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Old 01-23-2013, 06:11 PM
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Is it fair to rate a course based on a tournament layout?

Last weekend I played tournament rounds at River Chase DGC in Union SC. The tournament course was a temporary setup - we didn't use any of the "regular" baskets (or tees from what I could tell).

I'd like to post a review but don't know if it would be fair. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:20 PM
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No, don't post....it won't help anyone who might think of visiting.

But---how was it? I was hoping to go but poor health and other commitments kept me out. I've thought there could be a very fine course there, if done right, and was curious to see what they came up with.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:32 PM
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The tournament set-up that used none of the baskets wouldn't give a clear representation of what the course really is. It's like lying.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:40 PM
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I think you should be able to make a temp course for the tourney layout. Ask Timg and see what he says.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:47 PM
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Temp courses are only allowed if they are recurring. If it was a one time setup then it shouldn't be listed.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:11 PM
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Good to know Tim! I had thought about listing one that happened down at Napa a few years ago when I played it, but I haven't been back to that tourney yet to see if they used it again. It was realy muddy by the end. I hope they found something else to do for it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:14 PM
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I would not review a course if I was only there for a tournament.

1. it is going to be in it's best shape for the tourney, you do not see what it is really like
2. you do not get a sense of flow and navigation because you follow a crowd.
3. you are thinking about the round and your score and not about the pros and cons of the course itself.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:32 PM
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Although Milo McIver IMO isn't in the top five for this very reason.
The fling layout is awesome (best golf I've ever played). It is a very high rated course and technically you can play the 9 holes that are usually pulled out there, but most people who visit have no idea they exist.......very sad.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:56 PM
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I was the one that put Fly18 and River Chase together. I wasn't pleased with the Disc Golf design and had hoped to see what they had done for the tournament there. If someone were willing, River Chase was allow for a redesign...if it would mean more play. That property has a ton of potential if done right.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:45 AM
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Very very interesting.

On the one hand, in my opinion, a re-design could produce a fabulous course. Maybe two. It's a great property.

On the other hand, there's some doubt how much more traffic it could generate. There is still the issue of its distance from populations of disc golfers, and its cost. There are fine courses in Charlotte, the Upstate, and the Columbia area; how often would players forego the closer free courses to to to Union?

But I sincerely hope it happens. I'm only an hour away, and would love to play a great course there every once in a while.
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