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Old 12-16-2012, 04:06 AM
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I totally want to play this course. Seriously. How cool is that?
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:07 PM
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i'm helping build a course that has no water and very little elevation change. what it has plenty of is rocks, thorns, briars, blackberry, black locust trees and flying dragons. the last several holes will be in a relatively open area, and i'm thinking of leaving 'ponds' of briars in strategic locations. just like with an H2O pond, if you're disc goes into the middle of a briar pond, it ain't comin' out.

so, wadda ya think?
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:21 AM
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Bad idea, if you can avoid it.

The edge will be ill-defined.

People who throw a few feet into the briars will retrieve their discs, and hate doing it. A few will try to go further in, and really hate it. Over time the briars will get beat down in a haphazard way, but still be a problem.

Trust me. When Stoney Hill opened, some areas off the fairway were thick with briars. Not on the fairway, off. It's better now, but it was one of the first things people said about the course---including the owners.

It's not the kind of thing you want the course to be remembered for.

If you can avoid it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:22 AM
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We had some healthy raspberry patches on a local course when it was installed a year and a half ago. A disc even 5' in would require a near mandatory blood sacrifice to retrieve. They lasted less than a year. If players weren't willing to go in to retrieve, local kids would, much as with water hazards, and the raspberries were trampled.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:00 PM
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thanks for the responses, good points. the 'waters' would not remain 'pristine'. it would probably end up just being a big mess.
but i haven't given up yet...
how bout a winding stream instead of a pond. still serves as a barrier, but one you could easily get your disc out of.
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