Sorry to thread jack, but this one looks like it's dead and I don't want to start a new one unnecessarily.
Finally made it out to MN last week and played some disc, only 3 rounds though
. You guys certainly have some beautiful courses, much greener than CO. I only played Crown College (St Bonifacius) and Bryant Lake Park, since they were the closest to where my in-laws lived and I couldn't get on here to get suggestions on other courses or have someone show me around. I think we'll be going out there every year, so next time I'd like to play Kaposia and BRP, I think. I took pics of the Crown course and posted them on DGCR.
My impressions, I was pleasantly surprised by the elevation changes and rolling hills at both courses. The mulch greens at Byrant Lake were cool and retaining walls and steps were really well done, very polished course. Playing with a mowed fairway and deep rough at Crown was fun, and it's in great shape since it's a relatively new course. Crown was too open to provide many threats for bogey, but most of the holes required a well executed drive to birdie thanks to their length or a well placed obstacle. I don't know how to judge difficulty, but I couldn't see myself shooting over par at Crown, and would probably be disappointed with an over par round at Bryant Lake as well, although it seemed a little tougher.
Was able to use my high altitude bag as is, but had no need for the Monarchs and should've brought a brand new, max weight Destroyer, I had to use Firebirds for distance hyzers. Still threw the same distance, it was just slower and glidier and got more of a full flight. My seasoned discs were where I really saw the stability difference, my DX Eagle that barely tracks left (LHBH) here at altitude was a pure turnover disc in MN, and my beat Pro Destroyer which hyzer flips to straight at altitude was practically useless.
Met a group of 5 Swedes on the first tee of Bryant Lake, nice guys. Despite living about an hour from Latitude 64 they hadn't heard of the Fuse, so I let them check it out. Nearly aced the hole with a Destroyer, ended up 15' behind the basket but we all thought it was going in. That was probably the highlight of the trip.