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 Some cool holes, and some safety issues

1    12/26/2010   1/18/2011
Review By: mashnut
Played: 747  Reviewed: 747  Exp: 12.1 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays on a pretty college campus, with some tightly wooded holes, some open field type shots, and some cool water hazards. There are a couple holes that have water carries, you can avoid them by going the long way, but both are reasonable distances and make for some fun holes. One has roll away potential down to the water, both on drives and around the green so it's a fun risk/reward challenge. There is a good mix of hole lengths overall, with a couple holes that are longer but not unreasonable for the newer players you're likely to get on a college campus.

There are decent amenities here, with good concrete pads, baskets that are in good shape and catch well, and signs that have hole length and layout. The property is well maintained, with no trash or vandalism. There is a good course map at the beginning of the course that's really helpful.
Cons: The navigation here is pretty bad, make sure you take a look at the map or pull it up on your phone. There are some long unmarked walks and some backtracking that make it really difficult to follow the first time through. There are also some major safety issues, with roads in play on several holes.

I felt like there were a lot of straight shots, the course got a little repetitive at times. I would have liked to have seen a little more variety in hole shapes to challenge some different parts of players' games. There was a little more length here than I like to see on college courses where a lot of new players will hopefully try out the sport, but that's a really minor complaint because the course will be at a good level for a lot of intermediate players.
Other Thoughts: I love seeing courses at schools where people get exposed to the sport and can play between classes. This course strikes a decent balance between being reasonably beginner friendly and having enough challenge that more experienced players will have a good time. There is enough rough and ob that errant shots are punished and you need some accuracy to go for it on a lot of holes, while shorter throwers don't have as much potential for getting in trouble. This course is definitely worth a stop if you can play it while food and car traffic is at a minimum.

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