Rusty, I just saw this message. The course redesign is nearly completed. We still lack the official teesigns, the White tees for beginners and some trimming up.
The course is indeed playable and now starts and finishes back by the Rec Center (first left once you enter the park). It is 18 holes and a par of 57 with 3 Par 4's being Holes 6, 16 & 18. We do have some decent walks between a few holes, but we did the best we could to make a good and challenging course out there, so far it appears that 90+% of people like the redesign. We have NexT signs up now but I'd still encourager you to bring a map out there. http://www.fcdgo.org/?page_id=20
Feel free to contact me with any further questions!