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tuttle creek park
Pros: lot of different lines to take here, multiple pin placements holes vary from 200-800ft huge 100 year old trees . concrete tee pads. some bomb shots some tight shots.
Cons: pay to play unless you have your ks state park vehicle pass
Other Thoughts: doubles are played here on tuesdays@530
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Not like the normal lake couse
Pros: Wide and long. Beautiful Scenery. Lake, course, camping, and scenery all great and right there at the course!
Cons: Flat and can be hard to navigate if you are unfamiliar. Due to construction (in 2010) there is no basket for #6.
Other Thoughts: Cross the street after #5 (or #6 if it is there) to find #7 tee pad. Also, cross after #9 to find #10 tee pad.
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Hucking at Tuttle Puddle
Pros: Simply said, this park is beautiful. I've been going to this park for years and have always loved it, so I'm a bit biased. As for the DG course, what's not to like, it makes up for what it lacks.
For instance, the distance is awesome. It starts out short and simple on 1-3 and the pars are easy to get. From there on through the 700 ft monster at 7 it's all about power.
Number 4 is behind a huge cedar and can make for a tough par 3 unless you have some serious snap.
On 5 you must shoot the gap between two massive Cottonwoods with a massive RHBH anhyzer to stay away from a nasty tree about 150 ft out on the right hand side.
7...well... it's long. If you throw a strong hyzer regularly it's easy to get into trouble with trees so stay closer to the road. If the basket is in the furthest position, you're a seriously awesome hucker if you get a 3.
9 is by the little fenced in power station. I usually throw a big anhyzer with my putter over it rather than try to shoot the 10ft gap between the two trees 60ft out. (The tree on the right is called the dead man's tree because...it's dead, but mainly because you'll think that you're about to get through and a virtually invisible twig will knock you down.)
12 has water 25 ft behind the basket and when you're already geared up to bomb your drives it's easy to overshoot.
13 is over a couple hundred feet of water and is famous for swallowing disc...the trees hang over the water so if you throw into the trees, down it goes into the drink. You can always swim for it if you don't mind the fish cleaning station being right there to ad such great fragrance and color. If you play it safe and stay over grass the south wind blowing hard through the gap in the trees will pushing your upshot/putts around, so beware.
15 offers the only elevation...about a 10 ft rise to a basket by the road. From there out its all about the bomb. 16 is a chance to show that huge roller or massive anhyzer if you've got it pegged.
There's 3 drainage creeks that come into play throughout the course as well, and they're not hard to find. I play in sandals usually just for that reason.
The par is fairly easily achieved at 63. 'Pro' par is 56, so that you play every hole a 3 except for 7 and 18. If you're really hard core play it all 3. My best is 58. If you honor the OB's (roads and across/in creeks) the strokes add up quick.
Cons: It can be hard to find the course without a map, so do some homework if you haven't been there.
The tee pads aren't marked either, so again get a map. There's usually some at the bulletin board by the parking area, if not, the park office to the north has some. The hours are 9 - 4 with a 1 hr lunch.
Other Thoughts: FYI:
Number 3 tee box is West of the 2 basket towards the creek, you throw South from it.
Number four tee box can really be hidden in the tall grass. If number 3 is in the position where you DO NOT have to throw over the creek (East side of creek) you must back track 100 ft to that culvert and head due West into the tall grass about 50 ft. Once you get close you'll see it.
Number 11 tee is hard to find also, once again it's basically due West from the 10 basket ACROSS the road by the big pole shelter and you throw South towards the pond from there.
Number 14 tee is north from 13 basket by the concrete pavilion about 300ft away.
17 is a 300 ft hike north from the 16 basket ACROSS the road and you throw back East towards the parking.
18 tee isn't easily visible from 17 basket, so head north along the creek about 100 ft to throw a nice 400 ft plus finisher between a narrow set of trees.
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Great Course for Airing it Out
Pros: At over 6000 feet this is a very long and open course. It's moderately wooded with very large trees that provide plenty of shade throughout most of the course. A stream is used nicely to provide an obstacle for 4 of the holes.
Cons: Very few elevation changes. The open-ness can make for a very windy course. This can make it difficult to manage the needed long drives. Course is closed a few weeks every July for Country Stampede.
Other Thoughts: Overall a fun course. If you want to practice those long drives and increasing your distance, this is the place to do it.
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