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Short, Quick and Pretty
Pros: * Lots of shot variety for only being 9 holes. This includes a few right to left holes, hole three requires a high loft over trees (makes me wish I could throw a tomahawk), and a big elevation change on 7.
* The course was pretty quiet and less soggy than the other local course, Westmoreland.
Cons: * Very short, I finished in about 20 minutes at a standard clip.
* Very easy. I would recommend this course to newer players. As stated in the previous review, all but one hole are under 300'.
* The tees are marked only with a red pole. Until real pads and built, expect to tee off from a patch of sludge.
Other Thoughts: * Although rough, I liked the course. It's nice to have an alternative to Westmoreland should it be too busy.
* To play the course you will need to stop by the office, sign in and drop off your ID. The lady I talked to was very nice.
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New Hope Christian College DGC
Preface: The New Hope Christian College DGC is still under construction, so I will be updating this review as course improvements happen. To rate this course I used the Disc Course Rating System described here: http://spreadsheets.google.co...bVE&hl=en
Beauty/Peaceful (5/6) - The New Hope Christian College campus is very calm and peaceful, and the grounds are well-maintained and landscaped. Great views across Eugene to the Coburg hills from the top of the course.
Shot Shape Variety (5/6) - Excellent mix of left, right, and straight holes, with lots of uphill, downhill, and across hill shots. Several holes even cater to overhand throwers.
Tight/Open Variety (4/6) - Although the course is more open than wooded, several holes make very effective use of wooded tunnels, gaps, and boundaries. Several holes have fairways bounded by OB, and hole 7 is an open downhill ripper hole with OB down the left side of the fairway.
Elevation (5/6) - The course is mostly linear, and plays down a significant slope. Most holes include a large elevation change, typically but not always downhill.
Water (4/6) - There is a small but deep pond at the right side of the fairway on hole 4. For left-hand backhand or right-hand forehand throwers this can be a disc eater. Wading into the pond is probably not permitted.
Risk vs Reward/Punishment (4/6) - A few bramble patches on the early holes, but after that the risk on this course is from rollaways. Nearly every basket is on or at the edge of a slope, some of them very significant.
Cons: Shot Length Variety (2/6) - Most holes are in the 200-300ft. range, with only one hole over 300ft. With an accurate drive, you will be putting on the second throw.
Signs (1/4) - Currently there are no signs, walkouts, or any kind of direction markers. Tee pad locations for almost all holes are marked using small pink flags. Maps are coming soon, however until then I would strongly recommend a guide the first time playing the course.
Tee Pads (2/4) - Almost all of the holes use available pavement (roads and parking lots) as tee pads, although a few holes play from the grass.
Other Thoughts: I was ecstatic to hear about a second 9-hole course in town, and the New Hope Christian College DGC more than lived up to my expectations. For a short, mostly-open white-level (PDGA course difficulty rating system) course, the layout and use of elevation is exceptional. The fact that this course is open to the public is both wonderful and a great courtesy to the local disc golf community, however that is something that I can see changing at the first sign of misuse. Please be courteous of NHCC students.. the course plays over or near several roads and walking paths, and in good weather there may be a lot of bystanders around. Also, remember to check in at the office before playing, and to follow the conduct rules at all times.
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