Hart Park just northeast of town.
Although we've set up temp courses here for years we're finally installing a full 36 hole, championship caliber course.
When completed the Hart Park course will be one of the most challenging and varied courses in California.
18 holes on the hillside course...huge elevation changes and rugged terrain. 18 more down in the park with the trees and canals to contend with.
The hillside course is mostly south of Hill Road shown in the map above. Look for the dirt bike trails and the two white dots (water tanks).
The park course is located between Alfred Harrell Hwy and River Rd. Hopefully in the sat image you can see the vegetation, the canals and the Kern River itself at north end of the map.
You can get an idea of what the terrain on the hillside course is like below. I'm the studly one in the blue hat on the auger. (sorry for the low res phone cam pics)
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Steep terrain, rocky soil, water tank mandy, shirtless hippy, and your hero augering the hell out of the ground.
Installing a sleeve on the edge of the park among the trees. You can see some of the trees right behind the guys installing...er, holding beers.
So far we've got 18 baskets installed on the hillside course. No tee boxes poured yet. We've got a little more fund raising to do before we put in the other 18 and boxes.
I know I sound like a homer but this is going to be one kick-ass course. At our last big tournament there we had players from Modesto to Ventura show up to play...and that was with temp baskets. John from disCtribution can vouch for the difficulty of the hillside course.
When all is said and done we hope the course at Hart Park will put us on the DG map big time.