A Well Intentioned Disaster
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Pros: Bakets exist. Hole 9 is fun and safe.
Cons: Everything else. No tee pads, signs, or markers exist for the course. The first four holes are extremely unsafe. They throw straight through the heart of campus with no regard to pedestrian saftey. Parked cars, buildings, and people are all put at risk for getting hit with discs the way this course is designed. The following three holes play vaguely though the woods down established hiking paths. Hole 8 is a bomb between two buildings and through a popular student path.
Other Thoughts: As an alumni I was very excited to see disc golf at my former school. If I had known about DG when I went to school I would have skipped class 2/3 of the time instead of 1/3 of the time. Anyways, as excited as I was about this course ahead of time I was even more disappointed after playing. There is a huge wood lot on campus where a good course could be built away from the safety concerns of central campus. I live a few hours away and hope to propose a redesign to the student government this winter/spring. I'm convinced this campus can host a decent course!
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(Serious) Baggers and Locals Only
Nine baskets (eight in great shape, #4 is a bit smashed) at which to throw is better than nothing. Online map is sufficient for finding baskets and proposed tee locations.
No offense meant to the designer, but, well, the design. Estimated tee locations.
Six of the holes play in the slightly-sloping lightly-treed open space of a small college campus, with three holes playing along narrow walking paths in a section of woods.
There is an unmarked practice basket even with the edge of Wood Hall - using the path near it as tee-1 makes sense. Basket-1 is over 300' away, with a solid line of white pines near/directly between the basket and tee.
Hole-2 has a large bush at the midpoint of its fairway, requiring a wide swing around it - either side works. Basket-3 is located near an area designed as a student meeting place, and brings a parking lot and building into play, too. Long hole-4 cuts across a road, parking lot, volleyball court, and horseshoe pit.
Number-5, starting in the open, then over 300' down a 4' wide walking path? Ignoring the potential for walkers, the length-to-width ratio is way too much. Instead, enter the woods, walk down the path, find the large "Living Forest" sign, and teeing from there makes it a tight-but-tolerable 160' shot. Numbers 6-7 are also walking path shots, but with less foliage and of reasonable distance.
The natural/obvious fairway for near-500' #8 is the road. Number-9 is an open, down-slope shot.
A shorter course, zigzagging up/down/across the lightly-treed open space containing baskets 1-2/8-9, might have been more effective.
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