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Old 05-20-2015, 10:33 PM
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west virginia-untapped potential

I don't mean to be critical, but what's the deal with mediocre designs on world class terrain all over the state ?
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:00 PM
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Have you been to Paw Paw, or Seth Burton/Orange Crush?
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:12 PM
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No. I'm sure they have reached their potential as well as redeemer & wine cellar,but they are in the minority.

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Old 05-20-2015, 11:32 PM
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The overriding theme in wv course design seems to be for one specific local target.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:14 AM
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The Black Course is also pro caliber except the tees are too small.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:28 AM
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The Black Course is also pro caliber except the tees are too small.
I loved the land, but thought it was full of tweeners and that the scoring environment was too easy.
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The overriding theme in wv course design seems to be for one specific local target.
There's not much of a target in WV for anything but wilderness. The public courses I've mentioned are near "cities" or civilization and have good club support and some talented players. Weather is not condusive for playing much of the year though. Paw Paw being the private course of the group is in the middle of nowhere, when it hosted the WV Open it drawed in some of the touring pros.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:43 AM
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I loved the land, but thought it was full of tweeners and that the scoring environment was too easy.
Did you play in any wind? The double mando on 12, and OB on 13?
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:14 AM
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I know with the course I built (Glenwood Park) I made it to where it would appeal to many levels. No the pros won't be flocking to play and there will never be an NT hosted there, but it is doing a great job of introducing an area to the sport, therefore growing the sport. Before my course there was 1 course in the area and it was very beginner friendly. The sport was a virtual unknown here. Now I have a club in place with over 30 local members and over 50 followers on facebook. Its all about growth. I know you came and played within a month of the course opening, but since it has started to wear in and with the addition of the blue tees and the 1000 feet it adds to the length it really is a course for most levels, minus open players.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:49 AM
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I feel like it's just started catching on in my area. We've had disc golf in Huntington since the mid-90's but it took awhile for other areas to develop courses. Next to Rotary Park (made in 1994), Indian Rock was put in over a decade later (in 2008). Both are great courses for very different reasons.

In the last five years, we've had four courses come into Kanawha County - Little Creek, Redeemer, Wine Cellar, and St. Albans. The last two are being developed as Wine Cellar is going to 18 and St. Albans is playable but unfinished as of yet.

If an area were to put in a professional-caliber course, no one new would want to try out the game. You have to start somewhere. Locally, I feel like the design work is solid for the space we have. While we don't have many championship-level courses, the ones we can claim are exceptional from my personal experience.
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