Pros: +Numbered baskets
+Well maintained school grounds
+Might entice some kids into playing the wonderful sport of disc golf or at least give them more options for gym class activities.
+Ace runs galore! Every hole!
+The distances are perfect for an elementary. Not good for most disc golfers but they fit the demographic.
+Hole 8 was pretty cool and took advantage of a few of the trees on the property
Cons: -No marked tees, I played from a location near the last basket or if I thought I saw a fun line, I played from there. You can do what you want.
-Not playable a lot of the time including all school hours.
-Course plays way to close to buildings, playgrounds, athletic fields, backyards, fences, parking lots, etc
-Fairly open and flat like most school grounds around here
Other Thoughts: -These school courses do have their purpose- to entertain kids and help make them active adults down the road. These courses aren't made for you and I.
-Play during non school hours!
-Don't play unless you are a course bagger. You probably won't find much entertainment here.
Good For Its Target Audience
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Pros: -Baskets are in great shape and numbered so it is easy to know, which basket is the next basket to throw too.
-Course is pretty easy to follow and you won't spend any time looking for the next basket.
-Good course for younger kids, the holes are short but some of them have obstacles and some holes provide some interesting shots that will keep kids entertained.
-For the more advanced player, this is a good course to practice with your putters or mid-ranges
-If there is no one around, there are some decent opportunities to play some safari holes and make some of the holes play a little longer.
-A couple of the holes provide so fun interesting shots that allow the use of a couple different lines. The best hole is hole 8 which provides a short pretty tight shot through some trees.
Cons: -The holes are all very short (while not certain of distance it seemed like every holes except for hole 4 were under 150 feet, with hole 4 probably about 200 ft.
-No actual tee-pads, you just throw from basket to basket.
-It's a little hard to know where the course starts as hole 1 is very close to the parking lot, we teed off from the baseball diamond near hole 1.
-The course has a lot of safety issues as the baskets are placed around several playgrounds and sports field.
-The course is not playable during school hours and even on weekends, it can be unplayable. We tried to play on a Saturday and couldn't because there was a elementary soccer league being played on one or two of the holes with lots of people around and in the way of the course.
-Several holes play along fences and the fences are very short and a bad shot could easily end up in someone's backyard.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a good course for it's target audience: elementary school children, but more experienced players won't find too much challenge here. It's good to see an elementary school have a decent course for younger children to learn the game.
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Leave it for the kids to practice on
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Pros: Nice baskets
Challenging holes 4 and 8
Cons: No tees
Extremely short holes (some 50-80ft)
Crosses/infringes multiple playgrounds, sports fields
Proximity to yards with low fences, grumpy neighbors
Other Thoughts: I checked out this course one late afternoon after school hours, but there were kids on the playgrounds, and a softball game was on. Did not notice any obvious tees. The first 3 holes seem extremely short (50-100ft), then hole 4 is relatively longer, but runs along several yards with 5ft fences, where it may be very easy to deposit your disc in a yard.
After the longest hole 4 (still only probably around 200ft), the hole distances stabilize, with more tree obstacles.
Hole 8 is the nicest of them all, in a center of a group of trees. However, in total, there are 3 playgrounds, 2 softball fields, 2 basketball fields, and a soccer field in play, so I would say this makes it too dangerous to play for the kiddies if any are about.
I threw the disc on hole 2, overthrew it, and it went over a fence to a yard. After going around and retrieving the disc, I was chewed out by a neighbor for apparently not closing the gate of his neighbors yard well enough (nobody was home).
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