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As Country Club As It Gets
Pros: Well desgined course that makes good used of the land used for a ball golf course. This course requires a lot of smart golf and good shots. There are chances to get birdies but a bad shot will cost you a lot. With the maintenance that this course gets because it is on a ball golf course, you really cannot ask for better grounds. There are several memorable holes and many trees that you will get to know because you either start or finish by them. The water comes in to play more than once, and memorably so on holes 1 and 18. The country club did a good job of keeping their club house open for use for the palyers in the tournament and privided breakfast and lunch options everyday. The clubhouse is a nice place to relax before and after rounds. This is one of the few courses in Emporia that makes good use of elevation.
Cons: This is a temporary course that is only used for tournaments as far as I know. Sad that one would not be able to play this course more often. Practice rounds when it is set up before tournaments are $6. If you throw a disc into the water, hope that it is close to the edge, otherwise there is not much hope of getting your disc back. Some of the tee pads are in places where the ground is less than ideal for an initial shot, I was afraid of twisting my ankle on one or two tees. The baskets were all temporary baskets without a ground anchor.
Other Thoughts: This course can be a lot of fun if you play smart. If you decide to have one of thsoe days where you are throwing OB, this course can eat you alive. I found it more enjoyable than the other temporary course on a ball golf course near Emporia, but both are rather similar. If you do not have a big arm, this course may get tedious and frustrating as there are several long holes. The experience of this course is one of the best I have experienced but would not be a course that I would want to play everyday. If you get a chance, it is worth the experience but you will have to plan on being there around tournament time.
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ball golf luxury
Pros: -awesome grounds, classy and well-manicured
-very challenging layout that makes great use of the land
-tons of distance! 8 holes over 500', 4 over 700'
-nice rolling hills on the ball golf course, makes for lots of cool elevation changes, downhill bomb on hole 1 is an incredible start to the course
-tough OB all over the course
-awesome use of the water, hole 18's island green is sick!
-great baskets, temp signs
-mostly open holes with lots of large obstacles, placement for 2nd & 3rd shots are key
Cons: -all the obvious temp course stuff: you can only play it once a year, natural tees, etc
-no tight wooded shots, accuracy is required to stay in the fairway and have a good next shot but you aren't required to carve narrow lines
-mostly open means very exposed to the crazy mid-west winds
Other Thoughts: This course was used for the 2012 GBO and it is a real treat to play. Being on a country club golf course, the land is obviously very well maintained. It makes for a really cool tournament experience.
The course plays across the rolling hills of the ball golf course bringing many cool elevation changes into play. Hole 1 has an incredible downhill drive to a green with water on 3 sides. Holes 3, 9, 10 & 11 also have great downhill shots off the tee. The large pond comes into play on 1, 2, & 18, the last having a sphincter-clenching island green.
Much like the Emporia Municipal Golf Course that was also used for the GBO, the course is kind of one-dimensional. Huge distance and lots of OB across mostly open fairways with some trees. This is to be expected since the course is on a ball golf course but it is a little disappointing that you don't get to play any tight wooded shots.
Getting to play a tournament round here was a great experience. The wind was ridiculous and play was very slow but playing on that pristine land makes it feel like disc golf has made it and that the event is a big deal. It would be incredible to have permanent courses like this one. Come out to the GBO and play this beast next year!
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