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Lebanon, MO 
Boswell Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: dudiablo Hole #5 (Taken 2/2011)
3 / 237ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #5 Tee Sign

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1    9/16/2012   9/19/2012
Review By: MiketheGoalie
Played: 58  Reviewed: 33  Exp: 10.7 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Huge, forgiving baskets wrap your discs in love whenever they approach. Concrete tee pads on every hole. Signage provided on the side of the restrooms. A somewhat logical flow (once you figure out the bat guano crazy layout) and you can take in the whole course from just about any tee. Good use of the available elevation and foliage on a couple of holes.
Cons: You have to throw at people in order to play this course. There's really no other way to describe it. Go, look at the photos, you'll see exactly what I'm talking about. Hole 1 has you playing from one side of the walking track to the other. Overshoot the basket (213 ft) by just a little bit and you're on the walking trail, in the parking lot, and/or a picnic area under the tree just beyond the trail. Hole 2 has you throw the long direction ALONG the walking trail, then over it where it turns (next to another large tree providing shade for a picnic table area) to get to the basket. Hole three has you throw anny up a hill along a road used for parking. Four has you throw back down the hill 220-ish feet toward a grove that is getting back near the walking trail. Hole five is up another hill toward the water park (not really in play though). Six is the manageable but you still end up skirting some playground equipment with a decent hyzer shot. Seven would be the most dangerous if not for nine. Hole seven forces you to throw over/between a jungle gym, swingset, and slide while also avoiding the maint. area beyond. 8 is pretty flat and long, but if your approach or drive goes awry you have a chance of being in the road or baseball field. Nine is the kicker though. DO NOT THROW THIS HOLE WHEN PEOPLE ARE PRESENT. You know, unless you WANT to get sued. You are expected (per the sign) to throw left of the concession stand (in order avoid the ballfield 30 ft to the right), right of the swingset, over the pedestrian bridge, miss the walking path and the splashpad and get in the basket in 363 ft. Redunkulous.

The signage provided is decent, and I appreciated it for attempting to explain the layout, but it leaves out some of the more useful landmarks. Hole one for instance could show the restroom that the sign is on as a basic navigation point sinc e the tee is just a couple of dozen feet away. The signs also don't have a consistent orientation of the holes and it gets confusing because they don't all include the walking path or road or ball field as navigation aids. Could use a north arrow or overall map but the real issue is the layout. If you have to denote things like a swingsets and jungle gyms and splashpads on your hole layout as thing to AVOID you probably shouldn't be putting a disc golf course in that location. I'm honestly surprised they didn't try to cram a hole in the little picnic area/playground on the south side of the park...
Other Thoughts: There are spots that hold water (based on the photos and look of the area) but it wasn't an issue on the day I played. Baskets are in great shape, but the fear of hitting park-goers is omnipresent. The only way to play this course is when it is vacant. That doesn't seem like an effective utilization of the park or the disc golf experience to me. It's dangerous and I would not recommend this course to anybody, even as a drive by since the last thing you'd want to do is brain a local and then leave the state.

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