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If you like your courses open ...
If you like your courses tight ...
Course plays in a counter-clockwise fashion in the wide open space at the front of a small college campus. What elevation is available is used - about half the holes have some elevation change, about half the holes are perfectly flat. Minimal obstacles - a tree or two near a few baskets.
With 2/3rds of the holes in the 200'~300' range, there should be some birdy opportunities, while the other three holes will avail you the opportunity to crush your favourite distance driver.
Teesigns have been installed. Natural tee locations denoted by red-n-white in-ground blocks. From tee-1, the most obvious basket, straight ahead, is number-7 - basket-1 is to the right, near the intersection. Bit of a walk from basket-6 to tee-7.
If you like your courses open, give it a try. If you like your courses tight, you won't find it here.
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Work in Progress
Pros: -nice new baskets and signage.
-The course was donated by the outgoing 2010 senior class, pretty cool parting gift.
-high visibility for the student body, I can't imagine any Bridgewater students not at least knowing what disc golf is by the time they graduate thanks to this course.
-it's in a field, therefore mowed, hard to lose a disc.
-Nice place for a quick lunchtime round or a good place to bring beginners.
-Everything is wide open so it's a good course to bring a stack of drivers too and practice as you play. Better then boring old field work.
Cons: -The tee pads are listed as "rubber mats," and maybe these are still in the works, but at of 10/16/11 it's still grass tee pads. Most of the pads are fine though with the exception of #5 which is on very uneven ground.
-Being in a field there is very little variety. The two par 4s are simply 500 ft holes, and it'd be hard to imagine a decent player with a 250 ft drive picking up any bogey's on the par 3s.
-Holes 2-6 play through a drainage field for the surrounding neighborhood. The area is always wet as far as I can tell and going from hole 4 to 5 and walking the fairway on hole 5 you are forced to walk through the wettest parts.
-I think the College was concerned about discs ending up in the pond, so the tee pad placement on hole 3, which could have been a nice drive over the water barely utilizes it.
-tee pad 7 is far away from the 6th basket and it might be confusing if you're not familiar.
Other Thoughts: -I think course like this are great additions to the sport and to the local disc golf community. Every course can't be located on tens of acres of country side and if there's an opportunity to add a course anywhere I'm glad people take the time to get it done. That being said, the landscape available just wasn't varied enough for any designer to do much with. Elevation and trees are used when every possible at BWC but there aren't much of either and the course doesn't offer much variety as a result.
-If you're travelling/visiting I would skip this course and go to Westover Park (Harrisonburg), Kiwanis DGC (Staunton), or Greene County Community Park.
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