In the Shadows of Idlewild
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Pros: - Boone Woods DGC, located in the shadow of the mighty Idlewild, offers a much easier brand of disc golf than its more famous neighbor. Located in a grassy suburban park, this 18-hole course is sparsely dotted with mature trees for the first 10 or so holes before working through a small patch of woods and back into the open for the finish.
- Concrete tees, signage, baskets, and the other park amenities are all in decent working shape.
- The wooded holes (#'s 13, 14, and 15) on the back nine are by far the standouts of this course despite their shorter lengths.
- Although the elevation here is of the gentle rolling type, there's enough for it to be successfully implemented in the design. #'s 7, 8, and 13 all use the elevation to spice things up a bit.
- Perfect companion to Idlewild. Play pre-Idlewild for a quick warm-up. Play post-Idlewild to regain your dignity.
Cons: - The front nine is repetitiously open. A lot of these holes have similar distances, making them even more similar.
- A lot of litter (especially beer cans) was well, you know, littered about.
- This course seems to be predominately inhabited by bag-less groups of 6+, all throwing multiple putts on each hole, and generally exhibiting poor understanding of basic golf etiquette.
- Several holes on the front nine are kinda squashed together and a possible conflict when the park is busy. #'s 6 and 7 are especially bad with the hill in play.
Other Thoughts: - Boone woods doesn't have much going for it to distinguish it from a lot of other predominately open, mostly flat-ish, suburban courses. The back nine makes a valiant effort to boost the excitement factor, but falls just a bit short. In the end, Boone Woods can't escape feeling like two okay-ish 9-holers slapped together to come up with a full 18.
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