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 Leave Your Weed, Beer and Bad Language Home!

1    6/15/2010   6/16/2010
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 684  Reviewed: 636  Exp: 36.4 Years
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: As per his usual, the previous reviewer, Mr. JR Stengele perfectly described the course and it's surroundings. I was fortunate enough to be hosted by the two course designers, Justin and Ryan. It is indeed a entry/beginner level course but with that being said, it's a fun little throw. Although designed with elementary/middle school aged students in mind, the course offers enough challenge for most intermediate players. There is a little elevation to play with. The course features both open holes and wooded technical ones. The signs are pretty basic but Justin and Ryan are planning on adding the distance to them. The poles have a marked area on them in which you have to hit in order to "sink your putt". This prevents players from always putting at the bottom of the pole. Having this course here and with the future opening of the beast course at Shelton Springs (just minutes away from MCCS) does indeed give Shelton three courses of varying difficulty.
Cons: I'm sorry but poles just don't compare to baskets. Going back to playing a pole hole course after years of playing basket courses is like trading the Porsche you've been driving for ten years in on a used mini-van. The teepads are currently natural and the wooded areas of the course could use some thinning and clearing away of a lot of down logs. They make getting off the fairway a real adventure. The students would enjoy and therefore utlize this course much more if the wooded areas were more forgiving.
Other Thoughts: My favorite thing about this course is the fact that it fits the target group that the course was designed for. Ryan and Justin didn't try to make a course for everyone, they built it with the students in mind.

Please respect the few simple rules they have requested. No play while school is in session and NO alcohol, drugs, smoking, sex, dancing, cursing, littering, texting, dogs, camping, urinating on or defacing school property. In other words, try to act like human beings and be good sewards for our sport.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Mason County Christian School DGC

1    6/14/2010   6/15/2010
Review By: JR Stengele
Played: 191  Reviewed: 184  Exp: 14.4 Years
This review was updated on 10/12/2012
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
MCCS DGC is an introductory nine hole pole course located in Shelton, WA, and just minutes from their new pro level course, Shelton Springs. Located on the property of Mason County Christian School, this course plays along the grassy fields and throughout the surrounding forest. Elevation is present, with several up and downward shots alike. Pins are nicely tucked away, and often times guarded by trees and other local foliage. Each wooden pole is painted white up about where the basket usually is, to give players an idea as to where to putt. Also, each basket has a large blue number painted toward the top for easier navigation.

Holes range from just around 100 feet to about 250 feet, and are a mix of tightly wooded and open shots. The area is nicely manicured, with mowed lawns, trimmed bushes and trees, and beauty bark on the trails and around the pins in the forest. Signs are somewhat informative, giving the general location of the pin, and where some of the larger obstacles are located. There are also white mando and next tee arrows throughout which also helped with navigation and flow.
Cons:
For what this course was intended for, beginners, it is perfect! The course is easy to follow, once tee one can be located, and is a nice mixture of open and wooded holes to allow first timers a sense of what this sport is about. For intermediate or more advanced players, it is a nice place to work on your short game and disc flight due to the courses nice use of elevation.

Tee pads could be improved, with a designated starting and stopping point, and a more leveled surface to throw off of. Currently, many of the tee pads have roots and an unlevel throwing surface, making footing difficult at times. The tee signs could also be improved by the addition of hole distance, allowing players to disc up or down depending on the situation.
Other Thoughts:
Mason County Christian School is the perfect addition to the other two fantastic courses Shelton has to offer. As the other reviewers stated, this course is ideal for novice, Lake Isabella is perfect for intermediate, and Shelton Springs is geared more for the advanced and pro level players. MCDGC has really done a tremendous job introducing this sport to Shelton, and are great ambassadors for our sport!

It is really nice to see how the designers were able to get disc golf in to the school system in Shelton. This is a great sport for elementary and middle school kids to learn early on, and could eventually lead to a stronger following in the disc golf community.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Great course to take kids to

1    6/13/2010   6/14/2010
Review By: sillybizz
Played: 219  Reviewed: 206  Exp: 11.3 Years
This review was updated on 7/11/2011
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course starts out near the parking lot and is easy to follow and loops around back to the car. They even have some helpful and nicely done home made tee signs to help find you find the poles even though most can be seen with very little searching. The poles are nicely painted with a white section in the middle to hole out on and make spotting them easier as well. The course is nicely laid out using the surrounding trees, open soccer field and other obstacles and forces you to be able to throw different lines and creates for a good variety of different styles of holes to challenge your game at.
Cons: There are poles which is a con to most people. Natural tee pads that have little room to throw on and most have roots growing in the middle of them as well as trees very close to the tee pad which make you weary of following through on a shot with your arm. Most of the holes are pretty short with the exception of a couple of 250 footers.
Other Thoughts: This is an awesome school to be a kid with the land and cool activities here including a soccer field, basketball courts, playground equipment, exercise equipment, and even a zip line between the trees! The designers of this course did a good job as this course was much better than I expected it to be.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 A fun short course

5+    5/18/2010   5/28/2010
Review By: Diskord
Played: 3  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 17.1 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Parking is really easy, and tee pad 1 is right at the parking lot so starting out is easy and with the excellent signage it was no problem to find my way around the course.

The poles are easily visible from almost all holes, and there is great arrows pointing to the holes on tees where they are not visible.

I love being able to take my 2 young children, letting them play on the playground equipment while I get a fun round in.
Cons: The fairways can be a bit tight, and if you get off the fairways in the woods it can be difficult to find your disc, the rough is VERY rough.

The first hole plays next to the road, and the second hole plays near the parking lot, inadvertant discs could hit cars, not likely but if you are a wild thrower be careful.
Other Thoughts: The course is a fun course, with the other courses in Shelton (Lake Isabella and Shelton Springs) they all have very long holes, so this is definitely the course I will take people I am teaching or beginners. It probably won't challenge experienced players (although it is great to practice your midrange game) it is perfect for what it is, a teaching course.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 a perfect family-friendly course!

5+    5/28/2010   5/28/2010
Review By: puaahunter
Played: 18  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 5.3 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The biggest "PRO" of this course must be viewed in scope of the greater Disc Golf scene in Mason County. Shelton Springs' "championship grade" course is in playable beta stage (MAY 2010) less than a mile away near the Huff N Puff. About 2 miles away, you'll find Lake Isabella State Park - a perfect "intermediate" level course. MCCS DGC rounds out the current local offering with a family-friendly, beginner-level course- a perfect place to introduce your friends to this sport!


This course sits on a nice school campus in a quiet community in Shelton.

It makes good use of the whole campus and the available terrain, including elevation changes, forest, and open fields.

While the course is short in length, there are clever pin positions to make your shots interesting.

There is a playground, a sandpit, a covered shed play area, and a large grassy field available.
Cons: This course is short in terms of competitive length for players with a big arm. (It was designed mostly for elementary and middle school students!)

poles, not baskets.
teepads are natural.
Other Thoughts: Mason County Christian School (MCCS) has a 9-hole pole-hole Disc Golf Course to be used primarily by students of the school.

It's a great course for beginners and families of Disc Golfers because there is a playground, sand pit, covered shed play area, and large grassy field on location.

They are happy to allow guests to play the course on weekends, school breaks, and holidays when school is not in session.

Please clean up litter and respect their facility. No drugs, alcohol, or smoking is permitted on campus.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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