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Private Course In Sal's Backyard!
Pros: Sal and his wife Theresa have a lovely little 18 hole course in their Spokane backyard of almost 6 acres. The land has a small amount of elevation and enough pines trees to make this a technical course. Although not long, (the longest hole is probably 300 ft.) the challenge is most definitly there. There are now 18 baskets, 9 are homemade replicas of discatchers and the other nine are the small temporary ones. The pads are natural and well marked. My favorite aspect of this course is the pine cone island. It is a a selection of railroad ties placed end to end in a semi-circular fashion and then filled up with pine cones. They represent an island on hole # 3. When you play it, the basket is located in the middle of it and any disc not landing on the "island" is OB or in "the water". When you play it on the back nine, the pine cone island is played as a water hazard and you have stay out of it while throwing to a basket on the other side of the "water hazard."
Cons: It's not as long most courses. It doesn't have the financal backing of a park department or a disc golf club so the baskets and pads are not what you find on many courses. There is a little signage but it's not really needed as the first time you play, you'll probably be guided by Sal himself.
Other Thoughts: Sal and Theresa are wonderful hosts and great ambassadors of the game. I think we all have dreamed at one time or another about designing and building a course of our own on our own piece of property. The area around Spokane is ideal for disc golf courses, not much underbrush, great climate, fairly cheap land, enough trees to add to the ambiance. There are now four private courses in this area (Tum Tum is not yet listed on DGCR). Along with the two nice public courses in town, Spokane is becoming kind of a disc gold destination. Well, it as long as long as you live in Washington or Idaho. Call Sal for directions and availablity. He'll be glad to light you up on his own backyard course.
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