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The setting -beautiful. The gently sloping land. The scattered birches. The mixture of mid-sized evergreens and deciduous trees which form the woods which play host to over half the holes. The small glades which separate sections of the woods. The remains of an old stone wall which wends its way throughout the course. Even the bog, which held my Valk captive for a few hours, in which many wildflowers bloom.
Fully-stocked clubhouse. Ball-golf driving range and batting cages as alternate forms of entertainment. Greg, the owner, who searched for and found my disc after I left the course, called me, and held onto it until I passed back through the area several days later.
Not much - the tees, while level and concrete, are formed by a collection of smaller pieces, vice being a single piece.
With an average length of juts under 350', but a range of 193' to 777', variety of length is certainly on display here. While some holes are wide open and a couple (too) tight, most fairways fall into the fair-but-challenging category. Half the holes are quite flat, while the other half have subtle elevation changes - no extremes here. A fair blend of left/right/no-turn shots needed from the teepad, with maybe a slight bias towards the left-turners.
Favourite holes: #3. A few birch trees await your disc at the midpoint of this 434' hole, with just enough space between to consider going through, short enough to consider going over, and enough room to the sides to consider going around. The approach to the basket is then framed by some bushes, again offering you several different lines. Numbers 14-15 form a nice combination. Coming in at just under 400', #14 starts in the open, needing a sharp left-turn at the midpoint to enter the slightly up-slope, wooded approach to the basket. Then comes nearly 600' #15, down the gentle slope, woods along the sides of the generous fairway the first few hundred feet, followed by a long right-turn across open space to reach the basket.
Least favourite holes: #4 and its ever-narrowing irregularly-shaped funnel, and #12, with its 4'-wide window to hit from 150'. Note - the owner is aware of both these problem children, correctly predicting I'd name these two holes when he asked me what holes I liked least! :-)
Simple course to navigate with only one "gotcha" - after finishing #15, head towards the visible tee to the left, which is actually number-18. A few feet before reaching it, look for an opening into the woods on your right to find a path to tee-16.
Greg plans on redesigning the course, creating a beginner/intermediate level course at the front and along the left side of the property, and an advanced/pro course which will delve deeper into the woods towards the back of the property. If these two courses end up being as good as the current course, Quarry Run will certainly be a must-play if anywhere in the area - it practically is such a course now!
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