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What do you call an Italian ocean?
Pros: - Wapsi DGC is comprised of nine solid beginner-style holes. Located in a small park, the course is flat, grassy, and dotted with large mature trees. A small stream with steep schule-covered banks comes into play on three holes (#'s 2, 3, 4) and adds a fair risk for beginners. The course shares the property with other various park activities.
- Good use of water. #2's a short open ace-run with the stream directly behind the basket waiting to swallow anything that goes long. The stream's steep bank and gnarly vegetation makes discs fairly difficult to recover. A spotter might be a good idea on #2 during the summer months.
The stream stays to the right of the fairway on the next two holes (#'s 3 and 4). #4's the most difficult hole on the course. Clocking in at 406', it's the only hole on offer over 320'. Trees to the left, the river to the right.
- Good use of the many large trees. While nothing could be considered "tight," there are enough trees in play on most holes to at least create a reasonable challenge.
- Concrete tees, adequate signage, good flow, decent enough golf.
Cons: - The course plays too close to other park activities in places (#'s 5 and 6). A playground lies directly in the killzone of noob hyzers on #5, and the fences from the ball fields are rather close on both #'s 5 and 6. Scattered benches are also placed in awkward positions. In crowded park conditions, the course most likely would be unplayable due to safety issues.
- Flat. Not much the course designer could do about this, but man is this course flat.
Other Thoughts: - A good beginner course with a bit of spice (in the form of the water hazards) and a few trees thrown in for good measure. An okay place for strollers, practice, or one-disc rounds.
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intro and practice course
Pros: Good practice course for midrange and approach game, only a couple holes call for a driver. A few obstacles to make it interesting, and one hole is dangerously close to a creek that is large enough and murky enough that you might not get your disc back.
Cons: Not much variety. Flat. It is probably good for the purpose of getting local kids introduced to disc golf, but it's not really a good course for serious play.
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Pros: - Course is set on one end of a city park; there is some other stuff like baseball fields, possible interference with the disc golf side of things. Shouldn't be horrible.
- Many holes use mature oaks to make things interesting, a few holes are better suited to a hyzer or anhyzer because of this. There is usually a line no matter which way you go, but some are easier than others. Shorter trees with lower branches are also present in a few spots.
- A wide creek is in play on three of the holes, and is definitely in play. A bad shot here can be the end of a disc; when I was there the water was pretty deep and moving. Punishes shots that drift too far right on #3 and #4, and shots that go long on #2. #4 is a longer RHBH anny, pretty risky.
- Wide mix of hole lengths here, there are some definite ace runs, as well as 2 over 300' and another over 400'. Combined with the treacherous water hazard, holes #3 and #4 demand good length and control for a close putt.
- Good signs, baskets, and teepads. Navigation can be confusing with a lot of holes close to each other, but it's easily figured out.
Cons: - Besides the oaks and some other trees, there is not much to worry about in the air. Being able to shape basic lines will be plenty here, with a lot of options on most holes.
- Four of the holes are under 250', not much challenge for an experienced player.
Other Thoughts: - All in all, a fun little course to play some relaxing disc golf. Assuming that you can stay out of the creek! It is a real hazard, with a real chance to lose some plastic. Definitely adds good challenge on three of the holes.
- Great course for beginners, as long as they stay dry. More experienced players won't find much challenge here.
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