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Nothing to see here, please move on
It's a struggle to come up with a list of Pros for this course... If you play on a school day so there's no kids in the park it's a decent little course. Well, that is if you're in one of the only groups of golfers on the course, any more than that and it's dangerous. Baskets will all catch alright, but most are older generation, single-chain DISCathers. There's a creek in play that adds a bit of a challenge on hole #3.
The course runs through and around a multi-use park with playgrounds, and ball fields (baseball, soccer, tennis, and basketball). There are bathrooms convenient to the course.
Sadly the list of Cons for Bohnam is lengthy. Fundamentally, the course is not safe. It plays through, literally, the soccer field on #2, the baseball field on #6/7, the basketball court on #8, the playground on #1/9, and tennis courts on #4. That leaves only #3 and #5 that don't really interfere with other park amenities.
The tees are way too close to the previous basket. This is apparent when walking down the fairway of #1 and you walk through #2's tee box before getting to #1's basket. Overthrow #2's basket by 25' and you hit players on #3's tee. Hole #4 throws at #5's tee box.
There are penciled in, artistically hand-drawn, mandos on almost all of the tee signs. These mandos look like they try to avoid most of the park amenities, but they have some significant problems of their own.
First, they require throws that aren't real disc golf shots (u-turns, riciculous snaking s-curves). Second, they turn a 228' hole into a Par 5 or 6. Lastly, they endanger other parts of the park in deference to what they're trying to protect.
We never found the tee marker for hole #6.
When the course at Camelot got pulled, the baskets were installed at Bohnam Park.
This is by no means a destination course. If you're desperate to check it off your "Played" list go early on a school day to minimize the other park interference, otherwise you'll be skipping multiple holes on an otherwise mediocre course anyway.
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Pros: This is a fairly open course with no elevation changes but makes good use of the trees and creek that are there to create a variety of shot requirements and distances making for a fun round but (see Con #1)...
There is a sign at every tee pad with Hole #, Par, and Distance but (See Con #2)...
Cons: 1. This course shares land with too many other areas of the park making a potentially dangerous situation. There is a playscape that you throw around on hole #1. There is a soccer field you throw around on hole #2. There is a tennis court you throw around on hole #5. There is a bathroom you throw around on hole #6. There is a basketball course you throw around on hole #8. Hole #9 has you throwing back around the playscape where you started. If anyone is using any one of these facilities you have to skip that hole which makes this nine hole course not worth driving to for a round because yo will probably have to skip multiple holes. We played early Sunday morning and there was noone at the park so it was playable.
2. There are some hand drawn maps on the signs that show mandatories around all the other "facilities" in the park. The distances appear to be accurate for those mandotories only. For instance on hole #2 the posted distance is 330' but if noone is there you can throw straight across the soccer field and it's only 250ish ' . Hole #6 is over 500' around a bathroom but if you throw straight at the basket it's probably 350'. Some of these hand drawn mandatories are silly like the one that requires you to stay in a four foot wide strip of land between the sidewalk and the road.
Other Thoughts: If you live close this course would be ok for practicing but if you're traveling from out of town just skip this one.
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