Dahlgren, VA 
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Uploaded By: prerube Hole #11 (Taken 5/2010)
3 / 288ft.   3 / 288ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #11 Basket

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5+    9/4/2017   7/30/2017
Review By: rudy1337
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 1.2 Years
This review was updated on 9/5/2017
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Course is WIDE open and a great place for an introduction to the sport. Perfect for working on just about any and every shot (minus rollers) without real lost disc consequences.
Multiple tee pads on most holes giving some options to play the hole differently.
Cons: #3 and #7 are opportunities to lose a disc. #3 is a great hole if the standing dead tree directly in front of the straight line to the hole was removed.
#7 would be fine if there was only a tee pad. When building the ponds, they evidently removed it and never replaced it. All carry over water with typical wind off of the Potomac and throwing off of unlevel ground presents a challenge.
#4 basket was moved now having the teepad face the wrong direction. So another hole you end up throwing off of grass. No risk of losing a disc, so less of an issue.
Base does a terrible job at maintaining the course. Trees and limbs will fall and are never cleaned up, when it does get mowed, the mowers simply mow around the debris leaving it lay. Mowing schedule is about once every three to four weeks. Field grass is typically above your knees.
Other Thoughts: Play it almost daily after work as part of a workout. We run and do exercises after each hole. Ends up being about 2.5 miles worth of running and 180 reps of some exercise if you do 10 of something at each hole.
Tip: Start on hole 16, Skip 1, 2, and 3. Replay 16, 17, and 6 using the alternate tees on 17 and 6. Saves quite a bit of time. Jogging to disc using this sequence, you can play 18 holes in less than an hour typically.

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1    9/8/2012   9/15/2012
Review By: swatso
Played: 528  Reviewed: 369  Exp: 9.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Flush-to-ground concrete teepads. Half the holes have a second teepad, adding an average length of ~130' to these holes. Teesigns at every teepad.

Other than isthmus-hole #3, and thick brush/water on left side of short number-4, minimal chance to lose a disc, and when combined with an average length of ~290' from the short tees, makes this a course suitable for those early in their disc golf career.

Easy course to find, and with the online map, navigate.
Teepads are small - 3'x6'.

Most holes are quite open, with a few scattered, large hardwoods near some of the baskets. Most holes are quite flat, with about a third having some minor elevation change.

Access - unless you can get onto the base, you can't play it. Walking path somewhat near some of the middle holes.
Other Thoughts:
Hole-3 is quite interesting. Although only 230' away from the tee, the baskets sits in the middle of a ~60' circumference circle of land, surrounded by a narrow band of thick-but-short brush, which is backed by lilypad-laden water. A 15'-wide path connects this circle to the land on either side. So, how good are you at sticking your disc in the landing circle from 230' away? That's what you'll need to do to not find the water - or hope the brush stops you if you're a bit long. A bit short? Well, unless you're disc skips off the front water like a stone, you're not making it.

The other holes are pretty much check the distance, account for the elevation, choose the appropriate disc, and throw straight - needing to avoid a tree late on about half the holes.

If you like them open, mostly flat, and having multiple opportunities for ace runs and/or birdys, give it a go!

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