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Disc golf courses; wooded, natural object 86 92.47%
Ball golf courses; long, open fairways 7 7.53%
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:35 PM
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Default Disc golf courses vs. Ball golf courses

The conversation about course design and what was said to be the "future of disc golf" courses going on is an interesting one. As some of the most dedicated and fanatical aficionados of the game what do you prefer to play/watch?

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No poll.

Wide open disc golf courses=boring disc golf courses however. There is certainly a place for wide open holes but courses without obstacles to the flight path (as opposed to landing obstacles like water/OB) strike me as incomplete and hold little or no interest to me.
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Big open long courses frustrate me because, well, I can't throw big long bombs!

But the same holds true when I played ball golf, (I could hit pretty long in ball golf) open courses are just plain boring. You use very few clubs/discs and it becomes repetitive.

I guess I'm just older now and I find accuracy much more interesting.
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I like both but will take a true DGC all day.
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Neither. I prefer variety---fairly open holes with some obstacles and/or O.B., and wooded holes, all on the same course.
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I'd rather play a wooded course, but the best courses, to me, include a bit of both. Grand Central, my home course up in Clemson (no, I don't count Y Beach or MtnView as my home course), does a good job of combining both. Some holes (#6 for the most part, #10) are basically wide open, while #12 is pretty much cut from the woods. A lot of the others either play in and out of the woods or use many trees to define gaps. Ball golf courses, to me, are too wide open to really be a great disc golf course. Except for the Japan Open courses, that is.
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I agree with previous posters, as many would. Both is a great option, and I would tend to say that a course with aspects of wooded and open aligns more with a traditional disc golf course anyway.

The few limited times I have seen disc golf on ball golf course layouts I wasn't captured as a viewer and it seemed like the players did not enjoy as much either IMO. I'm not against it and have had a blast playing links style courses like Sea Pines in Cali. But I prefer my parks better!

I would have put a option for both but really just wanted a one or the other voting results, knowing there would be a gray area.
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Originally Posted by grotto View Post
Big open long courses frustrate me because, well, I can't throw big long bombs!

I guess I'm just older now and I find accuracy much more interesting.
I'm young and I CAN throw those big long bombs. That's not fun for me though.

Accurate and technical [wooded] shots are both more fun to throw personally and to watch others complete.
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Variety, variety, variety... A course that's focused on one aspect of disc golf is lacking what most great courses offer and that's a break down of a variety of shots that favors very few and offers many different lanes/choices. With out choices a course becomes a broken record or like the movie "Ground Hog day".
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I think it take more thought in design and skill in playing the tough wooded courses but I do have a open field course right by my house that's fun to sneak in a few holes a few nights a week.
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