Hummingbird Beach DGC (18 hole)
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Pros: My three pros:
-I always enjoy state park disc golf courses because they have a wooded-hike feel that adds to the enjoyment of the round for me. This course has some open holes but several more that wind through secluded woods. Add t o that the lake in the backround on 18 and 10 and this course is fairly scenic.
-There is a courses map & bathroom at the parking lot and tee signs at all but one hole. Also a nice playground, camping and swimming beach all right next to the parking lot.The course 'fairways' were recently mowed and lower than the surrounding rough, with mowed walkways between holes to help navigate.
-Some holes were a little too 'technical' for my tastes (see below) but I did appreciate the mix of wide open and closed holes with turns both ways to test out FH and BH throws.
Cons: My three cons:
-Some of the holes at this course were unlike any holes I had played before. #7 & #12-17 had such extreme turns, twists and doglegs that the posted short distance and par were demoralizing eventually. Some holes like #13 or #15 were still a tough putt with 2 well placed shots, and a misplaced shot will undoubtely put you in a mass of trees and brush- so forget the roller.
-The rough here was super rough. Many of the crazy doglegs at this course will put you in the thick brush or trees if you miss the right window. I spent 15+ minutes looking for a disc between 2 of the easier holes. AND THEN THERE'S THE BUGS. I was weary when the course description mentioned 'insects' but now i see why. There was some sort of waspbeething that defended the treeline anytime i came close making it tough to search for discs in the trees or throw from the treeline. I was the only person out there and Ive never felt so rushed.
-Dirt tee pads that were a little uneven and sloped in some places
Other Thoughts: I love state park courses because i love state parks but this course was a beatdown in some ways. Between the tough rough, the flying bugs and the crazy dogleg shots i was ready to be done on hole 18. With that said, i enjoyed the course allot and felt the newer front 9 holes were pretty fun and a good warmup for the tougher, original back 9 holes. I was skeptical about the tire-baskets but they did just fine and didnt bother my round one bit. The thing that made this course something i would come back for is the onsite camping (a sweet yurt 100yds from #1) and swim beach. It felt awesome to finsh my round and go jump in the beautiful lake for a nice cool-down.
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Short and sweet!
Pros: -The course is in a beautiful and well maintained park with a nice view of the lake.
-The fairways are tight enough to provide some challenge despite the shortness of most of the holes.
-Good variety of dog legs (left and right)
-I love the re-tire baskets. They catch really well. I would probably get spoiled playing those often.
-Good tee signs
-easy to navigate
-the park was very clean and did I mention the fairways were mowed? Very nice!
-Hole 9 is about 400' and wide open which added a nice little distance challenge after playing all those short and winding holes.
Cons: -Very short
-No tee pads, but the tee markers were a good design and worked well.
Other Thoughts: I definitely recommend this course to anyone traveling through. Adding 9 more holes with more distance and elevation changes would make this an AWESOME course.
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Hummingbird Beach DGC
Pros: This course is the toughest in this area. The tight fairways which wind through the trees force players to be creative with shots.
Cons: The tee boxes are slick during the winter and need solid footing.
Other Thoughts: The course is challenging and yet there are no water hazards to lose discs in. There is talk of adding 9 more holes.
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