Winds S @ 4
Shortly after I started playing this sport, I thought I’d heard this course wasn’t worth playing except for the big tournament held here the first weekend of April every year. (The 2015 tournament will be March 28 due to Easter.) Because of that, I never thought much about making the trip up here other than to visit Discs Unlimited and pick up some new plastic.
The park is not real large and on this nice holiday, there were no other people around. The next thing I noticed was a lot of non-natural structure. There is a playground set, a small venue for performances, a swimming pool and a skate park. For the most part, the course avoids these things well enough for them to not be an issue. Hole 1 goes around the playground equipment and then the course skirts the outside of the park for the most part.
Overall, the course is fairly short as it stands. I’m not a long thrower, but with the average hole length at 289 feet, I should be looking at birdies or birdie attempts on most of these holes. At the same time, I liked the fact there are no gimmie holes because either the tee was compromised or the basket was protected. I wasn’t sure about OB so I played the obvious such as water, roads, ball field and playground equipment. The finishing hole is nothing special, but I did take a liking to hole 4 where you have to go up a ledge and through a hole in the trees.
I was kind of bummed there is no map for this course. I stopped at Discs Unlimited before hitting the course and the best they could do was tell me where Tee 1 was. Once I got started, it was pretty easy to find my way around. There were signs, but some were defaced or washed out by the sun and weren’t helpful. The thing that saved me was the uDisc app I use to track my scores. Someone had mapped out all 9 holes in it which showed distance and locations for tees and baskets. The Tee sign for Hole 9 was missing, but the pole was there. Hole distances are also available at dgcoursereview.com.
I’m very glad I stopped to play this course and would love to play it again. I’m going to make a concerted effort to get up there the end of March to play the annual tournament.
I updated this course in dgcoursereview.com.