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Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« on: April 27, 2010, 12:07:56 PM »
Howdy all,

A group of us are planning on camping at Smithville this weekend, rain withstanding.  And I had a couple questions I was hoping someone may be able to help me with. 

First, we'd like a campsite close to the disc golf course.  But we'd strongly prefer one that has electrical hookups.  We'll just be in tents, but electrical hookups have been requested.  I'm not sure if that's possible, but if so what's the best location?  Any ideas on price? 

I've looked on the Smithville Lake website, and it's not very helpful with regards to this.  Hopefully someone here will have an idea.

Big thanks for any and all recommendations. 

If the weather is nice, come out and join us this weekend!

Nate Fishback

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Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 12:14:50 PM »
There is currently not a disc golf course on site, there are temp baskets that show up for "those in the KNOW", but a course is not there for you to play on as of yet....
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Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 12:26:47 PM »
There is a little 9 hole course a few miles from there but I don't know if it is worth camping. 
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Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010, 12:36:37 PM »
Ohh hell.  It seems I have been misinformed. 

Thanks for the quick responses.  I suppose I'll try and make other plans. 
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Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010, 12:48:47 PM »
Ohh hell.  It seems I have been misinformed. 

Thanks for the quick responses.  I suppose I'll try and make other plans. 

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Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010, 06:45:00 PM »
Ohh hell.  It seems I have been misinformed. 
Thanks for the quick responses.  I suppose I'll try and make other plans. 
Call me sir...I got answers to your questions...good ones too!

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« Last Edit: April 27, 2010, 06:58:22 PM by Lefty »
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Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2010, 09:51:34 AM »
Dan,

Thanks again for all the info over the phone.  Much appreciated. 

The forecast is improving for the weekend, so it looks like we'll be camping and chucking some plastic. 

I'll hopefully give you a call on Saturday for the sneak peek of the new complex.  Sounds very cool. 
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Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2010, 10:05:35 AM »
To get to the Camp Branch starter course/killer camp ground area, see below-

To get there, take 169 N to W Hwy. Left (east) on W to Collins (Collins will be on the other side of Paradise) Stay on Collins until you come to the Camp Branch entrance. Enter and go to the shower house. (top of hill-Park there.) Look for the first basket behind the shower house (left and about 75 yards away)...this will be #9. Throw from #9 basket to #1 basket. Then just go from there. The first couple are out in the open but then starts getting kinda technical from there. (NO t-boxes so it needs to played from basket to basket.)

We had a blast but remember it is very small. This has been put in as a little test if you will...to guage the initial response. (and look where we are now!)

We played 3 rounds of 9 and had several birdies and a couple of near misses for aces. (forward-backward-forward)

I was skeptical of the home made baskets but they work and catch really well. Clever idea who ever came up with this design...I might copy these for the remaining baskets at the farm course.

I am trying to plot the course now on Google Earth...stand by for more info. (Camp Brance entrance is  39°24'41.24"N,  94°31'0.78"W)

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Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2010, 09:23:56 PM »
there are great safari holes out there, i lost a green pro destroyer off the west bank of the pond.
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Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2010, 09:25:32 PM »
there are great safari holes out there, i lost a green pro destroyer off the west bank of the pond.

Maybe this next winter, when it freezes, you can walk out there and fish for it!   ;D ::) ;D ::)
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Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2010, 08:48:14 PM »
Quote
There is currently not a disc golf course on site...

Not a true statement sir...we do have the little but fun to play 9 hole on the Camp Branch side of the Lake.

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Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2010, 10:27:43 AM »
Sorry....I meant the "real course"
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Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2010, 10:45:15 AM »
Sorry....I meant the "real course"

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Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2010, 01:06:57 PM »
if you want to camp and play 18 holes you can always go to P hill.  it is of course completely south of Smithville. 

Just a thought if you were really wanting to play 18 holes of disc golf .  I believe they have electricity out there as well.  You set up camp  on the edges of the fairways so proximity is not an issue.

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Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2010, 02:09:30 PM »
But, but...then they wouldn't be playing in PARADISE!!!  ;)