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1    8/18/2012   9/18/2012
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1167  Reviewed: 1115  Exp: 39.4 Years
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Pros: This has got to be the most un-welcoming course in America! There are signs posted every 6 feet warning you that "Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted" and "Members Only." I had called the contact # and pleaded my case. He wasn't able to guide me but told me to inform anyone hasseling me that I had been given verbal permission to play. I felt like I was sneaking into Cold War era West Berlin. I could just imagine the wailing of the siren or the barking of the Gustapo's vicious guard dogs. I visualized my wife having to identify my machine gun riddled body, looking like Sonny in the Godfather.

The course itself sits in a nicely wooded area beyond the pool. It's got some slight elevation change and plenty of mature trees. There are nice benches, dual teepads making 18 holes and Discatchers with the yellow rims. The course, for as PRIVATE as it seems, appears to get a lot of use. There are worn paths between baskets indicating a high level of usuage. Also quite a few baskets have player's ACE markings scribbled on them.

# 5 and # 14 is a very cool hole. About 280', long tunnel shot to the basket with the fairway sloping down to the left. I liked it quite a lot.

# 9 and 18 plays to well done elevated basket.

The whole course has this wonderful forest smell to it.
And there seemed to be a 19th hole. I guess it's the cool elevated basket sitting atop a stump with the top of the basket about 7 and a half foot high.
Cons: Navigation was confusing between very little signage and dual tees. Add to the fact that I was trying to play a quick round and get out of there without being apprehended and prosecuted by the course police.
It's more of a technical course than an open course. No-where for big bomber drives.
Other Thoughts: It's a nice little course. It's a shame that more disc golfers aren't allowed to experience it. I would have liked to have been able to taken my time, enjoy the course for what it offers, without always looking over my shoulder waiting to be escorted off the premises.

And do you think a dip in their pool would have been out of the question?

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