A lot of bang for the buck!
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Pros: Down Route 68 past Black Gnat, Kentucky (I swear, you can't make this stuff up!), the town of Greensburg did a really nice job of dedicating a wooded, hilly park space to nine holes of disc golf, and contracted with an experienced designer to get a lot of bang for their buck. Ten bright orange DGA baskets (nine with number plates and an extra for practice, by the gravel parking lot under the water tower) are almost all visible from the large, level concrete tees, each with a solid bench and informative sign. There's even a mailbox with scorecards available at the start. Course flow is logical, proceeds mostly clockwise around the park, and most of the 'next' tees are a glance to your left from the basket you just holed out on.
The disc golf play itself entails some medium distances and accuracy, suitable for Recreational to Intermediate level skills, and uses the elevation and views really well. The course gets very pretty out past holes 3 & 5, where first timers can look off the top of the hill and realize it's not a bad thing that they underthrew that drive or approach shot. It gets steep back there pretty fast! For a brand new course, the lines of flight through the park woods already seem fairly reachable and will seldom result in you losing track of your disc.
Overall, this is an excellent first course for the area/town, and I notice there are some even more brutal hills and woods adjacent to these, if the local players ever get overly bored with the first nine they've got.
Cons: The only spot I really had a worry about was the blind gravel path just past the 5th basket. You throw hard out of the woods, and could get 'lucky' with an overzealous rip. Actually, the rhbh hyzer line for both 3 and 5 could conceivably get into the next tee box area.
Bigger arms typically ask for more monster rips than available here, but the scale of the park and the woods called for a more 'controlled' style course. The three (2, 4 & 5, but you could say four, if you add hole 3) more open holes do tend to share space as they roll over the hill, and might allow for some crossing flights, if the course ever fills up with players.
Other Thoughts: Hole by hole: #1 plays into the woods from beside the water tower to a fade left, ridge top, rollaway green, #2 runs slightly upslope to the open, and #3 flies the swale to the wood line, with the basket tucked just past the large tree grouping on the left. Don't go long!
#4 parallels back down the slope and into the woods just blind from the tee. The green is sloping, and drops away quite a bit to the left. #5 will tempt you to power uphill out between the trees, but you'll need control as well, unless you enjoy lumberjacking. It finishes before the trail and then the overlook. #6 poses a change of pace with a mid-putter sky hyzer (rhbh) through the trees.
#7 is a putter downhill ace run, but the basket is deviously set behind a forked tree. #8 is short, but fairly well uphill to challenge your experience with elevation. You finish with #9, a nice ace run back under the water tower.
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Course was in great shape. New pads, baskets, etc.
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Pros: Small course (9 holes), but very well maintained and thought out. Great new Tee's and baskets. Short ace race holes, and a few over 375 feet. Nice use of the limited terrain. I would play again if I was near Greensburg, but would not go out of my way to play. WAY TO REPRESENT A SMALL TOWN. Good job on this course, HB.
Cons: Not much of anything. Maybe a garbage can on hole #1, but who really needs to drop their empty bottles,etc on the first hole?
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hopefully they're not done
Pros: with some work it will be a nice little course. great for beginners. good winter views over green river. great tees
Cons: very muddy. bring extra shoes for later. mounds of dirt on 2, 4 and 5. mud around tees. wood piles that need to be cleared away. dilapidated warehouse in the way on #2. trash dump betwen #2 fairway and #4 basket. benches in the fairways. benches placed in odd locations. #7 tee doesn't face the target
Other Thoughts: it seems that the park is not finished. except for the benches i would like to assume the other cons will be taken care of. it looked like the warehouse was in the middle of demolition. it is way too muddy for any heavy work to be done though. i would like to believe that the benches were placed once h.b. was done as surely he wouldn't allow them to be there or request that they be put there. i have in-laws in campbellsville so i'll come back later in the year and see how it has improved.
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Designer Response by: HB553
You are correct that the course is not complete . . . the benches and tables will all be relocated (bench to behind tee, tables to a area near tee one with volleyball court near by).
We had to completly clear and grade the woods from years of neglict - so it will take a season for the grass to take hold in the woods, and the debree (trees) piles just will not burn so will have to be hauled.
Hopefully by summer 2013 this will be ready for "public viewing" andI will hold a grand opening evnet.
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1ST TIME PLAYED
Pros: ELEVATION changes . uphill, downhill,hyzer,anhyzer,straight shots needed.
Baskets are brand new and really stand out,where you can see well from tees,bright orange baskets and tops.
very nice Tee-pads,level and great size.
my opinion all holes are deuceable except maybe 2 holes,except for maybe top rated advance players/pros,then all holes are dueceable.
benches on all or most holes.
easy to navigate , and tee signs weren't even put up yet.
Cons: can't think of any , other then it was a little muddy in places after rain we've had recently.
Other Thoughts: really fun 9 hole course , worth playing when you get a chance.
Great job on the design H.B.
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