Is where I am at now, haven't tossed yet in North Dakota and won't be tomorrow, except maybe some putts if I was smart. I need a day off for the knee and to re-focus, clean out car, get tires balanced, a/c checked or fixed, oil change and plan for the week ahead. I met Cody Weber real briefly, he scootered up to the course to get my pic right after I pulled in this morning. He had to go to work..sucks..
Watertown, SD- Watertown Slumberland:This course is reeeeally easy, there are 2-3 holes that might be called a par 4, but they are on the border of being par 3. The front 9 was designed for the recreational player, even has different color signs and it is called the Rec side. It's flat, several holes near a river but only one where it might really come into play. Very well kept, with some baskets having manicured woodchip circles. Well marked, with tee signs and a big map at the parking lot. Only one sign is missing/broken-#12 is gone. It teaches smooth throwing, rewarding good shots with a 2 but not punishing wild shots. The back 9 is a bit tougher, maybe 4-5 strokes. It's longer, with 3 long holes. Still not very tight, it has a few tunnel holes, and a few wide open. One holes throws along a river on left and pond on right. One MAJOR dogleg to the right. Overall solid course, just not challenging except for getting a disc to stick in a Discatcher.
Corona, SD- Hartford Beach State Park:The first few holes are wide open with some baskets tucked just inside a few small trees. The middle has a few holes that almost force you to throw over the trees in the fairway and come back into the fairway blindly, with tall prairie grass and bushes everywhere, no clean shots. The last few holes are fairly decent, but it's recreational oriented. Well marked, well mowed. The gravel tees' rocks are a bit large and easy to lose footing on, play from grass. Do a tick check after playing here if you go off the fairway.
Lake City, SD- Roy Lake State Park:In a state park's multi-use area, next to the beach, surrounded by park roads and even has a canoe rental facility a few feet from a basket. I'd imagine the picnic tables in the fairways get moved around a lot and could mix things up nicely. Several longer hole, with one being near 400' and a true par 4, throwing through a few trees with a low ceiling and a small gap, then into a field slightly uphill, with road on right and water and high grass far left. A couple tight lines in open wooded areas and a couple wide open holes or with just one tree. Very well maintained and marked. It's 10 degrees cooler here due to the lakes surrounding the park.