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Old 03-29-2013, 10:57 PM
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Epic Road Trip - Colorado to New York

Okay, so my buddy just got a new job in White Plains, NY. And he currently lives in Fort Collins, CO.

We decided to switch back and forth with driving and play as many courses as we can in between. We're leaving early on a Thursday morning and have to be in White Plains for him to start work at 8am on the following Monday.

The current plan is to head north from Fort Collins to Cheyenne, WY and then take HWY 80 all the way to New York. That'll take us through Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and finally New York.

We're doing a ton of research, but we can't really deviate too much from I-80 to keep us on schedule. Still, I figure there are probably some of you out there more familiar with the areas we'll be passing through.

Anyone know of any can't-miss courses along the way?
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:14 PM
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Anyone know of any can't-miss courses along the way?
Good choice on I80. Bold courses are definties

Des Moines(IA):
Ewing*
Grandview*
Walnut Ridge
*5-10min from each other

Quad Cities(IA/IL):
Camden I & II
West Lake (will take you some time and may loose discs)
Prospect (have not played taking a trip down there tomorrow to play)
Middle (have not played taking a trip down there tomorrow to play)

Joliet(IL):
Highland
Channahon (play longs)
Trinity Links (beware that pond it eats'em)
West Lake (for ace run fun)

Crown Point (IN):
Lemon Lake Complex
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:35 PM
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Your going the wrong way.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:27 AM
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Your going the wrong way.
I agree. But I'm coming back to CO in the end... so really, he's going the wrong way.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:28 AM
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Quad Cities(IA/IL):
Prospect (have not played taking a trip down there tomorrow to play)
Middle (have not played taking a trip down there tomorrow to play)
Let me know what you think of those two!
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:23 AM
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Wow. 26 hours straighter due east trip than i thought after looking at it on the map. I think if you plan on 8 hrs driving a day you should be fine getting there sunday night.

You might think about trying to get the Chicago area in one day. Then you have three days and only 800 miles left after that.


Also, pick out multiple options before you leave b/c you never know about the weather. Look at the 5 day forecast the week before your trip and see if you can hit an area with a couple good courses where the weather will be good.

Sorry, I haven't played much in that area of the country but I do love planning trips. Esp DG trips. Have fun!
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:44 PM
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Also, pick out multiple options before you leave b/c you never know about the weather. Look at the 5 day forecast the week before your trip and see if you can hit an area with a couple good courses where the weather will be good.
Yeah, we have been throwing around a lot of different options. We REALLY want to hit at least one course a state just to say we've done it. The only states I've ever played in are MO and CO, so it'll be cool to add so many more to the adventure.

We're also home brewers, so we want to try and squeeze in time for breweries as well. It's beginning to look more and more like several days of driving, disc, and beer... but no sleep.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:35 PM
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If you were to go a little less than 2 hours out of your way the Columbus, OH area has some great courses.
Brent Hambrick Memorial DGC (regarded as the best, site of the Brent Hambrick Memorial Open)
Gordon Holton Memorial DGC (my personal favorite)
Simsbury DGC
Sunbury DGC
Lobdell Reserve DGC
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:11 AM
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I'd highly recommend Crown Point (IN) with 4 courses at the Lemon Lake Complex, about 15 min's from I-80/I-65. 3 Floyds micro brewery in Munster, IN is also very close by! You can buy cases there

I'd skip Ohio and play Moraine north of Pittsburgh, very near I-80.

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:16 AM
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Meh.. Not very epic...



:P I'll get back to ya
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