Nice Park Course
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Pros: This park course is pretty typical in that there are a ton of mature trees with mowed turf beneath them. No low branches, shrubs, or brush to interfere with your shots near the ground.
The course offers a variety of holes lengths from 157' out to 420', with most in the 220' - 300' range. None of the drives are open, but I wouldn't characterize anything as a tight tunnel either. Just a lot of trees to shape your drives around and through. While it is easy to catch a tree on your drive, the absolutely clear understory makes it easy to save par.
Paths are well worn between holes with most teepads quite close to the previous basket, so navigation is easy.
Mixture of Innova and DGA baskets, all in good shape. Gravel tee pads were decent, if a little undefined at the front. The signs that were still in place were fine but many were missing.
Nice big parking area and convenient privy type bathroom.
Cons: While it is necessary to shape your drive to play this course well, there isn't a lot of variety. No elevation, water, tight tunnels, big bomber holes. Just a lot of holes playing through somewhat open woods.
The gravel teepads suffer from the problem of not being well-defined at the front. The pad transitions directly into a walking path to the basket, and where one ends and the other starts is a bit of a mystery on many holes.
The course is fairly compact, with plenty of opportunities to land your drive near another teepad or on another fairway, Holes 12 through 16 play up and then back along a narrow strip of land. There were also a few holes with picnic tables in the path between pad and basket, so I would be concerned about conflicts with other park users on busy days.
Other Thoughts: Such a beautiful area to visit and play disc golf.
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Pros: The course is in James White Park, which had few users other than the 10 disc golfers I saw. I met some very helpful locals.
Each hole has a natural tee pad and a wooden sign with the flight path and distance routered into the wood.
Most pins were visible from the tee, and it was easy to figure out where the next tee was once you completed a hole. The first 9 are in one area, the next 9 start across the street, then loop back to finish near hole #4.
There are usually multiple options to attack each hole, which I find appealing.
Cons: Mosquitoes. They love me, and I had to spray well and cover up. It is very shaded and I played in the early evening, so it gets cool and the ground seems perpetually moist.
Other Thoughts: I played it in about an hour and shot a 49 with no bogeys. Locals shoot anywhere from 46 on up. If you're in this neck of the woods, stop by and enjoy it.
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Pros: Second course I ever played and it is a really nice well groomed and extremely fun course. The holes with mandatory shots are also worth noting. Again, very fun course.
Cons: Not sure if this course has any cons. Easier course when compared to Cranbrook.
Other Thoughts: The annual disc golf tournaments and this course are a blast. Go out of your way to go to this one, a lot of great people come out not to mention it's a ton of fun with lots of prizes and give-a-ways.
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