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The Old Logging Road: Holes 2 & 3

February 8, 2017

After a fairly open 1st hole, most of the rest of the of the front nine will keep you in the woods.  Hole two and three are particularly tight and technical, basically playing along an old logging road.  Both are narrow par fours, though for each the landing area is opened up a bit.

 

Hole two tee is a short walk from the #1 basket.  The tee is built up right on the old  road, with a fairly narrow fairway that opens up a bit at a landing area about 200’ – 300’ out.  From there, the fairway turns right to a basket well protected by some trees. 

 

The hole plays slightly uphill, and as a 400’ par four it should be a good chance for par anyone with rec level skill or above… if you can avoid an early tree.  To score a birdie you’ll need to throw with both some power and accuracy.  An eagle is possible for someone that can thread the needle on a long left to right shot.

 

An early tree and a bad kick and bogey may be the best you can hope for.  Some tall birches, beech, maples, oak, pines, and hemlock line the fairway, with some fairly dense woods lurking nearby.

 

For phase two, the basket will be backed up into a clearing some 120’ further back into the woods.  The Red tee will move up a bit too, keeping this a 420’ par three from the reds.  The White and Blue tees will use the original tee box, making for a challenging 520’ hole.  Eagles will then become rare indeed, and birdies will take some shot making, both from the tee and then finding a clean line to the basket.

To reach hole 3 tee you’ll cross a vernal stream to a short walk up one of the branches of the old logging road.  Hole 3 is a bit of a “mirror image” of hole two, in the same section of mixed forest.  It’s a left turning par four, slightly longer at 450’, with perhaps a little more generous fairway width.

 

For phase two, again the basket will be pushed into a clearing another 100’ along the old dirt road.  For Red and White it will play at a manageable 450 feet, with much of the dogleg straightened out.  For the Blue tee, expect to play another 100’ of fairway, plus you’ll have to deal with a pronounced right to left shot shape.  

 

For both hole two and three, there will be plenty of room to back up a gold level tee that will challenge top pros with a pair very technical 650’ par fours.

 

This pair of holes will offer a fair test of a variety of disc golfing skills for all skill levels.  It will take power AND accuracy to score well, but new players can manage the holes with some well controlled shots even if they don’t carry 300’.

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