Excellent Warm Up, Beginner Or Ace Chasing Course!
Pros: I could almost just paste Dreadlock's Pros on to my review. The Short 9 has the same great wooden tee pads, same DGA baskets, same simple numbered tee signs as it's big brother course. It's just a great little Pitch & Putt with a couple fun Ace runs added in.
There are a couple of more open holes and # 5 is more like a legitimate hole at probably 285' with a little anhyser needed at the end.
Cons: As previously noted, there are no flaws with this course once you accept it's purpose in life. It's to let you warm up before your round or cool down afterward. Or have a little Ace challenge contest with your buddies. Or bring out your wife or girlfriend or both! Or your 7 year old. Or your friend who's never played before. Let him cut his teeth on this 9 hole beauty.
Other Thoughts: If these short beginner type courses are done well, I'm always very complimentary because I really believe they serve an important function in the development of disc golf as a recognized and popular pastime. Giving new players a chance to play on a course where they can achieve a measure of success and not have them spending an inordinate amount of time looking for errant throws in nasty rough helps tremendously in getting these newbies back on the course a second time.
fun complement to the long course
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Pros: -ACE RUNS!!
-really fun variety of shots
-accessible to a wide range of players
-tees and baskets in great condition
-great for snow or night rounds
Cons: There are not many cons if you accept this course for what it is. It is intended to be a fun round of ace runs so there are obviously no long shots. You could nitpick and say that too many of the baskets are straight ahead (2, 3, 5, 6, 7) or wide open (4, 6).
Other Thoughts: This little pitch and putt course is a great addition to the DR Disc Golf complex. DR is the only 18 hole layout in Bangor and this additional 9 holes adds the variety it needed. The 18 are all wooded, with many very long and challenging holes. These 9 ace runs provide a nice balance.
There are no signs or posted distances yet but all the holes seem to be in the 175 to 250 range. A few have baskets positioned off the side of the fairways but most are straight ahead with fairways that are forgiving but wooded off to the sides. All baskets are visible off the pad except 4 (dogleg right) and 8 (obscured by trees).
There is an easy line to the basket on every hole. Experienced players should shoot 18 unless they make a mistake or end up with too long a putt after gunning for the chains off the pad.
If you are in the Bangor area, DR Disc Golf should be on the top of your to-play list. The long 18 is a good course and the short 9 is a fun warm up. It is also a great place to bring beginners or kids, play winter or night rounds, or just to shoot a carefree round that isn't too challenging.
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