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Yeah it's 4.50$ and people still drive around in SUV's gunning the engine. The line outside the station with 4.15$ gas was blocking traffic down the street. I aced #2 at Fairfield U, it was blind and there was construction going on, I didn't know until I walked up the hill and was shocked to see it in the basket.

Southington, CT- Panthorn:Very nice and relatively long thickly wooded holes. Great smoothed out rubber pads and good signage. 7 holes of 9 are basically straight, basket either left or right of center but not a curve.It's good for a 9 hole course, well designed and tough. Not too rough but needs some wheed whacking, hard to find a disc. The other 2 are 2-stage shots anyways and you throw straight off the tee. No big turns here. The course is all the way back, left at ballfields, bulletin board by power line poles.

Fairfield, CT- Fairfield University:This is one of the nicest (in terms of being well manicured) courses I've ever played. Lush mowed grass, no rough, rolling hills and a pond with a fountain. The signs have no length and no next tee, so it's very hard to navigate. Hole #1-2 are behind the Biz school, #3 begins at the far end of the lot to the left of #2's basket, and #10 is across the road from #9. The basket you see off the tee is not necessarily the one you are playing to. Most holes are long, it's fairly open but with plenty of trees. One over water shot. Fun to play.

Norwalk, CT- Cranbury:Some of the best rubber tees out there, all smooth and built up, brooms provided sometimes. Good signs, but some not 100% accurate with placement and distance. Confusing at first, because there are 2 baskets in the ground per hole. Very well maintained. Mostly in deep woods, with lots of trees in fairways and tunnel holes, of all variety. Just a few holes are overgrown or don't have much of a realistic fairway. The rest is well designed and demanding. One hole almost forces a roller off the tee. A must-play in the region.

Mt. Kisco, NY- Leonard:I can't comment much on the design, as it was so confusing to figure out I could not find all of it, and am not sure I played some holes properly. Also being 31 years old, many trees there didn't exist when it was designed. The signs are homemade and don't help much for someone playing it the first time. It's technically a private course for people who live in that city, but they let me in, I'm not sure if it's ok (legally) to park at TJ Max and sneak in like it says to in the directory. Once in, it's hard to figure out where to park, the gatekeeper didn't know. I saw a basket and after wandering around it for 5 minutes, figured it to be hole #12, so began walking backwards. There's no distinct fairways on most holes, or walkways between them, so without a local guide it is pretty much impossible to figure out in a reasonable time. I spent 2 hours there and didn't find some holes. Baskets aren't #'ed and are old and rusty. Other than all that, it's not that bad. Some nice tight woods shots, and it's forgiving.

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Comment by Ben Calhoun on May 29, 2008 at 5:39pm
make sure u write down where the holes are and to view the tee sign and throw accordingly..on at least 3 holes its not the obvious basket
Comment by Rizbee on May 29, 2008 at 2:55pm
Wow! Gas here in SoCal is "only" $4.10 for regular, and I thought we were usually the highest. Sounds like Farfield would be a good choice for us to play next month. I like to take my kids to see college campuses...osmosis and all.

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Comment by Jamie 'gr8rocshot' Ruane on May 28, 2008 at 11:07pm
From what I heard you'll want to play Warwick a few times....so hanging out isn't so bad. I heard Mt.Kisco was old and really hard to follow. There is one in Yorktown Heights, I think... I would have to look.

I played this old course in Cape May, NJ. I had no idea it had one until we went there to check out the Zoo...Really nice Zoo...The baskets were made for lids, unmarked, etc. Our discs fall out the bottom. But I did ask one of the rangers there about it . He said there was a group of folks who actually played it a lot and had been for years....I was suprised...Don't bother with it...check out the Zoo instead. Doubt you'll get there anyway. One around Vineland area I played... at a place called Landis park. Mostly open some trees, not marked real good when I was there...but easy enough to follow with some signs and a fairly predictable layout...i.e. It was easy enough to figure the layout becuase it was open and used a lot. Of course all about 8 years ago or so.
Comment by Ben Calhoun on May 28, 2008 at 9:31pm
in danbury actually im moving too fast and my bro in law cant play warwick til saturday,..so a few more around here, then warwick several times to practice
Comment by Scott Scoontar Selders on May 28, 2008 at 9:28pm
Where you staying Ben?

Tomorrow-
I'm guessing FDR-Warwick-Wolfe Woods-Buzzys, or just spend the whole day at Warwick.

Camp Gaw on Saturday. Where else?
Comment by Ben Calhoun on May 28, 2008 at 8:42pm
regular, i was blown away, took pic with my phone
welcome to ct, highest in the nation right now
for no logical reason, also it went up after memorial day, not down like usual
and like i wrote..still people flying around in suv's and sports cars like they dont care but they all tune in to cnn at night to and complain about it..
kisco won't be worth it, i just want people to know..you can't figure it out without more effort than it's worth, and it might not even be legal to park and walk in like it says
better off with cranbury, warwick, etc
Comment by Rizbee on May 28, 2008 at 8:39pm
I'll update the map later tonight. Thanks for the info on Mt. Kisco. Normally I would choose to play it on my upcoming trip since it's so old and i like to see the courses from back then, but not if it's frustrating to navigate.

$4.50 a gallon? For what grade?
Comment by Ben Calhoun on May 28, 2008 at 8:22pm
Parakeets no
big white bird..a stork/crane/heron at the pond, got sweet close up pics and a small video of him flying away
amazing how nimbly it hopped from the ground to the tree branch 20' up looked more like it was floating than flying
Comment by Scott Scoontar Selders on May 28, 2008 at 8:16pm
Sweet blind ace on hole 2.

Did you the see parakeets at Fairfield? On hole 6.

Where you playing tomorrow?

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