The Loop at Chaska in Minnesota is Set to Open This Fall

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The Loop at Chaska is a first for the world of golf, a golf course designed to be accessible to everyone. The new 9-hole, par-3 layout, which also includes the Minnalayas Putting Green, is a collaborative effort between non-profit Barrier Free Golf and the City of Chaska to breathe new life into the land that used to house the Chaska Par 30.

At the Loop, golfers will experience quality golf architecture, a welcoming atmosphere, and fun. Our architect, Benjamin Warren, drew inspiration from some of the best courses in the world to create excellent green surrounds that will present challenges for the experienced, low handicapper and will introduce beginners to quality golf course architecture.

The Loop at Chaska will become a national demonstration project that showcases how golf course design can enable access to golf by appealing to new populations, especially golfers with physical and sensory impairments.

The Loop was built with four important goals in mind:

1. Accessibility – Making disability access a primary design feature.
2. Environmental sustainability – Carefully managing water, herbicide, and pesticide use. The Loop will become a showcase and laboratory that integrates the latest golf industry research in sustainable management and environmental impact.
3. Financial sustainability – A design that allows simpler maintenance practices that minimize turf costs.
4. Fun – A course that is fun for all playing abilities through the construction of world-class putting surfaces, wall-to-wall short grass, and no bunkers.

For more information on the Loop, visit www.barrierfreegolf.com/theloop

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Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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