Swweeeet! I know you don't care for Santa Cruz Chuck, but combine the course with the area it's being played in. It makes for a great weekend. Even I must argee with you to some degree. Da La, is not what it use to be. However with the other course in the area. It would be great to have it played on multiple courses over the course of the weekend.
It's not that I don't think Dela is fun to play. But understand I can't give it thumbs up with crossing fairways as the PDGA Course Design official gatekeeper, especially when the course is fully loaded. Crossing fairways would likely be one of the top design no-nos, if not the top one. Throwing toward a parking lot would be another one. Pin placements with extreme and fluky rollaway potential would be another one.
But I would expect the layout played for Worlds will be similar to the one just played for the NT since it seemed to work. We're not at the point where we can have all that we might want at Worlds since only few bid and they rarely have strengths in all areas. So each crew doing the best they can each year is the reality.
I expect I'll be part of the advance team working with the staff for the event to determine the schedule and what divisions play what courses and what those layouts should be when there are tee/pin choices. It will be quite different than prior Worlds since some of the courses will be 27 holes in the schedule.
That's what I was reffering to (crossing fairways), because you had mentioned it in a previous post. I imagine the course was built before there was such a thing as course designers (for disc golf). For me the large amount of foot traffic over the years. Has really beat down that course. It's just beat up imo. However, with Pinto Lake being an 18 hole course now as well as Black Mouse. I just see a very, very tough gorup of courses. One other thing, if Santa Cruz get the nod. The PDGA should see if Technu will want to sponsor the tournament. With all that poison oak out there. It's a no bariner! lol!!
Black Mouse is OK, but if Worlds ends up here in Santa Cruz it probably won't be one of the courses. There is no way Felton could handle the crowd. I first heard about the bid from Merle Witvoet as I was taking a class with him as the instructor and he said the grand vision was DeLa, Pinto Lake, Oaks @ CSUMB, and Ryan Ranch in Del Rey Oaks. Possibly a course out in San Jose, but I don't remember which one. Only time will tell.
All divisions won't be playing the same courses. Some courses will be played by smaller and/or older divisions. It's not uncommon for the Legends and older women to be the only ones to play certain courses.