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Uploaded By: timg Hole #11 (Taken 3/2009)
3 / 201ft.   3 / 315ft.   3 / 363ft. Par / Distance:
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1    6/9/2011   6/27/2011
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.7 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course plays on a ball golf course, it's not the most exclusive ball golf course but it's still impeccably maintained by disc golf standards. The layout has two baskets per ball golf hole, typically one on the left and one on the right. Many of the holes have two to three tee options which are nice grass tees that are level and in nice shape. They don't change the shot all that much, but they can change the distance quite a bit. A small pond comes into play on one hole, with one basket playing along the water on your upshot and the other with a water carry if you take the aggressive route.

The area is flat, but there are some small man-made hills. A few are used to protect some pins, and a couple are on the slopes offering some roll-away potential. A handful of shots call for left and right turning drives, I was expecting wide open shots and there weren't too terribly many. A couple holes were shorter and reachable, the rest were a mix of moderate to long shots with a couple nice bombs that required multiple drives.
Cons: The course is a little pricey for 9 tees and 18 baskets, even without renting a cart. Ball golfers tend to be slower, they let us play through but it still ended up being a pretty slow round. The course map isn't always totally accurate, making it difficult at times to know where to throw. A couple of the holes play parallel, and with the baskets on the edge of the fairway it's possible for errant shots to head toward other players. Though the terrain and trees available were used well, there are still several pretty open shots.
Other Thoughts: Newer players might be pretty frustrated by the distance on most of the holes here. More experienced players will find some nice challenges, and a surprising amount of variety for a flat ball golf course. I probably wouldn't want to pay quite this much on a regular basis for this level of course, but I had a good time playing it once.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


1    9/5/2009   9/12/2009
Review By: Lhana
Played: 4  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 8.3 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The baskets are spread out. Challenging at some baskets. Nicely kept grounds. Beer on tap, food, and drinks. Nice selection of discs for sale. Lights until 9:50.
Cons: The pricier of the courses Ive been too. Soggy at some parts, so be careful on getting your cart stuck. Some baskets are a little confusing to find...but you'll get it.
Other Thoughts: One of my favorite courses

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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