I'd like to hear your stories, ideas, comments, etc. Share some design ideas, whatever. There's a nice thread on the PDGA discussion board, too, but I think this would be a good place to talk about sandtraps, too.
Yeah, I hate to see a disc gently fall from the basket and then roll away. I think designers should always be aware of that possibility. I guess it can be diminished (basket in a depression), or heightened (basket on a slope), or whatever.
The thread on the PDGA board, well, the part that i liked, talked about using bunkers as casual relief, with line of play rule dictating that the next throw (no penalty stroke) be taken out of the bunker, in the first in-bounds area that you come to as you walk that line away from the basket.
I'd love to know where some courses are that have CR with LOP relief in effect. Is it on course signage? What tourneys have used it? Stuff like that. Seems like a great way to modify a hole that might be too simple or wide-open. What do you think?
I was drawing some hole ideas when the power was out thanks to Ike... I'll scan-n-upload later.