He showed me the back 9 of Pueblo City Park, his home course he maintains, gave me 2 discs and a shirt. That putter was rockin' today too, flies a lot flatter than my other Crystal Challenger, much appreciated.
Today got really confusing, Lamar had TWO 9 hole courses listed for Willow Creek, both with different directions and descriptions. I thought it was kind of fishy. I was right, turns out someone updated the old one but accidentally added it as a new course. There really is just one 9 hole course there, not 2. So I didn't get to play 2 and wasted a lot of time trying to figure that mess out. Not to mention neither had decent directions and it was hard to find the first tee.
It's a lot easier to forgive such things when it's in the 60's and there are actually grass and trees around! Only thing that sucks about being back in the midwest is that I got eaten alive by mosquitoes the last round, and the time changed for the bad.
I just made a 15' subway wrapper basket shot, and I can't make a 15' putt.
Pueblo, CO- Pueblo City:
Finally a real, solid, wooded, grassy tournament-level course of variety. It's been weeks. Features cement tees (really slippery when wet and some need replacement/refinishing), tee signs (many vandalized but still there and make it easy to navigate-no searching for holes at all), well mowed grassy fairways lined with trees and no real rough or hazards. Minor elevation changes on a few holes, partly due to a man made 3-tiered rock wall that's pretty cool, one basket in the middle tier and a shot up it and down it. Long range accuracy is key, sometimes tunnels and sometimes guarded pins. Lots of variety, testing shots and all the discs in your bag. Has a midwest feel, no mountains/rock/sand/cacti.
Lamar, CO- Willow Creek:Long mostly open course playing up then across and back along a small valley shaped park with a ditch in the middle. Grassy, well maintained, clean. Features some OB roads, and half tight holes with open fairways and half almost entirely open. One blind shot through trees then down over the edge of a hill. Hard to find, but simple to navigate once found with a map and signs. Cement tees. #1 is at corner of Parkview Ave and E. Parkway Dr- take dirt park entrance through gate. Park, walk to left to back corner of the building with the red roof. Tee #1 and a large color map right there. Directions didn't say how to find the proper parking lot or the first hole, I began on #2 by accident.
Garden City, KS- Garden City Community College:Decent, fun, grassy course playing through a comm. college campus, right up to buildings, roads, parking lots, police training facility and co-eds. It uses available paths to make cement tees for approx. 10+ of the 18 holes, grass for the rest. Guide was completely lacking in directions/1st tee info. Not that hard to navigate, it does have tee signs, but a few long aimless walks add time to the round. Because it's all right there on campus, if you walk around you eventually find the next hole because there's only a small area it could possibly be in. Very flat save for a few bumps in the ground. Nothing very tight, but a few low ceilings, surrounded baskets and holes lined with trees. Many long-putter shots off the tee, a few mid ranges and a few drives. Be careful of pedestrians, buildings and cars. Apparently free to play and park if not in permit only spot. #1 is in front of Student Union, southernmost entrance off HWY-156, across from the church. #3 is a walk to right from #2's tee. #5 is a walk around to the right after #4, by football practice. #11 to left after #10 in center of campus.