Great Tribute To A Nice Man!
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Ray's Nine course starts right where the original 18 started but at the amateur tee. The baskets are painted red and feature a picture of Ray. They're in sight from every concrete tee pad except # 8. This is just a straight forward amateur course. Most of the holes are on the shorter side, playing around 200 feet making it a great warm up course for the two other more challenging courses on site here.
The course utilizes some of the pads from the other course so don't be alarmed when players will veer off from this course and head off in other directions.
Cons: There aren't any signs up yet. Hopefully, they will be forthcoming. The course is fairly intuitive to follow but I did help a couple of newbies navigate it. Once you've played it, navigation is simple the second time around.
Other Thoughts: I've seen a few holes, benches and baskets honoring players at various courses around the country but I must say, the folks here at Ft. Steilacoom have really done an outstanding job of paying tribute to Raymond Seick. Ray has volunteered almost 30 years of his life to this disc golf complex including personally mowing the entire acreage with a push mower in his younger years. Entire generations of disc golfers have benefitted from Ray's tireless work and dedication. He is truly deserving of this honor.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Great 9-hole warm up.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Same starting point as the former Amateur layout. Great easy to see red baskets, and I love the respect and dedication shown to Raymond Seick with his portrait on each one. The layout is organized with fairways well separated, and minimal walking from basket to the next tee. You can see every basket from the teepads, or on the short walk to the teepad, so you know where to throw.
Cons: No signs at tees like on the Northwest and Southeast courses, but hopefully that will be coming soon.
Other Thoughts: Without signs to direct players to the correct next tee, old habits/laziness take over and you sometimes have to deal with "roamers" not playing the course as laid out.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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