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Gblambert 11-11-2019 01:28 AM

Putt-Putt Disc Golf Courses
 
I'm curious about the number of putt-putt disc golf courses in existence.

My idea of putt-putt disc golf is a par 2 course with holes about 100 ft long (all with fair ace routes) that has at least a few man-made obstacles. Obstacles can be things like ramps, buildings, large sculptures, walls, poles, etc. Anything man-made that players have to throw around, under, over, onto, or through. And, as is the case with ball golf putt-putt, it should be fun for players of all ages and skill levels. After playing a good putt-putt disc golf course, players should leave with a smile on their faces and an irresistible urge to immediately play it again.

I'm aware of 2 putt-putt courses:
The Flying Armadillo has an 18 hole putt-putt course
The Blockhouse has an 18 hole Tiki course. Never been there but I heard it has a rotating basket obstacle.

Are there any other putt-putt courses out there?

R-Ogre 11-11-2019 01:53 AM

I wanna see a windmill mando.

Casey 1988 11-11-2019 02:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Gblambert (Post 3517551)
I'm curious about the number of putt-putt disc golf courses in existence.

My idea of putt-putt disc golf is a par 2 course with holes about 100 ft long (all with fair ace routes) that has at least a few man-made obstacles. Obstacles can be things like ramps, buildings, large sculptures, walls, poles, etc. Anything man-made that players have to throw around, under, over, onto, or through. And, as is the case with ball golf putt-putt, it should be fun for players of all ages and skill levels. After playing a good putt-putt disc golf course, players should leave with a smile on their faces and an irresistible urge to immediately play it again.

I'm aware of 2 putt-putt courses:
The Flying Armadillo has an 18 hole putt-putt course
The Blockhouse has an 18 hole Tiki course. Never been there but I heard it has a rotating basket obstacle.

Are there any other putt-putt courses out there?


There is a course In Winona MN not the Willows course but the older one nearby, a 9 hole putter course that was made in mid 1986 when putter discs were all that was out for the true Disc Golf discs and more commonly they would have a bag of different Wham-O Mold catch Frisbee's simply due to how much easier the discs were to find to buy.

thecandydan 11-11-2019 09:55 AM

Another one is The Labyrinth (Rolling Hills) in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

DiscJunkie 11-11-2019 10:18 AM

Fewell Park in Rock Hill, SC (same town as the USDGC)
9 holes, 1150` from the shorts (shortest 65', longest 160')
1530` from the longs (shortest 128', longest 207')
Mach 3 baskets
Not a bad little course, 2 stars on DGCR

biscoe 11-11-2019 10:28 AM

I have one in development in my backyard- won't be open to the public though.

Deej 11-11-2019 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by biscoe (Post 3517616)
I have one in development in my backyard- won't be open to the public though.

Thatís what Iím working on as well. I have 2 baskets and 4 tone poles set up around the yard.

Martin Dewgarita 11-11-2019 11:20 AM

I've got one in my yard..

Gblambert 11-14-2019 03:59 PM

Thanks to all who responded. From what I can tell though, all of the suggestions are what I would call putter courses, or mini courses, or maybe just really short disc golf courses. For me, a putt-putt course is the disc golf equivalent of a ball golf putt-putt course, which has lots man-made obstacles like windmills, ramps, bumpers, tunnels, etc.

In disc golf this could be things like roller ramps, man-made obstacles to throw around, baskets buried in the ground, elevated baskets on man-made pedestals, things to ricochet throws off of, and yes, maybe even a windmill (gasp!).

I'm a bit surprised that there are no other courses out there like the two mentioned in the original post. Both of these are very successful and are a great way for private courses with an extra 4 or 5 acres to bring in lots of new players that they might not otherwise be able to attract with a full sized course. Hopefully a few more will be developed in the near future, because they're fun, fun, fun to play!

Cgkdisc 11-14-2019 04:34 PM

There's a project like this pending where ski trick elements would be used as obstacles to create an 18-hole putting course next to a bar/restaurant with a patio overlooking the course with holes ranging from just 20 to 45 feet or so.

DiscFifty 11-14-2019 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Gblambert (Post 3519290)
Hopefully a few more will be developed in the near future, because they're fun, fun, fun to play!

I can't see myself paying to play a disc golf putt putt course but if there was a putt putt (beginners) course next to my local 18 hole course that would be a fun warm up round.

danhyzer 11-14-2019 04:44 PM

Played the Junior course cause the skies we're about to cry heavily on Cottonwood Falls, Ks. a couple months ago. https://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=9045 glad I got to play it !!! Had one of the most beautiful memorials to a the person responsible for the 2 different courses there @ Swope Park, Mr. G. Boyce Baumgardner. 9 hole Course, had themed holes all geared for the younger players (9-15). Never saw until this course of 2 different baskets (Red # 18 and yellow # 7) held up by one post (a giant rock at this course)

ru4por 11-14-2019 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by thecandydan (Post 3517607)
Another one is The Labyrinth (Rolling Hills) in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

A few pics from our Halloween event a couple weeks ago. brought in a professional light and sound guy and really made a crazy haunted putting rounds or two. Part of a day/night event. The last pic are the trophies we handed out.

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Doofenshmirtz 11-14-2019 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Gblambert (Post 3517551)
I'm curious about the number of putt-putt disc golf courses in existence.

My idea of putt-putt disc golf is a par 2 course with holes about 100 ft long (all with fair ace routes) that has at least a few man-made obstacles. Obstacles can be things like ramps, buildings, large sculptures, walls, poles, etc. Anything man-made that players have to throw around, under, over, onto, or through. And, as is the case with ball golf putt-putt, it should be fun for players of all ages and skill levels. After playing a good putt-putt disc golf course, players should leave with a smile on their faces and an irresistible urge to immediately play it again.

I'm aware of 2 putt-putt courses:
The Flying Armadillo has an 18 hole putt-putt course
The Blockhouse has an 18 hole Tiki course. Never been there but I heard it has a rotating basket obstacle.

Are there any other putt-putt courses out there?

The golf equivalent would be the "wedge and putter" course, a course with nothing but short par 3s.

The equivalent of a putt/putt course would, to me, be a course with nothing but holes with the tee "in the circle" and, of course, windmills.

John Rock 11-14-2019 08:17 PM

When searching for ways to fill downtime while travelling, we often settle on Putt-Putt golf. The Putt-Putt brand courses are ok but the most fun ones are the kind made to look more natural. I've played many in different areas and they just keep my attention better than the standard Putt-Putt type courses. Mini Glow Golf is fun too.

Jay Dub 11-14-2019 08:58 PM

Long ago we had a club meeting/party at one of the officer's house. His next door neighbor was a relative.
We set up a 6 hole course using both yards I think would be considered a putt-putt disc golf course. Then played an 18 hole (3 times around) draw doubles with everything being a par 2.
One hole was about 50 ft with a chain link fence touching the back of the basket. Hitting the fence was OB.
Another was from one side of the garage to the other side going clock wise. The garage door was a mando, that way no one could throw over the roof.
My partner and I won with a 2 over. It was a lot of fun.

Casey 1988 11-14-2019 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Casey 1988 (Post 3517563)
There is a course In Winona MN not the Willows course but the older one nearby, a 9 hole putter course that was made in mid 1986 when putter discs were all that was out for the true Disc Golf discs and more commonly they would have a bag of different Wham-O Mold catch Frisbee's simply due to how much easier the discs were to find to buy.

This course used the Tennis court as a artificial barrier, sort of on a hole. Another was like the new tunnel hole at USDGC course but there in Winona since 1986. This course came out a few months before some of the first true midrange discs came out like the Stingray so the knowledge that disc golf would be needing longer or tighter courses was not a thought at the time this course came out. It seems that this course was made during the end of the second generation of disc golf, when the first modern disc golf discs came out that could not be used well for catch games unlike the disc golf lids and true catch discs.

BogeyNoMore 11-14-2019 10:24 PM

Civic Center in Auburn Hills is pretty much what the OP describes. 9 holes worth of upshots.... Ace Run heaven.

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/mobile/course.php?id=345

sidewinder22 11-18-2019 12:32 AM

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Just built an 18 hole Tiki glow course at Creeping Creek.
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...1&d=1574051187
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https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...1&d=1574051151

Steve West 11-18-2019 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3519433)
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One hole was about 50 ft with a chain link fence touching the back of the basket. Hitting the fence was OB....

I think more putt-puttish would have been: hitting the fence is mandatory for the throw that completed the hole.

filobedo 11-18-2019 10:33 AM

Beaver Ranch in Conifer, CO had fun putt-putt course on property when I visited that is a good warm up.

chevis 11-18-2019 01:24 PM

not sure if i would say it's a putt-putt, but spiritwood has a 10 hole tone pole warm up course where all holes are less than 150ft

DoWork 11-18-2019 01:32 PM

What does ďtiki courseĒ mean? Is it lit by torches??

Iím trying to get a 9 hole putt putt course put into our facility for beginners, kids and putter practice but I keep hearing that term and itís got me scratching my head.

Cgkdisc 11-18-2019 01:37 PM

Tiki is longer than a putting course where many players, especially beginners, would be better off using a lid or Super Class disc they can throw straight, or at least control, with holes in the 60-125 ft range.

John Rock 11-18-2019 01:46 PM

I always thought when someone mentioned "Tiki course" they were talking about the short novelty course at the Woodshed in West VA. It's a short course that is fun to play and I believe it also gets lit up for some night rounds.

mojorooks 11-18-2019 01:48 PM

I like courses that force me to work on form and a putter course like this would do exactly that. As it is, I sometime opt for a mid-range course where all the holes are 200ftish to force myself to disc down.

biscoe 11-18-2019 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by John Rock (Post 3520765)
I always thought when someone mentioned "Tiki course" they were talking about the short novelty course at the Woodshed in West VA. It's a short course that is fun to play and I believe it also gets lit up for some night rounds.

You have The Woodshed and The Blockhouse (nee The Grange) mixed up.

biscoe 11-18-2019 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by DoWork (Post 3520750)
What does ďtiki courseĒ mean? Is it lit by torches??

It was, now Christmas lights all over it.

John Rock 11-18-2019 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by biscoe (Post 3520772)
You have The Woodshed and The Blockhouse (nee The Grange) mixed up.

Oops, sorry. You're right. I've never been, have only read about it. CGK's explanation of what a Tiki course is differs from I have heard. Sometimes I wonder if Casey is CGK's alt account.

Cgkdisc 11-18-2019 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by John Rock (Post 3520789)
Oops, sorry. You're right. I've never been, have only read about it. CGK's explanation of what a Tiki course is differs from I have heard. Sometimes I wonder if Casey is CGK's alt account.

I have no Alt account. The lengths I indicated were from the original Tiki course which I played recently as a side game during the U.S. Women's event that included the Blockhouse courses. Here are the hole lengths as posted on this site.

DoWork 11-18-2019 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by biscoe (Post 3520773)
It was, now Christmas lights all over it.


Ah ok. Didnít know if that was literal. You can never tell these days.

biscoe 11-18-2019 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by John Rock (Post 3520789)
Oops, sorry. You're right. I've never been, have only read about it. CGK's explanation of what a Tiki course is differs from I have heard. Sometimes I wonder if Casey is CGK's alt account.

Now THAT is funny!!!! (Sorry Chuck...):clap:

BogeyNoMore 11-18-2019 09:11 PM

Yeah, that Chuck's Alt post cracked me up ! :clap:

sisyphus 11-18-2019 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3519316)
I can't see myself paying to play a disc golf putt putt course but if there was a putt putt (beginners) course next to my local 18 hole course that would be a fun warm up round.

Funny this thread arrived just as we're finishing up 'FunBurg'. Not a Putt Putt course by the OP's definition, but a family friendly design weaved through an intermediate course. Decided to create tone poles & have at it! :)

Casey 1988 11-18-2019 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3519316)
I can't see myself paying to play a disc golf putt putt course but if there was a putt putt (beginners) course next to my local 18 hole course that would be a fun warm up round.

Omaha park a 9 hole course made in 1979 in Rapid city South Dakota is about 1/2 to a mile away from Jakson park. For those who never got to play the old course before mid 2018, shame they took away the old rebar homemade baskets with large diameter cage from 1980 and very little chain for the top part. Before mid 1980 during that in the first year 1979 the course used big wood post 4x4 or 8x8 that were 4 feet tall not including the in ground part with a sharpie line on each one 1 foot from the ground.

The Valkyrie Kid 11-18-2019 11:59 PM

Rockridge Park in Bend, Oregon has a sign at the beginning calling itself a putting course. Holes range from 45í to about 140í. It has wonderful baskets and two concrete pads for each hole. It is truly more of a putt putt course than just a very short easy recreational course.

sidewinder22 11-19-2019 12:13 AM

Pyramids Pink in MA 6 holes. Fun fact, I aced hole 1 - 111' with very 1st throw of the day, and 1st throw ever in the state of MA, and my 1st throw ever on a bullseye basket was a bullseye. :cool:
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=5614

kenjiac 11-19-2019 11:20 AM

John Houck's wife Dee has been designing micro courses. There is one about an hour and a half north of me that she did this summer at Silver Bay YMCA. I haven't been there yet.

Alyjos 12-03-2019 05:45 PM

Check out Flying Armadillo DGC in San Marcos Texas. The short course is exactly like a putt-putt course for disc golf. Tons of exotic looking statues and obstacles and the holes are never over about 120 feet. (Most are 70-90). It's a full 18 as well.


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