Apopka, FL 
Rock Springs Ridge - Championship DGC Share
Uploaded By: Scott L. Kuhns Hole #2 (Taken 6/2012)
3 / 348ft.   3 / 440ft. Par / Distance:
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 Big arms welcome - Technically lacking...

2-4    5/7/2011   5/7/2011
Review By: stsren
Played: 38  Reviewed: 24  Exp: 14.8 Years
This review was updated on 5/22/2011
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros:
1. Good quality signage including Tee box signs with markers to show pin position, accurate distances, and Next Tee signage.
2. Good opportunities to throw for distance (most holes are 300'+)
3. Nice scenery with rolling hills
4. Good overall course layout using the available space
5. Some subtle technical aspects including elevation change and well placed trees
6. Couple of water stations along the course to keep you hydrated
Cons:
1. Dirt/Grass/Carpet tee pads
2. Lack of technical challenges (does not require every disc in your bag or a large variety of different shots)
3. Redundancy - several holes have a similar theme / layout
4. Single loop layout of course prevents potty breaks (bring an empty bottle?)
5. Limited shade
6. Lacking adequate number of benches (don't recall seeing any...) and trash receptacles (only 2 under the water coolers that I noted)
Other Thoughts: RSR Championship DGC is a course that rewards players with big arms. You are seldom punished for an inaccurate drive, and you won't be losing many discs on this course. The course is well groomed and has the framework to be a good overall course, but it lacks technical difficulty. Intermediate players may find the challenge suitable, but Pro players will score birdies more often than not. There are so many wide open spaces that there's a sense of redundancy on a number of holes. I think the course would play similarly for both righties and lefties, as very few holes force a specific flight path that favors either. The elevation changes make for some welcome visual and technical interest. While the course is well marked with new signage and fairly easy to navigate, I lament the fact that there are no concrete tee boxes. When I throw 300'+, I like to have sure footing and a short run-up...the dirt/grass tee pads were not always accomodating and may lead to slipping/tripping. The property owners seem to be working to at least add some carpet tee pads and have put rakes by the tee boxes to help reduce your risk of slipping and injury...I just hope they get to the point where concrete is poured in the next few years...

The RSR staff was friendly and accomodating during my visits. At one point (hole #18) my disc happened to land in a massive ant nest. When I reported it to one of the course staff he said they'd take care of it right away and was very friendly about it. (Yes, I know there are bugs in FL and I didn't really care, but these ants were nasty - Picture provided in the course photos)

Overall, this is what I'd consider a decent disc golf course that is fun to play (when it's cool out!) and gives me an opportunity to grip and rip without remorse. I'm hoping that as the course grows and matures that the designers work to add to the overall difficulty (maybe by planting some trees!) and pour up some tee boxes to make this Pay-to-Play worth the dough for the folks not living in the immediate area.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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