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 9 Holes on Campus

2-4    4/29/2011   4/29/2011
Review By: jongoff09
Played: 33  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 8.5 Years
This review was updated on 11/4/2011
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Pros: -Very easy to get to off the highway
-Good use of available land. Not a lot of land to use, but it uses it well. A creek runs through the course and is in play on most holes. Really makes you think about the shot you are going to play. I think the course could go into the woods a bit more, but it is good the way it is.
-Risk vs. Reward is big here. Make a slight mistake by "going for it" could get your disc wet.
-Pretty open, so there isn't a whole lot to stop the wind. Makes disc selection critical.
-Overall a fun 9 holes.
Cons: -Very flat feeling. Only one hole has much of an elevation change.
-Seemed repetitive. Most holes can be played with a straight throw that fades (RHBH/LHFH).
-Not a big variety of distance, I got to all of the holes with a putter or mid except for #9.
-A walking/jogging/biking path goes through the course and is in play on a lot of holes.
-Hole #8 just has one obstacle between you and the basket, a big tree.
-A lot of the holes are close together. You could hit someone on another hole if you are not paying attention, especially on #1-4. This also means that multiple basket may be visible from the tee. The only time I remember this though was the first tee. The basket right in front is actually basket #9. I had a guide however so I may not have noticed any others that may have been visible like that.

Construction of buildings is going on around current holes 3 and 4. These holes will likely have to be moved because they are unplayable as they are now and the buildings will be in the way once they go up.
Other Thoughts: -It is a fun course, I will definitely be back to play it.
-The course is on campus, so it will probably be busy with students a lot of the time.
-The course isn't wide open, but it isn't at all wooded. You still have to hit your line in order to get in the circle.
-The creek is about 10-12' in width and varies in depth. Some places you can see the bottom, and other places may be >4' deep.
-Hole #2 forces you to throw over the creek. There is a pipe that you can balance yourself to walk across it on, or you can go to the right and around the creek near the basket to cross a bridge.
A couple of cinder blocks have now been put in the creek to aid in crossing the creek beside the pipe. You can walk right on them easily to get across.
-The tees are natural and not marked in any way. You just tee off to the right of the post. A couple of holes have you tee off on the walking path.

Hole-by-Hole: *Creek is OB on all holes. **Release angles assume RHBH/LHFH
1. Roughly 300'. Creek up the left and the basket is tucked close to creek and behind a tree. Long isn't good either. Safe drive is right and a bit short, but to get the deuce, you will have to hit a long putt or be aggressive with the drive.

2. 220'. Drive goes across the creek and the basket from the tee is close to the creek. Deep or right is wet. Good shot here will be a bit left of basket and will leave a make-able birdie putt, just don't miss the putt and blow by and into the creek.

***3. Fairly straightforward 260'. Large tree in front of the basket and a tree to the right of the flight path that will slap a hyzer right down if thrown too wide. Walking path left of basket that is played as OB on it I believe.

***4. 285'. Basket about 20' in front of creek and about 20' behind the walking path. Two trees act like goal posts to the basket from the tee, they are right before you get to the walking path. Hyzers or anhyzers around the trees are risky, but are probably the easiest ways to get a deuce.

***See update in cons section

5. Close to 320'. Creek is directly in front of tee and meanders its way along to the left of the fairway. The basket is about 50' to the right of the creek. A couple of trees to the right of the basket could knock down a hyzer or get in the way of your approach if you miss over there with your drive.

6. Double Mando off tee. 280'. Creek is left and the first tree after the mando is right. Most challenging hole because pin-point accuracy is needed for a deuce. Best shot shape is a backwards S shot that gets left of first tree passed mando and straightens out toward the basket. Creek is also about 35' passed basket.

7. Downhill and about 345'. Large tree hinders wide hyzers and a cluster of trees around basket want to get in the way of your approach or putt.

8. 270'-280' around a large tree. Left is wide open and there are some trees to the right that could slap a hyzer right out of the air.

9. Longest hole at 445'. Creek runs down the right and a couple of trees at about 330' from tee could get in your way.

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