Average middle school course
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Pros: This course was a decent one to check out if you live close. There are actually 18 tee positions for 9 baskets. The back nine tees are about 50 feet longer on average.
Cons: Not very challenging or long of a course. Most holes are wide open and relatively short. There are a lot of storm drains around that look like they could easlily swallow up a rolling disc.
Other Thoughts: Not bad for a middle school course. Definitely great for beginners.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Very Typical Middle School Course!
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Pros: The Eagle's Claw course at Bull Run Middle School is very similar to many courses on schools around the country. They're done a nice job designing a course here to introduce middle school students to disc golf. The terrain they had to work with is fairly limited so players will have to cooperate and respect school hours as well as other school and recreational activities such as ball games. At times, a few holes will likely have to be skipped over.
The course features DGA baskets with the red numbers on top. The numbers are not always facing the right direction, that is back towards the tee. The tees are small white poles with house #'s on them. I had no problem following the course with the on-line map.
# 1 was a simple little ACE run just over 200 feet and wide open. # 7 was another shorter little ACE run of 140 feet.
I thought # 8 was interesting when there's no ballgame being played. It was obviously designed to hyser around the backstop going from the 3rd baseline all the way around to the basket over past the 1st base side. But for any average Rec player, it's a fun toss over the field.
Cons: The big con for me here, would be to show up and find baseball games being played and thus rendering half the holes unplayable. I'd make sure I played at non-baseball game hours. It's not designed or intended to challenge the average Rec/Advanced type player. It's for middle school students.
Other Thoughts: If you don't try to analyze this course too much, you'll see that it well designed for it's target audience (MS Students), it uses the existing terrain and obstacles pretty well and it has it's niche in Disc Golf. Don't try to compare it to some uber-challenging 18 hole monster course somewhere. The Claw is great for families, newbies, MS kids, or those who live close and just want a quick little 9 or who want to practice a new throw or break in that new disc.
And after reading gottafixit's review, I finally figured out why they didn't name this course after the school. There's already a nearby course at a park called Bull Run. Actually, I played it a few years back on a previous discing trip.
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Great Beginners Course
Pros: For anyone taking up DiscGolf this is a good course to start on. It is pretty wide open, and they have nice New Mach2 no frill baskets. All blacktop areas are considered OB. Plenty of space and baskets to practice any types of shots and I can walk to it an practice my putting.
Cons: Since this course is on a school, it can not be played during school hours and/or after school activities like track/football/baseball.
Other Thoughts: This is from another person who broke down the course..it is wide open.
Hole 1: 215 feet.. basketball court 8 feet to the left(plays out of bounds) problems when you hit me in the back baller . This can and should 8-) be changed.
Hole 2: 206 feet..up hill wind shot .. foot path in front of basket plays OB ok hole
Hole 3 234 feet.. level. tight foot path along right plays OB ok hole
Hole 4 188 feet .. ...foot path five feet in front plays OB. Drop off of 30 feet behind the pin can make a birdie a par... will you ace?
Hole 5 318 feet ...left around the backstop of a baseball field 2 and 3's here
Hole 6 192 feet .. dead ahead basket.. hill slopes to the left.. go for it or get 3
Hole 7 140 feet.. . the shortest but 35 feet above tee.. 2's all day but :D aces
Hole 8 450 feet... The longest, but hole 8 and 6 tee off are crossing paths..anyways the tee off is a sharp left around a backstop.. the track comes in to play as OB.. a good tee off is a down hill lay up of maybe 200 feet..a birdie here is a 250 foot shot up hill I would like to see.
Hole 9 315 feet .. a nice downhill surrounded by OB path 20 feet behind and 45 feet to the left.
It's 2258 feet
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