Beautiful campus, use caution
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Pros: (updated with the assistance of cad77: thanks!) The 18 chain DGA baskets on the hills of Wittenberg's campus in Springfield, Ohio, have some very interesting lines of attack. Because the campus is uphill, yet has a nice large 'valley' behind the main building, there are opportunities to see how breezes and elevations affect disc flight. There is a great deal of distance on most of these shots, particularly for the on-campus setting. And it really is a beautiful site to play disc golf!
The course obviously evolved as a challenge to some bigger, accurate arms. Holes 3-6 & 9 appear to be a nice place to play a few holes where you can pretty much see any passersby before throwing. Once I had a little help visualizing where all the tees and fairways are, the course flow reveals itself to be quite simple, with no long walks between holes.
There were once some brick tees where the pattern showed the hole number. Butů
Cons: Because they continually shifted in the soft soil, those brick tees became more dangerous than helpful, and have now all been removed, and replaced with some mulch. So someone coming here for the first time will have NO idea how the course lays out if they don't print the map (needs signs indicating direction, obstacles, cautions, and distances). I was absolutely mystified about the location (and even the very existence!) of the 'seventh' basket, until I got some local help (thanks again!), because the 7th basket has a '6' sticker on it. Unfortunately, the 'lost' tees might mean even more of a tendency to just throw safari golf, making all the baskets on the front hill a dangerous proposition.
The very first hole, if played from the 'intended' tee position, drives high speed right at a lamp post, and hyzers (rhbh) uphill across the street to the corner of a campus building. Then the intended hole two plays very long, uphill and blind, crossing multiple paths en route. Of course, I've never been a fan of crossing fairways, and hole 8 flies across hole 2, with the rhbh hyzer line from a high speed drive easily shanked at the 9th tee.
I think one of the main challenges of this course is that many holes play very long, some blind, and cross the campus walkways, streets, and building corners.
Other Thoughts: There do appear to be some folks on here who play the course regularly, so I hope they continue to have the opportunity. It truly is a pretty campus, and there are some fun shots available here.
If campus is busy with pedestrians, or if this sort of course isn't your cup of tea, you're reasonably close to Buck Creek to the East, and not too far from two others: a fun 'double nine' down at Cedarville, and a nice new course (Melvin Miller) just north in Urbana.
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could be great
Pros: -lots of elevation changes
-great looking college campus
-very unique layout
-great shot selections
-no wait to throw
Cons: -no tees
-no tee signs
-impossible to navigate if 1st time
-likely heavy traffic during the school year
Other Thoughts: if this course had tees, or even just had signs it would be great! i threw it by myself and had no idea where to throw from so i just played basket to basket. if they ever add tees and signs, i will switch my rating from a 1.5 to a 3.5 - 4.0.
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