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Old 09-25-2012, 04:50 PM
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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
I remember playing that one back when I played in the 90s and wondered what happened to it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:58 PM
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2 of my old favorites were Allerdale Farms in Medina, OH and Big Rumen Farms in Athens, OH.

Allerdale was a temporary course set up by the Jenkins in the late 90's - early 2000's. It was absolutely beautiful. I have a bunch of pictures somewhere??

Big Rumen Farms was my private course when I was in college at Ohio University. Was so nice walking out my back door and playing disc golf anytime I wanted to.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:00 PM
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And Big Run in Columbus was a blast also. I played the last ever round there with a bunch of great people. Chuck Custer, Kevin Stewart and a few others. Me and Kevin were the glow-doubles winners of the very last round ever played on that course.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:13 PM
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The old 9-hole Carpenter Park course. Now a completely redesigned 18-hole course (White Clay Creek).

Not exactly a top ten course but it might have been a top ten in its day as far as introducing people to the sport.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:30 PM
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My top two courses were both shut down in the same month this summer. Both were private. But since nobody has named either of them:

Dalaiwood: I didn't get to play here until the last day, but the experience was great and Scott was very accomodating. The course wasn't. I probably hit more trees there than I have anywhere, and I LIKE technical courses. I loved it though and wish I could go back.

Spirit Ridge: I could write about Spirit Ridge all day and not get bored. I loved that course. It was short, but challenging enough to always keep you guessing. There were a few ace runs and some nice use of elevation as well. The "baskets" were mostly homemade out of native woods and copper tubing, so they sounded awesome when you hit them. The course was plowed so the owner of the property could sell some lumber. On a positive note, Spirit Ridge Two is in the design stages. We installed 12 holes yesterday before the itch to throw discs got the best of us and no more work was completed.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:41 PM
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I think grodney had been there right before us as there were a billion Shiner bottles lined up along the porch....
Yep, that was us! I can't believe I can't put my hands on that pic right now. I'm usually better organized with my beer photos.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:49 PM
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Don't be fooled by the longevity of Bill and Flip City, all private courses are headed for extinction...
Talk about an inconvenient truth.....
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:08 PM
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Laurel Spring was in the Mountains of Western NC. About a half hour from Boone. Bill Boylan now lives in Greenville, SC and owns a mulch business. Laurel Spring was a beautiful place. I had the pleasure of not only playing the course, but staying two weeks, in his house, on the property during the fall of 1992 and 1993.

Ken Climo lists Laurel Spring as one of his favorite courses and favorite tournaments. Boylan Family Farms was ahead of their time.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:25 PM
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The original Kensington course. I only got to play it once, but it was a great course.
The original Kensington course was cool. Also there was a course off of US 23 inbetween Hartland and Fenton on an old ski hill known as Kandahar. It had awesome elevation changes, for that area of Michigan. It was in for only about a year, and the property was sold to a developer, and sadly the course was pulled to put houses in.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:33 PM
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Prediction; this thread will die and people will forget about it.
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