martin wrote:Tim - I see we have some common choices - I had to leave seneca of b/c I havent played the new layout, but no Bluemont coming from NoVA?..... (first course I ever played and my one and only ace - #6 w/a Hero stamped Champ Aviar!)
Bluemont is great -- it's my home course up here (still 25 minutes from my home/office) -- but it's just hard to put it in the same league with Hawk Hollow (if you haven't played there, you need to -- its awesome, especially in the 27 hole layout).
I'm surprised you've gotten around so much and apparently played the same courses I have in different parts of the country. I lived in Texas and in Massachusetts and have road tripped through CA, NC, CO, and various other states and hit DG courses along the way.
Cameron East is one of my favorite courses in the country -- despite minimal elevation and being beastly hot most of the year. I just think it has some of the most fair and challenging shots of any course I've ever played. Not to mention, some of my best memories. Several of my best friends live in Waco, my brother is at A&M, and I used to live in Dallas, so Waco is where we'd all convene for long disc golf weekends -- so I've done more smack talk at the Beast than at any other course. My personal best down there is a 52 -- and that was with a stupid circle-4 instead of a deuce on the first short pond hole (missed the putt, rolled in the water, and had to can the comeback for the circle-4). The regular Cameron Park course is where I got my most recent ace when I was visiting back in the spring -- first shot on the first hole (That big uphill), annyed a FLX Buzz straight into the chains.
I'm trying to arrange a DG roadtrip with my brother after he graduates on Aug. 9 -- I'm thinking of heading up from NoVA to Warwick and hitting MD/PA/DE/NJ courses all the way up and back. Right now, the tentative roadtrip starts on August 13 and goes through August 19: 7 days, 6 states, 15+ courses and an estimated 478 holes of play
-- with a little time to browse New York and Philadelphia on the side:
For a rough map of the loop, go here: http://www.tinyurl.com/discgolftrip
Day one (Wednesday) -- leave early A.M. -- 90 holes today
Drive 32 miles to play Seneca Creek in MD (27 holes)
Drive 72 miles to play Codorus in PA (54 holes + 9 holes of mini disc golf)
not sure where to sleep that night.
Day two (Thursday) -- 100 holes today!
Drive 27 miles to play at Pinochot State Park in PA (36 holes)
Drive 95 miles to play at Little Lehigh Parkway (18 holes)
Drive 15 miles to play at Nockamixon in PA (14 holes -- play twice)
Drive 20 miles to play at Tinicum Park in PA (18 holes)
Drive 90 miles to Warwick state park in NY and sleep/camp somewhere
Day three (Friday) -- 90 holes today
Play Warwick State Park all day (18 holes with two tees and two baskets on
each, so four rounds)
Play Scott Wolfe Park (adjacent to Warwick)
stay in same place that night
Day four (Saturday) -- 72 holes today
Play Warwick again -- favorite layout if we want to
Drive 12 miles to play Buzzy's Creek in NJ (18 holes) - optional
Drive 18 miles to Play Campgaw in NJ (18 holes at a ski resort area, play twice if possible)
Drive 30 miles to Manhattan in NY and spend evening/night with a friend in the city
Day five (Sunday) -- 0 holes today
Spend the day in NYC and crash with friend again
Day six (Monday) -- 54 holes today
Get up early, early am and escape traffic
drive 75 miles to play Tyler State Park in PA (27 holes)
drive 30 miles to Philadelphia and play Sedgeley Woods (27 holes, optional)
Spend the night with friend in Philly
Day seven (Tuesday) -- 72 holes today
Drive 30 miles to play Brandywine Creek in DE (18 holes)
Drive 15 miles to play Anson Nixon in PA (18 holes)
Drive 15 miles to play Iron Hill in DE (18 holes) -- play twice
Drive 105 miles home to my house and crash. Hard.
If anyone lives or has played in this area of the country and has suggestions on how this itinerary could be improved, please let me know.
Also: Martin -- would you be up for showing us the course for Campgaw on Saturday, Aug. 16? -- and is Buzzy's Creek worth the time? It seems like you and I have similar preferences in Disc Golf courses, so I'll trust your opinion.