Decent College Course
Pros: 1) Very nice grounds on this college campus. You play around some open fields as well as along some wooded areas.
2) Nice Homemade DGA signs with Map, Hole, Par, and Distant. They did something unique and where the basket positions were they put a screw with a nut to lock the screw in place. When the basket was moved they could move the screw to the other hole. The screw and the nut almost looked like a basket too!
3) There is a board in the ground to mark your tee off area and the signs are visible to help with navigation too.
4) Very beginner friendly because it is mostly open. There are some trees to work around but it is no fun without some obstacles.
5) Mach baskets with # plates on top.
6) Excellent distance variation with holes in the 100's, 200's, 300's and even a couple 400's. All that in just 9 holes! It is a true test of all your shots and disc selection.
7) There are some fun shots to be thrown on this course. #1 basket location is cool set amongst a bunch of Lilac shrubs. #2 is down a hill and around a couple trees. #3 is a big high hyzer or anhyzer around a large grouping of trees. #4 is a bomb. #5 is a bomb with the basket set amongst some evergreens. #6 is a fun short downhill acerun. #7 plays alongside a long row of evergreens. #8 is another shorter acerun with trees on both sides. I think they did what they could with this property and came up with some decent holes.
8) Lawn Mower races are held nearby . . . I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes . . . sorry Ace of Base reference. How cool would it be to race lawn mowers?
9) Alternate basket locations are always positive to keep the course fresh.
10) The course is removed from all other activities so you shouldn't have a problem with people in your way.
Cons: 1) Tees are grass and dirt . . . this is always a negative but you can find decent turf nearby the worn out spots to throw from.
2) This course doesn't present a ton of challenge. Sure there are some trees here and there, but most of the challenge comes from the distance of a few of the holes.
3) Hyzer friendly course for the most part and lacks the anhyzer shot for the most part (except #9).
4) One spot that seemed dangerous was the #4 tee . . if someone wanted to go to the left of all the trees they will end up shooting right over #4 tee. Unfortunately, if they put a mando on the trees to stay right that takes away the one potential anhyzer shot.
Other Thoughts: I literally struggled to come up with more negatives here. There were only a couple things that were bad in my opinion, and overall the course was not outstanding, but it was well done and deserving of a decent rating. Is it my favorite? No, but I think it is a good course for some people. The only other thing I wish they had done was move a tee beyond the #8 basket for #9. They could have easily incorporated that pond into the design even if it is only for the pro tees. The only issue here is there would be a little logjam if people finish on 8 and walk to 9, then head out right past the #8 basket. Perhaps a different location would allow for this to happen.
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Pros: - Course is set on the property of the community college, seems like it's well separated from everything else going on. Wouldn't imagine there being much DG interference going on.
- Most of the holes use larger trees to force line shaping, usually demanding a hyzer of some sort. #3, #6, and #7 are the most obvious RHBH hyzers, while some other ones offer an anny lane as well. Overall, it is pretty generous either way, avoiding the main obstacles is the major challenge.
- Biggest challenge at this course is navigating the greens and other obstacles near the baskets. #1 is completely surrounded by short, dense trees, #4 is tucked into a small clearing in the forest, and #5's is directly underneath/inside some low hanging trees. A good approach (or drive) is needed to get a halfway decent look at these.
- Good mix of hole lengths, with three holes under 220' and three holes over 400'. Some straight up rippers and some short technical ones.
- Tees are in decent shape for grass, signs and baskets are nice. Easy to navigate for the most part; not many places to get lost.
Cons: - A few holes are pretty much wide open, with no thought needed at all. Others only have one or two paths to the basket as well, usually a RHBH hyzer will work just fine. Better suited to driving practice more than anything else on some of the holes.
- On the other hand, some of the tighter holes are over the top. The baskets are almost in the trees, which is more of an annoyance than challenge. #1 especially, and #5 is pretty tight too.
Other Thoughts: - The course makes good use of the trees to add difficulty, which is nice. A lot of baskets in tough pin positions, a few blind baskets, trees to avoid, and a few elevation changes help to keep things interesting. This is definitely well suited for beginners and casual players, the more experienced need not apply.
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