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Nice, Quick Round
Pros: Course is well marked and is self contained on a city block of moderately wooded land. Brand new looking monkey catcher baskets. Need to turn the disc both ways here, with multiple lines on most holes. There are also some low canopy shots. Yes the course is short, but I've seen shorter. Distances go from 207 to 366 feet. Short walks between holes. Black painted spoke on baskets points to next tee. Enough length and trees that beginner / intermediate players will still be challenged. Well cleared out with no water, almost impossible to lose discs. Can play very quickly here if that is your goal. Benches and signs at every hole.
Cons: It's relatively short and only nine holes. Big arms will get bored here. Rubber tee pads are very short, but level so if you need a long run up, you can do it. One set of tees per hole. Perfectly flat, the trees are the challenge here. Not a lot of variety, save for the distances. No water or bathrooms, but its only 9 holes, and you are never far from your car.
Other Thoughts: Kudos to the school for putting the course in the ground. Good place to fling it around for some practice and/or to introduce new players to the sport. Easy to spot right off the road. You can see the entire course while you play it. You can play fast here, and won't lose any discs. If you want a much greater challenge, visit Twin Lakes only a few miles away. I played both in the same day.
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Pleasant little course
Pros: Makes very good use of a limited amount of space. Lots of older hardwood trees make for a certain amount of challenge even with all relatively short holes. No underbrush or shule. Viable lines on every hole. Monkey Trap baskets seem to catch well. Excellent tee signs on all nine holes, with bag hooks on the posts. Easy to play all nine holes in a half hour or so -- played twice in barely over an hour, including taking second tee shots or putts on many holes. Would be pleasantly shady on hot summer days. Would be an outstanding place to take younger/newer players to get familiar with the sport.
Cons: Short -- even the longest hole, at 366 ft, can be birdied by any but the weakest arms. Very few constraints on how to approach most holes -- almost all have several valid options besides the one(s) the designer intended.
Rubber tee pads seem a bit too short and drop off at the front edge on some; my foot slipped off the front edge on two of the first four holes first time around. Bolts on corners should hold down the mats but also get in your head a bit as a potential tripping hazard. The length of the pads didin't bother me as much the second time around, since a full run-up isn't really necessary on most holes.
No elevation change at all. Heavy leaf cover on the ground in winter could make white/orange/yellow/brown discs difficult to find. No restroom/water facilities on site, but it's not that far from the school to nearby convenience stores/restaurants.
Other Thoughts: Chains on the Monkey Trap baskets sound different from Discatchers or DGA targets -- less ringing, probably because of the powdercoating on the upper and lower basket assembly. Baskets seem solidly made and didn't spit out any legitimate putts during the two rounds we played.
I will definitely be playing here again when I'm in town visiting family -- it's not the same sort of challenge as Lake Bella Vista or Northshore in Fayetteville, but it does offer a pleasant way to satisfy the urge to get out and play without requiring a huge commitment in time and effort -- would make an outstanding lunch-break course.
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