Hammon Grove Park-Comes With Multiple Warning Labels!
Pros: The park sits just off the highway. The disc golf course is kind of tricky to locate. It starts just above the little barbecue area. There is a little path leading up the hill to the first tee. The park terrain is ruggedly hilly with kind of a desert vegetation. The course has these old school fiberglass signs only these signs don't list the distance, which is kinda strange. There are concrete tee pads although they are not all level, some slope upward, some downward. The baskets are basic DGA models with orange #s on the inner pole.
# 1 is an uphill anhyser throw to a blind basket up on the ridge above.
# 2 was a straightforward throw to a visible basket. There is a nicely marked path frontage # 3 basket to the # 4 tee pad. # 4 is a straight shot across a small gully. 5 is probably 250' to a basket visible over another gully on the right side. # 6 gave you a choice of throwing over a clump of trees or threading needle throw down the middle. The basket looms visible straight ahead. I think was straight ahead downhill where I ended up throwing to the wrong basket. # 8 is a blind uphill toss. And then it finishes with a 225' straight shot throw through a group of trees and back to the start.
Cons: I didn't care for # 1, a blind uphill shot.
I think this is the first time I've seen these fiberglass tee signs and they didn't list the distances.
Other Thoughts: At the start, there are Warning Signs for Rattlesnakes and then Poison Oak. By now, I was wondering what other dangers might be lurking in this park?
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Mad Cow Disease?
Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia
South American Killer Bees
Pros: Park: Nice rural community park. Only one set of disc golfers were spotted as I was scouting the course.
Holes: Nice variation in elevation and approaches. Made me use some different shots. Tee pads in good condition with hole signs. Baskets serviceable and clearly numbered. #1 was interesting uphill approach... not a long hole but don't short arm it as you will have a blind shot from the "hole". #2 very basic straight shot...watch for grabby oak trees. #3 tested my anhyzer skills. #4 needed a low approach through the trees. #5 was fun as the hole sits on the rim of a a ravine. Short arm this or turn over and you are again looking up at a tough putt. #6 is a short stroll to an elevated tee pad. Longest hole with an approach through two trees...basket sits on side of a hill. #7 is a blind bomb over a pile of boulders. basket is shrouded with trees so throw strong and punch through the flora. #8 and #9 were very similar tons of trees and uphill. Great little workout climbing around this course and as I said had to pull out some shots not used often.
Cons: Flora and Fauna: Very grabby oaks dominate this course. Had to knock a few out of the branches. Poison oak is the word here be prepared or play in winter. Rattle snake signs so you have been warned.
Tee pads: Some of the pads are not even pointing to the baskets. This makes for some awkward run ups...watch your ankles. Tee signs nothing more than numbers which was a help but no other info on them. Someone tried to help us out and us a sharpie on some. It would be nice to see them upgraded.
Other Thoughts: Nice 9 hole course in a very peaceful rural setting. I have heard that their are a couple other top rated courses nearby. This would be a good jump start to day trip the 3 courses. Again nice community park with picnic tables and well maintained tee pads. I had a fun day playing hooky from work and getting some winter blahs out on this nice course.
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Long Pants No Joke/Good Times
Pros: Great park, pristine lake views
Almost always the only person on the course
try parking at the very top.
Cons: only 9 holes, i skip hole #1 (hard to find)
prickley brush that finds a way in your socks and inflicts a sort of slow torture to your ankles.
Other Thoughts: this is a park where the full experience weighs in on the actual course (a beautiful park to yourself) and makes it a really pleasent experience.
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