5,000 miles of car driving and visiting people later, I am back home from my ‘vacation’. My doctor recommended I not drive more than 5 hours at a stretch and disc golf is a recommended activity. So I played some courses on my way:
Date Course Location Notes 8 Nov Timberwolf DGC Morrilton, AR 8 Nov Hummingbird Beach DGC Checotah, OK 8 Nov Lake Elk City DGC Elk City, OK Glow round, very windy 9 Nov Ladera Albuquerque, NM Lost a #1 driver 9 Nov Show Low DGC Show Low, AZ 10 Nov Emerald Park Mesa, AZ Hit a palm tree on a drive! 10 Nov Red Mountain – North Mesa, AZ 11 Nov Haulapai Mtn. Park – Deer Canyon Kingman, AZ 11 Nov Firefighters Memorial Park Kingman, AZ 11 Nov Paseo Verde Trailhead Henderson, NV Glow round 12 Nov Ward Recreation Area Ely, NV 12 Nov O’leary Junior High School Twin Falls, ID 12 Nov College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID Glow round 13 Nov College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID 14 Nov Three Island Crossing Glenns Ferry, ID 14 Nov Optimist Park Mountain Home, ID 15 Nov Lydle Gulch Boise, ID Lost a blizzard Destroyer 15 Nov College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID 15 Nov Osbourne Park Nampa, ID 15 Nov West Park Nampa, ID 15 Nov Bear Creek Park Meridian, ID 15 Nov Settlers Park Meridian, ID 16 Nov Ann Morrison Park – Southeast Boise, ID Snow! Wading disc retrieve.. 17 Nov Ann Morrison Park – Northwest Boise, ID Wading disc retrieve again! 18 Nov John Adams Brigham City, UT 18 Nov Rock Springs DGC Rock Springs, WY 18 Nov Deer Field DGC Rawlins, WY 18 Nov Deer Run Park DGC Sidney, NE Glow round 19 Nov Ogallala Optimist Course Ogallala, NE Early AM glow round 19 Nov Centennial Park Kearney, NE
That is a bunch of courses! I liked the courses that celebrated native vegetation: Lydle Gulch, Rock Springs, Hummingbird Beach, Hualapai Mountain, Red Mountain, Ward Recreation Area, and Show Low. Stand outs among the city park courses were: John Adams, Deer Run, Ogallala Optimist, and Paseo Verde Trailhead. The best college campus course I played was Timberwolf – it was short, but very pretty and without conflicts. I actually backed off of two courses in Idaho because they required throwing into people, but I played several courses that required throws that had potential for conflict.
During the process of playing all these courses, I learned a bunch about what my preferences are in a course, how I throw, and what makes a course fun for me. I also got to play with with Dave, TJ, and Fub (all really fun people) – in addition to other people who I just played a single hole with.
Even though many of these courses had holes that make my ‘dream course’ list, playing all of these courses demonstrates just how good of a course we have in Martin and how much fun it is to play here.