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Old 09-23-2013, 12:41 PM
ScottyLove ScottyLove is offline
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5 here on a recent "brocation" just a few weeks back with two other avid disc golfers. All-in-all we played on 14 new courses between Jefferson City, MO and Des Moines, IA and drove 750 miles. Our best day was the second day when we got up early in Ottumwa, IA and crashed in Des Moines late that night.

1 - Memorial Park
2 - Indian Hills CC
3 - Edmundson Park
4 - Maytag Park
5 - Woodland Park

We did 4 courses the next day and then only 2 on the way home and 3 to start the trip out on the way up. Can't wait for our next trip!
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:50 PM
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In 1 day I hit:

Ohio Northern University - Ada, OH - 18
Ottawa Park @ Lima - Lima, OH - 18
Fort Shawnee DGC - Lima, OH - 18
Grand Miami DGC - St. Mary's, OH - 18
Ottawa Park - Ottawa, OH - 18
Panther 335 DGC - McComb, OH - 9
Van Buren State Park - Van Buren, OH - 18

7 courses, 117 unique holes, 99 unique NEW holes, 237 miles. The first course is over an hour from my house, the last is 45 minutes. I might be cheating a bit, Fort Shawnee has 18 holes but only 9 baskets

Van Buren had expanded to 18 from 9, but got a downgrade in my review The state park courses in NW OH suck. I'm not sure why, but I'm pretty sure they don't hire a designer.

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Old 09-23-2013, 12:59 PM
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Peoria IL area:
Princeton (9-holer)
Lake Eureka
Northwoods
ICC
Bradley
McNaughton
Canton

I'm pretty sure those were all within 24 hours, although I'm not sure it counts because there was some camping done at some point in the middle.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:06 PM
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I've done four several times.

I did five back in July but there was a nine holer involved and one of the 18 holers was really a nine holer with dual tees.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:17 PM
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Yup, me also with 3

Turtle Rock - Markleeville, CA
Bijou - South Lake Tahoe, CA
Zephyr - Zephyr Cove, NV

Long day.......I wish I had taken the following Monday off work!
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:46 PM
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5 is my limit on snitzengrueben.
September 2010 in Charlotte (I forget the actual date)
Reedy Creek
Sugaw Creek
Kilborne
Eastway
Hornet's Nest
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:47 PM
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Started in Brookings, SD
1. Westview DGC, Pipestone, MN, 12
2. Rez Park, Hills, MN, 9
3. Westside Park, Rock Rapids, IA, 9
4. Open Space Park, Sioux Center, IA, 9
5. Sioux Center DGC, Sioux Center, IA, 9
6. Northwestern College DGC, Orange City, IA, 9
7. Roadside DGC, Alton, IA, 9
8. Hills Park DGC, Sheldon, IA, 9
9. Miller Park, Sanborn, IA, 9 (now 18)
10. Everly Park, Everly, IA, 9
11. West Leach Park, Spencer, IA, 9
12. Iowa Lakes Community College, Emmetsburg, IA, 9
13. Ambrose A Call Park, Algona, IA, 18
14. Williams Park, Algona, IA, 9
15. Sheldon Park, Humboldt, IA, 18
16. Snell Crawford Park, Ft Dodge, IA, 9
17. Pilot Mound DGC, Pilot Mound, IA, 5

170 holes if my count is correct.

Slept in my car and woke up early in the morning to play:
1. McHose Park, Boone, IA, 18
2. Edgewood Park, Madrid, IA, 12
3. Centennial Park, Waukee, IA, 12 (now 13)
4. Johnson Park, Van Meter, IA, 9
5. Eagle DGC, Dallas Center, IA, 9
6. Evans Park, Adel, IA, 9
7. Sunnyside DGC, Atlantic, IA, 18
8. Legion Park, Audubon, IA, 9
9. Swan Lake DGC, Carroll, IA, 9
10. Graham Park, Carroll, IA, 9
11. Black Hawk State Park, Lake View, IA, 9
12. Ida Grove City Park, Ida Grove, IA, 9
13. Sertoma Park, Sioux City, IA, 9
14. West Floyd Park, Le Mars, IA, 18
15. Central Park, Hawarden, IA, 9

and 157 more. My arm wanted to fall off after these days.
And made it back to Brookings that evening.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:05 PM
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Better include my other best day as well.

Slept in my car in Kearney, NE.
1. Kearney Middle School, 9
2. Kearney High School, 9
3. Cotton Mill DGC, Kearney, NE, 18
4. Centennial Park, Kearney, NE, 9
5. Fort Kearney Rec Area, 9
6. Gibbon DGC, Gibbon, NE, 9
7. Refshauge Park, Aurora, NE, 9
8. York College DGC, York, NE, 9
9. Mincks Park, York, NE, 9
10. Plum Creek, Seward, NE, 18
11. Pawnee Park, Columbus, NE, 9
12. Camp Luther, Schuyler, NE, 9
13. Maskenthine Lake, Stanton, NE 9
14. TaHaZouka Park, Norfolk, NE, 19
15. Skyview Park, Norfolk, NE, 18
16. Woodland Park, Norfolk, NE, 18 (this is listed as 18 but is a joke. walked around for half hour throwing discs around looking for evidence of any course)
17. Wayne State College, Wayne, NE, 9
18. Crystal Cove Park, S Sioux City, NE, 18
19. Western IA Tech College, Sioux City, IA, 9
20. Pierson Ranch Rec Area, Yankton, SD, 9

208 holes on this day. You can take out 18 for the joke object course if you want and that leaves 180. Wasn't even aware that this was my biggest day until I typed this out.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:33 PM
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A couple weeks ago it was a beautiful Saturday morning and I knew I had nothing to do all day nor was anyone around to really hang out with. I headed up from St. Paul to St. Cloud to try out a few courses. I didn't play them all the way through which may have been dumb but this is what I hit and my impressions:

Millstream (I think that's what it was called) - Played the front 9 and was not impressed. I think the back got to be more scenic and challenging but I was bored of it and off to try something more exciting.

Calvary Hill - Nice little course. Nothing special but had a good variety of different shots. I played almost the whole thing - may have skipped a couple of the open ones at the end.

Riverside - For being an open course this one was alright. I play Lakewood Hills, Acorn, Oakwood, and Kaposia all regularly so it seemed odd that these holes were all out in the open like that. I thought it was a bit of a strange layout as well so that deterred me. I played all except a couple holes that just didn't even look fun here.

Sportsman's Hill - This was my favorite out of the three. I skipped a few on the back 9 as I couldn't find the first few but the rest of the course I really enjoyed. Smaller, more wooded, but a lot of fun and pretty challenging for some of the short shots. I'd go back up to play this a couple times some day.

I really wanted to hit Hidden Lake but was deterred by the reviews here. I've played Kaposia and BRP a couple times each this year and find them frustrating but not infuriating like it seemed people were with this course. If anyone has been to Hidden Lake shoot me a PM with your opionions if you get a chance. It didn't seem like the kind of course to play alone (searching for discs etc) but unfortunately that's how I play more than half the time (even more when I want to try somewhere new or drive a little bit to play something).

So 4 partial courses in a day was my most. I would have played more or maybe even finished out each course but at 1:30 it was over 90 degrees and my arm just doesn't have much more than 27 holes in int.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:56 PM
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Shame about Millstream. The first three holes are ho-hum, it gets a little interesting starting at Hole 6, especially if you consider water a good challenge. It does get much better starting at Hole 10. Holes 15 and 16 are the definition of the perfect wooded course that utilizes a stream. 17 and 18 are a little let down considering the previous two holes, but are still strong golfing holes.

I lived in Saint Cloud for 8 years but only picked up disc golf in the last year. I would call Riverside my home course, but it was only open for four or five months. That made Cavalry my second home. Now living in the Cities, the drive from Saint Cloud to Saint Joseph seems like nothing, but at the time it felt like it was too much except for special occassions. What a mistake; I really like Millstream.

As for Hidden Lake, do not let the reviews scare you away. I will not go as far as saying it is premiere, but as it gets played more and more, it will get beaten into a great course. It is still a little rough around the edges, and the long walks (both hole lengths and a few times between holes) will definitely eat up your day if you were expecting a quick round. However, it has a mixture of almost every conceivable shot and will challenge your whole game. Hidden Lake is better suited for big groups wanting to have a good time throwing (because it is always funny when someone in the group has a bad round) or for a big tournament.

As for Sportman's Hill; they have done a ton of work in the last few weeks making it one of the best courses in the area. At first it seemed to be forgotten and underplayed, but it had some great lines that remind you greatly of Kaposia and other classic wooded courses. The last weekend they poured some cement tee pads and I believe cleaned up a lot of trees to make the courses seem cleaner. I am very anxious to head up there again.


Back to the original topic; during my last road trip to Justin Trails I planned a 13 course, 170 hole extravaganza that would have me playing from 7am to 8pm. The normal 3.5 hour drive would have me on the road from 5am to 6pm. However, at the last second I decided to bring my 9 year old son along with. I really want him to get into the sport since my 13 year daughter and 7 year son have absolutely no desire to even think about playing. There is no way my 9 year old could keep up with my schedule, so I scaled it back.

Owatonna - 9 holes
Austin - 27 holes
Stewartville - 18 holes
St. Charles - 18 holes
Justin Trails - Classic - 18 holes

Just 90 holes on the day.

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A couple weeks ago it was a beautiful Saturday morning and I knew I had nothing to do all day nor was anyone around to really hang out with. I headed up from St. Paul to St. Cloud to try out a few courses. I didn't play them all the way through which may have been dumb but this is what I hit and my impressions:

Millstream (I think that's what it was called) - Played the front 9 and was not impressed. I think the back got to be more scenic and challenging but I was bored of it and off to try something more exciting.

Calvary Hill - Nice little course. Nothing special but had a good variety of different shots. I played almost the whole thing - may have skipped a couple of the open ones at the end.

Riverside - For being an open course this one was alright. I play Lakewood Hills, Acorn, Oakwood, and Kaposia all regularly so it seemed odd that these holes were all out in the open like that. I thought it was a bit of a strange layout as well so that deterred me. I played all except a couple holes that just didn't even look fun here.

Sportsman's Hill - This was my favorite out of the three. I skipped a few on the back 9 as I couldn't find the first few but the rest of the course I really enjoyed. Smaller, more wooded, but a lot of fun and pretty challenging for some of the short shots. I'd go back up to play this a couple times some day.

I really wanted to hit Hidden Lake but was deterred by the reviews here. I've played Kaposia and BRP a couple times each this year and find them frustrating but not infuriating like it seemed people were with this course. If anyone has been to Hidden Lake shoot me a PM with your opionions if you get a chance. It didn't seem like the kind of course to play alone (searching for discs etc) but unfortunately that's how I play more than half the time (even more when I want to try somewhere new or drive a little bit to play something).

So 4 partial courses in a day was my most. I would have played more or maybe even finished out each course but at 1:30 it was over 90 degrees and my arm just doesn't have much more than 27 holes in int.
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