Mid Flights at the Oasis
Pros: -Beautiful little grassy oasis with mature trees
-Some surprisingly challenging lines.
-Serves a huge area without other courses!
-Very fast 'sunset rounds'. But not pitch and putt.
-Easy to navigate and good use of available land.
Cons: -Deer poo and MANY park facilities on course.
-Can only do so much with the small park footprint.
-2 holes could cause some problems. See below.
Other Thoughts: Full Disclosure: As I did with 'Whistlestop' in Raton, I am giving this course a 1/2 point bump up for location. It is the ONLY course in south central Wyoming and so it serves us well just by being there.
Deer Field is your classic 'Park Course'. There are picnic, playground, and other features right ON the course. In reality, the course is right ON the local family park. The toughest drive throws right over the main picnic and gathering grounds and downhill totally blind. YIKES. Can you say lawsuit?
That said, for my 3 rounds on 2 visits I had no trouble at all throwing safely around a few locals out strolling. Do notice that a standard RHBH Hyzer on Hole 2 could easily land in someone's yard or even break a window.
There is parking right at the practice basket, near hole 1. The layout is tight and flows pretty well. On my 2nd visit I played the course in 27 minutes flat without rushing much and had time for several mulligans.
Tee-pads are a minimal mix of grass, dirt and sidewalk, but they work for the shots required. A big arm could bring a couple putters and mids. But there are some 325'+ holes.
The course is a nice compromise: very am friendly but just enough tricky lines to keep a pro interested. There are super easy par 4s that can be eagled and I would guess that shooting a 27 would be rated about 860 or so.
I have stopped twice now to play Deer Field and would stop again anytime I am stuck on this long stretch of I-80 that has little to see but this little peach of a course.
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The crown jewel of Rawlins!
Pros: -Grass. If you have ever been to Wyoming, you know how beautiful grass can be!!
-Well maintained course.
-Offers some technical holes due to elevation change, blind shots, wooded areas, length, or a combination of these.
Cons: -Rather short course.
-People [who are using the park for other reasons] like to congregate right in the way, and seem not to realize there are people playing disc golf (even after numerous whistles, yells, etc.)
-Can be rather tough to navigate your first time, so it would be best to spin this course with someone who can help you with the layout.
Other Thoughts: This course is located in a public park, so there are often many people around for purposes other than frolfing. The Rawlins police department also likes to patrol this area heavily, but if you obey the rules they shouldn't give you any hype.
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Pros: Nice grassy course with many tight shots between a variety of trees. Design and layout is relatively intuitive. Tee pads are grass or dirt and the baskets are good. Some elevation changes and a blind shot.
Cons: Seems I always find the sprinklers on at this course, although on this day it was refreshing. Relatively short course with some baskets that are tight to other park elements like picnic tables. No epic holes, just a good collection of nice holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a great place to stop for a break when traveling across I-80. Bathrooms on site and plenty of shade.
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