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Old 08-23-2019, 04:15 PM
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Shorewinds blue course at lakeside state park in western NY is a par 71 and plays every bit as challenging as par would indicate. I think these type of courses are great for tournament golf, but for casual, everyday play a fun yet demanding par 3 course is just fine.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:23 PM
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Three Putt and Chuck already mentioned Ozark Mountain... looks like SSA was right around there but the par was listed at 72. that was my favorite course that has gone extinct.

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Old 08-23-2019, 04:38 PM
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A topic, maybe a bit related?, I considered asking here has to do with earth moving and terra forming for a disc golf course as is done in ball golf.
I believe there was considerable earth moved in construction of Parc des Familles, a John Houck course in a Louisiana cypress swamp.
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Tyler State Park East, long tees to the C pins was a true par 72 until the last couple years in which the emerald ash borer forced a lot of tree removal and knocked a couple of the par 5s to par 4. Though 72 at last year's Yetter, played on the post EAB culling course, was rated 999.
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Do you think the future of disc golf will see the standardization of a par layout like ball golf or remain somewhat inconsistent like it currently seems to be? Would it even benefit the sport? Interested to hear everyone's thoughts.
Will more championship courses lean that direction? Yes. Will leaning that direction be the norm for all new courses installed? Nope. Would it benefit the sport if it did? Not really.

I see absolutely no benefit in disc golf trying to mimic every aspect of ball golf precepts, especially in respect to this overwrought debate over "par". Using ball golf constructs to establish disc golf par is why every discussion thread on the subject turns into a dumpster fire.

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Old 08-24-2019, 12:23 AM
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Jeez I hope not. I love the diversity of course types and pars and challenge that this sport offers, it's why I don't play 'ball golf' anymore, monotony. I wish there were more longer par 54 courses with crazy tough holes. Todays top pros eat up the par 4s and 5s because most take the challenge off of the tee shot. I think disc golf should make every effort to NOT standardize or follow ball golf......except the money of course.
Nice summarization of my thoughts takman. I don't think we should be striving to make changes to be more like golf.

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I'm not sure if it applies to this but the bear at Highbridge Hills is listed at 71. Chuck would know more about this but all I know is that course was crazy hard. I only played the bear proper once. It was woodland bear before that. That course is nothing like a golf course though.
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Ozark topped 70 maybe even 72. Patterson Lake temp course for ND championships has also been in the 72 area.
I can vouch for Patterson Lake. It was a lot of big open shots but had the woods mixed in everywhere it could be. One of the more frustrating courses I have ever played.
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Reaching the goal of producing a true par 72 course, whether blue or gold level, would be a great accomplishment but would your local casual players repeat play on it or bitch about how its too hard and takes too long to play?

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Reaching the goal of producing a true par 72 course, whether blue or gold level, would be a great accomplishment but would your local casual players repeat play on it or bitch about how its too hard and takes too long to play?
I feel like this would easily be solved with some short tees. Ive played plenty of hard courses where the longs are a strong kick in the teeth but the shorts are a fun test.
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