Kiss Your Discs Goodbye!
Pros: Lydle Gulch DGC is located in a very rough wilderness area across the street from the boat launch at the Lucky Peak Dam. The area here is rugged, hills with sometimes thick and nasty ground cover. The course is just now being constructed. The "Blue" course features blue Discatcher baskets while the "Gold' course features yellow Discatchers. That might help in the future sometime. The baskets on the Blue course have been donated by "Play It Again Sports."
The tee pads that are currently in (1,2 and 4) are large and oversized with smooth stones beautifully enlayed surrounding by patio blocks. They're awesome and are major undertaking on this hilly terrain. There is a huge pile of rocks and patio blocks up near the first hole.
The course tries to follow some trails but it's difficult to navigate. The baskets are extremely hard to spot up in these hills. This course looks as though it's built for Intermediate players and above. Beginners need not apply.
There are red stakes marking the way to your basket.
Cons: The wind was howling blowing my shots all over the place.
The terrain is incredibly hard and difficult to walk through. After playing just the first few holes, my shoes and socks were so covered with burrs, I later sat down and took more than an hour painstakingly picking these burrs out, one at a time. I would never again set foot on this gulch without gaiters! I'm still picking these burrs out of my socks after three weeks and several washings.
There is not a stitch of shade up here.
No water other than the beautiful lake behind the dam.
The ruggedness here is going to eliminate most players from ever coming back.
Someone is putting a ton of $ into the construction of this course.
Who's going to maintain it way up here?
Because of it's isolation, it's going to be easy target for vandals. Everything needs to be built sturdy as hell to last.
Other Thoughts: People scoffed at Doane Robinson, who first conceived the idea of building Mt. Rushmore. I believe disc golf players are scoffing at whomever is building this course. Between the ever present winds, super rugged terrain, distance from Boise, incredible problem with burrs, costs and tremendous manpower needed to construct this course, I personally believe this course will become ONE GIANT, EXPENSIVE WHITE ELEPHANT!
I have to think that only the most hard core players will ever brave the obstacles and venture up here. And I don't see them coming back too often.
Perhaps I'm wrong and this will become the Mt. Rushmore of Disc Golf. Like Rushmore, it's a little off the beaten path but still might draw crowds of players. Only time will tell.
Great addition to Boise!
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Pros: -Great use of elevation change throughout the entire course.
-Plays down near the creekbed which offers a couple holes that have a decent amount of trees/folioge (aside from sage brush)
-A very good mix of long holes and technical holes (leaning more on the long side).
-Year round, does not get taken down during the winter.
-Distance markers are being placed and are VERY useful, some holes are deceptively long.
-As listed in the description, this course is still under construction. No tee pads have been completely flattened and had brick/paver installed as they are working on finishing the gold course first. Until the course is completed it will is fairly difficult to navigate the course if you have never played it and aren't with someone who has.
-Definitely HOT if you are playing in the summer months, bring lots of water, no where to fill your vessels here.
-TICKS - be very aware of yourself and your dogs.
Other Thoughts: Overall this course is a blast, bring a lunch and make a day of this and the gold course.
Once teepads are all installed this course will be the best in boise! IMHO.
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