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Pros: -Most popular course in the area and lots of history here
-Lots of other things to do at the park while not interferring too much with the disc golf play. Plenty of free parking, bathrooms, shelters for a picnic, skate park, tennis courts, baseball/softball fields, walking/biking paths, etc.
-Nice new tee signs, this is the biggest improvement that happend during the renovation IMO
-Nice long tees
-Baskets in good shape
-A good variety in distance, a few ace runs and a few long holes but nothing too short or too long to cause frustration or boredom for players of most skill levels
-This park is beautiful and well maintained. The grass is lush and green during the spring and summer.
-You probably won't lose a disc here, the creek is clear enough and shallow enough for retrieval in most instances
-Pretty close to Old Town which includes a wonderful shop that has many discs- The Wright Life. There are also breweries and great eateries all over FTC. I wouldn't come here just for the disc golf but there are plenty of other reasons to come here.
Cons: -The navigation is still messed up and always will be. It makes sense once you play it but I like courses that are easy to find your way around. This one you have to cross roads, parking lots, under the tracks, etc to get to the next hole and that isn't always evident. The course is kind of pieced together between 4 different sections of park.
-The layout makes for somewhat long walks. 4-5, 6-7 and 13 to 14 are the ones that I remember most. I would highly recommend printing the map or playing with a local to make sure you find your way around this course properly.
-This is by far the best course within the FTC area and it will be fairly crowded if the weather is nice, especially on weekends.
Other Thoughts: This park is decent and due to its long history and lack of other good courses nearby, is kind of overrated at times. It is a solid 3 but the layout and business keep me from giving it a higher number. If you can only play one course in town, this is it. Like I said earlier, FTC is a cool town, especially if you are into beer and good food so this can still be a destination of sorts.
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Pros: The biggest pro to this course is the local club that continues to fight to keep this course available to play. This being the latest revision of the course brings a new challenge with several new holes using new land on the east side of the railroad tracks. The course sits in a very nice and well maintained park. There are lots of other activities for the rest of the family. It is also near and ice rink and swimming pool. The tee pads are nice and the baskets are in good condition. The new holes add a lot of length to this course to add challenge while still maintaining the character of the course with the short technical holes. Really the best part about this course is the challenge factor and the need to have many different shots in the bag. There are very few holes that feel like other holes on the course and each hole seems to provide a unique challenge.
Cons: The tee signs were still yet to be changed. There is still a lot of park traffic that you will deal with. This is still going to be a very busy course. The new length makes it not as kind to newer players. While the latest revision keeps filler holes to a minimum, there is really nothing they can do for the island hole. It is just a really bad hole that can only be saved by a much longer tee and a blind basket without the island. Be sure to take a course map with you as you may need to know where to walk to find the next hole. There will be a couple of good walks. The flow of the holes has gotten worse with this revision and there are some really confusing layout decisions including a long walk back down 18's fairway to get to the parking lot that you are supposed to park in.
Other Thoughts: There is so much history to this course, way more than even I know. It is well worth playing but be sure to find a time when there will not be many other players there. The crowd that plays this course varies so greatly and you are bound to find people who lack ettiquite. We all hope the city is done forcing changes to this course, but I doubt that will be the case. Make sure to make the time to enjoy this course now.
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