Great use of space
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Pros: The course designer did a fantastic job of using the elevation changes that are characteristic of this course to his advantage.
The first four holes progressively proceed up a hill by going back and forth across it. Hyzer flips, straight shots, and hyzers are all necessary to successfully navigate this.
Hole 5 is straight downhill and through the mando of an arched tree. While this mando isn't hard, it makes you think about one more thing in getting a shot placed well. Not impossible, but not easy either.
Hole 6 is a nice long open hyzer hole. The only disadvantage here is that it plays across a horse pasture. Don't leave your throw short!
The par 4 7th plays steeply uphill with a double mando. This mandos are not difficult, but makes a birdie a reward for good play.
Hole 8 has a basket wedged up inside of a tree about 8 feet off the ground. While bouncing it off the house is not appreciated (the course designer lives there!) it has been known to yield profitable results! Preferably, just throw a good shot and don't worry about the house!
The 9th tee goes back to 7's basket which can be a conflict if you are a couple holes ahead of another group. There are 2 lines available here, but don't sail long (like I did) or you'll be OB.
Hole 10 is an ace run that rewards a well placed shot and punishes an errant throw. In other words, hit chains.
Your drive on hole 11 will usually be met with a head wind, so throw something that won't flip too hard. This hole does play longer than it looks, so don't take too much off of this drive.
You need a good midrange for 12. It's good off the tee and you'll need a good layup. Being right of the log is better than being to the left. You just have a better angle.
13 requires the most accurate power throw you have in your arsenal. This plays up a significant hill and over the top. Playing a typical 350' shot will get you to the top of the ridge and give you 2 more shots to hole out.
Hole 14 is a tricky island green. Play a very controlled shot and don't get too ambitious. If you land in the island, you have a short putt. If you land outside of the island, you throw from the drop zone that still gives you a putt, but it's from further away than you want to be putting.
Hole 15 plays back to 13's basket in the original direction, but you'll probably want to come in from the top (to the right of the brush). Don't miss your downhill putt though, or you will be looking at a 60+' comeback up a VERY steep embankment.
The final hole on this course (for now) is a blast...literally. Pull out the cannons boys, we're about to launch a few. This hole is where you get to throw as hard as you can and watch your disc sail. The fairway continues JUST to the right of the big pine tree in the middle. Don't turn over too hard, or you'll be WAY down the hill, and working hard to get back around for par or worse. I don't think anyone to date has birdied this hole playing singles. I heard about one doubles birdie, so this is a legitimate par 5.
All in all, from the friendliness when we first showed up, to the beautiful flight on the last drive, this was a great experience.
Cons: The homemade baskets were inconsistent at best. Some would let a disc right through and others almost hit your disc back at you. It is my understanding that this will be remedied as additional funds come in.
The lack of a full 18 was a mild disappointment, but I must say that the 16 holes currently in play were more than enough to make up for the missing 2. I can't wait until this is a full course!
Other Thoughts: All in all, from the friendliness when we first showed up, to the beautiful flight on the last drive, this was a great experience. I docked it 2 points mainly for 2 things. The lack of a full 18 and the baskets. Neither was enough to make me dislike the course, but if those two things were changed, this would probably be a 4.5 course for me. I drove 1 1/2 hrs to get here and would do it again!
If you are in the area, do yourself the favor of calling Andy and setting up a time to play! Trust me, you won't regret it.
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