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Climb to the top, throw mostly downhill holes, end at the bottom. 19 57.58%
Play mostly uphill holes to the top, throw one reachable downhill 800 foot hole. 14 42.42%
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:34 PM
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300 foot hill. Would you rather:

Climb to the top, throw mostly downhill holes, end at the bottom.

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Play mostly uphill holes to the top, throw one reachable downhill 800 foot hole.
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:43 PM
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Uphill holes are the pits. The fewer, the better imo.
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Old 05-27-2019, 12:26 AM
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Not really sure what you mean by 300 ft hill.
Net elevation change = 300ft?

That'd be a helluva loong way to walk without throwing a disc.

Anyway, I'm a big fan of variety and Bal CE on a course. I say make use the hill on both directions if possible.

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Old 05-27-2019, 05:51 AM
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I would make the course so it goes up the hill but not always up with some no up or down holes in getting to the top using the terrain to guide me where to go, few down on the way up.

Climb to the top unless it is a ski lift, is no fun. The ski resort with ski lift for Disc Golf playing at the top for 9 holes then throw down for a long hole was fun, the course also had a lower 9 for the course that was also the 10-18 for the rest of the course in case one did not want to pay to use the lift. To play the lower 9 was fun each hole had 2 sets of numbers 1-9 and 10-18 on them. The course was WISP Disc Golf Resort in Delaware that was fun except the baskets were Knock off recycled aluminum DB-5 that were staked to the ground so discs cut through the aluminum chains fairly easy. I played that course on vacation.
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:19 AM
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Should a 300' elevation drop be wasted on a single hole? You can make 3-5 nice elevation drops out of that!

But if you do, note that the 17 holes to reach the top have an average of 18' elevation gain each. If you siphon off half that in the transition walks between holes, it's even more modest.

Of course, the answer to the question not asked is, "Either choice is a waste of a 300' hill."

But forced to choose, I'd play uphill to get to the one downhill hole, because I'd rather play than just walk. But I wouldn't play that course very often.

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Old 05-27-2019, 07:54 AM
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Not really sure what you mean by 300 ft hill.
Net elevation change = 300ft?

That'd be a helluva loong way to walk without throwing a disc.

Anyway, I'm a big fan of variety and Bal CE balance on a course. I say make use the hill on both directions if possible.
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:23 AM
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I don't know how much elevation is lost at Solitude, but 18 holes of pretty much all downhill was pretty awesome. Throw in the option of 6 additional up and 3 additional down. Hmmm. Anybody want to take me to Utah?
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Old 05-27-2019, 10:08 AM
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At my age I'd take a cart (if available) to the top, hole #1, and play down the hill.
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:15 AM
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Course Design Rule #13708- don't compromise the quality of a bunch of other holes just to have one great one.

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If I have to walk uphill for any reason you had better let me throw down. The worst is throwing an uphill hole and then walking down to the bottom to throw uphill again. Ugh.

(There’s a local course that does this, so I’m triggered)

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