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I'll be there tomorrow night, and for a couple days.

I actually have a signal at this campground, it's a miracle.

Baton Rouge, LA- Highland Road:Nice mix of long and short, open and somewhat tight. Has creek, small hills, well mowed grass, big trees, some woods and rough, a map supposedly available (I downloaded mine- and without one you will NOT be able to navigate it very well, if at all) and some tee signs. Tees are dirt, loose dust. Many big arm duece ops requiring accuracy and control, with some short tight shots. 2 Tunnels. Some storm damage, many trees already cleared up, but limbs, truck tracks, and a COMPLETELY destroyed basket on #5 (the worst I've ever seen, it's smashed to the ground all the welds snapped and twisted). 14 of the 18 holes are blind, some requiring long walks to find the basket. Tee signs not very helpful, finding the basket and next hole make it take twice as long to play as it should. Very confusing layout.

Baton Rouge, LA- Broadmoor United Methodist Church: Short and in a maybe 2 acre, flat lot behind a church. The last hole is over a nasty trench of water, the basket completely blocked by grown in limbs and almost no way to not get wet. One hole is 98' and just around the side of a shed, someone's disc is stuck on the roof there. It has been decimated by the hurricane, with #6 entirely blocked by a fallen tree, everything else a mess of trees and branches.

Baker, LA- Greenwood:Thanks to 'Dexter' for showing me around the last half or so, the ONLY other disc golfer I spotted on a course today. Another storm damaged mess, but in the process of being cleaned up. Good news is, it's being re-designed, and expanded to 21 holes, with tees and signs and all the goodies, next year. So what it is now is not what it will be soon. Moslty short to medium through tall high ceiling trees on flat grassy/sandy ground. Some holes merge with woods. Couple of water hazards. Used to be twice as tight or more, 1000's of large trees are down. Fairways littered with piles of debris, trucks have torn up the ground everywhere. Also because of the storm it is pretty much impossible to navigate, signs are weak and many missing, tee markers buried in dust, baskets unmarked or wrong. So without Dexter I wouldn't have found more than a dozen of the holes.

MISSISSIPPI

Poplarville, MS- Wildcat Trace:Extremely tough to navigate, but in the end, worth it. It took me 15 minutes to figure out I started at the wrong hole and where #1 was, but even then couldn't be sure it was #1 because the sign has no number on it. Long walks between some holes, with no real indication of where to go. No sign showing what the hole is shaped like or length, few tees have #'s just broken wooden posts, baskets often do not match the tee when they do. #10 is across the parking lot and hidden behind a building. I found one basket but couldn't find any tee for it towards the end of the round. There were arrows on the baskets- but the problem is the baskets are loose, and you can spin them around, so you have no idea if the arrow is even pointing the right way! Not for lack of effort, they did everything right just ******** **** **** up sometimes on courses.

THE COURSE itself putting aside that huge hassle, is pretty sweet. Best one in awhile. Mostly long open bomber holes, some requiring two drives or a long upshot. These are still technical holes, with water hazards and some trees. There are also 4-5 tight alley holes lined with rough, 10' wide fairways and twisty. Beautiful land. One shot over water if you turn it over or go long, or come up way short and not to the left, you are wet. One basket on a small hill on another hill leading down to the pond. One shot over a fence from the side, clearing some trees and water to land by the basket (think hole #16 long at my house, add water and make the fence 15' tall not 4'). I could give it a 4.5/5 if it was well marked!

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Comment by Steve Timm on October 22, 2008 at 3:29pm
Speaking of Mobile, big tourney in Mobile, AL this weekend.
http://www.sndg.org/forum/read.php?2,129391
Many courses to play also.

If you get close to New Orleans, give me a call (504) 430-7919

steve timm
Comment by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun on October 21, 2008 at 7:31pm
Sounds like the weather did disc golf some disfavors in the south, Ben. You hear so often about the impact on more commercial types of things like housing. It's interesting (and saddening) to think about the kinds of things that blow houses away and the years it might take to get funds to restore a disc golf course to what it was in that kind of impacted locale.

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