Is # 9 For Real?
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The Broadmoor Presbyterian Church is a large church with many buildings. At the far back of the parking lot is this nice, little wooded park area. The church has their it's own park. The course is squeezed into this small one block square area containing a swing set, benches and a storage building or two.
The pads are natural worn spots and the signs are the old school fiberglass ones. They just have the hole #. The baskets are pretty, dark blue DGA's. # 1 starts right in the corner and is a straight 190' throw down the fence line. Over the chain link fence on the left is a deep ditch. I would think about 50% of all youth group kids end up hysering into the ditch.
The # 2 sign is dead, killed by a falling tree, apparently. I had to turn over the body and verify that this was once # 2. The hole plays maybe 240' down through some trees. There is a fence on your left sans deep Ditch.
The # 6 pad is stuck way back in the farest corner. It plays straight down the fence line to a basket right next to the fence. So many players are going over that fence. # 7 is thus very short little right angle hole where you throw about 40' straight and then a 90 degree right turn to the basket which is only about 20 more feet away. # 8 is about 260' but possibly unplayable with a cars parked in the lot here.
And that brings us to # 9. I can't decide whether this is the most ridiculous hole I've ever seen or a remarkable hole. I'm going with the former, especially considering the players who play here. # 9 is 187' with a fence on your right and the parking lot on the left making the fairway about 35' wide but about 25' of this fairway is taken up with this deep ditch with steep sides and nasty, gunky green water. The basket sits about 3' past the end of the ditch and about 3' in front of a fence. This hole is easily advanced difficulty and the chance of your disc landing somewhere other than the minuscule patch of grass fairway between the ditch and the parking lot is very, very slim. I kinda wanted to throw this hole but instead, made the wise decision to skip it. I know I could hit that landing zone, maybe one out of ten times.
Cons: Huge chance of throwing over neighboring fences.
# 2 sign crushed. # 2's widow is suing the church for unsafe working conditions.
Course would be almost impossible to play if anyone else was in the park area.
Navigation is tricky. It took me a lot of surveying to figure out the layout.
Other Thoughts: This course might have been better served as a 6 hole course of as a true beginner course with 9 holes of around 100'. Hole 9 is not a hole for beginners, It's not a hole for rec players. Intermediate players and above would attempt to play it and probably complain to the high heavens. It's just not a fair or viable hole. The rest of the course is mostly playable. I wouldn't waste my Disc Golf credits playing here.
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