#1  
Old 09-06-2009, 12:22 AM
Innovastar Innovastar is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cambridge, OH
Years Playing: 10.6
Courses Played: 16
Posts: 46
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Wooded vs. Scenic

I am proposing an 18-hole course at a local park around one of the larger lakes in the state. As i was walking trying to layout potential holes I found alot of holes along the water with great views. Most of the holes have mature trees in play and elevation changes. There is also plenty of land that is totally wooded with and with out clearings and paths away from the water. There are some big slopes and ravines in the woods. My question is, would you prefer more holes in the scenic area or a balance between the two?
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-06-2009, 12:23 AM
Midnightbiker's Avatar
Midnightbiker Midnightbiker is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Humble, TX
Years Playing: 12.3
Courses Played: 59
Posts: 8,695
Niced 9 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I like to have a combo of both.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-06-2009, 12:33 AM
Innovastar Innovastar is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cambridge, OH
Years Playing: 10.6
Courses Played: 16
Posts: 46
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

That os what i was envisioning, a couple of the guys I play with went out with me to walk around and find a few signature holes and they were talking about using alot of the scenic ones because they were already cleared and the wooded holes would need a little work. I would rather put a little work into it and make it a great course vs. just a nice one.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-06-2009, 01:40 AM
mashnut's Avatar
mashnut mashnut is offline
*Super Moderator*
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Escondido, CA
Years Playing: 17.6
Courses Played: 828
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 14,396
Niced 29 Times in 17 Posts
Default

If you have enough room, make a course out of your more open scenic land, and make a course out of your tougher wooded land. If not, I would definitely say make a mix of different types of holes.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-06-2009, 01:57 AM
mickas's Avatar
mickas mickas is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Madison Wisconsin
Posts: 809
Niced 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

i ussually don't mind a little extra walking between holes to get a mix of both, don't be afraid to make people walk to get a variety of wooded and scenic holes, just be sure you have the funds for signs directing people
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-06-2009, 02:15 AM
RHINESEL's Avatar
RHINESEL RHINESEL is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Years Playing: 10.2
Courses Played: 7
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,619
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I would like both. Especially a transition hole or two. Like driving out of the woods into a beautiful scenic basket location or teeing off by the water and plunging into the trees.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-06-2009, 03:42 AM
A.Mutt's Avatar
A.Mutt A.Mutt is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Central Ohio
Years Playing: 16.3
Courses Played: 46
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,350
Niced 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I'm more of a wooded course guy but I do love a good open, scenic hole. On transition holes, I personally prefer ones that start in the open and finish in the woods. I like that that kind of hole requires very accurate drive placement.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-06-2009, 05:43 AM
wolito's Avatar
wolito wolito is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Years Playing: 12.6
Courses Played: 87
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,516
Niced 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Definately try to balance it out. Lake Lewisville in Texas has some very nice looking shots that go right up to the water of the lake, then the rest of the course dives in to a mildly wooded section. The water holes do stick out though.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-06-2009, 07:54 AM
solomon.trenton's Avatar
solomon.trenton solomon.trenton is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winchendon, Massachusetts
Years Playing: 11.1
Courses Played: 89
Throwing Style: LHBH
Posts: 11,544
Niced 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

if you decide to do woods stay away from sudden dropoffs and ravines as you dont want someone getting hurt.
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 09-06-2009, 10:05 PM
Innovastar Innovastar is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cambridge, OH
Years Playing: 10.6
Courses Played: 16
Posts: 46
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for the great input. I hope to get a meeting set up next week to meet with the head of this park. Going to present a first run of and 18-hole course to him via an aerial map modified in paint. Will let you all know how it goes.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the most beautiful/scenic course you have played? Countchunkula Disc Golf Courses 248 06-26-2019 09:28 PM
Scenic Vista - Lisbon, OH mrclc Disc Golf Courses 5 07-07-2018 11:09 AM
How wooded do we like it? Dave242 Disc Golf Courses 84 02-03-2013 11:52 PM
Scenic Courses Daffron24 Disc Golf Courses 82 11-01-2010 05:08 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.