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Old Pike Country Club
« on: July 27, 2009, 01:14:05 AM »
Played the Old Pike course for the first time today. The course is near 169 and Vivion on Old Pike Road just past the home depot. What a nice surprise! A fun and challenging nine holes. I managed even par with a two and a four. My drive caught chains on hole four... 247 through a window in the trees about half way.  :o  Hole one tee and hole seven are a bit tricky to find the first time but there is a helpful course map near the parking area. A link to the same map is below.

I had the pleasure of speaking with the grounds manager who has been installing the course. He had just put numbered flags on the baskets and will be putting in crushed rock tee pads. Anyone is welcome to play any time. The sign says private but that's for the pool and tennis courts and such.  They have a league or gathering on Wednesdays about 7:00 PM. He also said that course designer Gregg Hosfeld played the course this week and had given positive feedback.

Link to an aerial course map:

www.dgcoursereview.com/course_files/3395/b69e4b8f.gif

For a right hander...

Hole 1   323' uphill hyzer.
Hole 2   495' downhill multiple routes with low ceiling. A little too low maybe. Had to make a par saving putt on that one.
Hole 3   407' slight downhill over entrance road. Lefty friendly.
Hole 4   247' through window in trees.
Hole 5   309' through window. Gnarly if you don't make it through I found out.
Hole 6   227' downhill hyzer.
Hole 7   235' flat hyzer along tree line.
Hole 8   282' slight downhill anhyzer/straight with back yards along the left and trouble on the right. 
Hole 9   226' tight anhyzer along pond. The water definitely comes into play for righties.

Also played the front 18 at Jackson Park in Atchison for the first time this weekend. Wow! It just gets better and better around here... that is one beautiful park and worth the drive. It did look like there is a lot of ivy in the park.




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Re: Old Pike Country Club
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2009, 09:05:48 AM »
Yea the Ivy at Jackson park is a bit thick.

However it is a beautiful course and well worth the drive.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 01:33:25 PM »
I played Old Pike for the first time yesterday evening, and it kicked ass! For a 9-hole course it sure had a lot of cool shots. The course is in its infancy and has a few things that go along with the territory in that regard, but I was impressed nonetheless. Thanks for the invite, Ted! 8)

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Re: Old Pike Country Club
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2009, 02:15:02 PM »
They have a league or gathering on Wednesdays about 7:00 PM.

I'm in for next Wednesday  :)  Unless of course I can't dump BT #86 at WYCO tomorrow night  >:(

He also said that course designer Gregg Hosfeld played the course this week and had given positive feedback.

Well, duh  8)  Wait a minute... did Hosfeld design it? Or just play it??
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2009, 06:33:20 AM »
i would agree.  A friend an I got a chance to play that course for the first time during Worlds.  We played with a couple of pros and the guy who runs the course(Riley?).  We were pleasantly surprised on this nice little course.  You should be able to buzz through it fairly quickly, but don't think it can't be challenging. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2009, 06:59:13 AM »
They have a league or gathering on Wednesdays about 7:00 PM.

I'm in for next Wednesday  :)  Unless of course I can't dump BT #86 at WYCO tomorrow night  >:(

He also said that course designer Gregg Hosfeld played the course this week and had given positive feedback.

Well, duh  8)  Wait a minute... did Hosfeld design it? Or just play it??

I don't think he designed it. I heard the design was a group effort by members and staff of the country club. A young man who also happens to be a lifeguard at the pool there is the one who takes care of the course along with his buddies.

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Re: Old Pike Country Club
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009, 12:43:58 PM »
168 AND VIVION

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2009, 12:46:03 PM »
Again, 169 and vivion, Home Depot, east or west or if someone can detail directions to course that would be great  Thanks

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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2009, 01:08:06 PM »
The course sits directly behind Home Depot.
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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2009, 08:27:15 AM »
I played Old Pike for the first time yesterday evening, and I agree with Keizer...it kicked ass!

I look forward to see what Billy can do with the re-design! (I know it will be great!)

It's awesome to have another Northlander Course...I can see it one day...

The 169 Throwdown Extravaganza! (Waterworks, Old Pike and Smithville)

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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2009, 12:14:29 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2009, 12:36:47 PM »
We have walked this course from every direction.there is room for 18,But it will not be a hard or long 18 by any means .Having said that ,It will be a fun course and will be beginner friendly .I have been working with Mick and Adam from Old Pike CC,There goal is to Have a course were all skill levels can play.They would like to host a Doubles event There maybe using Water Works as well.Old Pike will also be offering a Disc Golf membership .How cool would that be to play around and jump in the pool.There will be several work days coming soon.We could use all the help we can get.It sounds like there will be a pro shop on site as well as drinks and snacks.They would like to have a league nite there.There has been a wednesday deal there for a while so it sounds  like that will happen again this next year.
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2009, 01:25:23 PM »
Is the Wednesday mini still going on during winter, Billy?

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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2009, 02:00:57 PM »
Not really,But I bet it wouldnt be that hard to get it going.I dont get off till 6.30 .Lets see what kind of interest out there for glow dubs at Old Pike on weds.
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« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2009, 06:29:29 PM »
Back to Ol' Pike for 18...was gonna go backwards on the 2nd nine but we just played it the same way twice.

I'd almost be in for some glow on Wednesdays...

Hell it's a Northlander couse and I do live in the Northland!!!

Let me know if this is on or not!

PS- How long before Ol' Pike get it own slot on the website I wonder?

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