May I Operate The DC-9 Cat Today, Please?
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Pros: The Thousand Pines Christian Camp is one of those camps which provides every kind of recreational activity imaginable. They have a swimming pool, two disc golf courses, zip lines, paintball, BB gun course, skate park, volleyball, horseshoes, hand grenades, a malt shop, poker room, archery, etc. You name, they offer it! Kids shouldn't get bored here.
One thing I like about the disc golf course is they tended to hit their target audience. The course wasn't designed for advanced players. The baskets, while homemade and kinda ugly with single chains, catch well enough. The tee pads are natural and are in need of work. The tee signs are laminated and stuck on boards. Many are missing and without their helping me, I struggled with the navigation.
Does the lower course start right next to the skate park? I found a # 1 sign there. Or does it start way back by the Tree House? I kept walking up to tee pads with one or both signs missing.
Cons: The terrain leading from the Skate Park in towards the Tree House looks like a cross between an old logging site and a current construction zone. I finally decided this is the area where the camp offers heavy equipment operation. Little 9 year old Molly wearing her little pink hard hat with the cross on thle front, "May I take the DC-9 dozer out and push some dirt around today?" Camp Counselor, "Sure you can, Molly. Just be sure to buckle up your booster seat."
Some tee signs are set right at the front of the natural pads. Watch your follow through.
Navigation was a total nightmare.
There really aren't any Par 2's in disc golf? Even a little short 150' hole should be listed as a Par 3. I found Hole # 3, a 300', listed as a Pro Par 2. I can hear Dave Feldberg bitching now.
Other Thoughts: I found a few neat little holes like # 18 with the basket atop a small hill. But I never really knew where I was. Is this one course or two? Why are there two # 1 tee signs? I don't think this was the upper course? Who's on first? This was one of the most discombobulated courses that I've ever attempted to play. Good luck campers! You might want to stick to safer things like BB guns, paintball and operating heavy equipment, Molly!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Great camp course
Pros: The course plays through the lower part of the Thousand Pines camp. This course seems to have been designed for the younger campers, and is a nice complement to the hillier and longer upper course. There are several spots on this course with great views, and the course seemed clean and taken care of. The layout is easy to follow, and because it uses the same 9 baskets in both directions you can start and end anywhere.
Cons: The course is not designed to have multiple groups playing at the same time. With the same baskets being shot at from both directions, you could have some conflicts. Also, all the tees are within 10-20 feet of the baskets, definitely a safety issue without proper supervision. Several holes play through or near other camp activities as well.
This course has great shots for young campers with no disc golf experience, but I rate courses based on the same scale across the board. That means this one is too short and doesn't have enough challenge or variety to score highly for me, but that doesn't at all mean that I think it missed it's intended audience.
Other Thoughts: Beginners will have a blast here, the holes are short but have enough trees to present some challenges. More experienced players won't find much to test their skills here. Don't go out of your way for this one unless you just want to check off a couple courses or you're in the area and you want to introduce someone to the sport.
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