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Short, Tight, and a lot of Fun
Pros: This is listed as the "Beginners" but that is really only in the distance department. The first few holes are open, but as you get into the woods, the fairways really start to close in and will give n00bs and veterans alike quite a bit of trouble. On a lot of holes there are very few lines of access to the pin, but there are a lot of deuces out there if you can hit your spots. Just beware that if you miss it is not an easy thing to save to par. This course very few gimmies despite the ace runs. This course will make you work on accuracy. The other courses in the park are for working on the big D.
The tee pads were all nice and the signs gave a pretty good idea of where the holes were, but since there are 2 pin positions and this was our first time out there we always went to get an eye on where exactly the pin was.
I loved the bathtub on 15. One of the guys banged it off the side and he all got a laugh out out of it.
Cons: These are really the basic cons I had with the complex, as they were the same for all 4 courses.
The signs didn't seem very accurate with the distances.
Navigation was tough were they didn't place "Next Tee -->" type signs.
we sometimes found ourselves throwing at the wrong pin because the one we were supposed to be throwing at was blind and there was another in our line of sight that we supposed was the alternate pin position.
None of these issues were a huge deal and all could be solved with a course map and/or getting more familiar with the course.
The only reason this course didn't reach 5 disc status was the lack of wow holes. There was a certain lack of excitement on this course. That being said, that wasn't what this course was for. Those are the other courses.
Other Thoughts: I really can't enough good things about the time we spent at Lemon Lake this weekend. The locals we met were the best. Everyone we talked to were so friendly and welcoming that we left knowing we would come back just because this is a place that fosters great discing and great discing attitudes. As soon as we got there we asked an elderly gentleman at one of the lodges where to find the first tee, and we ended up sitting there shooting the "fecal matter" with him for about 15 minutes about the course, the area, and the gun he had in his back pocket (he was teaching a hunting class). They love to met out of towners and finding out where they come from. By the end of the weekend we were getting some, "hey, are you the group from Aurora?" type stuff.
This complex has many things to do other than discing on site, but they never interfere with your game and are only seen once in a while. The area is very secluded and private. I loved this place. I almost wish I could rate Lemon Lake as a whole so I could give it 5 stars.
They have the 2010 Worlds here next year and they will do a fantastic job with it.
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