you prob did not get a chance to read my last post but i found some info about the seven springs course that was posted last year. One of the people doing the posts is jeff_lag ( real name jeff lagrassa)
. he is a good buddy of mine. If you go to the threads you will see jeff's-- dropcho's and my score from that round. They also posted that pic of me on one of the threads as well. It seems like everyone that played it last year loved it. the only downer was that hole 3 is 483 feet downhill and i reached the basket with a putter. I was told there were guys way overthrowing the hole using drivers. It was creating a safety concern because someone getting hit by a disc from 800 feet away is a lawsuit in the making. I was told they might have to change that hole and that would be a shame because it is a really fun one to throw. dropcho was taking pics all day as we were throwing but i cant find them anywhere.
since the course is on a ski lodge the baskets will get pulled every year in november for the snow season. the last time i was there they had no tees and no signs. All of the baskets were numbered wrong and several had the same number on them. Luckily i was there with the course designer ( dropcho ) or it would have been a nightmare to find everything as there is a lot of land there. the plan was to put tee pads and signs and re-number ( correctly ) the course when all the snow melts. if you go there i highly suggest getting in touch with gary dropcho first to make sure everything is in place . You can also go to the seven springs ski resort website and call and ask for jamie foryries. I know i am spelling her last name wrong but it is something like that. anyway she is in charge for making all the final decisions at the ski lodge regarding the disc course. As far as timberlink goes you asked is it worth it.... it is a nice course on REALLY nice land. the back nine is better than the front 9 but the question was if it was worth it.. i would have to say it is not worth the 10 bucks it costs to play but if you are like me and compile a list of courses played then it may be worth a shot just to say you were there. i dont really think they will do that good a business with the disc golf course because knob hill, moraine,i.u.p,deer lakes and pyamatuning are all free and better than the timberlink course. By the way, how many courses have you played on ? I am at 101. I know guys that have over 500 played.
i played on it last year with course designer gary dropcho. If you look at my page you will see me throwing a disc over a pond . that pond is 1 of 2 holes that has a pond. that hole is about 275 feet. the other pond hole is 600-700 feet and a par 4. there is a hole that is so steep at 483 feet i parked my aviar putter right at the basket. There is a 890 foot hole that my buddy threw past the basket with his drive. Now thats a steep hill. the good thing i like about this ski course compared to others is that basically you have zero uphill holes. everything is sideways or downhill because you take the ski lift up and then play the front 9 and take the ski lift back up and play the back 9. It is not cheap to play though as that is the only downfall. I played at a course near pitt called timberlink in ligioner , pa and that was about 12 bucks to play and the ski course will be about the same cost. so if you ever come back up to the jordan creek or parkway courses let me know. I helped put those in. I know of some really nice private courses in the area that compare to the parkway and jordan. they are not on thepdga website because they are privately owned.