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Mechanicsburg, PA

Soldiers & Sailors Mini DGC

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HyooMac
Diamond level trusted reviewer
Experience: 7 years 427 played 395 reviews
2.00 star(s)

It's Mini! 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Oct 23, 2021 Played the course:once

Pros:

+ Signage has been added since the previous review. The signs are on posts, and they very helpfully include photographs toward the basket, so you know where to look and which basket to use

+ There are two layouts (long and short!), and though the tee signs indicate the position of both tees, you're going to have to look around a bit for the tiny pavers indicating the alternate tee position

+ If you like the mini version of the game, you'll have a good time throwing among the trees here

Other Thoughts:

~ If you've never played a mini course before, try to get some actual mini discs - not marker discs. Minis (some manufacturers like Dynamic call them "Junior") are twice the size of those commonly used as markers; they're molded to be smaller versions of well-known discs, and their flight characteristics are remarkably similar to their standard sized namesakes. You can actually throw hyzers, forehands and thumbers with these little guys


~ You're going to pass the main sign and a basket on the way in, but the course itself is hidden away behind the football stadium. So ignore the sign (that's not the course), park as close to you can to the football field, and walk around under the stands
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Crooow
Gold level trusted reviewer
Experience: 37.2 years 250 played 53 reviews
2.50 star(s)

Mini Fun 2+ years

Reviewed: Played on:Sep 6, 2017 Played the course:once

Pros:

Plays in a separate area under evergreens. Nicely shaded. Tee markers are obvious and the baskets are in good shape. Short walk from the parking lot. Very pretty. Nice variety of lines and tree trunk obstacles; basket placements were good. Was not marshy despite it having rained for 24 hours before I played.

Cons:

None of the tees were numbered; none of the baskets were numbered. No special features - just throws through a maze of tree trunks.

Other Thoughts:

I played while it was actually still raining so I had an umbrella in one hand while I was throwing. Without a map or any numbering on the tees and baskets, I started off with what seemed to be the obvious layout but as I played and "discovered" other baskets and tees, I realized that I had probably safaried most of the holes. I ended up playing about 16 baskets as I had teed off from the wrong spot many times. I did not see the short tees; the long tees (I assume) are the 8 inch red blocks. Nevertheless, I had a good time and would come back if nearby again but only if the course layout is defined better (either a map on this site or at the park OR numbering on the tees and baskets). If numbering is added I will be happy to bump up my rating (without visiting again) by 0.5 discs. Maybe more if I come back and play it and see some lines that I didn't play the first time. There was a clean port-a-potty at the beginning of the path from the parking lot to the course (behind the football field). There was a walking path nearby and one or two fairways cross it but no danger of hitting an unseen walker.
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