Very easy and very beautiful
Pros: -Absolutely beautiful
-Not very crowded
-Protected baskets make you practice your upshots
Cons: -Doesn't require very many shots
Other Thoughts: Difficulty (1.5/5): Not an overly difficult course. On my first 18 I was able to post a -2, whereas my average round at other courses is close to a +10. You usually have a fairly open drive then the difficulty lies in the approach shot as most baskets have guardian trees.
Maintenance (2/5): Baskets were fine, no complaints there. The teeboxes were worn in dirt patches that I imagine would be unusable after a rain. A few of the teeboxes had some loose rocks that made me stumble a couple of times. There was numbered posts for the teeboxes for holes 1-9, but nothing for the alternative tees. Grass was kept short and no excessive brush.
Variability (1.5/5): Very little variability. I could have realistically played the entire round with my utility control driver and putter. There was no real fairways, rather there was trees scattered throughout the entire course. This was enough to force you to shape a few lines if you wanted, but almost everytime there was a tree right in the middle I was able to throw a low hyzer and skip back into place. The alternative tees did require different shot shapes, but not different discs.
Flow/Experience (5/5): This is where the course really shined. I played with someone who knew the course well, so it wasn't difficult finding any of the teeboxes. Even if I wasn't, I think it was laid out in such a manner that would have made it relatively easy for me to find. But the experience and scenery turned what would have been a humdrum course into a wonderful, relaxing pair of rounds. You're playing next to a lake with just enough breeze rolling through to keep you cool but not enough to affect your shots.
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Not open to the public
Pros: The scenery is very nice. The course is situated on a big hill overlooking the lake. It feels a bit other-worldly playing here.
The course has a fair amount of elevation changes and some of the holes are aesthetically framed by the trees.
The wind is frequently challenging making for a more interesting round.
Because the course is restricted to only residents of the adjacent neighborhood and their guests it is never crowded.
There is basically no schule and it's extremely unlikely that a disc will be lost.
Cons: This is a 9 hole course, not 18 as listed. The tee pads are natural, many of which are rough and lumpy. The signage is minimal and needed in some places for navigation.
The tree obstacles are minimal. While some of the holes are nicely framed, all of the obstacles can be avoided by throwing low, wide, skip shots around the obstacles.
Other Thoughts: Again note that the course is posted as closed to the public.
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Pros: They had nice baskets, and I like how you could play a full 18 holes. The grounds were clean and mowed. I really liked how they made the most of the elevation. There were some good holes such as 1 and 8.
Cons: As stated below this wasnt a true 18 holes. Holes 10-18 were almost the same exact shot as the hole that they were considered the " longs" for. The course got a little repetitive because there wasnt much variation between shots. I really didnt like how it was a private course although I had no problem getting on and playing because the security guard wasnt there.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course but no real challenge. If you are looking for a laid back day of disc golf then this is the course for you because you are on the lake and it isnt challenging.
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Not worth the drive
Pros: Fun layout with elevation changes and interesting tree placement. Change in distances but nothing drastic. Some wide shots as well as narrow fairways. Leaves room for variety in shot choice.
Cons: Not a lot of variety and difficult to find holes. Only nine baskets not making it a true 18 hole course. After the first nine it seems that the holes get harder to find.
Other Thoughts: Not worth the drive. It doesn't seem to matter that this is a private course. No body bothered me when I played it but who knows.
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Great course set alongside the lake!
-Well maintained course that plays along the lake
-Baskets are surrounded by beautiful oak groves, makes for challenging but fun approaches/putts
-Comfortable benches at some holes
-Fairways are in great shape and the course as a whole is wide open and has just enough tree coverage to make shots interesting.
-Good course for beginners, but should keep advanced players interested.
Cons: -Not a true 18 hole course as it has only 9 baskets and two sets of tee boxes to make 18.
-Course is set in a private park, but residents and security really don't seem to care if outsiders are disc golfing. Parking is limited and course is hard to find.
-The only holes that are not marked are holes 5 and 17. The front 9 tee boxes are marked by a small wooden stump with the hole #. The back 9 tee boxes are marked with a stone that has the hole # on it as well.
-Baskets are the plain silver ones that have some extra chains, but no yellow band.
-Most of the baskets are directly in front of the tee boxes and are require straight shots. It's nice to have a dog leg right or left every once in a while and this course doesn't offer any. Having said that, it's a great design for the lay of the land.
Overall this is an outstanding course that I'm looking forward to playing again. Being set alongside the lake is obviously the best feature of this course, but it's true brilliance is the perfect combination of tree coverage and open fairways. The rolling meadows and well groomed terrain make this course top notch. Catch a round in the evening while the sun sets over the lake, jump in to cool off.
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