June 12, 2015
Wind SW @ 7
As I got out of the truck I spotted 5-6 baskets in what appeared to be a pretty small park. It didn’t take long to spot a sign with information including maps of a Front and Back 9 Option. I also saw some covered picnic tables, restrooms and some play equipment. There are trees along the north and west edges while the east edge has a highway and the south edge as a park road. The course sets down in the park which means it is high around the edges giving it some elevation. The baskets are single chain and appear to be homemade. Some have numbers on top. Someone had mowed in the not too distant past.
Thankful for the maps, I started with hole 1 and discovered I was throwing through a swing set and when I got to the basket it was laying on the ground, but the chains were still hanging. When I got to Hole 3, I saw some semblance of a tee marker which I wasn’t expecting. That was not my experience on all the holes. It appears that whoever mows the park does so with a big tractor and rolls right over the tee markers.
Hole 4 is the first real challenge where you can't see the basket and the fairway bends along the trees and to the left. Your throw has to be somewhat low as to get under a tree as well. The basket was placed close to trees and tall grass. I imposed the tall grass as OB to make the course a little harder.
Basket 8 sits on the top of the ridge near the shelter which makes for an uphill shot. Being only 104’, going past could be a problem as the ground drops out pretty quick after the basket and you could get some pretty good roll.
Hole 9 goes into the trees and bends left. You can’t see the basket from the tee and the opening into the trees isn’t huge. You definitely want to be on the right edge, but not in the trees. It’s a fun finishing hole.
It’s a nice little park where a lot of fairways cross each other, which probably isn’t a problem as it doesn’t appear to be played much. I was tempted to take only mids/putters which would have been enough. The baskets are showing their age as a number of them were beat up a bit although none quite like Hole 1. I’m not sure any of the baskets were the same height.