Sauerland Disc Golf
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Pros: In my eyes Bad Fredeburg is the best course around that area. The scenery is really really cool. The first 3 holes are more at an open field. Afterwards you hike up/down the hills through a forest. The Holes diversify pretty much and are quite challenging. The course has a nice flow and you pretty much end(#18) were you began.
It is not crowded at all. There might be some hikers sometimes but its totally acceptable.
Wind weather arent a big issue here either (except for hard rain) for the most holes are located in the woods.
Cons: There arent any teesigns to show you where to throw, just pins with numbers. Some tees are unhitched or just gravel. The next tee isnt always easy to find.
There is a parking-lot right at the course but its small and its pretty close to a basket.
There is a hole where its pretty hard to find a way through the woods/miss the trees.Its a bit unfair. Due to the hilly environment and the forest soil it might happen that you are further away from the basket with your 3rd shot than the teebox is.
Other Thoughts: Take a picture of the map when you are here the first time to find your way through the course. It is pretty easy afterwards.
You really need sturdy shoes. It is really wavy in this area so good footgear is necessary.
It might also be straining walking up and down.
Prepare enough food/drinks.If you park at the small parking-lot close to the course you will pass your car after every round played. You can rest there and keep refreshments in your vehicle
Around the Sauerland, its the best course (for me) and one of my favorite ones so far. The landscape is awesome!!! Weather conditions such as snow, drizzle and especially wind wont affect your play remarkably. On cold frosty days its perfect here. Its worth a visit and you should play this course but plan a whole day.
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Bad Fredeburg is like a box of chocolates
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Pros: Beautiful scenery
Cons: Tees don't have maps or info
No signs to show the way to the next tee
Other Thoughts: It is very difficult to write the pros and cons of the course. This course is not like that, it's different. Very different.
Let me start by saying that in general I disdain courses that have short, heavily wooded and narrow fairways. When I arrived at Bad Fredeburg, I didn't expect much from the course. But then something happened. The exotic nature of the course and of Sauerland won me over.
It's a funny feeling when a recreational player like me chooses to put 47 metres - because you go 8 down. Or when you give all you can just to get to basket 32 metres from you because of the uphill. Yet the holes make perfect sense.
Normally I am a fairly typical 70-30 backhand thrower over forehands. However I am not used to throwing steep uphill shots with backhand so the proportions of backhands shots from tee were only about 25 %. Half of tee-offs were with forehand and the rest with overhead shots! This combination, however, was not typical and I saw most people use backhand as they normally would.
There is a clear reason why I'm comparing Bad Fredeburg to Forrest Gump's box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get. But then again you do. Because this is not the kind of course where everything is just normal but you hate the green because the disc might roll off somewhere. Bad rolls are a threat hanging over your head with almost every shot. It is a constant, not an irritating variable.
This brings a sense excitement in every throw you execute. A released excitement with the exhaustion brought by climbing the hills gave me a certain euphoria I have not felt anywhere else.
I had a great time at Bad Fredeburg and I hope that you could experience it, too, but that doesn't mean I'm going to give it any more than two discs (reasonable). I do not know if you will like it, or if most of the people will like it. Because it's so different I don't even know it should be liked! But I did.
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best course of the day
Pros: I loved this course. good challengning holes. Nice walk....up and down hills. Not to crowded. Good hole set up.
Cons: throwing up hill...then your disc rolling down hill...past the point where you threw it from. not much parking in the area.
Other Thoughts: It was still a fun day. good holes...it was the 4th course we played that day so we were are tiredby the end of it.
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Disc Golf im Sauerland.
Pros: The amount of elevation changes here are crazy. After just two rounds of 18, I was exhausted and done for the day. I'm 21 and in pretty good shape, but the amount of climbing was crazy. Luckily, the holes were all pretty short, which kept my spirits up. The current pictures in the media section don't do the course justice, as is usually the case. I would have taken pictures, but unfortunately my cameras batteries were dead. The downhill shots, like #6, #16, and #17 are a ton of fun.
The first three holes are fairly open, but then for 4-18, you're in the woods. This course offers many, many ace runs (150 foot holes), but if you overshoot too much on certain holes, you're looking at uphill 100 foot upshots. High risk/reward for sure.
Don't be fooled by the distance. The holes may be short, but the greens are almost always on a slant and the disc has a big probability of rolling away. When I played, I had rolls up to 150 feet away... ;)
The course has a ton of room for expansion, so maybe we'll see another few baskets installed in the upcoming years to really make this a great disc golf destination!
On top of this, the drive to the course was beautiful. The Sauerland is a very naturally pleasant place to see with it's forests and rolling hills.
Cons: Some people would say that the course's holes are too short. There's only one hole where you may need a driver, everything else was very reachable with a putter for me.
The tees are way too small and something more than hole number would be good on the signs. The baskets were in great shape though.
The risk of losing a disc is pretty high. I lost my GL Core on #6 because I completely overshot it. With the plants and the leaves, there's no way I could find it. Be careful!
Other Thoughts: I wanted to play this course so that I could officially cross the "1/3 of German Courses Reviewed" mark, and I would say the two hour drive was worth it for me. The course was over all in very good shape, very fun to play, and was pretty easy to follow the flow. I would say this is one of the top 10 courses in Germany for sure!
I just updated the course page and it should be up to date as of March 2012! Enjoy!
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