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Tons of options
Pros: This was an extremely hard course for me to rate, but the fun, challenge, and ridiculous number of alternate tees and targets outweighs the minor navigation and maintenance issues for me. The course starts in a low pasture area surrounded by woods, and plays in and out of the trees. The back nine is across the road in steep wooded hillsides with dense trees, and one long open hole across the top of the ridge (including awesome distance markers to see how far you threw on the open bomb hole). There is a nice mix of mostly wooded holes with some more open holes for variety, and a lot of variety in length and hole shape that will make you throw lots of different shots accurately to be successful here.
The targets are a mix of various baskets (all in good shape) and homemade chime targets with a similar catching area to baskets so they fill in nicely. Don has created several layouts here, so there are up to three targets in place on many holes, and several alternate tees. We only got to play the main layout, but Don showed us most of the alternate tees and targets, and there are a ton of fun options out here. He runs an ace race using a shortened layout that looks like a great set of ace runs. There is a course map that does a pretty good job of showing you around the course, and Don was nice enough to give us the personal tour. If you need any discs, he's got a barn full, with fantastic selection.
Cons: There are some maintenance issues here, there are some areas of long grass that are difficult to keep mowed, and the wooded areas have some underbrush that is trying to overgrow the fairways. This is more understandable on a private course, but it does take away a little from the round when you have to look for your disc even on some fairways. There would also be some navigation issues if you don't have a guide, mostly because there are so many ways to play the course it's hard to tell which one is the 'standard' layout. The chimes weren't a con at all for us, but if you don't like non-basket targets you may not like them.
Other Thoughts: This is a course with lots of fun challenges, and an amazing number of ways to play it, you could play this course dozens of times before you came close to trying all the tee-pin combinations. There is nice elevation on the back nine, and nice variety throughout that make this worth a stop if you're anywhere near. If you can, play a round with Don, he's a great host and it's a lot of fun to get his perspective on the course and hear his stories about making it, and it's nice to have a guide here.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Spirit of disc golf
Pros: Owner Don Ticknor has taken his land and created a beautiful 18 hole dg course. Tons of risk rewards, open, narrow, water, elevation! Got lucky enough to play a round with Don and his friend, we had a blast. the course lay out challenging and smart!
Cons: A few of the holes lack baskets, BUT DON'T LET THAT SWAY YOU! These holes use a fun chime system that is just as hard to hit as any other pin!
Other Thoughts: The basket lacking can be fixed by visiting Don and paying to play (money goes toward the basket fund). Worth my time and money. this is a must play. Don and his course are full of the disc golf spirit!
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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