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Old 03-06-2020, 08:58 AM
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Its hard to remember any single bad hole on an otherwise ok course. Several badly designed whole courses come to mind, though: New Plymouth in ID, Strawberry Fields for Rover and Wenatchee Rotary in WA, Bulldog Bayou in MS, Reeds DGC in OR.
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Old 03-06-2020, 09:07 AM
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This thread is entertaining.

Let me submit this -- Hole 7 at St. Bernard (a little 9 hole course in central Cincinnati -- currently in disrepair due to school construction).

I mean, hey, what could go wrong on this tee shot?


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Old 03-06-2020, 09:26 AM
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A hole on a course near me has a similar hole where you are forced to throw over a skate park. It’s close enough to the pad that getting past it isn’t a big deal but there are always kids playing there. Throwing over kids is just sketchy.

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Old 03-06-2020, 10:40 AM
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... Throwing over kids is just sketchy.
Then don't. It's just disc golf. You're the only one who can tell you whether to throw or not.

The course layout has no power over your judgement.

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Old 03-06-2020, 10:52 AM
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Seems like we’re two courses into a college campus worst 18 courses. The worst 18 college course holes would be a sight to behold. Some of them make you scratch your head. I wonder how much new construction — BIGGER, BETTER DORMS — screw up college courses.
I'll throw Montana Western's course into the mix.

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Old 03-06-2020, 11:08 AM
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None of the course has teepads from what I could see. But the entire 9 holes is a conglomeration of bad holes.
1, 2, and 3 are in a triangle in an open field between dorms. All three holes are within 15' of a sidewalk. The only safe place to play those holes from would be from the sidewalk corresponding to those baskets.

4-9 are at another part of the campus about 400 feet away. Those play in the area between the academic dorms and a main road in the town. The square footage of that area is about 2 football fields. There is a particular hole that plays alongside a less-traveled road, about 300 feet, toward the main road. Also, there is a drop-off between the campus and the main road of about 5', so any shot that goes more than 20' long is going into the road. All of the other holes play over sidewalks, except for one, which is about 10 feet away from a sidewalk.

Thankfully I played there in the summer when the campus was barren and the town wasn't as busy. I still managed to hit a car.
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But I remembered a discussion about this "course" a while back, and it came to mind.


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Didn’t take any photos from the ground. Hole 17 was decently fun on an empty course and campus. Otherwise...

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Old 03-06-2020, 12:06 PM
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Then don't. It's just disc golf. You're the only one who can tell you whether to throw or not.



The course layout has no power over your judgement.


Meh. The hole I mentioned is only about 280 feet. It probably takes about 200 to clear the skate park. The pad is ever so slightly elevated so as long as you’re careful it really isn’t a huge deal.

The silly part is there’s plenty of space around this hole and moving the basket maybe a hundred feet left would pretty much take the skate park totally out of play.

Honestly, I don’t know if the course or the skate park was there first so either the hole playing over the park was a bad idea or building the park in the middle of the disc golf fairway was a bad idea.
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Old 03-06-2020, 02:11 PM
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Arapahoe Comm College, could put half the course in this thread. And most of the course is unplayable if school is going on and people are moving about. Do yourself a favor and take a look at the Media section for the course.

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/media...64&mode=media#

But I guess I would submit Hole #2, if I recall you throw from the top of the steps right in front of a building door. Throw over another walkway and the basket is tucked between two trees right up against the building. We played it once years ago just to bag a course, it was during summer and school was somewhat in session. Took our time and made sure coast was clear before throwing, but man this design was not well thought out at all.
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