Temp: 84 felt like 86
Winds SW @ 7
Ransom is your small town about a mile off the highway. It was quiet the day I drove up to Grissel Park on the west side of town except for the new roof being put on across the street. My first impression wasn’t great. I got out of the truck and there was a park, with the grass growing tall, that didn’t appear to be used. When I got out, the first basket I saw was old and I only saw a couple of the 12 that were ‘supposed to be there”. Yep, I wasn’t thinking very positively. There was no course sign/map, tee signs or tees. Thankfully, there was a map on DGCourseReview!
With the rain and tall grass, it didn’t take long for me to stop and spray down for bugs! I pulled the map up on my phone and off I went. Hole 1 was along the street and good starter hole. Hole 2 was a blind shot and I had to walk up to find it. It was a dogleg right and then back left at the end. I finished hole 3 and started looking at hole 4 when I realized I had misjudged the course. It seemed that I was having to think on every hole! Hole 4 is a blind shot to the right around the pond which is basically dry but it is heavily circled by trees. For me it was a big anhyzer and my Hatchet landed about 5’ away!
As I look back, I’m glad I slowed down and enjoyed what the course had to offer. There was a dry pond in the middle crowded with trees. There were some buildings along the south side and the NE corner was bare. Trees were spread out in the rest of the park. A simple thing to do to make it more fun would be to mow it. I just don’t know how much action that park sees. From a disc golf perspective, I’d say it has some good potential if there were a few people in the area that would take it on as a project. The usual, tee signs, would be a great improvement. I don’t know that I’d make it my destination, but if I was traveling close and had some time, I’d play it again!