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I am going to be trying to get the Air Force to build a 9 Hole Disc Golf Course on base to help promote fitness! The base is very small and this small bit of land is the only place that would hold a disc golf course. There aren't very many close courses around the area and this would make a great addition to the local disc golf community by promoting disc golf to members of the Air Force. It is designed close to a playground and pavillions I know but they are rarely used and when they are it is usually for a base wide event. The red dots are the proposed tees and the yellow dots are the propsed pins. I would like any feedback I can get now before I start trying to move this up my chain of command. Any thoughts/comments will help, just try and stay positive please.

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Old 11-28-2012, 04:41 AM
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The image is a bit small sorry. Just click on the link and then once the image loads hold CTRL on your keyboard and scroll up and you can zoom in quite a bit.
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Pretty sick design you got there.. Only concern is hole 7 what if someone throws high and it hyzers out and hits near basket 6? Can you see it from the tee? Just wondering cause if I was putting and got smoked by a diver lol I'd be pissed.. Besides that everything seems solid goodluck sir
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:57 AM
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You would have just got done with 6 so you would know if there was someone behind you to be careful with on the drive for 7. That and the drive on 7 "should" stay to the right of the trees and the 6 basket would be on the left of the trees from the 7 teebox.

And another question for everyone. The course is designed to be a par 3 course. My only concern is that hole 3 is 520 ft. Should that be a par 4? I was thinking no because there are some shorter holes to make up for that.

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The hole info is as follows.
1 - 290ft
2 - 280ft
3 - 520ft
4 - 220ft
5 - 180ft
6 - 280ft
7 - 320ft
8 - 200ft
9 - 210ft

All par 3? Or should hole 3 be a par 4?
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You should have the skill level of the intended player in mind when setting pars. A 500'+ hole is too long to be a par-3 for just about everyone besides Gold level players (assuming a flat hole), so in your case it should probably be at least a 4.

If you are designing for players that haven't played before, then they probably won't be able to even reach the 280' holes, let alone the 520' hole.
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Thanks for the feedback jongoff09. I only really took into account what I could throw and this course is going to be more or less something to get beginners out to the sport. I changed hole 1, 2, 6, and 7 to be par 4 and hole 3 will be a par 5.
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We just layed out a 9-hole course in Clayton, GA. The property didn't give us much to work with. It will be the first course in the community and rather easy. We do have a 550' hole par 4. I think a par 28, 9-hole course is just fine.
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I just walked the course out this morning and it looks like it could be an awesome course. Now I just need to get everything I possibly can get ready for a proposal plan to the base for the course... Thanks for all the input so far and keep it coming!
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Pretty sick design you got there.. Only concern is hole 7 what if someone throws high and it hyzers out and hits near basket 6? Can you see it from the tee? Just wondering cause if I was putting and got smoked by a diver lol I'd be pissed.. Besides that everything seems solid goodluck sir
I'm going to second this concern. I know you say that there shouldn't be a conflict, but I think you have to design with the idea in the back of your mind that the course will be well used and busy. Such that a group (call it A) could walk off 6 to 7's tee, and in the meantime, another group (call them B) has teed off and is approaching 6's basket. If group A delays at all in starting hole 7, or if they're a large group (say 5-6 people) and group B is a smaller one that's moving faster, it's very conceivable that group B could be standing near basket 6 while group A is still on and throwing from tee 7.

Plus, I'm personally not a fan of finishing a hole and finding myself halfway down the fairway of the next hole when I start my walk to the tee. I think despite all possible designed pathways, you're going to have players walking backwards on a fairway to get to their next tee. That's going to create not only safety issues, but also will disrupt the flow of play. From the looks of the map, players coming off basket 6 are either going to force the group behind them to wait longer while they backtrack a bit to get to tee 7, or those players are going to poke out in the middle of 7's fairway and walk on that side to get to the tee, potentially disrupting the group in front of them.

I'm not sure of the terrain since an aerial photo doesn't show a ton of detail, but is there a way to maybe adjust the tee for 6 (in relation to the photo, moving it down a bit) and throw toward and through the tree line, finishing somewhere near where the dot for tee 7 is now? And then shifting tee 7 forward (to the left in the photo). You might lose some distance, but perhaps get better variety of holes...based on the aerial picture, a shot through that treeline isn't something you are getting anywhere else in your design.

Good luck with it regardless of how the final design ends up looking.
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