Temp: 82, feels like 83
Wind SW @ 9
The main part of the park has high outsides and a lower middle. I’ll discover that a road at the south end isolates a small piece between it and railroad tracks. There is also a piece attached to the NE corner that includes a water tower.
Driving up to Scout Park I could see a number of baskets right away. The main part of the park had been mowed with the sides a bit taller. There are no tees/signs so it’s safari golf and basket 9 is just south of the red building and blue gazebo. It’s a tight short course that provides quick play.
It follows a basic loop path with your first throw to the southwest. I had two hiccups and the first comes after hole 2. I guessed that basket 3 was to the NE under the tree for a short throw. When I got there I was labeled as basket 4. I finally looked across the road to the SE and there was a basket sitting up on a ridge near the railroad tracks. Back to basket 2 to throw again. Obviously, traffic becomes an issue although it is not a main thoroughfare.
Then it’s back to basket 4 under the tree and up the east side to basket 6. This is where I had my second hiccup. I couldn’t find basket 7 although I could see baskets 8 and 9. I knew it had to be on that NE extension of the park and I walked it, but couldn’t see it. I gave up and played to 8 and then 9 and was done. Something stuck with me and I decided to drive around the park and see if 7 was hiding somewhere. It was. From basket 6 straight to the east was a drainage ditch that had a lot of shrubs and trees, but no water. It ran almost up to the street bordering the easts side of the park. Down in the trees at the end of the ditch was ‘hidden’ basket 7. Ironically, there seem to be a tee marker for hole 8 just north of the ditch that houses basket 7. Out I got with my discs and back to basket 6 to finish the course correctly!
My initial perceptions of the course were a bit off and it was more fun than I thought. Just another reminder not to judge a course before you’ve played it! The baskets were nice although they’ve probably been there awhile and just not played a lot.
The shortest hole, hole 6, was a straight shot of 76 feet with no obstacles. They could have helped that one by moving it east into the tree line. I’m glad I got to play this one. For someone running down I-70, this would be a great place to take a break and stretch the legs and arms. Thirty minutes top and you could be back on the road. While I wouldn’t travel here just to play the course, I would stop to play it again.