Strange course in bad decline
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Pros: The host campus is very nice, with lots of space and interesting geography (mature trees, big elevation changes, water). Of the 9 holes, about a third are good, a third could be good, and a third are just kind of weird, like they were laid out by someone who hadn't played a lot of disc golf.
Cons: It's clear that the university is not interested in this course anymore. The tee areas, originally gravel (I think), have all but disappeared. There are no tee signs, except on the first hole. The baskets are getting rusty. They even put a tow line for inner-tubers right in front of a tee and didn't bother to move it.
Some holes were badly designed to begin with. #1 goes toward a building and then at 275' cuts sharp left through a narrow gap. #2's fairway goes out about 175' feet and then turns right through a wall of trees. #4 doesn't really have a fairway, and is right next to a road. #9 is almost impossible to play without throwing over another road -- one you can't see from the tee, so you have no idea if a car's coming or not.
Other Thoughts: It's unfortunate that they've given up on it, because as others have said, it could be pretty good course. As it is, I would not recommend going out of your way to play it. Since there are no permanent tees, they could re-position the problematic ones, trim a few trees, and have a decent layout without too much trouble. Disc golf is a growing sport and more college students are getting into it, so it may be worth the trouble.
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Nothing Special, had potential
Pros: Some of the holes have potential to be great. There are also some fun shots over water (one from an island tee) and up/down hills. Would be fun to play if you attended the campus. Has multiple tees, which made it a little more interesting (and would allow someone to play it as an 18 holer). Doesn't really play on the campus, so the chances of hitting people are pretty slim.
Cons: Very poorly marked. Often times, we had to walk ahead from the tee to see where the basket actually was. Some of the holes don't have signs marking, which tee you are at, or even how to get to the next one. Found ourselves getting lost a few times tring to navigate the course. Also, it was poorly maintained with high grasses, untrimmed trees, and just a general unkept look. The teepads were gravel, which was very easy to slip on. Plays around the outskirts of the campus where you can tell the groundkeepers care less about.
Other Thoughts: Being from central Pennsylvania there aren't many courses to choose from. This course just didn't seem worth the trip for me (I live about 25 min away). There were some holes that had potential, but it was just so poorly kept at the time and very difficult to navigate, that it made it hard to enjoy. We went at a time when school was just getting ready to start, so you'd think they would have wanted to grounds to look better, but that wasn't the case.
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