Lost in Space
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Pros: This course's strength and allure is its challenging layout across treacherous terrain. The gray eroded land beneath your feet, which has been aptly likened to the Moon's surface, is completely devoid of vegetation and was probably repurposed from some type of industrial operation. Many of the baskets are in extremely unforgiving locations where anything and everything can go wrong if your throw is a couple feet off target. Scraggly trees along an odorous stream can suspend a disc beyond reach in their thin, wispy branches. The middle of the course follows this creek. The designer made obvious use of elevation changes from one hole to the next. On the high side of the creek, your main objective is to land your disc atop the ridges of mini-ravines so that your next toss is not a blind one from the depths below. While you're not combing the land for your disc, running around in search of the next tee pad, or scouting ahead for the next basket, the panoramic views are pretty rewarding. Large mesas, mountains and arid plains spread out in three directions opposite the fenced backyards of a residential area.
Cons: On nearly every hole, there is zero indication of what cement tee pad you're on, or which basket you're throwing toward. On one tee pad, an ever-so-faint number clung to the lower left corner in paint. As a first-timer here, get used to the idea of traversing ridiculously steep and crumbly ravines (some harboring the unpleasant surprise of trickling, rank water) to read the number on baskets just to be sure you're playing the holes in the correct order. It's possible to throw at the wrong pin and not realize it until you're standing at the next pad scratching your head.
Other Thoughts: Absolutely, positively do yourself the favor of printing off the course map provided in the Links/Files tab, or get a hold of a friend who's navigated Matchett, before journeying out for the first time. If you own a pair of closed-toed sandals or river shoes, they may be worth their weight after rummaging around for discs down by the creek.
This course has huge potential. The concrete pads are laid professionally and the baskets are in good condition. With an investment of around $250 in numbered signposts at each pad and a raised flag atop the baskets, this could be a super fun lunar disc playground.
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