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Old 01-02-2017, 07:39 PM
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Question Shelton Springs DGC Drainage/Conditions

Can any of the WA locals comment on the current conditions at Shelton Springs? I would like to try it out soon, but the 3-4 hr round trip drive time means I want to be sure it is playable.

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Old 01-02-2017, 08:38 PM
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Shelton is awesome. I haven't been able to play lately because I have an elbow injury, so I've not played down there in a few months. I've never seen any drainage problems there at any time. There's really only one hole with any type of running water (hole 3) and that only comes into play from the black tees (probably about a 200' carry). There is no elevation on the course and has always been in great condition every time I've played it at any time of year. Go play it for sure.

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Old 01-02-2017, 09:00 PM
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What Monty said. It's never boggy and always perfect. I have the weakest arm in disc golf history, and even I can clear the water on 3 from black. Go.

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I just played it late Oct. after 2+ days of rain and I don't even remember any standing water. The soil is very sandy/gravelly, so it drains well and you don't get muddy.

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If you make it down there PBokor, let us know what you thought about it.

Also, if you have the time while in the area, I recommend you play Evergreen State College in Olympia while you're down there.

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If you make it down there PBokor, let us know what you thought about it.

Also, if you have the time while in the area, I recommend you play Evergreen State College in Olympia while you're down there.
Thanks Jeff. I will definitely make it, just waiting for the high temps to get above freezing.
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If you make it down there PBokor, let us know what you thought about it.

Also, if you have the time while in the area, I recommend you play Evergreen State College in Olympia while you're down there.

^ He's right you know. Evergreen is super rough around the edges, but REALLY fun and so so full of potential.

Shelton is one of my very favorite courses (Thanks for the round last time I was there Jeff. And the sweet poster!).

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Thanks David. I occasionally get sent to Olympia for work, so I will make time on the next trip.

Ancillary question for both courses, do I need a guide to navigate? First couple of times I played White River I got hopelessly lost, missed some holes, and had to wait for someone behind to catch up on others to find the next tee pad, etc. Once I could navigate the course solo, my enjoyment factor went way up.

Same with Lake Fenwick, which I finally aborted due to my physical limitations, crappy course conditions, and complete lack of 'fun' factor.
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You don't need a guide for Shelton, it's pretty easy to navigate. Great signage on the tee boxes, so you won't have to walk down to find the basket before you throw. Although, there are a few long holes that you won't see the basket until you are well down the fairway.

Also, don't park in the lot across from the high school. You can now legally park on Shelton Springs Rd. near the intersection with Wallace Kneeland Blvd. you will be close to the practice basket and hole 1, without a long walk.

Evergreen is new, and rough, but I know those guys have done a lot of work to make it playable. Pretty sure there are pink arrows to point you to the next hole. Trick is finding the first hole, it's by the track/soccer fields. Get a day parking pass first ($3) at the drive-up shack and then go over and park.
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When you finish #1 at Shelton, #2 tee is out by Shelton Springs Road, probably the only place I had a few moments of hunting, because you come into the open and the ground clues aren't obvious. After that, it seemed fairly easy to follow.
And I loved Evergreen too. It is more rugged than White River, at least equal to Fenwick in woodsiness [though elevation slight].

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