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Pros: I'd like to start my review with a bit of a disclaimer. It's very obvious that this course is designed for kids with lids, it's not intended to be a tournament course and it's not designed for experienced players with beveled edge golf discs. See the other thoughts section for how I think the course does for the intended audience. That said, I'm going to rate and review the course on the same criteria as all my other reviews for the sake of consistency.
The course plays around and over the sports fields at a youth camp. The fields are nicely groomed, and a few holes play just into the edge of the hillier and brushier terrain surrounding the fields. Many of the holes have nice elevation changes, adding some variety and some challenge. There is a mix of hole lengths on the current layout, with a couple very short ace run chances and some longer holes that allow for a little more of a drive. A couple holes have some obstacles in play that force hyzers or anhyzers off the tee. There are course maps available in the office and at the beginning of the course that make navigation pretty easy.
Cons: Nearly every hole crosses several others, the layout criss-crosses the athletic fields so if there are multiple groups playing it's likely there would be conflict. The majority of the shots are pretty wide open, most of the fairways consist of a shot across the athletic fields with few obstacles. The targets are simply numbered posts, with no tee markers so you basically play from one numbered post to the next. There aren't always flat areas to throw from by the markers, we made up our own tees a little further away on several holes to have a flat surface.
Other Thoughts: As a course that's primarily meant for a small group of campers to play with supervision, many of the safety issues go away, and the lack of challenge or punishment for errant shots is actually a positive. It also helps that the discs the campers use are ultimate lids, so there's a lot less risk of injury if the crossing fairways do cause conflict. I love seeing disc golf as part of the activities offered at a camp like this, hopefully some of the kids will go home and want to try other courses. It looks like the course gets good use, we found discs scattered around on many of the holes and the campers who passed us knew what we were doing and were interested in talking to us about the "frisbee course".
Unless you're an obsessive course bagger, don't make a trip for this one, it's not a course that provides a lot of interest or variety for experienced players. If you do head out here, make sure to call ahead, the course is only open to visitors when campers aren't using that section of the property. Check in at the office before playing, you need to sign in and get a guest pass.
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