« on: April 09, 2013, 02:32:49 PM »
Ok so here is the map for Fountain and my review. My reviews will not be as great or well thought out as Loomis or any of the rest of you pro's but maybe for an AM's point of view you might be able to relate. I only got to play Fountain because of my miss judgement of taking two kids under the age of 3 (time, feeding, ect), and a fair skinned ginger wife (It was low 90's and high sun so "going to the park" mean't they sat in the shade most of the time) hampered my personal time to play.
So those that know me, know that I probably average around 12-14 over par currently. 2012 was my first year of playing and my over all average was +18 so I have gotten much better for one year. I can bomb a flick but i don't quite know where it will land, and I have more consistancy with a backhand. On a flat peice of ground with no wind I get about 300 with my drive and I putt like John Daly after a hard night of Jack Daniels and a 6am tee time.
Fountian was set up Medium over all and I shot +12 with 4 drops (two were unretrievable). I brought 2 Bosses, 1 Tee Bird, 1 Buzzz, and my old Aviar. The 1 boss and Avair were the men left behind.
Holes 1-7ish were like throwing on a saturday at KC Zoo. At one point I had to wait 15 minutes just to make sure I didn't bean anyone, and I also had to break up a smooch session to ask a young couple if they could just get up from a bench so I didn't smash into them after my Anna Kournikova grunt flick off a tee box. I was the only one playing on the course that day by the way (unbelievable). I did however play like losing a disc did not matter and/or like money was on the line. The course as you can see is around a "Lake" which is beautiful but smells like Deffenbaugh once that "Reclaimed" water was shot high into the sky. The tee pads, shot placements, mapping was excellent. On #15 I had my longest drive ever, a power flick (or as the Nailer likes to call my Pendulum Shot) that rested 30 ft from the basket, and since im not Tank (because he is a putting master) I of course made a par, but impressed some young kids tossing a frisbee enough that they ran to the tee pad to try to mimic my throw #puffthechestout.
Over all I thought the course was awesome. Beautiful, flowing, well landscaped, and tough. Some of the "downsides" are the people and place. Its like the best place surrounded by "The Plaza" and "Plaza type people" that look at you as if you are from outer space. There was literally no one playing there on a Saturday at 10am, which i purposely went at that time to hopefully play with some locals who knew the course, but after driving through $300K+ homes to get there i realized that might not be the case. It isn't a long or difficult course, but what makes it tough is YOU. Can you toss your Tee Bird exactly 250 and not have it skip into the water (which is about 6 holes)? The grass is cut short and if your disc finds it's edge it's bye bye time. I think that this course and this destination would be excellent for 4 people to go spend two days playing DG and drinking beer. As for feeding a 2 month old and entertaining a 2.5 year old + Disc golf, well maybe when they are older. The important thing is that It lived up to its hype, it was fun to play, and I would have easily played 4 rounds in 8 hours solo with a lunch break. For those who are into...recreational...type activities, I would say that you'd better have fun in the car then play your rounds. Ton's of kiddos and families around.
Thanks for everyones advice. Since my parents are snow birds I will be checking out some of the other courses around the area next "Winter" when we make the trip up there again.