Measurements acquired by: Tee Sign
Hole Info. Notes: ALL water casual. Unless on 14 you throw 200 feet left and 150 past basket. Which won't happen.
Ballard is a fun and easy course, welcoming to all players of all skill levels. But for some who want a bit more of a challenge, we have a makeshift Gold layout. You can use the course map provided to get an idea of what its like.
Hole #1 - Left of original pad in between 2 pine trees. Throw to 1's basket. "OPTO MANDO" Must go right of middle or left of middle trees. 1 stroke penalty if thrown down middle.
Hole #2 - About 15 feet in front and to right of 4's tee. Throw through a small gap to 2's fairway then to 2's basket.
Hole #3 - Pad is inbetween 2 trees in 12's fairway. Throw to 3's basket.
Hole #4 - Use regular teepad, but throw to 6's basket.
Hole #5 - Tee off from inbetween light pole and white fire hydrant to #5's basket.
Hole #6 - Tee of from just right of 3's regular pad and throw to 6's basket.
Hole #7 - Tee off from 7's regular tee pad, but throw to 11's basket.
Hole #8 - 30 feet behind Gold 6 tee pad, throwing to 8's basket.
Hole #9 - Tee pad is inbetween 2 trees to the right of 7's fairway, throwing to 9's basket.
Hole #10 - Inbetween two trees by 7's basket. Large dirt area is tee pad. Throw to 10's basket.
Hole #11 - Tee off from normal pad, throw to 7's basket.
Hole #12 - Inbetween 6's and 8's regular pads, throwing to 12's basket.
Hole #13 - Tee pad is to right of Gold 3's pad. Throw to 13's basket. **ALT PAD** There is a Gold square on a post near the pavilion grill. Tee off to left of it. 13's basket.
Hole #14 - Tee pad is stage to right of 13's basket. Throw to 14's basket.
Hole #15 - Tee from 15's normal pad to 13's basket. **ALT PAD - PLATINUM PAD** Tee off across pond from behind bench parallel to regular pad. 13's basket. Par 4.
Hole #16 - Tee pad is concrete track by pavilion next to the parking lot. There is a bench there. White arrow on track in front of it. Throw to 16's basket.
Hole #17 - Tee off from 17's regular pad to 12's basket.
Hole #18 - The most difficult hole in disc golf, hole 18 of Ballard Gold is nicknamed "The Dream Killer". Not one person has been able to finish under par here due to its difficulty. It starts at the back of the pavilion nearest 18's basket. You must make the triple mando, throwing through 2 beams and under where the hold up the pavilion. OB is short of the creek, left of the large oak tree, far past the skinny tree, and right past the trash can. No drop zone. No advancing with distance. You must retee for every missed mando and every OB. May the odds be ever in your favor.