Nice that 2 guys were honored
Pros: Wide open. Nice tee signs show the location of other tees and pins to help with orientation on a mostly featureless layout.
Cons: No shade. Very little variety. Tees are marked only by bare spots or a single painted line on walkways.
Other Thoughts: Any course is better than no course is about the best that can be said here. A sign at the start indicates this course was built in honor of two local legends. That part is great but some more effort and imagination would have honored them better. There is little to challenge any level of player here. Nearly every shot is just a straight shot to the basket.
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New baskets at which to throw is always a good thing.
For most of the holes, the teeing surface will be asphalt, i.e. the walking path or the parking lot.
Makes the most of the minimal elevation changes and obstacles available.
Good signs/easy to navigate.
While the distances and openness is appropriate for new and developing players, the proximity of things to avoid oft requires a fair amount of precision:
- #1 Thick shule along left side
- #2 Children's play area to left, walking path/tee-3 in vicinity of basket
- #3 Too far + too right = road
- #4 Across walking path/tee-5, basket blind (up-n-over rise), road far to left
- #5 To the right, tee-3/walking path; to the left, baseball outfield; too long, tee-6
- #6 To the right, basket-8/tee-9
- #7 Walking path = natural throwing lane
- #8 Basket/fairway-6 to right, tee-9 left
- #9 Throws across parking lot
The distance from teesign-1 to basket-1 is about ½ of the advertized 240'. Walking left down the path and throwing from near a generic park sign appears to be the correct distance.
Take a bit of undulating land, grade most of it for ball fields, play areas, and parking lots, put a walking path in the midst of it ... then squeeze in some baskets as best you are able. Given the small amount of open space and the nearby non-playing areas, the course probably couldn't have been shoe-horned in much better.
If the park is filled with non-players, or even players, as some tees/fairways are quite near to baskets/other fairways, probably not safe to play. If the park is relatively empty, there is definitely a bit of elevation and distance to overcome. Hopefully the locals will determine the park usage patterns and determine when best to play.
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