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Awesome Camp-Overgrown Course!
Pros: Trout Creek Bible Camp is very cool camp with plenty of things for the campers to do. They include the usual amenities such as a gym, open field, chapel and then others such as two swimming pools, a zipline, BB gun range, archery, BMX track and more. The course plays in and around the camp, through the camp buildings, down roads and paths and through some very thick underbrush and forrests. I was able to play on a Saturday just as all the camp counselors were packing it in. They provided me with a colored map of the camp and course. There are small concrete teepads, tee signs with distance and par and benches at most of the holes. The pars are written with beginners in mind. There are a couple of severe dogleg holes. Most holes are overgrown and covered with disc eating ferns. Length varies from 161' to 375'. Even though it's apparent that this course doesn't get a lot of play, there are sitll slightly visible paths from basket to the next tee.
Cons: You will have to search for your disc on even the shortest holes. Every hole here is a blind shot off the tee to a hidden basket. This course would frustrate campers beyond belief. They would lose interst after the first couple of holes.
Other Thoughts: This is another great place for a course but the designer didn't take into account his target group which is H.S. and Jr. Hi. students who have never played. They want to have a fun, non-frustrating experience here in the woods.
So, if I owned the title of Camp Director of Disc Golf Operations here at Trout Creek, (Say, I wonder what that job pays?) Here is what I would do.
I would shorten the course by about one-half.
Make it a pitch and putt with holes from 65' to 150'.
Make every basket clearly visible from the tee.
Making the holes shorter with visible baskets would involve a lot less clearing.
I would definitly utilize the way cool tree house for my # 9 tee pad.
By making this a virtual pitch and putt course, your chosen target goup would have a much more enjoyable introduction to our growing game of Disc Golf.
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