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Uploaded By: hooked312 Hole #12 (Taken 12/2011)
4 / 525ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #12 Tee



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 Fun campus course

1    9/10/2010   11/8/2010
Review By: mashnut
Played: 815  Reviewed: 754  Exp: 12.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays through a pretty and well-maintained college campus. There are a few nice elevation changes, and they are used pretty well to add challenge and fun to the course. Two stone bridges come into play on a few holes, and add a really fun design element, as well as making those holes really neat visually, great touch to use them in this way. There is pretty good variety in hole lengths, with several ace runs, and a few longer holes to stretch out your arm a little. You'll need to throw some different shot shapes here to score well, there's a decent balance of right and left turning shots.
Cons: The navigation here is a real mess. There are several really long walks in between holes with no next tee signage. I pulled up the course map on my phone and still had a little trouble finding my way around, without a map or a guide you'd spend all day trying to find all the holes. Several holes have some pretty major safety issues, playing over or near busy campus walking paths, roads, and sports fields. On a nice day when the campus is full of people it would be a dangerous place to play. The tee signs are inconsistent throughout the course, the ones that are there are decent, with hole layout and distance, but some are missing or broken.

Parking is an issue here. I made the mistake of playing on a weekday, and ended up paying to park in the campus garage half a mile from the course, and starting on hole 7. It might be easier on the weekends, but all the parking around the course was for campus permits, so make sure you read the signs before parking.
Other Thoughts: I love seeing courses on school campuses, it's a great way to expose new people to the sport and hopefully get them hooked. I saw a flyer for a tournament being held there, very cool! I do think that a few holes are a little tough for a course that will mostly be played by newer players, a little much length especially with brushy rough that can be a bit punitive.

Newer players will find a few holes pretty tough, but the rest of the course is pretty well set up for beginners to be reasonably successful (if they can find their way around). More experienced players will find some fun shots and a few holes where you really need to throw a great shot to score well, but overall it's not all that challenging of a layout.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Jumbled

2-4    9/20/2008   9/20/2010
Review By: CasualBrellow
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 10.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The campus is very pretty and the course runs through the more shaded walking areas around it. The course does have some very nice holes that include throwing underneath a bridge.

The course can be technically challenging at times.
Cons: Finding where to start and then where to go from basket to basket can be quite a challenge. Even playing with my friend who is a student there we had trouble finding where to go from a couple in the second half of the course.

There are a few holes towards the end where it can be easy to lose a disc and very hard to retrieve it. There are some sharp drops in the late teens off the sides of the throwing area and some very dense brush.

During the summer sometimes people play sports games on soccer fields near if i remember correctly hole 12-13 and you might have to edge around them.

Other Thoughts: We don't often use this course because of the time it takes to find baskets but its actually a very nice course. I never got the urge to play it very often because of a few times we really lost discs and had to go through great trouble to get them. I think thats where im playing today though, so i'll see if its like how it used to be.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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