city park course about to get water!
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Pros: Indian Mound is a fairly open course with enough elevation changes and risky pin placements to make for an interesting time. The park is well-maintained with large concrete tees with plenty of trash cans and benches. Discatchers in great condition dot the landscape. One hole (#5?) gets into the woods with two distinct fairways. There's plenty of length and many opportunities to toss some rollers and spike hyzers (both lefty and righty)
Cons: Speaking of spike hyzers, due to the openness, you can avoid many of the obstacles on this course with some big wide shots. So there's not a ton of shot variety. It looks like most tee signs were once proudly perched upon wooden posts but currently aren't anywhere to be found. There's certainly a safety issue with basket placements near roads. Other park users could definitely be in harms way. #17 is a risky but irresponsible pin location that sits on the edge of a hill that overlooks a very busy road. I imagine many shots have sailed right into traffic here.
Other Thoughts: So there is currently heavy equipment onsite building a few large ponds and a pavillion. There's a ton of potential to make this a very special course one day. There is one dam being created across #7s fairway (maybe 30 ft high and 200 ft long) that bumps this hole to a par 4. Once the pond is filled, I'd love to see this pin moved up to take advantage of the narrow path along the top of the dam. Hole 4 will soon have water for 60-70 ft about halfway across its 380ft fairway.
I'm either highly excited for a redesign once these ponds are in place or devastated that they're "luring" fishing fans that would set up camp right in the middle of the course (apparently there's a very popular fishing hole/park down the way). Hopefully, it remains a disc golf friendly environment and a few holes are tweaked to take full advantage of the new water features. Indian Mound offers a nice one-two punch with the more technical Ironworks park in nearby Winchester. It's worth your time now but could be 4 star quality in the next year with the new water hazards.
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Rolling Hills & WIND!!!
Pros: Nice new course that offers some variety from the other courses in the area. This is definitely a course with a big arm can lower your score but when the wind picks up it can abuse everyone.
This course makes great use of the elevation changes (and there are many!) as well as using the available trees as much as possible. Winding walking paths through the park add for addition OB issues that keep this from being strictly a how far can you throw course. Holes 4-6 have some great over valley, around trees, through trees shots that show great use of the available area. #8 is a very tight 370' uphill hole with OB on both sides the entire way that will offer a crazy scoring spread.
Cons: Much more open than I usually enjoy and the wind can be a HUGE issue on almost every hole. They have tried to use the available tree and I think this will mature into an even better course once the trees grow and mature.
Hole #7 causes me some concern with the proposed addition of a man-made lake in the middle of it. The current pin placement is in what would be the drainage area of the lake and even though it's downhill you will need almost 400' to clear the water. This could become a frustrating issue with many players because of lost discs.
The layout of the hole 9-11 area confuses me. You tee off on #9 throwing downhill, after finishing the hole(300+) you walk back up the hill to a teepad near the #9 pad and throw around the hill. These are not bad holes but I think something could possibly have been done to help the flow here.
Other Thoughts: WIND, WIND and more WIND!!! Can't emphasize enough how much wind affects this course with all the close OB and baskets on slopes. A solid wind game and careful disc/slot selection is crucial.
Good course that will get better as trees mature. The guys that put this in really want to deliver a quality course and I think improvements will be seen over time.
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