5 Helpful / 1 Not
A Day on Campus
Pros: This is a fun course. The holes are relatively short and with few obstacles it is a great beginner and novice course. Veteran players may wish for more trees or man-made obstacles.
The course is well laid out and each tee is clearly visible from the previous basket. Each tee has a sign (except for 6 and 7 which have been torn down) which gives the distance and a map.
The course conveniently starts and finishes in the middle of campus next to a building with bathroom facilities and a water fountain with fresh, cold water.
Though the course plays in the heart of the campus, it is a small school and there are never so many students walking by that it is a problem.
Cons: Finding the start of hole 7 took me a long time the first time I played.
Because many of the holes are on the edge of campus, unfortunately there was quite a bit of trash the the times I played here and the only trash can I saw were in the buildings.
The course plays around a swamp and when the winds act up, discs easily find their way into the soggy land in the middle of campus. Crossing to hole four, you have to walk across the water and the small bridge is quite rickety. Finally, I discovered the plank that someone put across the water for a safer crossing.
Other Thoughts: I have driven to Hillsdale in Moore twice to play this course. The last time I played, I played two rounds and it was a load of fun. Unfortunately I have not run into other players, but I understand that several people play this course regularly. If I lived in the OKC area, I would too.
A youth football team was practicing near hole one the first time I played, but they showed up when I was further down the course and I didn't have to skip the hole. Some holes are shady but others are fully exposed which can make it difficult to play an Oklahoma course in the summer or early autumn.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Good course for a quick round
Pros: Easy access from I-35
Convenient for people living in S.OKC /Moore to play.
Mostly wide open. Great for beginners
Easy to follow lay out with clearly marked pins indicating the hole.
Only two pins on the course you throw at without seeing it from the tee box (#6 just left of the soccer field, other side of the hill and #7 to the left of the dorms)
Nice use of terrain, most of the course centered on a small valley between the dorms and classrooms.
The grass is short and maintained.
I've played it 4 times, twice on a Sunday afternoon and twice after work on a weekday and was the only group on the course.
Can squeeze in a quick game, played it between 30 and 45 minutes with a group.
Tough to lose a disc (unless you end up on top of the dorms or one of the buildings on campus).
Cons: At the bottom of the valley is a drainage area, which is either muddy or covered in water, depending on how much rain has fallen. This will affect your play on #1, #4, #8, and #9. If you stay right on #1, you'll miss it completely and you can throw past it on #8, but we skipped #4 because the area was all wet around the pin.
You can play around it on #9, but if you try to go for the pin and leave it short, you will be wet.
Lack of obstacles and short pin locations may not be a challenge if you're an advanced player.
On #7, the dorm is on the right, with windows facing the tee box and the pin is nestled between the dorm, parking lot and road leading into the dorms. A wayward disk could end up on (or in) one of those places.
There is foot traffic between the dorms and lecture halls, so you may have to watch for people, which will delay your game.
The tee boxes are earth and become mudholes with any recent rain.
Other Thoughts: The course is very visible from the dorms and the parking lots have vehicles near the course, just be aware and don't get too crazy with the discs.
Considering it's a Christian college and you're literally playing in the middle of campus, just be respectful.
I was playing and walking up to #8's pin and I saw a coyote run through the middle of the course, probably 100 feet from me. This might only happen once in a millennium, but there are areas of trees adjacent to the campus, which sits in an almost open field.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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