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Ben Calhoun's Blog – January 2009 Archive (5)

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visited 48 states (96%)

Create your own visited map of The United States or try another Douwe Osinga… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on January 30, 2009 at 10:09am — 1 Comment

Independence

I played Independence Lake today (#1,055) for the first time, a brand new course installed by the Local 101 club in Ann Arbor, which is fast becoming the place to play in the country, with 2 more courses coming this year (both I'll be working on this weekend).



Whitmore Lake, MI- Independence Lake: 13 miles from my house, 2 less than Hudson Mills, but only about 5 miles from the Mills, with a disc-shop between the two courses (CJ's), makes it very convenient. It is a county park, 25$… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on January 8, 2009 at 1:38pm — 7 Comments

1,054

First new course of 2009 and post- 2008 tour!

I went out and played the new Waterloo State Rec. Area course in Grass Lake, MI today because it's about freezing, almost no snow to be found, and without any wind- best chance you will get here this time of year.



It's 27 miles from my door to the parking lot, a dozen more than Hudson Mills but only a few extra minutes because 2/3 of the way is by I-94.



Cost of parking was 6$ or 24$ yearly so I just got the… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on January 3, 2009 at 1:26pm — 5 Comments

Bottom 25

Tentative List of the Worst (for varying reasons including navigation issues, poor land useage, horrible course conditions constantly, design). Several on the list may be good for varying reasons too- only basket in the country, not allergic to ivy, or you already know how to navigate it.





Dr. Lawless, MI

Lenawee Christian School, MI

Villa High, KS

LeFluers Bluff, MS



Rivery, TX

Rock Canyon, UT



Brickyard, WI



Parma,… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on January 2, 2009 at 11:53am — 6 Comments

The Top 25.

My Top 25 Courses picks, in no particular order. Nearly as many that are on this list would tie for the 20-25th spots if there was room for that. I whittled it down to this for geographical and course style variety.



Worst 25 coming soon.



Hudson Mills Original, MI

Toboggan, MI

Kensington Tunnel,MI

Cass Benton, MI

Morraine State, PA

Warwick, NY

Patapsco, MD*

Idlewild, KY

Pickard, IA

Highbridge Hills- Granite Ridge,… Continue

Added by Ben Calhoun on January 2, 2009 at 11:00am — 15 Comments

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