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Old 02-10-2012, 02:00 PM
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Default Non-retrieval Areas Lining a Fairway

What's the general consensus on putting a course (or a single hole) next to an area where you cannot easily retrieve your disc if you throw in there?

How about if you have those areas on BOTH sides of a fairway?

Some players that I know justify it by saying just don't throw in there, but with the consistent high winds in my area, it's almost impossible not to have a wide spray pattern on any given TEE box.

How wide does a fairway need to be to have this type of hazard on both sides?
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:20 PM
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It's usually a bummer unless there is a bail out area where you can play it safe and take your par/bogey.

I think it's all about designing proper (difficult yet fun) risk/reward.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:21 PM
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Mando rollers...
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:43 PM
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Brilliant!

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Old 02-10-2012, 03:49 PM
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Sounds like #17 at Nockamixon
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Chuck, Chuck, Chuck.... what would Ed say?!? I'm sure he is looking down from the roof and shaking his head!

Mando rollers are fine for courses designed primarily for advanced and open players, but on a course for amateur players you should offer a makeable flight path for the less skilled.
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They have a protected habitat area along holes 1, 2 and 4 at Kit Carson DGC in Escondido, CA. Players are not allowed to enter to retrieve discs: http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course...=3845&mode=hi#
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You'd find a lot of juniors who've discovered they can get farther rolling when they're first starting. The terrain where John's from probably doesn't provide sufficient or appropraite trees to do this but having limbs you must throw under either as mandos or creating a low ceiling where it's the only viable shot can help keep throws from going into these OB areas.
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