Some info on Murph's Disc Golf Course, which is all laid out... I just have to put in targets (Who wants to donate baskets?) and some tee markers this spring.
It's on my dad's property in my hometown. These measurements are just guesses, until I get my rolly measuring tool out this spring. I say basket in my hole descriptions, but they are most likely going to be metal poles.
Hole#1: 225 feet- has a concrete teepad (the driveway) and goes over the side yard. The fairway is pretty straight and wide open until you get to the edge of the woods where you have to get to the basket to the right of the fairway. The basket is tucked in behind a group of trees and has a pretty nice putting area.
Hole #2: 190 feet- The woods are to your right as you throw back towards the driveway. A sharp dogleg to the right down a hill will get you to the basket. The putting area is a bit treacherous, but challenging.
Hole #3: 235 feet- Has a nice dirt teepad, (thanks to the driveway again.) It's a very tight but straight shot through the woods. the basket is placed just to the left of the fairway and behind a man made hill. The putting area is big, but if you overshoot the hole you will be in trouble.
Hole #4: 180 feet- A short ace run for sure, but you're going to have to get a sharp dogleg to the left to get there. Some very tall trees create a tough shot to get to the basket. The putting area is pretty nice, but I will certainly need to do some trimming to make it better.
Hole #5: 200 feet- A short shot over the swamp. I'm a little worried that this hole will be too wet to play in the spring, but we'll see what happens. The putting area here will be my biggest challenge... where will it be the dryest and best area to putt?
Hole #6: 250 feet- The fairway runs parallel to hole #3 as you try to get back towards the driveway. A straight shot but a lot of small trees requires your shot to be quite precise. Once you get out of the trees it clears up and the green is just on the other side of the driveway. The putting area is small right now, but I have a plan to make it bigger.
Hole #7: 230 feet- Starting on top of the driveway (which goes uphill at this point) and throwing down to the basket. I haven't decided where to put the basket yet, but I am hoping to clear out an area so I can get another dogleg left shot. If not, it will be a dog leg right to a green that is already there.
Hole #8: 190 feet- A sharp dogleg right to the end of the driveway. Woods to the right will ruin your shot... the dirt road at the end of the driveway will let allow for you to have your disc get away from you easily.
Hole #9: 220 feet- Now you are going back up the driveway. It's a fairly straight shot that ends in a perfect green area just to the right of the driveway. However, an overshot here will add a couple strokes on this hole, as a dropoff behind the greenleads to the swamp.
Hole #10: 230 feet- The fairway starts off straight before a dogleg to the left once you get on top of the hill on the driveway. The putting area is very nice here, assuming you avoid the two small trees surrounding it.
There is room in other parts of the property to add a few more holes, but it depends on how much my dad would let me clear out areas. The holes I have listed are already cleared from the driveway and trails my dad made before.
I may take out hole #5 and try to lengthen the other ones that go through the woods. That way I would have a bit longer of a 9 hole course.
This is going to be a private course, but if you are in Northeastern Michigan and need to a fun precision course to shoot, feel free to message me.
What are your thoughts? I know it reuses the same fairway a couple times, but I don't plan having more than a few people throw it at one time.