Wind SW @ 4
My first encounter with the course was the location. The instructions on DGCourseReview.com noted weren’t written well and were easy to misunderstand so I tweaked them a bit. It ended up being easy to find because of what appeared to be a nice new sign. When I figured it out, I parked in the TV station parking lot instead of driving down into the park and having to walk back up to Tee 1. There was plenty of space, but I suppose the station could have got on my case.
It had rained just before I got there and things were wet! The parks department was actually doing some mowing at the same time. It was obvious that it hadn’t been mowed for awhile. The wet finally killed my measuring wheel. I measured hole 3 four different times and got four different distances and I knew none of them were close. I didn’t get this course measured.
Tee 1 is marked with a field disc painted white. Other than that I only found a tee marker on 5 which was a rock with a 5 painted on it. There were not tee signs or course map posted. The baskets are old/rusty but seemed to catch OK. They could stand to be replaced if course use justified it.
Looking around I couldn’t see many baskets and with trees blocking my view of the lake I didn’t really know what to expect. I chose not to go wandering and looking and just get started. After the fact I discovered some playground equipment a fishing lake that was used and some trees that needed trimming for the sake of the course.
Hole one starts high and ends high with a valley in between. There was a drainage ditch into the lake at the bottom and with all the rain it had enough water in it to make getting across a challenge. Hole 2 was the same with the basket near Tee 1.
Hole 3 had a big evergreen with low hanging branches and trees on both sides making it hard to see a clear path to hole. Again, I didn’t walk to see what was really there, I just guessed there was a gap and anhyzered a Westside Hatchet which found the gap and landed close to the basket.
Hole 4 was a short, straight, flat hole with low hanging trees. Hole 5 was an open shot with a narrow fairway. There was OB road on the right and OB fence on the left.
Hole 6 was long and across an open field with a dogleg right next to some trees.
Hole 7 was also long with a slight dogleg left and followed a drainage ditch with OB road on the left. It was placed near the drains that go under the road. If there is any significant rain, this basket becomes unplayable.
There is a significant walk from Basket 7 to Tee 8 which is located on the north side of the pond. You throw across the water to a basket tucked under some trees. It’s not a long hole and the water shouldn’t be an issue.
Hole 9 is loooong with water on the right all the way and yards on the left side. About halfway is a big old tree with limbs that are nearly touching the ground. It really needs to be trimmed. The only real play is to lay up as near the tree as you can and hope you can see an opening. The basket is up on a hillside near a yard.
Once you’re done, it’s a trek back to tee 1 and, if you parked in the TV Station lot, your vehicle. It appears you either park down inside the park with a walk to the first tee or a walk when you’re finished.
I’m guessing they won’t mow holes 6 and 7 much based on where they are located so expect tall grass. The pars are a bit outlandish unless you are just beginning. I’m thinking they are all 3s except 9 which is a 4. I think that it would be an OK park if it is mowed and trimmed a bit. It isn’t a destination course