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"Over The Wild Blue Yonder" With Some Backward Tee Signs!
Pros: McChord Field Disc Golf Course is Washington's newest (69th) course. The beginner/Rec type course plays mostly clockwise around a large, grassy field which is also used as a dog park. I only saw one dog and no other disc golfers. It's flat with a few scattered trees. The baskets are brand new blue DGA ones with the number on the top. That number is important to your intial navigation of this course. See navigation in the Cons. Anyway the baskets are beautiful! There are nice metal signs which give the hole #, par and distance. They're mounted about a foot off the ground. There are wooden blocks with blue painted tops marking off the grass tee areas. So far, only one of these blocks has disappeared. The holes range from 160' to 300' with five playing as par threes and four listed as par twos. Shooting under par will be a challenge for the average airman with these listed pars.
Cons: As the course plays clockwise around the area, a RHBH thrower will certainly enjoy an advantage over a lefty or forehanded thrower. I think four of the tee signs are facing the wrong direction, including # 1. Took me awhile to figure out that the # 1 basket was in the opposite direction. # 8 is just a 215' throw across an open grass, field. Pretty boring.
There is plenty of room in the nearby wooded area to include some of that land into this course and change things up a big. # 2 and # 3 both could have play into this wooded area. # 5 basket could easily be moved back 30-50' into the woods and make that hole into a legimate par 3. # 6 tee pad could easily be moved back into the woods some thus lengthening that hole into something more legit and making it a par 3.
Other Thoughts: Maybe there is a reason, the designer stayed out of wooded area. If so, I apologize. If not, utilize that area and enhance this course considerably. After writing over 250 of these reviews, I am just recently borrowing a philosophy from Radsnowsurfer. That is; If I give a course a .5 or a 1 rating, that means I have no interest in ever playing it again, it's a basket case. But if I give a course a 1.5 or 2, that means I can enjoy it as a rec/beginner course occasionally or it's closeby and an easy throw or if I were stuck on an island like Vashon, I'd play it out of neccesity. Or in the case of this course, I think it's got the potential to be a little better and if I were a airman stationed here at McChord, I'd play it all the time!
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