You Know I'm Bad, I'm Bad, You Know It (Bad Bad-Really, Really Bad)
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Pros: Pulaski Park has been redesigned; gone are the weird homemade baskets, in their place are real baskets, concrete tees and (in some places) tee signs. It looks more like a real disc golf course now. The course is a basic park-style beginner course. The park is flat and lightly wooded, and the shots are mostly under 300'. The design does utilize the trees on site to create some challenge, but the design doesn't force you to take certain shots. It's a nice course for a quick, easy round.
Cons: It's a real (terrible) disc golf course now. The park is too small for 18 holes, but they are all crammed in there. Hole one shoots way too close to the swimming pool, hole two plays down the side of a soccer field. Holes #3-#4 are also close to the soccer field. You can get all the way to hole #5 before you don't have a conflict with other park users. The rest of the holes shoot back and forth at each other. Hole #8's tee is very hard to find because it is behind #7's basket; you basically shoot back over #7's fairway to a basket that is farther up. Hole #13 plays toward a football field. The basket for #18 is set up close to the door for the swimming pool, so you are throwing a 280' shot at people walking in and out of the pool 20' behind the pin. Add those conflicts in with the fact that the fairways are too close and some tees are too close to baskets and you have an all-around unsafe design.
The basket marked #12 is in the placement for #11 and vice versa.
The tee signs are foam markers mounted to posts; some of the tee sign were missing and on a few holes the entire post was missing. The course is all crammed together, so it was hard to figure out which basket you were supposed to throw at from the unmarked tees.
Something worth mentioning is that an enormous amount of the trees in this park are dead. Once the dead trees either fall down or are cut down, there will not be a whole lot left of this course. Every tree in the design of holes #13/14/15 is dead; if they are removed the only obstacle left in that area is a telephone pole.
The park itself is not well kept up; the grass was high and the course was littered with downed limbs falling from the dead trees.
Other Thoughts: It was nice that someone took the time to fix up Pulaski Park. Unfortunately, it looks like the work may go to waste. The course right now is bad. Once the dead trees in the park are gone, it will be pointless.
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Pros: 18 holes of disc golf. I actually thought the home made buckets caught pretty well. From that stand point, I was happy to get away from the chastity belted targets we had played all day the day before.
Tees using the walk way give you hard surface to throw from.
Playing paved walking path as o.b. can add to challenge of course. Couple of holes have path near to basket and will force precise landings.
Decent tee signs on most holes. Some attached to trees.
That's probably about it for pure pros. This is not a bad course, but....
Cons: Tees are tough to find in a number of places. We made up our own for at least four holes (some may have simply been under water). We did find the tee for #1; unlike two previous reviews; but it was simply a 2' X 3' slab of rubber on the ground. Other tees were, in some cases, very worn and dilapidated rubber, the walking path, or natural.
Repetitive length of holes. Largely short holes; though we played some longer shots on holes we made up due to not finding tees. Decent shot selection; but, the course plays around a walking path, a softball diamond, near roads, etc. We had to skip one hole due to folks in picnic table areas and had to walk up fairway and ask if we could play right next to a couple of other persons. Two of us were in the road at different times on the course; not the walking path, but the road. Potential for trouble on both of these accounts.
Back tracking to some tee areas.
I realize this is a very wet year; and not the course's fault; but most of the course is under water as of end of July, 2010. Ankle deep water disc retrieval on a number of holes.
Other Thoughts: This course was interesting from the stand point of being a very multi cultural setting. Lots of other park's users the day we were there; and of all ages and ethnic groups.
I believe this is a Brian Cummings course and these baskets may have been elsewhere prior to this (I will update if I find any further info).
In my book, it's always nice to play a course with interesting targets and some history; but, I won't be coming back to this one anytime soon.
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