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Pros: -Very short, can play very quickly. I played a round in 10 or 15 minutes throwing 4 discs on each hole.
-Course is located on a hilly area just next to the lake. Lots of elevation changes and a great view.
-Holes are mostly under 100' and the longest is 150'. Should be ace runs but good luck getting one to sit in these cone targets.
-Despite the short length, some holes are kinda fun. Lots of trees to deal with.
-Lake, camping, fishing, small mini-golf course, ball golf course nearby. Nice state park.
Cons: -Targets are not pole holes, they are baskets with metal cone things above them. Tricky to get used to but you can still get them in there.
-Baskets have widely spaced wiring, you disc can easily fall out the bottom
-Targets have hole number painted on them but they are very small and faded, impossible to see from the tees
-For a tiny 9 hole, the navigation is not obvious. It only takes a minute to walk to the baskets and figure it out since the course is so short though. Baskets 5 and 7 are in the same area. 5 is the farther one.
-A few fairways cross each other. Probably not much of a problem, I can't imagine more than one group here at once.
Other Thoughts: Don't come here expecting a real course. This is just a super-novice, putt-putt course. Might be fun to take the family or walk over from your campsite after you've been drinking on the lake all day and see if you can still make deuce on a 75' hole. :D
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: One disc course.
scenic view of Lake Murray and the Lodge.
GREAT nearby camping.
Cons: Longest hole is like 110 ft
Is not chain basket course, it a "Cone" course.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the oldest courses in the US. The baskets were the old "Cone" style baskets that were meant for regular frisbee's, not golf discs so your small disc may fall out of the basket.
It has been years sense I have been to Lake Murray, we use to camp about 5 min away from the lodge in a non developed camping area on a peninsula. When we did, we would drive over to Ardmore and play there two courses. (one has sense been removed)
Anyways, only play here for nostalgia, not to play a good disc golf course. Just bring your putter or upshot disc and spend 10 min putting the course.
This course is no longer listed on the PDGA web site, if I remember correctly, this course was installed in the mid 70's. There were other "Cone" baskets around the country at the time so they are not "home made"
In fact, Dirk Snow of Dallas Disc Golf has one of these Cone Baskets from his original home course in Iowa.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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