Excellent Course In The Making!
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: *Location - No other courses near the area.
*New - New baskets, signs in place.
Garbage Cans around and near softball/baseball fields.
Bathroom near #1 and I believe there is one near #12.
1 - The first of a number of nice scenic par 3's, that is pretty straight forward, but do not underestimate because any hit of the trees or bad bounce can cause your disc to roll into the creek.
2 - Actually much tougher in person than on paper, to lay one out in the field, approach one close, and putt in does happen, but the extreme angle of the hill causes occasional runaway discs, and unhappy scorecards. :(
3 - About as wide open, straight away par 3 as one could imagine. If you are RHBH or LHFH, aim right of the tree, and LHBH or RHFH aim left, so your approach shot will be much easier around the very large, many hanging branches, tree.
4 - Easiest hole on the front 9, shorter, and gives you room to get behind the tree without a steep angle to come in on.
5 - Long, uphill par 4, beware OB to the right over the fence. Just a uphill field, but it is a challenge still to make par sometimes. I have never made a 3 on this hole.
6 - Though not the prettiest hole, definately one that DGers will remember, a 650 foot par 3. With out of bounds on the right, it is not easy to power up if you occasionally grip lock one. (* There is a hole in the fence past the electric pole 50-100 foot. Use to retrieve OB discs) I have made par here 1 time.
7 - Unique uphill par 3 with a tree staring you in the face. So long as you get past the tree, it is not a tough par.
8 - The signature hole, at least I believe. Beautiful look at the lake. A 490 foot par 4. Get one out past the large tree, and getting home in 2 is not usually a problem. From behind the tree is a different story. Second, or Third if you laid up, shot will be in danger of water, so make a wise decision in disc selection, and be sure to read the wind. Great hole, fun risk/reward.
9 - Another hole with a great view of the lake, this hole is difficult knowing you have water short, and water long, so you must land it on a side hill, with the danger of a roll away into the creek below. Though not incredibly long, going at this basket is not always 'wise'.
10 - A great par 3 that I believe will be nice to look at during spring. Hidden in a grouping of trees, Hyzer route to the right, to find out there is a man made fence section (I believe it was there before, not placed for the hole) that was just genius, used to prevent people like me to simply hyzer into the basket. It even disrupts long putts, so even though this hole is short, 2's will be few I predict.
11 - Another beautiful par 3 that favors left to right disc movement.
12 - Deceptive. This straight ahead short hole, the garden spot to land is right of the basket, and like on #2, if you miss, you can get creek.
13 - All #13's should be spooky, and this one is. The creek is still to the right, but it now is really not in play. This is not a difficult par 3 right now, but the young trees will come into play in the years to come, and will make this a much more difficult hole.
14 - I am almost positive it is a mando right of the tree. Otherwise, if you throw over the mound for the basket, you will be throwing right at people playing #13. A hard left turning hole.
15 - This is the back 9 sibiling of #5 & #6. OB is on the left now with the fence and OB to the right in the disturbed land. A long narrow par 3.
16 - A shorter par 3 with danger of OB having to compensate teeing off behind a tree with too strong of a hyzer. Using the property to it's full potential in this situation.
17 - A open, but much shorter, 362 foot, uphill par 4. Like the other open holes, the only obsticle truly is distance. The rolling hills are nice to see.
18 - With a pin placement right on the parking lot, I foresee dentage. Always what a DGer likes to end on, a hole you can open up on, downhill, and enjoy the last flight before ending the day, beautiful view. *Just do not make the flight too long, or you may hit a vehicle.
Cons: *Overgrown Grass/No Fairways - Potosi has had a habit since the course's conception, to let the grass be wayyy overgrown. Sometimes it is cut, sometimes it is not.
*Tees - This may just be me, I hate natural tees.
*#10 hole - As if the hole was not difficult enough, if you are not athletic enough to rock jump across the creek, you will find yourself walking a long way over to the bridge tee off, just to walk all the way back to the bridge and back over, because you are throwing across the creek. There are large rocks in the stream, and it doesn't take a huge athletic effort, but my advice is wear mud shoes.
Other Thoughts: I wish #17 was the par 3, and #6 was the par 4.
Beyond that, what an awesome course. This is NOT a easy course. If nothing else, this is true Disc Golf in Missouri in my book, anyways, hiking up and down hills & jumping creeks.
Not too many locals play, the course is usually wide open to play.
You are in a rural area that knows NOTHING about Disc Golf. Every once in a while, someone would ask me, but as of yet, I have never seen another DGer play the course the same time I have.
I have had people pick up my discs after I throw them, and walk them back to me. Please be polite, they do not know or understand the sport.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL TEEING ON #18.
*Due to the continuous report that the course is not cutting the fairways, I have to rate it down.
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