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Hole #13 Basket to Tee



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 Long

2-4    4/6/2010   8/6/2011
Review By: Discalier
Played: 40  Reviewed: 8
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Some if it is wide open, which allows beginners to open up and practice the drives. More than 18 holes.
Cons: Some of the holes have, not wooded areas, but very high grass, which is hard to find a disc in. Tee pads are a bit to skinny.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Uninspired design with a few exceptions

5+    6/25/2009   6/26/2009
Review By: Rockwell
Played: 78  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 8.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Expanse of land that feels away from it all.
A few holes are noteworthy. (see below)
The ability to throw your absolute hardest on some holes.
Cons: Uninspired course layout.
Little to challenge advanced players (other than distance).
Little for beginners to enjoy (due to flat, wide open distance.)
Other Thoughts: This is a 21 hole course set on a beautiful piece of secluded property. The terrain is surprisingly dramatic in this area, but unfortunately too rugged to actually play disc golf on safetly.

So we are left with a flat course that wishes it could play through the hills it is set atop.

Hole 1 starts out with a flat, straight ahead shot with absolutely nothing in your way. This, sadly, is a characteristic carried throughout the rest of the course.

There is, however, some fun and challenge to be had.

Hole 4 provides a long distance shot with several routes to choose from. A beauty of a hole.

Hole 5, possibly the signature hole, requires two well placed shots to leave you with a putt. Some might say it is a dangerous hole- having to play over the ravines twice. But there is a beginner tee that address this, and advanced players will enjoy the challenge.

Holes 6-8 are a nice stretch as well.

Hole 13 is a tester that will leave more pars than birdies on an advanced card.

Hole 18 is beautiful, and thanks to a wise old tree, requires angles and length rarely achieved.

Conclusion:
At 7520' (8527' pro tees) your arm will get a workout. And on a few holes, so will your mind.

There is disc golf to be enjoyed here, but with such a pretty peice of land, I long for something more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Behind the Ravines Golf Course in rural Tippecanoe Co., IN

5+    5/1/2009   5/24/2009
Review By: Niven42
Played: 5  Reviewed: 4
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Long, epic holes with natural hazards in the form of ravines hidden behind tree rows, corn fields, and thick woods.
Cons: The ravines: another reviewer suggested that the best hole on the course was closed due to "some frat boy getting hurt". These deep ravines, with slippery, muddy sides are not for the faint of heart. If you fall into one, it will be hours before they will be able to get you out. There are very few amenities such as restrooms or running water, and the grass is not cut like a city park because of the immense area. Highly recommend you download the satellite photo of the area in order to locate the holes, since the common tee markers are rubber mats and the small, concrete blocks that mark the advanced/normal/beginners tees are very difficult to find in tall grass. Picnic groups and a ball field may need to be avoided. Hole #19 is pretty hard to find, since it is "tucked away" down a path.
Other Thoughts: Despite the ruggedness in spots, there is a lot of potential here, and the holes that snake around the vast central meadow are a blast to cut loose on. Hole #5, which crosses 2 deep ravines, is not for beginners. There is a small water spigot just to the south of where #14 starts, which is a welcome rest stop. The ravine behind that tee is amazingly deep, and with the tree cover during summer months, you will be in relative darkness driving into the brightly-lit meadow. The lack of decent tee pads and the risk of losing discs in ravines are a big downside, but the huge open area is great for practicing drives and could easily accomodate another hole or two.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


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