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Old 06-27-2012, 12:12 PM
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I'm curious or maybe I'm missing something here. This # 1 course you speak of in the Charlotte area sounds a lot like Bracket's which is now listed as a RIP course. Since I'm from Washington state and don't plan on getting back there anytime soon, you can tell me..........is it open just for private guests or something. Just whisper it. What happened?
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:41 PM
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Not that there's anything wrong with it...but I'd like know why you would not consider Coyote Point to be "on par" with Dela and Water Works.


FWIW, I've been to all 3.



Looking forward to seeing the rest of the courses mentioned in this thread....someday.
Yeah, someday is right!

Re Coyote Point - It's up there along with Sky High and Waller Pines, but not one of my favorites. Don't get me wrong - I think Coyote is an excellent course - it just doesn't give me that same awestruck feeling that I get when I play De La or WW.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:11 PM
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Yeah, someday is right!

Re Coyote Point - It's up there along with Sky High and Waller Pines, but not one of my favorites. Don't get me wrong - I think Coyote is an excellent course - it just doesn't give me that same awestruck feeling that I get when I play De La or WW.
Understood Baz.

From my POV, Coyote Point was a step above Waller Pines...although I also believe Waller Pines is a top notch course.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:28 PM
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I'm curious or maybe I'm missing something here. This # 1 course you speak of in the Charlotte area sounds a lot like Bracket's which is now listed as a RIP course. Since I'm from Washington state and don't plan on getting back there anytime soon, you can tell me..........is it open just for private guests or something. Just whisper it. What happened?
Brackett's? I don't know what you're talking about.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:38 PM
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Understood Baz.

From my POV, Coyote Point was a step above Waller Pines...although I also believe Waller Pines is a top notch course.
I agree with you - it's just that I'm a noodle arm and Waller's a bit more noodle-friendly than Casitas. Both great courses, makes me want to ditch work and get on out there!
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:50 PM
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5) Toboggan: It's one thing for a course to wow you once - you make a trip, and maybe get psyched to play some "destination disc golf." Toboggan's one of the closest courses to my house. I've played it many times and spotted on it during the tourney, so I'm pretty familiar with it. I thought it was amazing when I first saw it 7 years ago. 100 courses and 12 states late, know what? It still wow's me every time I walk those fairways - still think it's amazing; that says something. Elevation like no other course I've played. Has a way of making you feel small. This place will take everything you got. Great combo of wonderful discplay and scenery. When a leading disc manufacturer designs a course so they can host a annual tourney every year for top AMs everywhere, it better be something special. It is.

4) Brackett's Bluff - Totally cool. Great variety, novetly, chill factor, looks great, Hanging Basket, Rock Hole, elevlation all over some of these holes, nice flat and green in the valley, sick dropoff to the creek. So unique, so cool, so unlike anything else. Consider myself very lucky to have played here. Dave Brackett rocks!

3) Steady Ed Headrick Memorial (IDGC): If the PDGA puts a course in, and names it after Steady Ed, it had better be damn good, no? So friggin' complete, there's nothing else to say. Great shot variety, challenging, but not killer, nice views of lake & water shots, dual pins, pads, extras and ammenities galore. This is what happens when the right people, with the right desire, experience, land and resources make a course. Perhaps the single best DG experience I've ever had.

2) Flip - I still love this place. Not gold level, but maybe that's part of why I enjoy it more. Land that's incredibly well-suited to disc golf. My first round here, I kinda thought the first 3 holes were just alright, weak links in the chain. Now I think they're like sleepers, just settin' you up for 4, 5, 6, then 7... keep going. I'm all for a great 18 instead of a good 24. Bill already one of the best 18's... then he added 6 more great holes. Variety, elevation changes, atmoshpere, simplicity, TLC touches like no other place. Great blend of charm and challenge. Bill McKenzie rocks!

1) Flyboy - I sooooo freakin' loved this place! Wonderfully conceived holes, shot variety, challenging but reasonably so. Great, no... superb water shots: THINK... The Mando hole, basket on a tree, basket sunk in the ground, winds it's way all around a gorgeuos community novelty, variety, vibe, hosts, the hanger. Hole 3... hole 3 again! Kelly Legette rocks!

There’s my top 5. What they all have in common is: truly beautiful courses to look at, great variety, elevation changes, shot variety, challenge, numerous memorable holes, and little touches that make them unique - not your average DG experience. Damn, just thinking about them got my juices flowing! And yes, I mean what I say: any individual that creates and maintains that great a course... on their own property... and lets us play – they freakin’ rock!

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Old 06-27-2012, 05:16 PM
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My top five are entirely from CA, where I've played about 45 courses(notable omissions: Wrightwood, the Tahoe area and everything north of Ukiah ). Per the theme of the thread, these are my favorites personally.


1. DeLaveaga in Santa Cruz, CA: Just a really special place. Every time I've visited it makes me feel like a kid driving up to Disneyland. A real test of control golf, with a great local scene.

2. Stafford Lake in Novato, CA: Might be a better disc golf course than DeLa. Elevation used to great effect, all framed by spectacular natural views and wildlife. Can still be a little rough around the edges with poison oak and unmowed fairways but I'll always jump at a chance to play here.

3. Coyote Point in Ventura, CA: Feels like the love child of my top two courses above. Front 9 in particular is really excellent golf. Good variety of fairway shapes, including some vertically controlled shots.

4. Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA: Reminds me a lot of Morley, my original home course in San Diego, but in a prettier setting with more challenge. Local crew headed by Patrick Brown is transforming the course into a grassy manicured erosion controlled masterpiece. Much easier course than 1-3 on this list but the fun factor is high.

5. La Mirada(Golden State Layout) in La Mirada, CA: Amazing two-shot golf on an 18 that is something like 10,000 feet in length. A challenge, but a fair challenge with well defined landing zones and fairways. Forum user thugjitsu and company play this layout every Monday, so I think it's fair for me to list a temp layout as one of my 5 favorites.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:16 PM
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Will someone explain the "secret" about Brackett's Bluff? It's listed on this site! That's not really much of a secret.
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:36 PM
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personally, it's weird seeing Nevin in the top of peoples list. it's just one of those courses i guess.
Recently played Renny (gold), Nevin, and Hornets (not Charlotte's Web) nest... all fabulous, all kicked my butt, but I can't quite put any of them in my top 5. I more than liked Nevin, and can see why people put it up there... but I based my list on my desire to play that course repeatedly, and Nevins juut too brutally tight and long - tough combo... truly champoinship caliber.

Similarly, even though I rated Idlewild a 5, it doesn't crack my personal top 5. I experienced it, think it's incredibly well done and maintained, but it's a bit too tough for me to enjoy as much as those I listed. Toboggan's beyond my game as well, but I don't get as frustrated and still have a fun time playing it, so it made my list.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:58 PM
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I agree with you - it's just that I'm a noodle arm and Waller's a bit more noodle-friendly than Casitas. Both great courses, makes me want to ditch work and get on out there!
I played both of them on the same day when I was out there a few years ago. Had to finish the last few holes in the dark at Waller but it was totally worth destroying my arm

I just don't get to see the mountains as much as I'd like...maybe it's time to relocate the family......
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