I Was On Pace To Break The Course Record And Then I Played # 2!
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Pros: Walsh Park Disc Golf Course is located in Veteran's Memorial Park. This is a very large park with wide open green grass, some hills and some pretty thick brush and forest areas. The park has picnic pavilions, rest rooms and a popular walking path which seems to be everywhere.
The course which starts right next to the large pavilion, has a small kiosk with map. The teepads are newly poured concrete. They could be a little longer. The nice colored tee signs cover all the basics, hole #, distance, par, map and the next tee arrow. Each hole has a sponser. Some of them remember a loved one passed. The baskets are Mach ll's.
There is a sign below the course map stating that "King" Darrick Gorenflo holds the course record with 10 under par 45. Now Germany had their King Ludwig, we in Seattle have our king, "King" Felix Hernandez and I guess Fremont has their "King" Darrick. Speaking of the King's record, I threw in about a 75' pitch on hole 1 for a birdie. I thought for sure I was going to break the King's record but then things went to hell quickly and I ended up about 10 over. No record for me!
The course is fairly long in places, open on some holes and very technical in other places. This makes for a nice mix of throws and skills needed to score well here. # 3 is a fun 453' throw downhill to an open basket. # 8 is interesting at 297' with two good sized trees lined up directly in front of the basket giving you either a left or right route to the basket. # 9 is 600' and there is a ditch running the length of the hole to give you trouble. # 14 is another interesting little hole at 297' but you have to miss the power poles and the support wires which are both in your line.
Cons: I didn't like #'s 15-16-17. They're all three short little Ace runs around 200' but they three play down a narrow path and # 15 especially, has nasty rough and a ugly, drop off on your left the entire length of the hole. I really dislike holes which play down paths or roads.
The grass was about 6" on most of the course. But in defense of whoever is in charge of the mowing schedule, it has been rainy as hell lately.
Concrete pads could be longer.
Course could be muddy and probably slippery in places during rains. Some steps would be nice on a couple of holes.
Lost discs are a definite possibility on the wooded holes.
Other Thoughts: I liked this course but could have liked it much more if not for three factors, none of which are the fault of the course. Just my bad luck, I guess. My rating will be fair but my memory here might be a little tainted.
1. The grass was 6 inches high and very wet at 7 am. The grass is high because the mowers haven't been able to mow lately because of the rain and the grass was wet because I chose to play very early in the morning. My shoes and socks were soaked after about 3 holes.
2. I noticed some mosquitoes about the 9th hole. As I was applying my repellent, my little bottle ran empty. My mistake. When I got to the wooded holes starting at # 15, the little bastards were swarming me. I basically ran through those three holes trying to outrun the pesky mosquitoes. They chewed me up something mean.
3. I failed on my attempt to break "king" Darrick's record. Well, basically because I suck.
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