Owners of Louisville’s iconic golf course working on reopening and getting support ahead of public hearing | News

Louisville, Kentucky (WDRB) — A popular golf course in Louisville is trying to reopen after the city closed it.

More than a year after the order to close, Arrowhead Disc Golf Course supporters will have the opportunity to tell the city why they are reopening.

“On day one, I want to be there,” said Sean Dunn, who has played golf at the course for two and a half years.

Dan might be the No. 1 fan of the course.

“It’s beginner-friendly but at the same time you’ll see cool stuff,” Dunn said as he strolled the track.

Dunn said he’s willing to tell the Louisville Zoning Board why his second home needs to reopen.

“The sport exploded last year, the year before, and now more people are getting into it, and not to experience such a track, it’s heartbreaking,” said Dan.

The city closed the course after an anonymous complaint, which was investigated. A divisional officer inspected the property and said he needed a conditional use permit to operate. The owners also needed an agreement with the city, since part of the course encroached on MSD-operated Metro property.

“When it closed, I didn’t think many people really cared about it,” said owner and founder Roger White.

White and his wife, Vivian, opened the course in 2016. The disc golf course started out as nothing more than a hobby for the White family, but eventually grew into a 27-hole course with people from all over the world stopping by to play a game.

The Wyatt Family does not charge anyone to play. If it comes down to money, the couple said, it’s for charitable events the course has hosted or donations for upkeep.

Originally fearful and concerned about the requirements needed to reopen, Wyatt considered closing indefinitely.

But the landscape architect offered to help with the process for free.

The family said the city’s requirements included widening their dead-end street and installing sewer lines.

The city has waived widening the road if the course limits the number of trips to the course each day, the limit being 11. The area’s sewage system.

The District Board of Amendment will hold a public hearing on December 5 at 514 West Liberty Street to consider the conditional use permit.

People will have the opportunity to speak for or against the course in front of the Board.

Vivian White said she is encouraging as many people as possible to support them at the meeting.

“We just need to get as much support as possible and that’s the last change we’re making to get it done,” said Vivienne White.

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