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New course in Clinton, KS - Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake
« on: March 21, 2016, 11:19:36 AM »
Same ranger that installed the Longview Course at Perry Lake is installing a new course at Bloomington Park on the west side of Clinton Lake west of Lawrence.  Technically, this is Clinton, KS.  Kent Bryan helped lay out the course itself.

Should be open mid-summer?

Tee pads have been poured. Some clearing has been done. This course is more open and less maintenance then Longview is. Very nice tee pads. From what I could tell, some wooded holes, some wide open holes, good use of elevation. Easily accessible to other park features like camping, etc., so I think it will be used more by people just getting into the game.





From what I can tell, several holes will be in this area.  I'm certain the grass will be mowed down. 

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Re: New course in Clinton, KS - Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 11:21:28 AM »
I was told the baskets will be powder coated Mach IIIs
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Re: New course in Clinton, KS - Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2016, 08:24:47 PM »
If this is anywhere near as good as Longview I can't wait.

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Re: New course in Clinton, KS - Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 08:52:42 PM »
Great to hear of another new course.  Ty for sharing.  I hope its a sister of Longview too.

And, psst, don't tell anyone but there's yet another one, forth-coming.

Unlike any course here too.  And some of ya'll thought Eagle was "ripping cool?"

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Re: New course in Clinton, KS - Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 09:51:02 PM »
If this is anywhere near as good as Longview I can't wait.

I think it may be a bit tamer than Longview from what I could tell. Although it is vey very early in process.
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Re: New course in Clinton, KS - Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 09:25:31 AM »
The (Topeka) club will be having a workday April 16th for the Clinton lake course in the Bloomington Park area. We Will meet at the Lake Shawnee disc golf parking lot at 8:30 so we can be at the course around 9:00 to work. We will need chainsaws, rakes and if anybody has a pole saw, work gloves and boots. We will be cleaning up holes that are close to being done and removing trees from holes that need cleared. I would love to see the number of workers to be many so we can get this course completed and in the ground so we can enjoy our work. Any questions can be directed to me Kent Bryan at 785-249-0803 or post on this page and I will try to address issues. If you don't have the tools come any way we need the man power or directions if you can't make it at 9:00. Thanks Kent dawn to dusk disc club pres.
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Re: New course in Clinton, KS - Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2016, 08:32:41 PM »
Took a drive out to Bloomington park today. Checked out the course thats going in there. Tee pads are in from what i could tell. Looking like at least three basket placements per hole ( seen three poles being white, red and blue  in each fairway).  No baskets are placed yet.    Looks like a mix of open and wooded holes. Also looks to be a little smaller than Perry lakes course. I'll definite be playing this when its open and playable. 
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Re: New course in Clinton, KS - Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2016, 08:50:14 PM »
Speaking with Kent Bryan from Topeka who is working on this course a lot, their intention is to make it more maintenance friendly.  Longview is very maintenance intense.
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Re: New course in Clinton, KS - Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2016, 11:58:26 AM »
Any updates on when this course will be completed?
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Re: New course in Clinton, KS - Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2016, 08:49:58 AM »
I personally have not heard when it will be completed.
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Re: New course in Clinton, KS - Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2016, 09:51:43 PM »
Any news here?  Is this part of the State Park requiring a parking pass?
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Re: New course in Clinton, KS - Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2016, 02:49:15 PM »
Excellent...thanks, doug! 
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Re: New course in Clinton, KS - Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2016, 08:44:53 PM »
The Bloomington Park course is separate from the state park course.  The Bloomington course is on the west side of Clinton Lake in Bloomington Park and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Federal).  The Mowery's Meadows course is operated in Clinton State Park by the Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (State). 

Basically, the Corps owns all the land around the lake, but the state (KDWPT) manages Clinton State Park and a large portion of the wildlife area on the west side of the lake.  There are also large portions that the Corps manages in-house.

We have separate federal and state rangers, some variations in rules, etc.    Just wanted to clarify because this seems to generate a bit of confusion.

As for a course update on the Bloomington course, here is where we are at---

Teepads are installed.  95% of clearing is done.  Baskets are 99% assembled.  68 of 73 anchors are installed. (5) foot bridges need constructed (lumber and equipment are purchased).  Signs are in design phase but will have a several month delay.

As was speculated in earlier posts, there will be some major similarities to the Longview Course at Perry Lake.  Same baskets (besides color), but with 1 extra placement per hole.  Less remote location and slightly different topography.  Abundant parking, camping, restrooms, and a nice swimming beach adjacent to course.  Hope this helps.

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Re: New course in Clinton, KS - Bloomington Park, Clinton Lake
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2016, 10:24:00 PM »
Thank you, sir!
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