Fore the Win!
The City of Jasper was the recipient, many years ago, of property located in the Patoka River Floodway.The property was eventually developed into the 9-hole "Alvin C. Ruxer." The course opened in 1993, featuring 1,795 yards of par-31 golf and a driving range.In recent years, the course was often unavailable for play due to Patoka River levels.As a result, the course became economically infeasible.Now, the former Ruxer golf course sits, unused.
The city has been able to lease the former “club house” to Dubois County for use as a COVID test site, but we are certain that a better use could be developed for this natural site.The City is seeking assistance with the determination of highest and best use for this site and with development recommendations for the site.
How might we repurpose a former 9 hole golf course located in a flood plain into a community asset?
Challenges by City of Jasper
Develop a funding plan to allow the Dubois County Museum hire a full-time museum director.
Create plans to maximize 3 acres of space next to a senior community.
Move pedestrians safely across the highway dividing them from riverfront cultural attractions.