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Old 07-31-2019, 11:56 AM
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Default Vermont to Colorado along I-80 and I-90

Hey everyone,

I'm flying to Vermont in late September, and will be driving a 10' U-haul with a car hauler back to Colorado along I-80 and I-90. I plan for it to take about 4 days with stops along the way to play and stretch our legs.

I plan to play both courses at Smugglers while in Vermont, but would like to hear some suggestions for stops along the way back.

Does anyone have suggestions for "Must Bag" courses in the following areas:

Syracuse/Rochester
Cleveland/Toledo
Gary/Soutbend/Elkhart
Omaha/Des Moines

Are there any other areas I should check out?

The U-Haul and car trailer will limit my mobility a bit, so I'm looking for courses with decent parking, are easy to find and close to the highways.

Thanks for reading!
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Old 07-31-2019, 03:05 PM
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I grew up in South Bend and still play once year when I go back home, nothing better than a 3.5 star course nearby but Lemon Lake, IN just south of I-80/90/65 is a 4 course complex that I'd say is the must play in that region. The Canyons in Lockport,IL is on my wish list.

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Old 07-31-2019, 08:51 PM
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Gotta hit just off I-90 the Angostura course at Angostura state park in South Dakota. That sparsely used State park is so amazing at showing the beauty of parts of South Dakota. I think that State Park is open. Do not go to any course in Sioux Falls, they have flooding with some still to wet to play and even Tuthill park has a few holes with flooding.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:08 AM
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I grew up in South Bend and still play once year when I go back home, nothing better than a 3.5 star course nearby but Lemon Lake, IN just south of I-80/90/65 is a 4 course complex that I'd say is the must play in that region. The Canyons in Lockport,IL is on my wish list.
I will second Dav here, Lemon Lake complex is worth a stop even if it might be a bit off your route. Only got a chance to play Gold/Silver course but plan to go back and hit up the other courses.

Also The Canyons would be a must play. Right off of I80 so it fits perfectly in your route plan. Very fun course with some elevation and creek. Probably best to print a course map or have it on your phone so you can quickly navigate it as there are a couple spots that might slow you down without a map.

As for Des Moines, probably Ewing Park and Walnut Ridge would be the top suggestions. Really enjoyed these courses on our trip. Grand View park was another option with some elevation and big trees.
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:36 AM
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Cut the corner coming down from vermont and over towards syracuse and play hyzer creek disc golf course. https://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=16

Or travel through Albany and detour 20mins south to play Joralemon Park DGC (PM if you do we're going through a course expansion i'll give you up to date maps)
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=164

Detour a little more south or head across the bottom of New York and hit up Mine Kill DGC
https://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=7017

These are the 3 top course in my clubs area. Join the DisCap fb group and post if you are looking for some company/guides
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:01 AM
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If you pass by Magic in So VT, you’ve got to go. I’d gladly give you a tour, so feel free to hit me up if you’re interested!
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:23 PM
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Des Moines area.

I suggest Walnut Ridge recreation area and Big Creek state park just north of Des Moines on I-80. Nice scenic area and peaceful dedicated course areas. Less than ten minutes apart with a mile long bridge in between. Easy lots for parking a towed rig. Very nice bathrooms at walnut and ok more primitive one at Big Creek in parking lots. Nearby camp sites, cabin rental and active Airbnb as sleep options.


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Old 08-01-2019, 01:09 PM
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Play Camden 2, not far from I 80 on the border of Illinois and Iowa. Also I 2nd the recommendation for Walnut Ridge.
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Old 08-02-2019, 01:42 AM
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Not any "must plays" in the Toledo area, but Woodlands Park in Perrysburg is an easy off/on from I-80/I-90. Great Blue Heron in Norwalk or Lake Shore Park in Ashtabula are both within 10 miles of the interstate and are the 2 best Ohio courses I've played close to your route.

If Lemon Lake doesn't fit in your Indiana plans, Rogers Lakewood in Valparaiso is a fun spin.

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Old 08-02-2019, 04:35 PM
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Thanks everyone...I'm putting together a list of possible good hits on the way home. I'd like to play one a day just to get out of the U-haul for a few hours.
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