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Jim Marks

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Tom Bass Park Course
« on: January 16, 2011, 04:38:19 PM »
The DGHou map shows two courses, 18 baskets each, at Tom Bass Park. I could only find one, are there really two, or did they just rename the one that was there, at some point?

Anyway, I tried to play through these 18 baskets.

There are no tee surfaces at all, and so next to every tee marker is a huge puddle because the ground is worn into a hollow where everyone throws.

There is only one set of tees per basket and some of the distances are really quite long for amateur players.

Most of the tees are missing distance indicators.

None of the baskets have any kind of high visibility material which makes finding them from the tee difficult as many are behind, next to or amongst trees. In many cases you can\'t see the basket number either and many of the baskets are quite near each other making it hard to know where you\'re aiming.

Basket #11 is mis-labeled #13 and is much farther away than the distance on the tee indicates.

Tee #12 is leaning against a tree.

Both tee and basket #17 seem to be missing entirely.

That being said, this course is a surprising mix of wide open long shots and very tight amongst the trees type shots. There is even one pond you have to clear for both the drive off tee #4 and the approach for #18. Much more varied than MacGregor\'s 18 links that\'s for sure. Although not nearly as well maintained.

This could be a REALLY nice course if some funding could be scrounged up to put in proper tee surfaces (like they have at MacGregor Park for example) and maybe even at least two sets of tees (if not three, like they have at MacGregor Park) and to relabel everything and to paint the baskets orange or something.

But as it stands, unless this is your closest option and you really hate driving, don\'t bother.

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Tom Bass Park Course
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 02:44:30 AM »
Quote from: Jim Marks
The DGHou map shows two courses, 18 baskets each, at Tom Bass Park. I could only find one, are there really two, or did they just rename the one that was there, at some point?

Anyway, I tried to play through these 18 baskets.

There are no tee surfaces at all, and so next to every tee marker is a huge puddle because the ground is worn into a hollow where everyone throws.

There is only one set of tees per basket and some of the distances are really quite long for amateur players.

Most of the tees are missing distance indicators.

None of the baskets have any kind of high visibility material which makes finding them from the tee difficult as many are behind, next to or amongst trees. In many cases you can\'t see the basket number either and many of the baskets are quite near each other making it hard to know where you\'re aiming.

Basket #11 is mis-labeled #13 and is much farther away than the distance on the tee indicates.

Tee #12 is leaning against a tree.

Both tee and basket #17 seem to be missing entirely.

That being said, this course is a surprising mix of wide open long shots and very tight amongst the trees type shots. There is even one pond you have to clear for both the drive off tee #4 and the approach for #18. Much more varied than MacGregor\'s 18 links that\'s for sure. Although not nearly as well maintained.

This could be a REALLY nice course if some funding could be scrounged up to put in proper tee surfaces (like they have at MacGregor Park for example) and maybe even at least two sets of tees (if not three, like they have at MacGregor Park) and to relabel everything and to paint the baskets orange or something.

But as it stands, unless this is your closest option and you really hate driving, don\'t bother.


That course is in need of some serious TLC. You are better off playing Agness Moffit or some of the other courses in the area that are better marked. There are two courses out there.