8 Helpful / 0 Not
You Know You're Out In The Country....
Pros: You know you're out in the country when the first hole plays down a country road and then hyzers off into the orchard. And then two other holes tee off this same country road. Not much traffic, I say.
Dave Heider has created a unique, 18 hole experience here with challenge but one that still has that homespun feel to it. From the start on his driveway you locate the donation box and the packet with written directions for each hole. The course now has 14 concrete tee pads and a variety of basket types (all double chains). I played alone using Dave's directions and didn't have much trouble navigating the course.
The early holes plays through and around fields, buildings, gardens, roads, a horse, a motorhome, driveways, down to the creek and back. Then starting with # 8, the course starts to move up into the very hilly forest area of Dave's land.
# 8 was a very interesting hole. You tee off from the road beyond the top of Dave's driveway. The basket looms 375' down below but just over a building and then a small creek. You have to hit a fairly narrow gap in the trees and then the basket sits elevated on an stump just up a small hill.
In the forest areas, many of the holes play vey tight and technical. # 12 is just 240' but it's one of the steepest uphills I've encountered.
# 15 is 310' with a super narrow, 10' wide fairway most of the way to the basket. You have the feel of throwing down three single wide trailers hallways from the front door to the back bedroom.
And I loved # 18 for a finishing hole. You're throwing from a somewhat elevated tee box. The basket is up on the lawn just below Dave's house. The lawn area gets progressively more narrow as you walk uphill. And this is an island hole so you must land inside the fenced area. Great visible for players watching the final hole of a tournament.
Cons: The course is a little short on length. Big arms might be disappointed with that.
It's still a little rustic and rough in places. You can see the tremendous amount of work that's been done to clean and clear fairways and areas off the fairway.
Some players might be put off by the early part of the course that plays through the buildings and grounds.
Other Thoughts: I thought this course had a great vibe. The forest part made me feel like I was totally alone and away from the world. I really liked it up there. Improvements are being made all the time. Although I didn't get to meet Dave, he seems dedicated into making this a great discing experience.
There aren't many courses where you're climbing over a electric fence (turned off) # 2, where you have to sweet talk a horse into moving so you can tee off, # 3, and then end up into spotting a deer on the same round.
My hat's off to Dave Heider. Thanks for letting me share in your Disc Golf dream here.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: All tee-pads finished. 15 concrete, 3 asphalt.
Designed as a training course for A and B tier PDGA events.
Elevation, stump baskets. tunnel shots. Pretty much quite a test.
Cons: Not beginner friendly unless you are trying to improve and can handle getting a 8 on a par 4 w/o getting pissed off.
Other Thoughts: The MVDSA club hosts a tournament here every 1st Sunday of the month.
Starts at 11am.
Buy in is 6 dollars
and there is a minimum ace pot of $100
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Thrown In Private
-Dave Heider makes good use of elevation throughout the course
-There is a good variety of shot types here: long and short holes, downhill and uphill, wooded and open.
-Many of the holes play in and around buildings, motor-homes, sheds, fences, horse fields, roads, driveways and chicken coups. the holes are not bad but it feels a bit invasive to be throwing discs around all this stuff.
- Most of the back 9 seems underdeveloped and was far more difficult than the front 9, cleaning up the fairways and opening up the routes would certainly help smooth out this difficulty spike
- This is a private course and you should call ahead of time to set up a round
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good shot variety, many hyzers, anhyzers, and straight shots.
Almost every hole has some kind of elevation change.
Fair course design, all good shots are rewarded.
Creative use of land, the hills, creek, roads, and stumps on the property are incorporated into the holes.
Cons: The course is on the short side with only a couple holes over 350'
Not beginner friendly, the course isn't easy and the rough can be quite rough in some areas.
Only 14/18 have concrete teepads.
The baskets are inconsistent, meaning its a mixture of discatcher sport, Lightening, M-14, and Hylton Baskets. (all have double layer chains)
Other Thoughts: I have been designing and evolving this course to be the most challenging course possible using the land available for the last 7 years or so. It has come a long way and I have plans to continue improving it until I run out of ideas. Come check it out!
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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