Lafayette, IN
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Uploaded By: Conar7 Hole #18 (Taken 1/2012)
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 Nice little church course

1    9/23/2009   2/21/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 747  Reviewed: 747  Exp: 12.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays around the grounds of a church. The course mostly plays through open fields with some rolling elevation change and some water that can come into play on really awful shots. A couple holes bring some wooded areas into play where you have to shape lines a little. There are some clever course features to make open holes a little more interesting like a mando under a utility tower and a basket up on top of a brick planter.

There are nice maps available at the church and they are very friendly to visiting players. With the map and the numbered posts at the tees the course is easy to follow and navigate. There are dual tees on each of the 9 holes for 18 different shots. Several actually change the approach to the hole and added a little more variety. There were some different lengths from some easy ace runs to a couple longer shots where many players would need to throw a driver.

The grounds are well kept, and the course amenities are in good shape including good baskets, benches at many tees, and a nice map. The tees aren't the best, but they're serviceable for the length of the course.
Cons: The course just isn't all that challenging or interesting. The design makes good use of what terrain is available, but that still leaves a course with 7 open, relatively short holes with no real elevation. Unfortunately the water doesn't come into play except on horrendous shots, this would have added a nice risk/reward element.

The tees are rubber mats, and it seemed like they were just placed down over whatever ground was on the tee area. That means they are lumpy and often not very level, and just aren't the best surfaces for teeing from. They also seemed a but undersized, though at least they were mostly level with the ground around them so you could start behind the pad without tripping.

The grounds of the church seem to be a very popular place for families to come and hang out. That's great for the community and the church, but a little dangerous for a disc golf course, especially one that will likely draw inexperienced players. These families didn't seem to know anything about disc golf, and were quite surprised when we explained to some of them what we were doing and the potential for injury, but were receptive and willing to move to an area not on a fairway.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice little church course that's a great place for youth groups to play and new players to discover the sport. The distances are reachable, and new players don't have to worry much about losing discs in brush or water hazards. More experienced players won't find much challenge here though.

There are better courses in the area, so don't go out of your way to play this one. It's not a bad place though for a quick round, and it's easily accessible from the highway for a pit stop as you're passing through.

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