Nicely Developed Course
Pros: Nice 5x12 concrete tee pads.
New signage with hole information as well as sponsorships.
Baskets are very nice, heavy, and commercially manufactured.
Course map at pavilion and on rear of score cards.
Flow of the course is easily learned without the need to search between holes.
Cons: Holes 4 and 13 may get unplayable in very wet conditions.
18 holes are created by the reuse of 9 baskets.
Front and back 9 are very similar.
Other Thoughts: This course utilizes the land well, allowing for varying approaches and grades throughout. The park is well maintained and easily walkable. This is a great course for casual players and newbies while providing some unique challenges for more experienced players.
New Course for City Park
Pros: Those that put the effort into creating this course in the middle of town deserve a 5/5 rating considering the size and resources of Fayette, MO, as well as the obscurity of disc golf in this town. The park is beautiful and well maintained, which is why these baskets were relocated to this new course having previously existed at DC Rodgers Lake (*which might be getting a PDGA championship 18 hole course in the next few years)
There is good elevation change. A great use of land.
Easy to find (directly behind the high school)
Cons: The baskets are homemade with insufficient chains and basket depth. They are comparable to the DGA Mach 1 (original entrapment).
Hole signs do not display an image of the hole or the course O.B. rules.
The tee boxes are natural (not always a con), but the teeing area is not marked. Some stones or flags marking the 'line of scrimmage' would be preferable (see pictures of Logan College in St. Louis).
The par is listed as 33, but this doesn't match the PDGA par guidlines for a particular skill set. I graded it out as a 32 for Rec level, 35 for Beginner, 29 for Intermediate Am, 27 for Advanced Am, and Pro would be questionably a par 25-26 with a likely scratch scoring average (SSA) of 20-22.
Other Thoughts: This is the perfect intro course for a city looking to encourage more healthy activity in the heart of their community.
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