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KCFDC Courses => Other Area Courses (Not Affiliated with the KCFDC) => Baldwin City Lake => Topic started by: DiscDisc Byrd on November 13, 2013, 08:17:44 PM

Title: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on November 13, 2013, 08:17:44 PM
There's a new course in baldwin kansas. 18 hole course located at spring lake. Baskets are installed now. Tees to be put in next year sometime. Check it out!
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: robm on November 14, 2013, 09:30:10 AM
that was quick
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Post by: white mccoy on November 14, 2013, 01:05:18 PM
I wonder if they made some of the changes we suggested, or if they just threw it in the ground.

Anyway, here is the location:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Baldwin+City+Lake,+Baldwin+City,+KS&hl=en&ll=38.754569,-95.159057&spn=0.007187,0.013937&sll=38.757831,-95.139799&sspn=0.057493,0.111494&oq=Baldwin+City+lake&t=h&hnear=Baldwin+City+Lake&z=17 (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Baldwin+City+Lake,+Baldwin+City,+KS&hl=en&ll=38.754569,-95.159057&spn=0.007187,0.013937&sll=38.757831,-95.139799&sspn=0.057493,0.111494&oq=Baldwin+City+lake&t=h&hnear=Baldwin+City+Lake&z=17)

And Map, which is probably very close to the same.

(http://i.imgur.com/1TymcYcl.jpg)
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on November 14, 2013, 06:42:03 PM
Was out there tonight and trimmed a few trees. Basket was put inside the shelter on hole 10. Hole 11s basket was moved back under the two big oaks instead of out in the grassy road where the temporary basket was set. Hole 8 was shortened to under the 2 maple trees before you crossed the  entrance road. Other than that everything is how we played it in the tournament. Hole 13 still needs trees cut and trimmed. And path cut from basket 12 to tee area 13. I got holes 1, 2, 7, 14, 16 and 17  trimmed and ready to go.  Now if we could get the fairways mowed a little wider that would be great. Got some trimmed branches to still clean up on hole 7, got dark on me had to stop for the night. I will get back out there tomorrow or saturday and get that cleaned up. Other than that the course is coming together nicely.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: The Nailerâ„¢ on November 15, 2013, 07:29:42 AM
Thanks Byrd for putting this together.  Looking forward to playing this southwest track.  Sounds like a plan.  The idea with the FTL is great, that way you can explain what you have going on out there and show us around.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on November 15, 2013, 01:27:48 PM
Well I'm just a local guy down here that's only been playing for a little over a year now  thats trying to get it in playable condition.  The city is going to be the ones mowing out there. But left it up to the players to trim trees as needed. I'm just trying to do my part since I'm 5 minutes from it.  FTL sounds great and I can try and meet you guys out there sometime. But during the week I work till 230 in kcmo. FTL seems to be always started before I get off so have never been able to come play. With the map you downloaded its pretty close to where everything is located except hole 8 has been shortened, to before you cross the entrance road.  Hole 11 was pushed back about 30 feet under the big oaks. If anyone plays out here and has some suggestions post them on here and I will do my best to get done.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on November 15, 2013, 01:31:41 PM
Now that I look at your map closer the hole numbers are all wrong. That must be the first map version that they come up with. I think the correct one you can find under the tournament blog.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on November 15, 2013, 01:35:35 PM
If you start on hole 11 that is the real hole 1. Then just follow the holes in that order and you have it correct. Just so everyone knows till they get the holes marked.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: TPalmer on November 18, 2013, 09:56:47 PM
Played the Baldwin course on Sunday morning.  Had a good time aside from the wind.  The map above shows Hole #1 going across the little pond but that was marked Hole #9 so that is where I started.  Got to Hole #12 and couldn't find the basket and then noticed that someone had yanked it out and it appeared to have been dragged.  Found it lying in the tall grass between Hole #11 and #12.  Aside from that, it's a fun course with some really fun water shots.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: robm on November 19, 2013, 08:08:48 AM
?? baskets have already been yanked?  wow....
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: dan howard on November 19, 2013, 08:39:11 AM
I played out there yesterday and enjoyed it. I thought 12's basket had been hit by a mower, it has significant damage and will need replaced. None of the baskets had caps so a person with a crescent wrench could easily remove the chain hangar and basket leaving only the pole in the ground. I alerted Mike Carson and Dennis V., Dennis said he was in touch with P&R and they'll be out to put spot welds on the bolts.

This course map has the new hole numbering and is pretty much accurate except for hole 8 being shortened to about 275.
http://discsunlimited.net/image/data/miscellaneous/Baldwin-Course-Map.pdf (http://discsunlimited.net/image/data/miscellaneous/Baldwin-Course-Map.pdf)
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: TPalmer on November 19, 2013, 10:24:30 AM
Thanks for the updated map Dan!  Anyone know who made the baskets for Baldwin?  Just curious.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: dan howard on November 19, 2013, 11:11:45 AM
The baskets are from a new(?) outfit in SE Kansas, MD Disc Golf. When I told Mike Carson (one of the company owners) that 12's basket was damaged, IMHO beyond repair, he couldn't believe it, said they specifically designed them to be practically indestructible.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on November 19, 2013, 05:32:47 PM
I stopped out there tonight. Basket 12 is gone someone must have picked it up. Dont know if someone from the city got it or the vandels came back for it. It didn't look like the mounting hole was damaged. So I don't think it was pulled out of the ground. Maybe they unbolted it. They need to be pinned and locked for sure.  Its a shame that in one week they are already tearing up the baskets.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on November 20, 2013, 05:20:36 PM
Basket 12 is back!  Somone must be collecting the yellow tee flags now.  Tee flags for holes 7, 12, and 13 are gone.  Who evers doing this leave the baskets and flags be. Go find something better to do. We have a nice and fun course here don't spoil it for us players who love the sport. Thanks
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: robm on December 02, 2013, 07:28:36 PM
Played today - still very green.  There are some neat lines that will really shape up well as it gets worked in.  Not a fan of the baskets. 
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: robm on December 02, 2013, 08:09:51 PM
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=6635 (http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=6635)

Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on February 03, 2014, 07:58:40 PM
We have been out and got the distances for all the holes now. Hole and distance markers should be ready in about 6 weeks. There has been a few tee pads moved on holes 7,10,12 and 13. Not sure when tee pads will be installed yet. Hole7's tee area has been moved west to end of the turn around so its not being driven over by cars. Hole 10 was moved to the east of basket 9. Hole 12 is gonna have 2 tee placements one where it is now and another straight out from the gap it marked by a yellow flag out in the tall grass.  Hole 13s tee pad was pushed up more toward the point of the trees to make way for the 2nd tee pad area on hole 12.  On hole 9 theres maybe going to be a 2nd basket location closer to the waters edge.  Hole 8 is going to get a second basket local over across the entrance road making it a 600+ hole. That where the course design and statistics of improvements on the course are a the moment.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on February 03, 2014, 08:02:58 PM
A few of the basket portions maybe gone for a few days. Coating was flaking off there going to redip them. Just so you don't think someone vandalized them.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on March 19, 2014, 09:20:28 AM
Tee signs are being made now. Should be up in a month or so. Tee pads later in the year I'm told. I've got the trees trimmed up and waiting to see what it looks like with leaves on the trees.  If anybody has anything else they think need tended too, post it here and I will do what I can. Its time to play. See you out there.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on March 31, 2014, 05:59:50 PM
Thanks Kevin for moving this up to the child's board.  Im gonna try and get up there tomorrow and play another round with you and the guys. Had as great time a couple weeks ago playing with your bunch. Great course and great group of guys.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on March 31, 2014, 06:58:12 PM
Cool! Hope you can make it!!

 8)
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on April 17, 2014, 05:45:51 AM
The tee pads signs have been installed. Still no word on when tee pads will be installed and what type they will be. Also still waiting to see if they are going to mow the fairway wider as was proposed. I will update when I know more info.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: robm on April 17, 2014, 06:16:44 AM
Thanks for the updates
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on May 01, 2015, 09:07:13 PM
I swung by the baldwin lake disc golf course yesterday. Looks like the city is finally taking an interest in making the course the best it can be. They have been cutting trees, repairing the baskets that the vandals keep tearing up and had been mowed. They put in a beautiful fence to keep people from driving on the course and ripping out the basket.  No word on tee pads of yet but would guess there in the works for this year. So if you get the time and want to play a different course from your normal ones its worth the trip down to check it out. The head of the rec dept. Lives across the street from me so post here what you think (good or bad or suggestions) and i will be sure to pass it on to him.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: robm on May 03, 2015, 10:34:54 AM
Thanks for the update Steve
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: bailey on July 08, 2015, 01:42:20 PM
Played this course over the weekend. Some of the tight fairways have been mowed wider compared to when I played in the fall (especially #16). Stolen baskets replaced. The fence is a nice addition. Watch out for the poison ivy though!

On hole #9, just over the pond, in the thickest bush I've ever seen, is my bright green teebird if anyone has a machete...

Both times I've been out to this course no one else has been playing so definitely not crowded.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on July 17, 2015, 02:01:02 PM
If i can get out there saturday i will see if i can retrieve your teebird for you Bailey. I will call you if your numbers on your disc or if not i will post it here.  I live in baldwin and worked on the course trimming what trees they would let me and worked with them where to put the teepad sighs. Ive been trying to get them to mow the fairways wider. Glad to hear they did a little anyway.  Do you live in the area?   
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Post by: Nova on July 17, 2015, 02:33:57 PM
Both times I've been out to this course no one else has been playing so definitely not crowded.
I just checked it out on DG review. I like all the water shots! Let's round up some people (and some Dragons, and some swimsuits for retrieving the discs. . .) and make an outing of it some time.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: jteater on July 17, 2015, 08:49:05 PM
Hi Nova, Steve Keithley and myself and probably a few others would be delighted to meet you there and play a round. Even car pool from Wyco. Make a big day of it. :)
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on July 17, 2015, 09:04:35 PM
Sounds awesome. Im game.  Anytime.   Finally somebody wants to play 3 minutes from my house. Wyco and i missed the teater today. Swear i thought i heard crying on the wind out there. Sounded like "joooeeee  joooeeee"
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on July 17, 2015, 09:11:00 PM
Oh i wouldn't go in the water. Silted in very soft bottom. Not to mention all the snapping turtles and water snakes and at least one zombie beaver ( well maybe not the last one but just because it hasn't been seen doesnt mean its not there under the surface waiting). Dont throw a clear silver metal flake disc ( got that joe).thats fishing colors.
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: jteater on July 17, 2015, 09:15:14 PM
You did yoo-doo to my disc and stuck it under some silt.
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Post by: DiscDisc Byrd on July 17, 2015, 09:33:00 PM
  :o   nope it was the zombie beaver hes using it as a plate when he eats human flesh ;)          good luck to you and rick tomorrow
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Post by: SteelerDoug on July 17, 2015, 10:03:28 PM
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Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: bailey on July 22, 2015, 01:11:01 PM
Thanks Steve! My husband's name is on it - Phil and his #. (We had switched Teebirds - whoops!)

I'm in Lawrence so not too far away.

The tree/bush was crazy thick though. The disc I lost was bright green and we couldn't even see it!

If i can get out there saturday i will see if i can retrieve your teebird for you Bailey. I will call you if your numbers on your disc or if not i will post it here.  I live in baldwin and worked on the course trimming what trees they would let me and worked with them where to put the teepad sighs. Ive been trying to get them to mow the fairways wider. Glad to hear they did a little anyway.  Do you live in the area?
Title: Re: New baldwin disc golf course
Post by: bailey on July 22, 2015, 01:14:21 PM
Both times I've been out to this course no one else has been playing so definitely not crowded.
I just checked it out on DG review. I like all the water shots! Let's round up some people (and some Dragons, and some swimsuits for retrieving the discs. . .) and make an outing of it some time.

Definitely some interesting water holes! And challenging fairway shots if you count the tall grass out of bounds like we did  :o

Our friend with us went into the water to get his disc. Mucky and gross! I'm sure if they ever drag out the bottom of the lake (pond?!) there will be a fair amount of discs  :P