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Pros: One of the best pieces of land in Indiana to utilize for a disc golf course. The design is leaps and bounds ahead of nearly every other course in the state. Eagle Scout Disc Golf Course (Camp Cullom) offers one of the most challenging and rewarding disc golf experiences in the area. As opposed to many wooded courses, this is by no means a 'birdie-or-die' kind of course layout. Nearly the entire course plays through incredibly technical, but makeable lines. While this course may not be the most new player friendly course, it will force Ams and Pros alike to throw better and play smarter on the course.
While time will tell the true potential of this course, it currently looks very promising. With a handful of very dedicated individuals who made this course what it currently is the course will be in good hands for quite some time to come. With the prospect of future scouts installing concrete tee pads and improving the area even more, this course may truly work its way into being one of the few NT capable courses in Indiana.
Cons: The immediate drawback are the tee pads, the only reason I wouldn't recommend this course for a 5 star rating.
Other Thoughts: I just want to personally thank Nathan, Randy, and all individuals who made this course what it is today. Hopefully you will actually be able to play it yourselves one day!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Best course I've played. It is the most challenging and fun course I've experienced.
At the start of the course, there is a putting basket. There are various concrete markers around the basket denoting feet away from the basket (I believe 5 foot increments up to 50 feet). This is a nice little touch.
The course is marked on how to get from one hole to another. There are a few holes where you do need to look and the way could be better marked. But the markings are there and can be found without too much effort.
Each hole has a marker with a picture of hole placement and distance by each tee. There are two tee pads for each hole, am and pro. The am tees are very tough. The pro tees are tougher, and they are like playing a different course from the am tees. If playing in a group of different skill levels, the am tees for the weaker players and pro tees for the stronger make an excellent handicap to make the game competitive.
There are many outstanding unique holes that make this a special course. This is not a flat course, elevation (up and down) is a factor in many holes. One hole features a mild left to right toss of around 200 ft. The kicker is you are throwing across a ravine where the hole sits near a narrow ledge on the other side. If you throw too hard, you are pass the narrow ledge into a steep downhill area. If you don't throw hard enough, your disk will fall into the ravine. To make the hole even more of challenge, you are unable to throw your disc too high, otherwise an over hanging tree will knock you disc down the ravine.
There are two big downhill holes. The first a long hole that even people with weak arms will be able to throw far. It features a dogleg left where you have to judge correctly where your disc will make the turn, otherwise have fun in the trees. The other downhill hole features a throw into a ravine. To even make it into the ravine, you need to thread a tree with two big branches that fork into a Y. So you better make the fields goal. Once past the tree, you have a steep drop off into the ravine where the hole sits at the bottom around 200 feet past the tree and sharply to the right. There is a lot of room for shot creativity on this one. I've seen rollers, overheads, side arms, and normal backhands all attempted with various degrees of success.
Be prepared to use a wide range of disk selection in your bag. This course gives you good opportunity to use a wide variety of discs and shots to good effect.
Other Thoughts: This was an eagle scout project. If there is some sort of recognition for outstanding eagle projects, I hope this course earns him a reward. I also hope that the course is maintained and kept up in future years. This course is something special and I hope the community realizes what they have here and continue to give the love to keep it up. I had the pleasure to meet and thank the scout. I found out that another troop may be seeking funding to put concrete pads on the course! The course is a one two punch, great design and wonderful execution of making the design a reality.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Multiple tees, elevation, high quality baskets, 24 holes, fairways are lined with logs, defined fairways, course plays very fair. Stairs on ravine holes. This course has every kind off hole, left to right, right to left, straight, open, tight(mostly tight), up hill, down hill, bring your whole bag you'll need it.
Cons: Stinging nettle. Its only on a couple holes but if you get in it with shorts on your legs will be on fire for about three holes. If you wear pants you'll be fine.
Other Thoughts: This course has only been open for a short time yet plays like a mature course. Work is still being done and concrete pads may be coming soon. This course will be a 5 in no time. If you travel to play this course you won't be disappointed.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Possibly and Indiana Hot Soon in the Future
Pros: -24 holes, with am and pro pads
-designed by indy pro Jerry Suiter (he also designed McCulloh Park in Muncie)
-baskets by Allen Pier of Pieradise DGC in Peru, IN
-open holes in the beginning and towards the end
-the rest are woods hole madness
-bring your A game with drives, mids, and putts
-Hole 6: bomb it from the top of the hill and watch it sail, great hole
-can use your whole bag on the round, a good mix will help
Cons: -some thick underbrush
-as of now tees are a mixture of sand and gravel mixture, but I would have to guess that when a club gets in on the action these MAY change, but due to the overall terrain is would be insanely difficult at best
Other Thoughts: As stated in the previous review, this course is a kid's Eagle Scout project. SIMPLY AMAZING. I played a round the week before the course actually opened, we ran into the parents of said Eagle Scout and not only were they very excited to hear our thoughts, they seemed to be into whole vibe of disc golf as well. Its purely my opinion, but I feel that over time this course will turn into being one the great ones in the state. All the potential is there, just needs a club over it to help maintain some trimming, cutting, and a way to make consistent teepads. Wear your trail shoes as there are hills, ravines, stairs, hills, and mud. Its hard to really describe the level of fun, difficulty, and potential this course has to offer. Go play, see for yourself.
Played an additional two rounds at the course today, most of the teeboxes are about ready to be filled with their gravel mix. Great signs and arrows pointing you to the next hole. This course continues to impress.....
Also for a TomTom GPS use the address 6815 W 200 instead of the listed address, this one takes you right to the gate.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Congratulations on your eagle badge
Pros: Great spiderweb 3 targets with yellow basket and number plate, easy to see in woods. Alt. Pin & tees. Great tee and directional signs.bathrooms,office, pepsi machine-with water- by #1 tee. Practice basket. As of now free to play,I would pay/donate $5 each person all day,even per round. Working on setting up a lost and found system. Loaner discs at office. The course has everything, nice perk having 24 holes. The sled hill (#6) signature hole, could have two if #24 Alt. Pin would be on island. Starts out open,short-good for warming up. Uses open,woods,over valleys, ridge to ridge-Jerry Suiters,the course designer hole #19. Uphill,downhill,side of hills.
Cons: Only Three; First,Gravel tees they are in very good condition but need a little tlc. Second,needs more trash cans. The last is an event was happening in the community? Building, #3 fairway used as a parking area. With a new course things like that happen.
Other Thoughts: •••UPDATE•••played 5/23/10,Added half a disc to my rating for all benches (much needed) installed! Only thing missing are trash cans. Gravel tees need raking. Really like that on #6 (sled hill) they removed some mature growth giving a "window" shot possibility into the creek. With the recent rains it was FULL and flowing fast.....nice little mind play. Three new tees? #6 third tee 50ft. To the left of current pro tee.#7 pro tee may have 2nd route,over marsh, ace run! #24 third tee behind pond,drive over pond,with the island. using a wheel this course measures 2.3 miles, from #1 pro tee to #24 pole hole. Wear your hiking boots!vision of Nathan Pillion, for his eagle scout badge. His persistence and patience and hard work paid off HUGE for anyone that plays this course. So nice you will play it twice! I had the opportunity to meet Nathan on my first visit. he informed me that all of the wood and screws,from Frankfort's Kramer's do-it center,they purchased at cost! The tee signs,from Perkins Sign Co. Also at cost! If you live in the area support the local businesses, if you need tee signs for a new course or upgrade.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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