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4 / 165ft.   4 / --   3 / 165ft.   3 / -- Par / Distance:
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A Frustrating Course

2-4    7/19/2014   7/19/2014
Review By: Wise Fool
Played: 116  Reviewed: 107  Exp: 5.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Baskets are in good shape and catch well
-Concrete tee-pads
-Nice tee-signs (they show a good layout of the hole, the distance and each pin position. (This is nice to see, the last time I played here several years ago the tee-signs were terrible so this is a big improvement).
-Multiple pin positions on each hole
-There are some nice tight fairways on this course. The tightness of the fairways on this course, force you to throw a variety of shots. Not all of the shots are straight shots, which is nice to see on a course. There are also some more wide open holes to balance out the tight holes.
-The trees were used well to define some fairways and punish bad shots.
-Some elevation change on this course. There isn't too much overall, but they use the elevation they have available pretty well.
-Benches placed throughout the course.
-Holes 14 and 15 are may favorites. They play under a canopy of cotton wood trees and are lower ceiling shots with pretty tight fairways.
Cons: -The biggest flaw of this course is it's crossing fairways. All of the holes of this course are jammed into a fairly small area. Pretty much every hole on this course interferes with another hole on this course. Fairways cross regurlarly, baskets are placed in the middle of other holes fairways. Some of the tee-pads are really badly placed and basically smack dab in the middle of other holes fairways. At times, I was afraid I would hit other people on nearby tee-pads because all of the holes are so close to each other.
-This course gets insanely crowded. Couple this with the crossing fairways and you constantly have to keep and eye out for incoming discs and other people on the fairways when throwing. It can make for a frustrating round.
-There is lots of bad erosion on this course and a lot of sand, both of these can make for some bad footing when throwing.
-There is a very busy walking path that plays right next to the fairways for holes 4 and 5 (7 to a lesser extent). The path is really close to the fairways on these holes and is a major safety issue. Keep an eye out for pedestrians when playing these holes and make sure they are out of the way before you throw.
-Navigation can be very hard at times on this course. It is not always clear which tee-pad is the next one. There are also so many baskets in one area that you never quite know which basket to throw to. The baskets aren't marked very well so that doesn't help much either.
-Some baskets blend in very well with the trees and you will be walking up some fairways to find the basket. They need a better way of marking which pin position the hole is in. It looks like they currently use circle stickers but most of the holes were missing those.
-Not a huge variety of distances. Most of the holes were between 250 and 330. And none of the holes were overly long.
-Hole 4 was a boring hole that felt like a filler hole (not to mention the safety issues on this hole). They should just remove the hole.
-Several holes (especially hole 3) were quite overgrown and you might lose a disc on one of the holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a very frustrating course. It has a lot of holes that are fun, but the terrible layout with crossing fairways, large crowds and the constant threat of being hit by a disc really diminish the fun factor on this course. This is good terrain for a course, but it needs to be re-designed (maybe with less holes) to take away the crossing fairways and make the course less frustrating to play. Unless you get there super early (at like 6 am or so), I would say skip this course and play one of the other courses in the area.

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  Let Down

1    9/18/2010   9/19/2010
Review By: astro_man14
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
Pros: Good uses of elevation changes and trees
Cons: This is the only course I have ever been extremely nervous to play. The reason for this is it is very over crowded. Numerous baskets were right next to tee pads as well as tee pads right on the edge of the fairway. There was never a time when I had less than two people in view with a concern of hitting them. There were also two pins completely missing, this was my first time through but went with a "guide".

The course is also very run down. I picked up lots of trash as I played through. Poor tee signs, most info is wore off and there was nothing to indicate what position the pin is currently at. With the amount of holes the crammed into a small place there is no signs indicating if your next tee is the one to the right or to the left or which one of the two baskets in the area your supposed to use.


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