11:47PM
Thanks Keith! It was a total team effort! Mike and Kacy's proposal blew it out the water! Exciting times for metro-nola disc golf! Thanks to Don P, Rob, Mike and Kacy! Happy to serve the disc golf community in getting this dream to become a reality! Hope everyone enjoys this course it will be special!

Josh E
Great job, guys and gals!!
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
March 01, 2012 09:34AM
Great job NOTeam!!!!

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Keith "Sunshine" B.
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Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
March 01, 2012 04:37PM
woooo i love it! louisiana making big strides with disc golf right now
I'm not taking any victory laps until the baskets are in...but it's looking good for now.
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
March 01, 2012 05:17PM
Agreed, Bluff. We are approved but with much work yet to be done.
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
March 01, 2012 09:19PM
Congrats to the NOTeam! Looking forward to playing my first Legends tourney on this course.
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
March 05, 2012 12:36PM
Congratulations!

That's great to hear.

:cheers
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
March 05, 2012 01:49PM
aheeeee
way to go!

Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
April 03, 2012 06:57PM
UPDATE

NOTeamers have continued to scout the available land, and course designer Bluff Magee has met with the park's engineer and director to discuss our preliminary layout, restrictions and locations of crosswalks and bridges. Mike, Don, Josh and I have been out to the park in the past couple of weeks to continue to look for the best holes. We've made good progress.

The park will be putting out bids for baskets very soon. The original timetable for course completion still looks right.

The course will probably be a fairly long walk, and it will be hot in the summer.

Rob
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
April 03, 2012 08:42PM
Long walk or no course?!?!?!

I pick long walk!!!! Let's face it we all can use a few more steps......

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Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
April 04, 2012 12:26PM
Congrats to all involved!!
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Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
February 14, 2013 04:04PM
Just got word from Josh that the baskets have finally been ordered for this course. Josh said they are going with Mach 5's.

Don't ask me when the course will open, but progress is being made.
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
February 14, 2013 07:45PM
Awesome!!! Loved the preview round last spring.

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Anonymous User
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
March 05, 2013 08:43PM
I guess this course is one step closer to completion...the park newsletter says it will open in April:

[pelicanpark.com]
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
March 05, 2013 08:50PM
you big ham...you just posted that link cause your name was in the newsletter....

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Keith "Sunshine" B.
Rumble in Ragley, version 1.0
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Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
March 06, 2013 08:01AM
Well then all we need is some bread and you and I would be a ham and cheese sandwich.
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Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
March 13, 2013 09:36AM



Signs of progress...literally! LoL

The tee markers are in along with most of the sign posts. The baskets could be installed by next week if things go as scheduled.

The park intends to put the baskets in the long position on every hole to start out...I'd have preferred to start in the short placements but what the heck. The long placements measure over 7,000 feet which is almost 400 per hole. The shortest placements will be a little over 5,000 feet which will is comparable to City Park's short tees.
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
March 13, 2013 06:51PM
Glad to see this, I go to this area at least twice per month.
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
March 14, 2013 02:58PM
In today's online edition of the Times-Picayune: Pelican Park
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
March 14, 2013 04:19PM
Great job guys!
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
April 08, 2013 08:35PM
Drove through the park this afternoon. Looks like about 90% of the signs are up and in. They still have two blank signs on each side of the crosswalks and an info sign by #1 that still have to go up. All tee signs are up and a sign next to #1 that reads you will be playing the blue course today which is the shorter holes. I've got a picture of #12 sign but I'm not sure how to post it. I'm thinking sometime this week we'll have real disc golf on the northshore.
Anonymous User
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
April 09, 2013 06:14PM
Just got the word...Pelican Park's disc golf course is open!

The baskets are in the long placements, which measure over 7,000 feet for 18 holes. Bring your caddie and some extra H2O!
Anonymous User
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
April 09, 2013 08:45PM
Here's a link to the hole distances:

[www.dgcoursereview.com]
Re: Disc Golf Course Approved for Pelican Park - Mandeville, Louisiana
April 09, 2013 10:52PM
WORD!!!! great news....
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