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Old 09-25-2012, 01:42 PM
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Never played it myself but I hear San Sabba was something special. (circle R II)
It was. Of course the courses were fantastic. 3 courses, 3 styles. The property was amazing. Staying on-site in the hunting lodge, with tile and leather and a big TV. And best of all was the walk-in cooler which held PLENTY of Shiner.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:43 PM
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I never played it but I think those that played it miss Laurel Springs tree farm course in NC or SC.
NC. My brother drove up to play it two weeks after they'd pulled the baskets. He's still traumatized.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:45 PM
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:53 PM
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Harmon Hills

While I just played this epic destination of a place this summer the tragic hearing of the course owner passing I think led to Harmon Hills shutting down
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:54 PM
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I remember when I first received the e-mail from Houck regarding the purchase of the Wimberley property.
Imagine my surprise, having lived in Wimberley since ~1990, that the place where my buddies had been playing frisbee golf (in the middle of nowhere even by Wimberley standards) was a pretty legit two-course facility! Circle R went in the same year I graduated HS, so that's why I had never heard of it till '04.

As for San Saba, I literally got on board right after it closed... while staffing as an event volunteer, everyone was asking JH if it was true about San Saba. Weeks later I was hired. Heard lots about SS over the years, sounded amazing.

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:58 PM
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The Eternal Flame at Chestnut Ridge Park in western NY. After over a year of planning and work this tough, technical, long and beautiful course was shut down for silly political reasons. The course was only open for about 2 months and I only got to play it once. It could have easily entered the top 10 courses in the country.

I hate politicians and I especially hate the fat cats that actually pull the strings.
what happened exactly
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:05 PM
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Is Harmon Hills really closing... damn I wanted to play that.

The first course I ever played was the original course at ECU. I didn't play disc golf then and didn't fall in love with the sport until almost a decade later but looking back that was a pretty cool course.

Now it's a parking lot.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:07 PM
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Stawbale was a fantastic course.

Wild Turkey deserves a mention too.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:08 PM
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Is Harmon Hills really closing... damn I wanted to play that.

The first course I ever played was the original course at ECU. I didn't play disc golf then and didn't fall in love with the sport until almost a decade later but looking back that was a pretty cool course.

Now it's a parking lot.
You are bringing up a lot of memories! I lived at that place while at school there.

And yes, Harmon Hills likely is closing due to Jerry's death.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:10 PM
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I hate politicians and I especially hate the fat cats that actually pull the strings.
My story along those lines:

A township near Des Moines was doing the state a favor and managing a small state park. Nobody used it, so it was a haven for "alternative" happenings. The township got us to put in a course. It was great. Not an awesome course by today's standards, but a cool par-54 woods course. And the ne'er-do-wells were gone. BUT THEN, the "birdwatcher lobby" went to the DNR, claimed that erosion caused by the disc golf was killing the park, and got the course shut down.

R.I.P. M*argo Frankel
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