Casper Intermediate Course Is A Challenge!
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Pros: The Casper DGC plays mostly over a river frontage area consisting of lots of large Cottenwood trees, some areas that are probably wet during season, some cactus plants and then up and down a very steep hill. It's hot, dusty and rugged and quite a workout on a hot summer day.
The course has these interesting tee signs. They are made out of strong metal and show the four basket placements . Unfortunately, there is no way to tell which placement the basket is currently set. (See suggestion Box below).
There is a map box at the beginning but like every map box anywhere, there were no maps inside. The tee pads are concrete and decent sized. The yellow Discatchers are money here being easy to spot through the underbrush. The next tee markers set under the baskets were so very helpful. I actually went into panic mode when # 12 was missing the next tee marker. As I gazed around, the terrain all started to close in on me.
Today, the tees seemed to all be set in the "C" position. In that position, the course plays as an intermediate level. The holes playing up and on the hill are definitely the crowning jewels here. # 7 was playing 330' to a basket up the hill. I could barely walk/climb up that hill. Trying to chase my discs up the hill was out of the question.
Then # 8 is just 193' across the gully. The wind was blowing very hard this afternoon making this seemingly easy shot an adventure. And then the basket placement is downright scary with the basket perched precariously close to a steep dropoff. It would be enormously fun to watch serious players putt in pressure situations on this basket placement.
Then # 9 is the courses Top of the World shot. From the "C" position, it was 449' and into a strong wind. I have to disagree with one of the viewers here. I didn't think this tee pad was anywhere close to adequate, especially for this epic shot.
Cons: The course is most definetly challenging but not beautiful to the eye.
Other than the three hill holes, the rest were just ordinary, IMO.
I really didn't like not knowing the basket position. With players with bigger arms, the distance is a necessity for them. Really didn't matter for me as I couldn't reach the baskets anyway.
It's dry and dusty in August.
Other Thoughts: Suggestion Box- Since this course is well cared for, I don't think this is asking too much. Using a 1/4 " bit, drill four holes on the map part of the tee sign, right next to the A-B-C-D hole lengths. Use a 1/4" bolt and a colored washer and use it to indicate basket position. If you're worried about kids/vandals, attach the bolt with a nut and tighten. Then whoever is in charge of changing the basket positions merely changes the bolt position as well. This system works great on other courses in various places.
The highlight for me today was when a large buck antelope loped out right in front of me. We eyeballed each other for a while before he pranced off. I guess he wasn't worried about me slaying him with one of my discs. He must have been watching me throw.
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Great Wyoming Course
Pros: It's a very nice course, lots of elevation changes, T's are on tops of hills, and in valleys. There is a great "smoking shack" on 11. Funny thing is this was my "Home course" for about 3 years and I helped build the shack. It's a good beer course. Has about 3 or 4 different pin placements. Throwing up hills and right back down so keep your shots low. Good long holes and no short holes so bring your arm.
Cons: Crappy T box on 9. Broken signs, and no trash cans. The wind. Hard to navigate if its your first time. Some open shots but still deep.
Other Thoughts: This is Casper there is always going to be wind. Watch out for the snake under T box 11. Have fun and pack in and pack out.
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