Where there's a will there's a way
Pros: 1) Nice brand new Mach V's on this course.
2) There is some average rolling terrain here making each shot slightly up or down.
3) There actually is a little challenge with Hole #1 and #2, but three is a flat out ace run that is wide open. #1 is actually somewhat between a straight shot and slight anhyzer or flick, with a few branches keeping you from elevating your shot. #2 has a better hyzer line but a straight shot is also possible.
4) This course along with Wil-O-Way Underwood were designed for the Wil-O-Way
program which exists to provide areas of recreational activity to those with disabilities. It obviously is not a top level disc golf course to us, but to someone who has never played it might feel like it. Imagine someone who throws an ace out here that is playing for the first time, they will always remember that shot and possibly fall in love with the game.
5) Tees are marked with paver bricks set flush with the turf. Grass is never my favorite tee type but the turf should remain healthy here as the course will not see a lot of use.
6) Unlike Wil-O-Way Grant this course actually has a sidewalk for those with wheelchairs, they should be able to get from tee to green easily and could in fact even throw from their wheelchairs on the pavement instead of the actual tee as it does not alter the shot very much.
7) Beginner friendly.
8) Ace runs or putter and mid range practice area. My area is becoming the place to have practice courses as we now have 3 (3 hole practice areas) and Kops Park the infamous two holer.
Cons: 1) Grass tees are never my favorite tee type.
2) This course is even shorter than Wil-O-Way Grant averaging under 100' per hole. Again what is a negative to most might be a positive to the people this course was specifically designed for.
3) Not much challenge for my taste, but if I needed somewhere to practice this is the closest course to my house.
4) No amenities but I am pretty sure the bathroom inside the building would be accessible.
Other Thoughts: Here is what the sign reads at the Wil-O-Way property "Wil-O-Way is both a place and an idea. This building is a beacon for fun, social opportunities, and skill building for people with disabilities and those without. The Wil-O-Way idea focuses on choices. The choice to participate in any recreational activiy in the community or the choice to participate in recreational opportunities specifically designed for people with disabilities. This center welcomes all people.
I took a picture of this sign when I was there to help install the course because I thought it was very poignant. While this place has been designed with people wit disabilities in mind, it does not exclude others. It actually promotes all people to use their property and activities.
Keep this in mind when rating this course . . . it was not designed for "us" (the DGCR or general disc golf population). I have rated this course 1 disc. Will I return? maybe, but I a giving credit to the county for installing such a course. It will certainly provide hours of entertainment to some people with disabilities, so it is worth being in the ground.
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