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Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by ChrisOBrien » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:22 pm

There will be a new Disc Golf course opening in May 2011 in Lee Valley Country Park, next to the Olympic White Water Park. Designed and Developed by Catch the Spirit in partnership with Lee Valley Country Park Authority.

The site is close to Cheshunt Train Station. The area is nice for cycling, so this is a recommended method of transport to get to the course.

The number of holes in this first phase is more than 9 but less than 13. If the course is well used, then the chances are that more holes will be added in the park in the future.

There will be a launch event in early summer, probably June... I will provide more details in due course.

The course layout has beginner, standard and pro tees so all can enjoy :D
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Re: Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by rhatton1 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:41 am

Chris, you are the man.

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Re: Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by rhatton1 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:42 am

Just 10 miles from here is Willows farm park as well which Del has provided with discs for a kids friendly intorduction to disc golf.

http://www.willowsfarmvillage.com/explo ... s/map.html

Get em hooked on the fun stuff and then get them on to Lee coutnry park for the proper game,

Will there be disc hire at the park?
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Re: Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by ChrisOBrien » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:35 pm

After some hold ups due the Olympic preparations near the site, the course is getting closer to being ready. I'll be visiting next week to finalize both the graphics and cutting back of vegetation. The tee posts and basket sleeves are already in place. I would be surprised if we're not ready for playing the course by April. Will have more clarity on opening after next week...
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Re: Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by mat cutler » Mon May 14, 2012 12:14 pm

Played the course on saturday.

Legs are throbbing slightly from nettles, but a good little course. Spotting required due to long grass and hole 6 unplayable due to growth at the moment but a fun afternoon...

ps peach 167 star valkyrie right of the basket on hole 1 somewhere!

course map...

http://g.co/maps/qnnmy

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Post by mat cutler » Mon May 14, 2012 1:10 pm

course map

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Re: Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by mat cutler » Mon May 14, 2012 1:11 pm

around 15mins walk from cheshunt rail, which is 25 mins from liverpool st!

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Post by mat cutler » Mon May 14, 2012 1:17 pm

or 7 mins from junction 25 on the M25

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Re: Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by greencricketer » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:03 pm

Any news on a mowing?
Visited on Sunday, only 4 holes playable (just) and couldn't find holes 8 and 9 at all.

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Re: Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by greencricketer » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:51 pm

Wrote an email enquiry yesterday and received this hopeful response today.

Thank you for your recent comments regarding the Disc Golf course in River Lee Country Park received on the 3rd October 2012 (please see your email below).

First of all please accept my apologies if you made a special visit to the park to try the course and were unable to. Unfortunately due to access restrictions during the Olympic Games period our grounds maintenance contractor was unable to undertake the regular maintenance required to the Disc Golf course. They are currently working through a backlog of works but I will prioritise getting the course back into usable condition asap.

Once the works have been completed there will be a total of 7 baskets in operation and we will be looking to commission the final 2 holes in the woodland area as soon as possible after.

I hope I have adequately addressed your concerns but please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly if I can be of any further assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Page
Green Space Manager - Parklands & Venues
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

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Re: Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by Village » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:29 pm

A prompt and helpful response from a local council, wonders will never cease.....

good news though.
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Re: Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by ChrisOBrien » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:43 pm

The latest info I have is that the course is currently being worked on to clear the ground etc and the artwork is waiting to be signed off.
So almost there.
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Re: Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by greencricketer » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:21 am

Was in the area yesterday, so, had a look.
The course has been nicely cut and had substantial cropping of trees (to the extent that the better player may feel it too easy a challenge).
First 6 holes pleasantly playable. Hole 7 a water feature at the moment. Holes 8 and nine unplayable (at least to a novice like me) due to all the incomplete forestry piled around, and my enthusiasm to keep all my discs!
My 13 year old son & I spent a pleasant 90 minutes throwing. Until the cold finally seeped into my wife's antipodean bones!
We will be returning on a regular basis now (especially when they reopen the cafe in the white water centre.
See photo of son on hole 4.
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Re: Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by TheGroover » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:53 am

I'm going to be in Cheshunt on Thursday. Might have time to play the course in the morning. Anyone know what state it is in in the winter? Wellies? Or Trainers?
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Re: Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by mat cutler » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:19 pm

as the park is created in the floodplain of the river lee, i'd guess wellies....

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Post by bruce » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:22 pm

mat cutler wrote:as the park is created somewhere in the UK, i'd guess wellies....
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Re: Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by greencricketer » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:39 pm

Played today, left handed thanks to a frozen shoulder, which may take a year to clear!!!! Holes 1 - 7 fine (bit of standing water on 7, but doesn't impact) played in trainers with dry feet. Holes 8 & 9 still impossible!
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Re: Lee Valley Country Park Disc Golf

Post by greencricketer » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:56 pm

Played the course yesterday, with the youngsters, and, marvel of marvel, the forestry has been completed on holes 8 and 9.
This creates the two most aesthetically pleasing holes on the course, and, in hole 8, possibly the most challenging.
Still never seen anyone else playing, so, it's like having a private course!
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