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Old 06-25-2012, 07:03 PM
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1: Bailey-- it's like Beaver ranch except better and unpolished. Truly what disc golf in the mountains is supposed to be.
2: Sakuna Pines-- it's close.. it's brutal and it makes you look for lines you don't usually look for
3: Jellystone-- also close and is like a mountain course without the hour and a half drive
4:Phantom Falls-- an unbelievable disc golfing experience, from the pro shop, to the patio.. everything about this place is a destination for disc golfing
5:Mountain Meadows-- rough and extreme, doesn't even come close to describing some of the holes

I guess I'd round out the top 10 with Beaver Ranch, Leadville CMC, Golden Bell, HP and Gorge Hills..

Yes I need to get out and play some of the lowland courses, but until then I can just hit mountain course after mountain course. This list will probably drastically change after I plan Sundance, Beaver Meadows, Buckhorn and Ghost Town.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:18 PM
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i wish i was into disc golf back when i was traveling more so i could offer a little more to this thread but here goes. ill preface this by saying that im lazy and dont often write reviews but i plan to change that.

1. Hickory Hills-Traverse City MI
This course is a personal favorite. While it has its flaws, it offers plenty to make up for it. The course location alone makes it a great destination. Traverse City is in one of the prettiest areas found in the great lakes and offers a ton of fun activities with world class food and alcohol. The old growth forest and hilltop views make this course worth just walking through. Some nice risk rewards include short putter shots that can easily find their way rolling 100ft away or 600+ft downhills that could hyzer into oblivion. A few holes feel like filler but most put a smile on my face at every teepad.

2. Flip City-Shelby MI
To me this course is more than playing disc golf, its just a great place to be. You almost feel like its some far away secret land that you are dreaming up. The land this course sits on is secluded and beautiful. Being there in the fall during peak color change is about as good as it gets. The course itself isnt super challenging but its pure fun. Id say the land is used to its full disc golf potential and while i find myself throwing putters and mids most of the time, im loving every second of it. For much of this course, the appeal comes from the years of personal touches in both landscape and structures. An overall great disc golf experience.

3. Carly's Playground(MT. Holiday)-Traverse City MI
Again, Traverse City is a great destination alone. The course plays up and down a ski hill that can make for a brutal walk if it is hot out. The course has its own tragic back story and was redesigned and renamed in honor of a local. Two sets of teepads and two sets of baskets offer a total of four different layouts(yes they are different enough to play all 4). They vary from roughly 4000ft to 6600ft and the other two fall in between. The signage is some of the best ive ever seen which makes the course easy to navigate and even a little more fun. From downhill BOMBS to straight uphills, tight fairways, woods, elevated baskets, ace runs, and little quirks like bright pink and blue baskets, this course will be fun for any disc golfer. It has some great views but the grounds themselves arent as pretty as some of the northern Michigan courses. Cant wait to get back here in a couple weeks. Something about throwing a putter 600ft down a hill just really makes me smile.

4. Kensington Toboggan-Milford MI
Epic. Probably not too many courses like this one anywhere. I love throwing for distance and this course will test those skills. Just epic. Dont drink a lot of beer the night before you play this one.

5. Addison Oaks-Leonard MI
I used to hate this course. They added very nice teepads and i learned how to disc golf and now i think its one of the more underrated courses out there. Its 24 holes and offers a wide range of shots from wide open distance to tight woods and risky water holes. Hole one tests your skills right away with water that either forces a layup or a big accurate drive. The basket is on a peninsula and is well protected by willows so even the second shot can get wet. A birdie here feels good. An overall score under par can be easy if you stay out of trouble but a score well over par is possible also. Nothin special in regards to looks or character but a course that will make you use a large variety of shots and discs.

6. Sunnybrook-Sterling Heights MI
A temp course installed twice a year on a ball golf course. One statistic makes this one special...over 11000 feet in total distance on 18 holes. Course is wide open with very few trees in the way but the plentiful OB and distance makes it very fun. I suck at putting but love to throw far so this is my kind of course.

Anything in Mason County deserves honorable mention. Hole one at Beast has one of the best disc golf views in Michigan and will beg you to throw every disc in your bag.

I know I need to get out and travel more but these courses are some of my favorites.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:00 PM
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This is a difficult list for me to put together. Not due to number of courses played or variety but for the different reasons I love certain courses. Well balanced, thought out courses that provide different challenges are what I really look for.

1. Holler In The Hills, Brownsville, KY - Not just cause this was my home away from home in Kentucky but because I felt like I could play my best golf here. Not the easiest course out there, nor the most difficult but the right balance where if you're off your game you will be punished. Plus the awe people would have on their face the first time they'd see some of the holes was priceless.

2. Nevin, Charlotte, NC - This is the type of course I want to design someday but in my own way. I felt that way when I was first playing it and I still feel that way.

3. Kensington Toboggan, Milford, MI - Epic, truly epic. Challenges every shot in my bag with rough the likes I have only rarely seen. What makes it more of a treat is the elusiveness of it in that its only open for a couple weeks.

4. Flyboy Aviation, Whitesburg, GA - The best disc golfing destination I have been apart of even in the monsoon while we played Kelly's masterpiece. Like Holler, not the hardest course out there but each hole makes you think about your shot.

5. Cedar Hill, Nashville, TN - A hidden gem in my book. Hands down the one course where I have never played the same layout twice (3-? pin placements per hole). Every time its a challenge and its always changing while never in one of the extremes of shorts or longs.

6. Idlewild, Burlington, KY - One of the first super courses in my book. Challenging in every aspect with optimal use of the land to provide for one of the best golf courses in the country. With the continuing additions and updates to this course it will only get better.

7. Circle C, Austin, TX - Played it yesterday and it automatically gets a spot here (and this is coming from someone who played Roy G. immediately afterwards). The shot variety here is top notch from tight doglegs, open bombs and everything in between. The rugged beauty and maintenance of the course really sold me on it.

8. Bud Hill, Memphis, TN - Beautiful old school course where I felt at ease with my surroundings. Each of the tee shots provided something different from the previous one and all are very fun shots. Close to the top of my biggest fun factor course list. The little details of this course really got me like the koi in 18's pond or the basket surrounded by fruit trees.

9. Mt. Airy, Cincinnati, OH - The only thing I like in Ohio. This course is just the right length, punishing without intense rough, and visually a treat. It has one of my favorite holes in all of golf (number 15) and demands respect from serious players who come across it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:09 AM
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1. Flip City - while playing the first time I told myself "this is what DG heaven must be like", I go back once a year now, it's 900 miles from me.

2. Sabattus in Maine - great design, great landscaping, great golf, great facility.

3. Warwick - great variety with 2 tees and 2 baskets on each hole.

4. Idlewild - now 24 holes, although I despise mid way thru 5 thru 8. Epic overall.

5. Deer Lakes - great design and fun to play.

6. Blue Mountain in PA - love playing DG on my favorite ski slope!

7. Waterworks in KC - best opening hole in DG, I didn't care I shot a 60 last time there. The course is awesome.

8. Coyote Point at Lake Casitos - had to throw in west coast course. The front 9 plus hole 16 is spectacular.

9. Maple Hill - need to play it again to ensure it's in my top 10.

10. Lincoln Ridge - great golf plus it's close to Idelwild.

Honorable mention: Circle C, Tyler, Lemon Lake Silver, Moraine, Borderlands, Mt Airy.

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Old 06-26-2012, 12:53 PM
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personally, it's weird seeing Nevin in the top of peoples list. it's just one of those courses i guess.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:00 PM
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What about Nevin qualifies it not to be a top course? I see you have not reviewed it yet....so what do you plan as listing as Cons when you do write a review?
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:07 PM
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Nice list weeman. We need some more lists from the south.

Have you played horseshoe canyon?
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:20 PM
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What about Nevin qualifies it not to be a top course? I see you have not reviewed it yet....so what do you plan as listing as Cons when you do write a review?
it's just not fun. the back nine is better but i didn't really enjoy the front part at all. that's not even coming from a 'it's to hard' perspective. it's hard but that didn't really bother me; 5 is the only hole i'd call unfair. i shot pretty well out there and still didn't like it. the front nine doesn't even look that nice imo and there's a bunch of throw straight that way shots.

if i lived in charlotte i'd hardly ever play there with hornets being right beside it. hornets has its flaws but it's a much more enjoyable round, the shots you get to make are much more interesting.

i'm going to hold off on reviewing it until i play it again, i only played the shorts and want to get punished by the longs before i make my final decision. just from the one round i'd give it a 3.5 or 4.

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Old 06-26-2012, 01:30 PM
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I can see that. Nevin does not force a lot of fun/creative shots off the tee (that is something a par-3 course has got to offer for it to be interesting). For me, those creative/fun throws come from the second/third throw on the multi-throw holes. IMO, those hole are well designed with good landing areas that force creative yet fair approaches/recoveries......that are always different depending on where your previous throw lands.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:30 PM
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Im not going to give big reasons because i'm lazy.

My list is similar to News though

1. Flyboy Aviation - I live in Georgia, Kelly is the nicest guy ever, and it is the best disc golf experience in the world, if you think otherwise you are stupid and i hate you.

2. That one course in NC near charlotte - This course is probably a better ACTUAL disc golf course than FBA, and the people are insanely nice, but FBA will always be my number one for too many reasons, anyone who came to the meetup knows what it's like.

3. Stoney Hill - This course is extremely fun, and I got to play it with Bergdawg & BennettUA, any round with those two guys enhances an experience .

4. Flat Rock Park - My home course, most people who have played it view it as the 2nd best in Georgia, the perfect balance of fun and challenge, it's not too difficult, but you still have to hit your lines, lots of cool signature holes for a public park course.

5. Fox Chase - BroD & Chain Addicted (RIP!) joined me for this round and this course was incredible, totally more than I was expecting and i was glad I played it after the 6 hours of driving from Columbus -> Charlotte.

I think I rate on the course and the experiences I share with each one, I have fond memories of a lot of disc golf rounds and a lot of people involved with them, and that's why I play, I play for the fun .
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