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May Just Might Be The Best Month To Play This Course!
Pros: Big Cross DGC just opened in 2017 so the course is just getting broken in. Let me start by stating that I'm never much of a fan of desert disc golf courses. I usually find them to be on the unattractive side and just not very pleasant to walk through. Initially, I was liking this course a lot. There is enough elevation changes here to keep things interesting. The course is popular with walkers and there were three young ladies riding their horses here this morning.
The course has these great, extra long (14-16') concrete tee pads. The nice metal signs give you all the information plus have the next tee arrow on them. Now, you just have to be able to reminder to look for it. The nice yellow Discatchers show up very well in this landscape. The course has a nice combo of length and difficulty with three par 4's. Because there are no trees to navigate around, each hole is basically a straight throw.
My vote for signature hole here is the 295' # 4 with both the tee pad and the basket elevated above the valley in between. It's a pretty hole for this semi-desert course.
I think May is probably an excellent time to play this course. The Eastern Washington sun hasn't yet burned everything brown so there is still some green grass.
Cons: Con # 1. These stupid little Velcro like bushes that adhere themselves to everything. They are such a nuisance. I had to change my socks and spent probably 20 minutes trying to pull these little bastards off my shoes and shoelaces and still didn't get the majority of them. So tonight, my ankles are all scratched up and itchy.
With all this thick desert foliage, finding your disc can be a challenge. It all looks the same and makes keeping an eye on your throws extra important.
Wind will usually factor into your rounds here.
Other Thoughts: As I stood at the farthest tee from the parking lot and gazed around, looking west, I believe, was a lovely lush, green grassy park. It pisses me off that park's department constantly let us build our courses on these crummy, vacant lots that no-one knows what to do with but excludes us from enjoying the lushness of some of the beautiful parks.
In conclusion, this course is fairly well designed and definitely challenging. The little Velcro sticky things are a major turn off for me. The only solution as I see it is to wear gaiters and I can't see wearing gaiters with shorts on in this hot weather.
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