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Home To The Tiny Tee Pads!
Pros: The DGC at O'Leary Junior High starts out near the running track behind the school. It then plays over to the farthest corner of the field (Near the cemetery), then over the small backstop (which I believe is for the discus throw) before playing back across the wide expanse of green lawn near the parking lot, then across the entrance street and finally finishes on the main lawn in front of the school.
The course has Innova baskets with the yellow band. There are no signs so you're kind of navigating by braille. The tee pads are tiny concrete slabs about 12' x 24'. They are a little hard to find as they are gradually being gobbled up by the encroaching grass around them. I found most of them without much difficulty but gave up looking for the # 5 and # 8 pads. It was just too damn hot to search too long.
The course design isn't really appropriate for junior high students. It's too long for them to really enjoy.
I thought # 6 was kind of an interesting hole teeing off right beside the building to a blind basket. Young players need to learn to throw anhyzer shot or forehand flick on this hole.
Cons: # 1 basket is leaning and # 8 basket is about 18' too low.
Distances are too long for junior high students.
Experienced players will be bored with the long, mostly open layout. There are a few trees and they are used effectively, when possible. The problem is there just aren't enough much challenge and variety.
Other Thoughts: The answer that begs for an answer is, Just who is this course designed for? I agree with previous reviewers who have stated, intermediate players and above have much better options around the area in the CSI course and Rock Canyon and junior high players will find themselves frustrated with the distances here. Had I been the designer, I would have shortened the course considerably, making it more attune to beginner/junior high players.
I must compliment the staff and students of O'Leary Junior High. I was quite impressed with the over-all cleanliness of this campus. Most junior highs are trashed and graffiti covered. This one was neat as a pin.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: I personally feel that this is an extremely great for beginners. The course is simple enough and although it does lack obstacles the way it is laid out is great for beginners who are just learning how to play. The general layout of the course is designed perfectly to teach newbies disc control. Hole's 1, 2 and 3 are all beside fences that you either have to climb over or walk around to retrieve your disc. You learn not to Hyzer the heck out of your drives real quick.
Hole 2 dog legs left into a long fairway.
Hole 3 has an old baseball backstop in front of it which is fun.
Hole 4 is a straight shot with no obstacles. Great to learn to control your mid range or even putter.
Hole 6 is a blind dog leg right which is great to practice your forearm or anhyzer shots.
The rest of the holes are pretty much open range to practice your drives on. All in all this course is worth the time it takes to play but Intermediate and advanced players will get bored really quick.
Cons: Very little shade in the hot summer.
Almost always seems to be windy except in the early morning or late evening hours.
The Tee pads are really hard to find on the account of the grass being tall and the pads being microscopic.
The Tee to Hole 6 is hugged up against the school and incredibly hard to find.
Always sprinklers going on some section of the course.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The O'Leary School course is a nearly wide open field course which encircles one of the school buildings. Nearly all holes lack obstacles or challenge except for moderate distance, but that doesn't mean the course is without charm. One of the holes plays right near a triple jump strip complete with sand pit and another plays over a shotput or hammer throw fence.
Cons: Tee pads: These tees might be some of the funniest ones I've ever seen! Coming in at about 12x12 INCHES, you really have to get your run up steps right to hit concrete on your release.
Boring: Trees or any sort of meaningful obstacle are sorely lacking - this isn't a fault of the designer, just the available land to work with.
Navigation: Good luck finding the little tiny teeing areas - once there though, it is fairly straightforward figuring out which basket you are headed to.
Other Thoughts: While it is nice to have disc golf available so readily to local kids, I wonder if this course couldn't have been better tailored to their needs. A shorter course might have sufficed in this case to help ease kids into enjoying the game; plus, experienced players aren't going to play here anyway! When the young'uns get a bit older, then perhaps its time to head down the way to the bigger and better Southern Idaho or Rock Creek Courses.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: The course plays on the open fields of the middle school around the Baseball field and track. There are only a few trees on the property but it was worked in well by the course designer. There is even an old Baseball backstop on the farther end of the property that is used basically as a sand trap where you have to clear it by either going to the right or over the top of it to the basket which is forty feet or so behind it. this is a cool hole.
Cons: The biggest problem the course has is the lack of obstacles and the distance used for some of the holes. I think for introducing children to the sport the holes could have been shortened to make it more fun for them and for us advanced players the holes need to be a little longer on some of the long par three holes to make a par four. The tee pads are really small pieces of concrete that are hard to see and throw from, I almost think keeping the natural grass would have been a better option.
Other Thoughts: I find it pretty neat that the school put in the course on their property and I an only hope that it is introducing the kids to our sport, hopefully the school has a P.E. class that goes out and plays disc golf on a regular basis.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: This is a wide open course. Tee Box for 1 is north of the long jump pit, basket is about 380 feet south. 2 is around the fence to the left. The rest are easy to find. A few Holes are IMO long enough to be par 4 so bring your big guns and let them fly. There is usually enough wind to keep things interesting.
Cons: Signs listing distance, bigger tee pads and directions would be nice but ask a local and they will help you out.
Other Thoughts: Thrown over the fence a few times but discs are easy to retrieve. The football field is a good place to measure your drives. A great place to take that new disc and see how it flies.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is wide open and gets much less traffic than the other (much better) courses in Twin Falls. It's fairly easy to navigate and good for beginners. Especially in Twin Falls where the other two courses EAT discs. The biggest "Pro" to this course is that its introducing kids to the sport. Playing disc golf for PE class is better than jump rope and track.
Cons: - Can't play when school is in
- Lacks good tee pads and signs
- Very few obstacles
- No significant elevation changes
Other Thoughts: If your disc happens to get stuck on the roof of the junior high then ask around for a kid named Chet. He is the only person I know that can spider man up the side of the building and get your disc.
The football field is great for trying out new discs and practicing. As long as you are there when school is out you can use it and no one will bother you.
If you are in Twin Falls for a day then pass on this course and play Rock Creek and CSI.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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