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Other Thoughts: Rather than dispensing with my normal formulaeic review for this course I'm going to do a small dialog.
This course represents what the owner wants it to be. This course is a personal course on private property with a hidden address. Trust me, you ain't finding it by wandering. This Course tees off from the owners driveway across the street into an 18 acre field filled with rolling hills and lightly scattered with trees. This course traverses about half of the field and into the EXTREMELY thick woods at the end.
The biggest challenge here is the long grass in the field and the INSANE lines that the owner loves.
That said, the owner is the mad man behind "the tailings," Powder Mill, and Silver Creek, just to name a few. He likes his courses like he likes his women, with the grass left long and the holes super tight. ;)
Most of the holes here are 300+ and include at least a touch of skill/luck combination. Throwing out of the woods, into the woods through 3' windows, 500+ across the field into waist deep grass is just a taste of the flavor out here...
Now, I've gone too long.
This course represents what the owner wants it to be. A secluded paradise of his own design built to his tastes and specs. That said, I will give the course the same rating he did.
In the end, my opinion doesn't really matter anyways.
But seriously, you couldn't ask for a better host or a nicer guy.
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Private backyard relaxation, and a beer fridge in the garage
7 Helpful / 12 Not
Pros: Private course. Good balance of longer open holes and shorter wooded holes. Decent elevation used thoughout some wooded ridges and a 50' drop down to the creek bed. Mix of baskets and some good ones like portable Discatcher Pros.
The ability to play safari and "BOB picks" holes extends the fun factor. Play holes that bring you back past the garage and restock at the beer fridge!
Holes range from 575' to 175' and some safari holes stretch out some par 5s with uniquely defined OB at strategic locations which will challenge Blue level players.
Cons: It's not secluded paradise. On a private 13 acre parcel on a private road with 9 other residents. The field border neighbors to the east who you can see an hear while playing, and cars drive along the road which bisects the property to the 5 houses further down the road.
It's a makeshift course without marked tees, fairways that cross, and holes which share baskets, but the design fundamentals are sound, obstacles are strategic, and balance and variety are great!
Other Thoughts: This is a private course owned by a welcoming disc golf addict (me). Starting the round off from the beer fridge with an amazing selection of great microbrews sets the tone for the round.
The course will continually change and evolve. New baskets will be added and holes created as money rolls in. The intent is to have 12-15 Innova Discatcher Pro portable baskets onsite with a defined 18 hole layout.
The goal is to use this private course for fun league-end and club member events and activities.
Not actually the best of the best yet, but that's the goal. Constant improvement, stretching the limitations of new designs through trial and error here, and pushing the envelope in a fun private setting will help Watch It Bend course design always grow an improve while becoming one of the top design companies around.
It is always a work in progress, my test facility for my Watch it Bend disc golf course design business. Rating comes from the intangible fun factor involved in the private setting and options for safari style play. Still, all hole designs are solid for Blue level players and variety is great for a small tract of land. Being private, I can overlook the crossing fairways, shared baskets, and unimproved tee areas. The variety is really good, and the only place you can appease your distance craving in Marquette (so far!).
UPDATE: Now 27 holes on 18 professinal INNOVA DC28 baskets. More wooded holes and still a half dozen 300-600' holes across the rolling meadow for airing it out. Lots if fee-good wooded tunnel ace runs, and still a handful of characteristic WIB punishing wooded holes. Tees to be leveled and improved throughout 2015 as layout finalizes.
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