It is what it is....
Pros: Local opportunity to play. Nice hole variations even though short. The property has potential for a solid 9 hole course. It's a great effort for making something out of nothing.
Cons: Basket quality obviously. Course grooming could use some work.... But it would be a lot of work and I don't see this happening. At this time the accuracy required to stay out of ugly stuff is advanced level....while the course in a whole is beginner distance and shot difficulty.
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Getting Better (one bush, bramble and thorn at a time)!
Pros: The course navigates twice around the ballfield at the Brookdale Church property south of Federal Way, WA. You play to each of the nine homemade baskets on each of the nines. The baskets are decent, for homemade. They catch OK even if they just make that dull thump when your disc hit's chains. There really aren't any teepads to speak of. You tee off next to each of the 18 homemade tee signs. Most of them were fairly easy to find with the on-line map I had printed off. The same map was available at the first tee. This is a recreational course. Distances range from the easy 90 foot ACE runs on both # 1 and # 10 to a long of maybe 260 ft.. The course is basically flat which just a little roll in places. There is a seasonal pond which fills with water in the winter and would effect your throws on #'s 7 and 16. There are also a set of signs for the Blue tees which play longer, probably adding 25-50 feet per hole and in some cases greatly adding to the difficulty.
Cons: As of now, there is still much clearing of berry bushes, nettles and the course in general that needs to be done. A next tee sign here and there would help the first timer with navigation. Quite a bit of clearing has been completed since sillybiz wrote his uncharacteristic uncomplementary review. It's a course best played in a group or at least, with a partner.
I played on a Saturday and the gates to the parking lot were closed and locked. I parked down the street and walked in through a back entrance thinking I was maybe sneaking in. Instead I was met by Steve, course designer and church employee, who said he is working on the gate issue and I was welcome to play.
Steve and another gentlemen, were out mowing and trimming as I played. I can't keep up with my yard and these guys are trying to manage this forrest. Steve's working hard. The church is welcoming to the disc community. Please respect them by refraining from drugs and alcohol and packing out your litter. And I gave Steve a DGCR card to get him signed up. Another member in the fold!
Other Thoughts: When the neccessary trimming and pruning is completed, this course will be what it is. That is, a short 18 hole recreational course with homemade baskets and natural teepads. It will be a place for locals to play, for us course baggers to rack up another course, and finally maybe a chance for some to chase those elusive "ACEs." #'s 1 and 10 are just waiting for you.
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