I am camping tonight, as it says it is free and I need to save up. Some rain later maybe but it's nice now, if not extremely buggy.
I met up with Marc McGarity* from DGRUS today for 2 rounds. We began at Jamesville Beach in Jamesville, NY: It is pretty open, just 2 woods holes and several near woods. Enough trees to add challenge along with wind and length. Two bomber holes. Scenic and relatively easy, shot -5, and there's no danger. Has a 100' hole. Great pads and has scorecards. Well maintained.
Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY:
This is an OLD course, 1978 or something. The baskets are homemade and I'm surprised they never got sued. Very short, one hole is about 90', but two are near/over 300'. Tests all your basic upshots as drives, fun. Easy to follow and clean to play. I ACED #3 (2nd try), the super short one. That's the 2nd trip ace so far. Again with a Rhyno.
Obxow Falls in Canastota, NY:
This is more like back home with fairways lined with rough made up of sparse trees and plenty of bushes. But, no thorns and NO ivy mean you go right in to the rough and play from it with ease. It is very short, no bomber shots at all. Has some of everything, straight, tunnels, hyzer, anhyzer, up, down etc. Great tee pads and good signage. It's a good course to have at home for working on your touch game. No par-4's, and dueces almost all require good shots. I shot -6.
Hyzer Creek in Saratoga Springs, NY:
This is a private course, but open for play. They have done an incredible job putting this course in and keeping it maintained. It is near equivalent to a public park, but better designed than most. Very hilly and physically demanding, no carts will work here. Bring boots w waterproof, bug spray in season. Many holes are short and deuceable, but tight and tough to get. Water in play, including a basket that is literally OB itself~! Mounted in a rock in the middle of a creek, how does that work for PDGA play? Pretty cool. Some long holes too, one is 700'. It's supposed to be tough and I guess it is, but I shot a 49, with a lot of good luck though and playing well. This is a MUST play course for the region. Nothing here but disc golf, barely a phone signal.
I am gonna lose battery soon and hopefully get a good night's sleep without being mauled by a bear.