I like the topics here, but can we not criticize the parks as being "bad"? Personally "bad" is a relative term, be smart, and aware in any public environemnt, the malls are "bad" places in some location, but people still shop.
On distance, if you feel that 400-500' shots are too long, then you are not thinking about strategy within golf. Again I can not throw regularly 400', downhill off a cliff with a tailwind, maybe....... What this course in particular does, BV, is create more of a need to emulate golf, it becomes placement, upshots, and thinking after each shot. Quite a few of the fairways are designed to have risk rewards on each hole, it now makes my up game on the other courses better. It has improved that part of my game, because that is the part that I without a big arm must work on. It also improves your drives, because you can really throw the disc as far as you want on quite a few holes with no regard to distance, because, it aint going near the basket on my drive.
I tend to disagree with Penney in regards to Cliff Drive, 30 yrs from now we will be able to walk it, it will be better, and if people like Mike continue to help with the evolution of the area it will be better. It takes all the people the get the courses playable, if you want to help, PLEASE HELP. Too many people are club members, which is great, but don't do things to help out at their local course. Kevin is right on with a rotation component, I like that idea a lot, we alternate courses on a regular basis might be a solid idea, posting here would be ok, but having an idea on each marquee where the courses should be set would be easier to read whilst at the course.
We have many courses in town, we have many types of players, we will never be able to make all players happy, but we need to ensure that all players enjoy the game, and try to get new people involved with the club. It starts with you, if you are a member and you want something done, please step up and ask to help, or start doing something and ask how to get help. We would all like to see more participation from everyone in our sport. The same migs week in and week out doing the work get old, get stagnant, and lead to less change and better improvements.
Please contact anyone on the board on how to better serve the disc golf community, we crave your attention, in fact we are starved for it.