..is way better than you'd think and worth the small fees on every course!
So far there's almost nothing bad about disc golf here, I guess you get what you pay for. The least liked course is actually the one for the tournament, and it was in better condition than most courses back home.
Today I played 4 courses, between 8am and 3pm, there are plenty in this small region.
Woke up early to play Dragan Field in Auburn, ME with Josh
Dragan Field: I shot 50, Josh shot 54 I believe. This course is one of the nicest so far, very well maintained and well used, with a pro shop, 16/18 ccement tees, great signs. The signs even show the exact line of the roped off OB's (USDGC style). Most holes have roped off OB either behind, in the middle, or the sides, or all. It is not "hokey" like some made up OB's, it doesn't come into play from bad kicks or rolls, just errant and bad drives and shots. That is the better way to do it. All sorts of shots here, from putter tosses between OB's to a 450' crush up a tunnel with placement. This is the most flat and grassy yet, more like back home. This is course management, requires line drives no room for griplock. A must play.
Turner, ME- Cranberry Valley:This is deceivingly tough, beginning with 4-5 deuce op's, then almost none. It gets very tight at times, wide open for several holes. A bog, a creek, and some ponds come into play. Great tees and AMAZING tee signs. Pro shop has drinks, discs, baked goods, apples.. I shot 53, there are many true par 4's and even maybe a par-5. Yet there's a 150' easy hole. Check this one out.
South Paris, ME- Creative Recreation: Another great course in Maine. This one is very different from the rest. It is very hilly, I walked uphill so much I almost stopped after 3 rounds. There are many holes in the 180-270' range, several over 300' and one over 400'. It is not easy though. The short holes are tight with mostly unusual lines, I used sidearm off the Tee 5 times. It is rocky and surprisingly dry, no muddy spots like most hilly woods courses here. The tees are great, most are cement, the rest are good dirt and looks like they are making cement soon. The signs are nice, but more importantly there are way-markers EVERYWHERE and you can't get confused. You can see a snow-capped mountain (in mid may even) way off in the horizon if you look to the right on #17's tee-pad. (See picture). Another must-play.
Auburn, ME- Campbell Highlands:This one is not as well designed as the rest today, and needs some tweaking, but it's still awesome. The amenities are amazing, a pro shop with everything, pop machine, tables, smoking areas (not allowed on the course except in areas), gravel walkways, manicured paths and fairways, great tee pads and signs. It is short and flat, in tight pine forest. Tests all shots. Way tougher than it appears, could barely get under par!