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Old 09-18-2014, 09:11 PM
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Talking Elementary School Course Designs

Hey guys! I'm in the process of trying to design my first disc golf course! I have limited space so it will be a nine hole course. I'm planning on having two sets of tees. Green(Begginer) and White(Advanced). Green tees will be used by gym classes during the school year, and White will be used by more advance players during the summer months. Here are my two designs, with notes at the end of each one. Follow the links.
Design One:
https://mobile.twitter.com/BillyK252...2205312/photos

Design Two:
https://mobile.twitter.com/BillyK252...14163915743232


Design One Hole Notes:
#1- A dogleg left around scattered trees and an unused pavilion.
#2- An uphill shot that leads into a wooded area. The target is on the side of a small hill sloping left to right. The creek is about 5 feet to the right of the target.
#3- A dogleg left. You shoot your drive through a tight gap in the trees. The creek is about 20 feet behind the target.
#4- A fairly straight shot. The target is about 30 feet to the left of OB.
#5- A straight, short shot through an open field.
#6- Straight and flat. The hole plays along the blacktop and into a grove of trees. OB behind the trees.
#7- Plays over an artificial 'Creek' The cement path leading to the school acts as a hazard on holes #7, #8, and #9. Target slightly uphill.
#8- Plays completely down a steep hill. Target about 35 feet from the school.
#9- Short and straight. The concrete path acts as a hazard.

Scorecard:
#1 Par 3 Green: 182 Ft White: 260 Ft
#2 Par 3 Green: 170 Ft White: 304 Ft
#3 Par 3 Green: 144 Ft White: 255 Ft
#4 Par 3 Green: 158 Ft White: 239 Ft
#5 Par 3 Green: 130 Ft White: 198 Ft
#6 Par 3 Green: 204 Ft White: 301 Ft
#7 Par 3 Green: 180 Ft White: 242 Ft
#8 Par 3 Green: 194 Ft White: 260 Ft
#9 Par 3 Green: 174 Ft White: 268 Ft

Design Two Hole Notes:
#1- Plays completely down a steep hill. Target 35 feet to the left of the school.
#2- Short and straight. Concrete path acts as hazard.
#3- An uphill shot leading to a wooded area. Target is on the edge of a creek.
#4- Shoot through a tight gap in the trees, to a clearing.
#5- Plays straight and slightly downhill. The creek is about 10 feet behind the pin.
#6- Straight shot through the field.
#7- Fairway plays along side kickball/T-Ball field. OB to the right.
#8- Trees to the right and field to the left. Target slightly to right in the trees.
#9- Shoot over the blacktop up the hill. The hill slants from right to left. Concrete path acts as a hazard.

Scorecard:
#1 Par 3 Green: 194 Ft White: 260 Ft
#2 Par 3 Green: 174 Ft White: 268 Ft
#3 Par 3 Green: 170 Ft White: 304 Ft
#4 Par 3 Green: 155 Ft White: 202 Ft
#5 Par 3 Green: 190 Ft White: 262 Ft
#6 Par 3 Green: 176 Ft White: 233 Ft
#7 Par 3 Green: 200 Ft White: 292 Ft
#8 Par 3 Green: 181 Ft White: 231 Ft
#9 Par 3 Green: 177 Ft White: 275 Ft



General Course Notes:
The course would only be open during summer break(Late May-Mid August)
The baseball field is rarely used during the summer.
This course won't challenge veterans, but I hoped adding long tees would add a bit more difficulty.
The school is brick, so an errant shot wouldn't do damage.
Design 1: About a 2 minute walk to first tee
Design 2: About a 1.5 minute walk to first tee
The creek is fairly shallow and easy to retrieve discs from
IMO the "Signature Holes" are as follows:
Design One: #2 and #8
Design Two: #1 and #3

Feedback is greatly appreciated! Photos and other information will come on a later date. Thanks!

PS Sorry if the maps are tough to read.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:13 PM
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Important: The numbered boxes are the White(Advanced) tees and the circles are the green(Beginner) tees.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:23 PM
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While I've never designed a course, I think it's a neat idea to ask for feedback on here. You might get tips from some really great designers! That being said, I like the second design for a couple of reasons: 1) the holes form a complete loop for easily playing multiple rounds without going back up the 1st fairway that you'd have to do in design 1, and 2) the first design leaves a basket in the 'power alley' of the baseball field, so I'd say the second design is 'safer' from that sort of issue.

I really like the multiple teepad idea. Don't shy away from the notion of creating different lines, though (the short tees don't have to be in the line of flight from the longs, and vice versa).

Wondering if there's a way to look through here for other school courses that have better ratings for more ideas. I've seen good and bad school courses...

Otherwise, I think it's looking good.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:37 PM
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While I've never designed a course, I think it's a neat idea to ask for feedback on here. You might get tips from some really great designers! That being said, I like the second design for a couple of reasons: 1) the holes form a complete loop for easily playing multiple rounds without going back up the 1st fairway that you'd have to do in design 1, and 2) the first design leaves a basket in the 'power alley' of the baseball field, so I'd say the second design is 'safer' from that sort of issue.

I really like the multiple teepad idea. Don't shy away from the notion of creating different lines, though (the short tees don't have to be in the line of flight from the longs, and vice versa).

Wondering if there's a way to look through here for other school courses that have better ratings for more ideas. I've seen good and bad school courses...

Otherwise, I think it's looking good.
Thanks a lot! I was leaning towards the second design, and your feedback really helped support my decision. I'll try to get a few pictures up here too!
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:47 PM
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Design #2 looks much more safer and looks like it has better course flow.

Don't handcuff yourself to a certain number of holes before you even start; make the best course available with the land you have and that will tell you how many holes the course should be. You might end up having a great, fun 7 hole course, or 8 or 10 or 6, etc.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:55 PM
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Design #2 looks much more safer and looks like it has better course flow.

Don't handcuff yourself to a certain number of holes before you even start; make the best course available with the land you have and that will tell you how many holes the course should be. You might end up having a great, fun 7 hole course, or 8 or 10 or 6, etc.
Ok I'll keep that in mind. Thanks! Tomorrow I'll post a new design including your ideas
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:51 PM
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Cool

Ok here is my new design!
https://mobile.twitter.com/BillyK252...57238920597506

Hole #6 now has multiple fairways/paths to take around a grove of trees.

Elevation:
#1- Downhill
#2- Flat
#3- Uphill
#4- Flat
#5- Downhill
#6- Flat
#7- Flat
#8- Flat
#9- Uphill
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:58 PM
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That looks solid for an elementary school!
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:13 PM
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Holes seem a bit long at green tees for Elementary level PE to take advantage of using the course.

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=6860 is a local middle school one which seems fitting.
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:19 AM
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That looks solid for an elementary school!
Thanks!
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