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Played the longs at around 5:30 on May 4th. There wasn't too may cars there, but there were definitely people throwing. I wander to the first hole, and two guys jet to the short pads in front of me. I ask to join up and get a hesitant, luke-warm response (whatever man). So the first player hooks a forehand over the fence - great. They wave me through. As I'm passing, they weigh their decision on how to retrieve the disc. After reading the blatantly simple instructions on the map (DON'T CLIMB THE FENCE), the guy says, "I guess I have to climb the fence, nobody will see me." I politely ranted for a second and played through - didn't witness him climb it.

It was kind of a bad first impression.

Overall, I really felt the skeleton of the old ball golf course that I never saw. The wind was very tame, and not a factor in my round (which I've heard otherwise from a couple other sources). I threw my boss quite a few times, both on the tee and fairway. OB sand traps were very ambiguous, but work will probably be done on them in the future. As for the grass length - wow will that just do wonders for the course; Aimless searching for plastic.... Great use of the land - curious to see a layout for the expansion!

Great holes -

2 - I like the length, but mostly the last upshot decision. Gains complexity as you get closer to the hole. Definitely a keeper

5 - That willow tree that drapes the fairway, wow is that hard to avoid. A test of imagination; deuce teaser.

13 - Obvious reasons. Even if I would have dunked one, it still would have made me take a deep breath. Parked the post out of it.

Good holes -

4 - Modest hole; feel like a douche not deucing it though. Excellent pin position.

9 - OB sand trap in front of basket can be in play for aggressive shots. Nice look from the pad, nice turnover angle and distance.

12 - Simple and nice. Gentle rolling slope - crappy lies to the left and right.

17 - Good binary shot decision. Just the right distance.

Unimpressive holes -

6 - filler

14 - Didn't appreciate the small tree hugging the teepad. Is it there to intimidate my knuckle? I know that it's not really in the way, but it still affected my follow through, even if it was only mental. A straight-forward 3, unless you hit the very first hanging branch in the woods?

This neglected land has the potential to bud into a seriously beautiful course. As far as scoring goes - this has the potential of getting absolutely demolished! Really awesome effort, thanks to everybody who put time and effort into this!

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Comment by Ben Calhoun on May 5, 2009 at 11:24am
Don't worry about that tree, I tested it, it's not in the way. Psych out!

I will put up a cheap sign today warning of being banned from the premises if you climb the fence. They are required to mow the grass by contract, that's WHY we got a course put in, don't know what the delay is!
Comment by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun on May 5, 2009 at 8:12am
Yeah, unfortunately, 6 is a filler, although that mound on the left does do some perspective distortion, which is fun. We'll be planting trees to make it more challenging.

The folks who climb the fence will very specifically be responsible if the course goes pay to play some day. I know they're not smart enough to realize it now, and probably won't realize it then, but that's the kind of stuff that will do it.

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