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Thanks SD State Parks
Pros: +Long holes with decent amounts of trees to make for a fair but challenging round.
+Tees are natural but flat enough. Not used enough to be too muddy when wet.
+Tees are marked with a number so it is easy to follow. The flow was good with the only blip being between 2 and 3.
+There were no maps when I went there but they will usually have great full color high quality card stock maps/scorecards.
+Some ace runs and some fairly long holes. Good distance variation.
+Disc golf is one of the first things that you see when entering the park. Easy to find just off the first parking lot near the beach. Lots of other things to do here.
Cons: -Weak closing holes. 7-9 were open and not fun especially compared to the rest of the holes.
-The course is too long for beginners and kids who these state park courses are usually made for in SD.
-No maps when I went
-No signage beyond hole #
-Could have used water much better
-Could easily be a much better 18 hole course
-Is in the middle of nowhere.
-Could be crazy windy, it was 40+ mph the day that I played.
Other Thoughts: -This course is definitely worth playing if you are driving by on 212 and have a state park pass. Or if you are going to already be visiting or staying in the park. It isn't worth the cost of entering the park only for the round. If you're traveling East-West or W-E, it would be worth picking up both Roy and Richmond.
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Just A Very Typical State Park Course!
Pros: Roy Lake Campground is located right next to Roy Lake. It's your normal state park type campground with scattered mature trees, nice green grass open space in between and not much underbrush to contend with. It's almost totally flat (it is in South Dakota) but will give you a pretty good challenge. I always wonder about these campground courses? Who are they designed for? The average camper isn't a disc golfer and very few disc golfers seem to come into the campgrounds to play these courses. You can tell that this course hasn't seen many golfers. It has Discatcher baskets with the red numbers on top. The pads are natural dirt but because they are relatively unused, they are flat and smooth. There are little poles sticking out of the ground with the hole number on it and a board at the front of the teebox. The holes range in distance from 203 feet to 383 feet. The pars on the on-line map give the pars in Junior High or Campground terms. As in # 6 at 370 feet is listed as a par 5 and # 5, 215 feet is listed as a par 4. You can play this listed pars and try to rack up the eagles and maybe even that exclusive double eagle and you can be boring and play them all as par 3's, suit yourself.
Cons: For being a campground course and susposedly aiming at campers, #'s 3, 4 and 5 all play along the lake and newbies would probably have a great chance of hysering one into the lake or thick lakeside bushes. The # 8 teepad is currently in a marsh. It should be moved approx 15 to the right.
Other Thoughts: The nearest course is 43.8 miles away. I think that makes this the only game in town. If I lived with in a 20 miles radius, I guess I'd buy a pass to the park. It's not the greatest course in the world but it's the greatest course around here.
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