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No poison ivy/oak.
Oh, how nice this would be! Thorny bushes I can deal with, but poison Ivy/Oak make me pays for bad shots weeks later.
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:11 AM
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The closest course that I've played to meet that description is Rollin Ridge and no other course even comes close to meeting that criteria. (of the courses I've played, still +6000 to go)

Rollin Ridge
1. 40/45 foot elevation changes.
2. mix of open and wooden although mostly wooded.
3. older woods and thinned out overgrowth below on the fringes.
4. not windy
5. doesn't have mountains in the backdrop, its Wisconsin. but the surrounding rolling hills and meadows would top the backdrop of 90 percent of the courses out there.
6. best pro shop ive ever seen. snacks, beer (bar), 1000 discs, pool table, etc.
7. 3 tee pads.
8. best hole signage ive ever seen
9. private
10. no idea, but im leaning probably yes
11. par 69 black tees to black baskets (6 par 3s, 9 par 4s, 3 par 5s)
12. has camping
13. not sure, free bug spray at clubhouse.
14. yes to all of that
15. 36 machXs in play
16. its boggy in a few low areas, but they are actively infilling and creating swales.
17. open 20/80 wooded
18. left 60/40 right, however with 3 baskets in plays you can play a round where 100 percent cut left or a round of 80% cut right.
19. no. but there is 10 feet of bench space on every tee. not hole, every tee.

After playing Rollin Ridge there was no reason for me to ponder what an ideal course looks like. This was it.


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Old 01-15-2018, 10:52 AM
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Yeah, after playing Rollin' Ridge I haven't been able to rate any other courses at 5 stars because I've already seen disc golf perfection.

As for OP's question, I will always be thrilled if a course has:

-Shot variety (Variance in distance, elevation, and pin placement. Contains open and wooded holes)
-Difficult but reasonable lines that test players
-Clear Signage (map at the beginning, next tee signs when applicable, helpful and accurate tee signs)
-Baskets that are clearly marked
-Nice Teepads and baskets in good repair
-Somewhere to put trash
-Adequate Maintanence
-Access to water and restrooms

Less than 25% of courses meet the above standards. I consider anything beyond what I have listed to be a bonus.
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15. 36 machXs in play
correction, 54 machXs in play. - 3 of them on every hole.
I was a bit peeved to show on tee 1 and not see basket placement indicators on the hole signage. Only to run down the blind fairway and see 3 beautiful baskets.

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The closest course that I've played to meet that description is Rollin Ridge and no other course even comes close to meeting that criteria. (of the courses I've played, still +6000 to go)

Rollin Ridge
1. 40/45 foot elevation changes.
2. mix of open and wooden although mostly wooded.
3. older woods and thinned out overgrowth below on the fringes.
4. not windy
5. doesn't have mountains in the backdrop, its Wisconsin. but the surrounding rolling hills and meadows would top the backdrop of 90 percent of the courses out there.
6. best pro shop ive ever seen. snacks, beer (bar), 1000 discs, pool table, etc.
7. 3 tee pads.
8. best hole signage ive ever seen
9. private
10. no idea, but im leaning probably yes
11. par 69 black tees to black baskets (6 par 3s, 9 par 4s, 3 par 5s)
12. has camping
13. not sure, free bug spray at clubhouse.
14. yes to all of that
15. 36 machXs in play
16. its boggy in a few low areas, but they are actively infilling and creating swales.
17. open 20/80 wooded
18. left 60/40 right, however with 3 baskets in plays you can play a round where 100 percent cut left or a round of 80% cut right.
19. no. but there is 10 feet of bench space on every tee. not hole, every tee.

After playing Rollin Ridge there was no reason for me to ponder what an ideal course looks like. This was it.
I came here to post that Rollin Ridge with a bit more elevation and within 10 miles of my house would be my perfect course.

It is an amazing place, and the only of the 60+ courses I’ve played that I’ve given a 5. That includes Milo, Flip, IDGC and Hobbs.
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Hole 18 must definitly end on a beach with a good bar.
Koh Samui, Thailand???

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My perfect course would consist of alot of 300-380 foot holes with some smaller 180-250 holes. I would like to have some trees around to keep some obstacle but to also give you the opportunity to have different lines to throw. Also it should have a practice putting area. Another thing would be a pro shop to sell discs to newer players or if you lost your favorite out on the course. Baskets would probably be mach 3's. the course would have 20 holes.
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My perfect course would consist of alot of 300-380 foot holes with some smaller 180-250 holes. I would like to have some trees around to keep some obstacle but to also give you the opportunity to have different lines to throw. Also it should have a practice putting area. Another thing would be a pro shop to sell discs to newer players or if you lost your favorite out on the course. Baskets would probably be mach 3's. the course would have 20 holes.
Yeah putting area is really nice with baskets you can fire between.
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:42 PM
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Imagine HBH Bear, perfectly manicured, with water in play on at least 6 holes, and an extra 9 holes of ace-able length thrown in there somewhere.

I'd build a cabin in the woods off a fairway and never leave.

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Can't make it this year unfortunatley, but it's on my bucket list
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