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Fun layout

1    2/24/2013   2/25/2013
Review By: mashnut
Played: 815  Reviewed: 751  Exp: 12.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course follows the layout of the ball golf course, but as this is a shorter golf course it makes for reasonable lengths for disc golf. There are plenty of reachable holes off the tee, with a few longer shots that let you stretch out your arm and throw a big drive. Water comes into play on one hole, with a tricky pin placement by a pond. The golf greens and sand traps also add some risk of OB on drives and around some of the baskets, I really enjoyed several of the pin placements by these hazards.

There are a few minor elevation changes, and they're used pretty well to add challenge and excitement around a few of the pins. A pin on a mound and a couple next to small hills offer rollaway potential for missed putts or upshots. The trees are pretty sparse, but there are enough for some protected pins and to force a little line shaping off the tee. The tees are on the golf tee areas, so they're nice grass and plenty level. The baskets used are portable temp baskets, but all are generally in good shape and catch fine. Playing at night under the lights is a fun bonus here.
Cons: Despite creative use of the available obstacles, this course still plays pretty open. You'll score better if you have a variety of shots in your bag, but you can get away with a limited set of line shaping skills. Some of the baskets are very close to other fairways and tees, so there's definitely some safety concerns with a full tournament.

The course is temporary so there is no signage, navigation can be a little tricky and distances are deceiving so it's helpful to have someone who's played the course before on your card. The course is only available once each year, so it's not all that accessible to most players.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will find the course a bit long, but there isn't much chance of lost discs and not a ton of penalty for inaccurate drives on most holes. More experienced players will find some great challenges out here, and some nice risk/reward decisions with OB in play if you go for birdies. I definitely recommend playing in the ice bowl event if you get the chance, it's a cool tournament on a fun course.

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