11 Helpful / 1 Not
Strawberry Fields Forever!
Pros: I'll start out by giving the proper accolades to eagle scout Christian Hauer. His time, work and dedication to this project is truly remarkable and probably surpasses what is needed for the eagle scout badge. To seek out and then obtain the sponsorships for the baskets and signs and then perfom all the neccessary physical tasks is quite impressive indeed.
Cons: With Christian having been giving his "attaboys", this is just NOT a good design and NOT a good piece of land for a course. The large wide open expanse of former strawberry field still has the ridges from the strawberry rows making it uncomfortable to walk over. The grass is currently about a foot tall with the old mowed grass lying there making finding discs very difficult. The county parks maintenance people aren't going to mow it unless the disc golfers play it. Disc golfers aren't going to play it unless it's mowed. It's the classic stand-off! I played alone and spent probably an hour hunting for discs, some in the middle of the fairway as well as one blown off course. As previously mentioned, this course doesn't reach it's target audience, which is families and rec players. I would have made this a rec course with holes maybe 200 ft. The mando on # 12 is silly. The holes with deep grass and rough bordering the fairway for 500 ft. are scary. The winds were howling. And, I'm sure this field would be a bog in winter and the grass would be three feet high in spring making this virtuallya two season course. And to the slobs who left their beer cans and bottles at every tee pad-PACK EM WITH YOU! You're freaking disgusting!
Other Thoughts: In conclusion, I don't give 0 as a rating. Christian put forth an incredible amount of work here. He could have used some guidance from someone from the disc golf community. Someone now needs to step in and do a re-design here in order to maybe save this course. Or else I can see it falling in to disrepair and becoming an eyesore.
Maybe it's a great area for the doggies but not for us disc golfers.
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