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Disc Golf Hideaway
Pros: Set in a relatively unused forested corner of Mingus Park, this place is 'out there' and hidden away from other park users...and golfers apparently!
Variety - Both a pro and a con, Mingus has great variety in terms of right/left turning holes and a few holes with pretty extreme elevation changes and dangerous pin locations. However, it fails to solidify as a whole because of the uniformness of distances- almost all reachable with a putter.
Hole 6 - This memorable hole deserves special mention. Starting from a small concrete tee perched high on a hill, players through down a steeply dropping chute of trees to an inviting relatively unprotected basket far below. Easily reachable with a putter, this hole just begs for all the putters and mids in your bag. At the bottom, friendly trees surrounding the backside of the basket are ready and willing to make the plinko ace assist.
Cons: Other park users - This park is clearly a frequent hangout for local homeless folks and you will find mattresses, garbage piles, and even an old house foundation being used for a clubhouse of sorts. It does have an uneasy feel to it, so I wouldn't venture out there without a friend.
Challenge - This is a beginner type course with an "advanced" unmaintained rough that is just waiting to claim errant noob discs.
Dual tees - In most cases, the tees here fail to create much difference in terms of hole variety. It is nice to have a few of the extra tees, but a whole set of 9 seem a little overkill.
Other Thoughts: More funky and memorable than northern neighbor Winsor Park, Mingus just lacks a bit in upkeep and variety.
Getting there - If you are using a GPS, be prepared for lots of dead-ends and wrong turns because most of the access roads don't go through to the park. Make sure to consult the directions on the site and follow them to the letter.
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