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Aside from the tee pads there are almost no FLAT spots on the Toboggan Course. You must be able to throw long, controlled shots uphill and downhill from lies which are themselves uphill, downhill and sidehill. All your practice on flat courses will do little to prepare you for the challenges of ELEVATION.
Oh, then there is the matter of endurance. Disc golf is typically a gentle walk in the park. The Toboggan is not a gentle walk, it is a haul. There are 13 pretty steep uphill walks during the course (I count them so I know how many I have left), including the final two holes. At the top of a hill, it is not time to rest, it is time to putt. If you do not have adequate endurance it is hard to make putts. If the weather Gods give you heat and humidity you may to have overcome sweat dripping off your face as you deal with the pressure of those final putts.
Most of the holes are pretty straightforward. If your drives go very far and land in the short grass it is all good. If your drives land in the rough it is best to be prepared with all manner of trick shots to get out (overheads, forehands) and body armor to minimize the blood loss. Haha, that was a bit of a joke. Although the Toboggan is a temporary course it has broken in substantially from when we put it in in 2000 and it is not nearly as punishing as it used to be.
Try to play the course before the tourney. I think they set-up the Toboggan a week or two before the tourney and leave it up a week or two after it's over. From all the video I've seen, you'll need a cannon of an arm with those hills. Plus the waist deep grass off the fairway and the up and down hiking in June, etc.
You can check out several videos from the Toboggan here:
Come expecting to have a great tournament experience and hoping to play well. Listen to what Mark and Ben said. You have to tailor your expectations to the course and try not to be a hero or you'll suffer more often than not. Try to get there a few days early if you can to spend some time on the course.
If you have a ski hill course near you, play it. The Tobbogan does not have a lot of narrow stuff in the woods. It does have a lot of big crushes up and down hills.
If you are allergic to Canadian blue grass, get the steroids. If I qualify, I'll play. On steroids!