The Loop at Chaska
Opening Fall of 2022
By Brian Weis
The Loop at Chaska is a first for the world of golf, a golf course designed to be accessible to everyone. Non-Profit Barrier Free Golf worked in partnership with 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 course built the Loop with four important goals in mind:
* Accessibility - Making disability access a primary design feature.
* 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.
* Financial sustainability - a design that allows simpler maintenance practices that minimize turf costs.
* 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.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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