Dumfries, VA 
Panther's Lair @ Potomac Middle School Share
Uploaded By: G Bud Hole #6 (Taken 6/2011)
3 / 186ft.   3 / 291ft.   3 / 367ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #6 Basket to Tee

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2-4    1/28/2012   1/30/2012
Review By: swatso
Played: 371  Reviewed: 350  Exp: 6.8 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Course advocate G Bud, who has designed a course which maximizes the available elevation and obstacles.

Excellent map, making navigation a cinch.

Three tee locations per hole, with a fourth (blue) being planned.

Brand new baskets.
Suffers from the problems that most school courses encounter:

- limited hours - no playing during school hours / outdoor events

- if the soccer field is being used, holes 6 & 8 would be unavailable

- if the track is being used heavily, holes 4, 5, and possibly 9 would be unavailable. On the day we played, only a few people were using the track, and we still had to wait on a few occasions.

Fenced-off out-of-bounds along left side of fairway-2, behind/right of basket-5, and possibly in play with out-of-control throws on a few other holes.
Other Thoughts: Course plays in the bits of open space separating and surrounding the various athletic fields of the middle school's campus. With the school sitting on one plateau, a full-sized track on the plateau beneath it, and a soccer field on yet another plateau beneath the track, there are definitely some elevation changes available.

Three tee positions per hole, marked by in-ground toe-boards, which were simple enough to find when using the map - finding the tees and discerning the flow would be difficult sans map, although G Bud had marked the tee locations with small flags.

Baskets from the green tees have an average length of ~165', so very suitable for the kids/beginners. Reds average ~235' and whites ~290', so control when dealing with elevation change and wind (there was stiff breeze blowing down from the school onto the field the day we played) will be the primary challenge you face. The fairways and baskets are definitely on the open/unguarded side, although some baskets sit upon slopes, creating possible runaways.

While white-6, ~350'+ feet across/over the soccer field to a basket up a berm and somewhat guarded by trees, is probably the most visual-appealing, my favourite hole was white-2, which requires a steady right-turner, slightly down a slope, to a basket ~300'+ away, blind from the tee area.

Very solid middle school course, making the most of the limited resources available.

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