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9 mostly open holes
Pros: There are both short and moderate length holes here as well as a longer hole, #5.
Nice new Discathers.
The grounds were well mowed.
There are a few dog leg right holes.
Good place to introduce someone to the game.
Cons: Hole #2 wasn't playable from its intended tee area due to construction, but is still playable.
The walk from a couple of the holes, like 3's basket to 4's tee and the walk from 9's basket to the parking lot, slow the flow of the game down.
This course does play around a technical college campus so there are streets to cross and sidewalk, buildings, etc so be extra cautious.
Wind will factor into your game on several holes and there isn't any trees to shade you from the summer heat.
Other Thoughts: This is a decent little college campus style of a course despite its shortcomings. It offers the students another activity on campus and uses the land around the buildings that were not in use otherwise. I just wished there were more variety to the holes here. It just seems like many of the holes were the same, open and not much line shaping was needed. Maybe the planting of some trees would help and define some of the fairways better. Still if you are passing through and need a quick play then you could give this course a play. If you like a course with more variety then drive on into town and hit up Lake Hastings.
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New 9-hole course
Pros: Course maps/scorecards are located in a mailbox near the first tee, although I suggest returning them after your round if they can be reused by others. The designers of this new course did a good job of using existing landscape features to protect the baskets and to force a variety of shots off the tees. For a nine-hole course, there are a good variety of hole distances. Only one wide open hole (#6) and the trees planted around the basket on #5 will make it harder to ace as they mature. Although it's located on a college campus, pedestrians shouldn't be a problem (except maybe #5 - which is nearest the dorms), since the course plays in the large green spaces around the outside of the campus. When school is not is session you'll have this course to yourself. Parking is plentiful.
Signature Hole - #3 - Long dog-leg right and challenging off the tee. I'm not sure if the two large Locust trees in front of the tee box were meant as a mandatory throw between by the course designers (I played them as a mando), but they'll make you sweat even if you don't play them as such. Big arms will love this hole and will have birdie opportunities with a good drive and approach, however beginners may want to play it as a par 5. Stay left of the Linden (?) tree ~230' down the fairway (between the two Locust trees on the #3 tee pad pic) for wide open views of the basket. Lines to the basket are hit and miss if you veer right of the Linden.
Cons: Lack of permanent signage and concrete tee boxes (currently grass), although I've heard these will be installed soon. Lacks many of the features of a mature course (multiple tees/pins per hole, benches, etc.) but as mentioned, this course is just getting off the ground. If you play the course in the summer during non-business hours, expect the local college security staff to keep an eye on you. Hopefully they will get used to the fact that non-campus people will be coming to play this course. For this reason, I wouldn't recommend night disc golf at this course. Also, bathrooms may not be accessible during non-business hours.
Other Thoughts: #8 sets you up to throw an anhyzer off the tee, but you can get to the basket (through the trees) from the right side by throwing a hyzer if you prefer. You'll want to bring a map (or borrow one at the #1 tee), as there is a bit of walking between some of the holes and #9 doesn't loop back around to #1. No real worries about losing a disc here, unless you throw into one of the many large evergreen trees. There aren't too many technical shots for the advanced player, but there's enough variation to keep it interesting. Course ratings should improve when signage and concrete tees are added. Overall, this will play as an intermediate-level course for most players, however beginners will find it quite challenging. Advanced players will look forward to hole #3, and will probably see this as an above average park or college course.
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