Bartlesville, OK 
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Hole #16 Blue Tee

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1    4/23/2022   4/25/2022
Review By: WD09
Played: 559  Reviewed: 55  Exp: 17.8 Years
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Pros: Great DISCatcher baskets, white for long and blue for short, both in the ground on most holes. (I remember 2 holes that had only one basket, but there could have been 3 or 4.)

Nice, large, level concrete tee pads on all holes. A long (blue) and a short (white) on almost all holes.

The course is very well-marked, with "next tee" arrows on every basket, color-coded poles on the tee signs for white and blue tees, and descriptive and accurate signage at every tee pad.

The course flows well and uses the topography of the property very well. The park is busy, but the course keeps players away from non-golfers.

The course is designed to be enjoyable for players of many skill levels and it does a great job of this. The combination of blue-to-blue is very long and challenging. White-to-white would be a great beginner or kid-friendly course. The white tees are not just shorter, but often provide a much different look. At least two of the holes at the back of the property (10 and 12, I believe), have separate fairways cut out for the separate tees. 12 is a particularly innovative design.
I was concerned at first that the course would be too wide open, as the first 5 holes play largely on open, flat ground, with a few trees to be avoided (although the areas around the pin are well thought out). But holes 6-16 of this course rank up there with some of the best courses I have ever played. There are beautiful shot-shaping holes through the woods and some 2-shot holes that require good placement off the tee and accurate approaches. I played blue-to-blue on all the holes, but there was no one behind me and I was able to play various combinations of tees and baskets on holes 9-16. It was a blast!

The woods gave a welcome reprieve from the crazy Oklahoma wind and would provide welcome shade on a hot summer day.
Cons: The lack of elevation change definitely stands out on this course. Holes 9-11 use a bit of elevation drop effectively, but overall this place is flat.

I don't prefer the "start in the open for a while and then go into the woods for a while" style of course that much, but I understand how that strategy was needed to prevent long walks to and from the parking lot, so that is a bit of a nit-picking criticism.

The creek that those back holes play around presents steep drop-offs and any discs that go down there would be a challenge to retrieve. I definitely played safe when I was near it.
Other Thoughts: This course took me by surprise, though it probably should not have. There were no reviews, but I saw "DiscGolfPark" and I trusted Mr. Jenkins to be doing great things.

I think (or at least hope) that the "naming sponsor" agreement with a dental practice is a beneficial model moving forward for installation and maintenance of great courses like this in other places!

I was planning to play all three courses in this area that day, but I enjoyed this one so much that I spent a lot of extra time here and only got to one of the other ones. I did not regret it. This course is definitely worth a visit and I will eagerly seek it out again whenever I drive through the area.

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