Rochester, NH 
Spaulding High School DGC Share

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 its a course

2-4    8/9/2013   8/28/2013
Review By: 603dischucker
Played: 14  Reviewed: 2
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: there is home made baskets placed around the school. I usually make up my own layout and work on certain shots
Cons: no teepads
no signage
basket chew up disc
not playable during after school hours during the school year

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 At least Disc golf is spreading...

1    11/11/2012   11/12/2012
Review By: jtreadwell
Played: 92  Reviewed: 28  Exp: 10.1 Years
This review was updated on 12/5/2012
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Free
-Baskets are numbered
-It's a course
Cons: - No indication of tee locations
- Baskets are junky and homemade
- Most baskets full of trash
- Buildings, busy roads, chain link fences, and track and field equipment come into play on all holes.
- Basket 2 not installed/already stolen?
Other Thoughts: When a friend reported spotting chains at my former high school, I was pretty excited. There is a large, underutilized forest behind the school that would have been perfect. Instead, 8 subpar baskets (and a spot for a 9th) were crammed into and around the already cluttered athletic field. There are no teepads or even indications of where to tee off from, and to discover the layout I had to walk the course backwards from hole 9. If the baskets weren't numbered (thank god for small miracles) it would have been impossible. As it was, I played from basket to basket when possible, and found a nearby location that made at least a little sense when it wasn't. I'm sure the coach knows where the tees are, but it would be nice if he keyed in the rest of us. After locating basket one, I picked a location about 250ft. away to shoot from and almost broke a window on a GOOD drive! The basket is tucked into a corner where two parts of the high school building meet, and is likely to cause issues in the near future. Hole 2 plays to the left of it (looks to be about 150ft at most), but the basket wasn't installed yet. From there, I had to weave around some fences and pick a spot near the bleachers to shoot over the field towards the busy road. This was actually one of the better holes at around 300ft, wide open. Hole 4 played to the left of 3 about 150ft in a wide open field. Hole 5 (another decent playing hole if you overlook the potentially catastrophic design flaws) plays in the same direction about 325ft to the corner of the field. There are some large trees to shoot between and a decent landing zone, but Wakefield street is immediately to the right and a turned over drive could easily end up on the busy road. Basket 6 is about 25ft from basket 4, and from 5 you shoot back towards it, directly at a small set of bleachers. You have to hop the fence again unless you're willing to walk about 1/8 mile out of your way (it's a small fence, but if feels kinda sketchy). Hole 7 is a clusterf*ck. From basket 6, the only semi reasonable path I could see to the basket labeled "7" was between the back of the bleachers and a ton of other sports equipment and structures. Guarding the basket is a tall chain link enclosure that, being tall and locked, would ensure a slightly off line approach would not be retrievable without even sketchier fence jumping. Basket 8 is about 50ft away from basket 7 and I could not for the life of me figure out where the tee could be to make it any good. Hole 9 was a ways away, and if I hadn't seen it from the parking lot I would have been lost at this point. It runs along a 10 - 20ft wide strip of grass parallel to a parking lot on the right and the tall fence on the edge of the athletic field on the left. the 150 - 350ft hole (depending on where you tee off) is a disc meets car scenario waiting to happen. Thankfully the only car there was my own and I played to avoid it and took a safe 3. Play and safety wise this course is a disaster, but there is a small silver lining. Seeing courses at and around more schools is a great way to grow the sport, and even if the course is terrible, it's RIGHT THERE and even non-golfers will eventually figure out what it is. I see this dangerous, poorly designed course as a seed, and even in poor soil, a seed will grow if taken care of properly. Take a look if you have absolutely no expectations and want to bag a course, otherwise, head to Spaulding's rival school, Dover High School and play the delightful Bellamy Park.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

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