After playing in such difficult conditions yesterday, competitors of the 2015 Aussie Open were hoping for Mother Nature to ease up. Yesterday’s storm had cooled things down quite a bit, but it did leave a lingering breeze which, in Australia, tends to swirl and confuse players to almost maddening proportions. If you have the mental game to combat the humidity and blustery conditions, you seriously have a chance to spring forward to make a big leap on the leaderboard. That is exactly what three particular players intended to do.
Most players were woken up last night by severe thunderstorms in the Perth region. Nearly 30,000 homes were without power for several hours. The storm had moved off by dawn, but the chance of a weather delay for the first round of the 2015 Aussie Open still loomed over the players’ heads.
Beautifully manicured ball golf course with disc golf added. Rolling hills and tight pin placements to OB greens and bunkers. Most holes are under 300ft but the hills and pin placements add challenge. Colina Park is home to The First Tee of San Diego, a youth group that uses golf to teach life skills to kids. NO SMOKING, NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED!! Shoes and shirts required. $7/round weekdays, $8/round weekends, $10/all day.
G ’day, mates! This weekend we will see yet another benchmark not just for disc golf, but more specifically disc golf in Australia. As the sport continues to grow at an astounding pace, we are seeing people in new parts of the world stepping up to offer a quality disc golf experience on a pristine piece of native land. The tournament staff of the 2015 Aussie Open is no exception.
Course in a wooded park. Do not park on the streets near #1 and 2. No signs, but the city does not want players parking there. Please park near the front of the park and enjoy the short hike to the 1st tee.
The Upper course is a 9 basket/18 hole course with a 9 out/9 back format from distinct tees. It is heavily wooded and tight with some awkward tees. Call before playing and always check in with the office. (888) 423-2267 x786. The course is often unavailable, but it may be open on weekends.
Disc golf on an old executive nine ball-golf course. Golf carts available (weather permitting). See the pro shop for day passes/$5. Carts/$10. Good use of terrain, obstacles, and elevation provides for a challenging, yet rewarding experience. Risk vs reward is a prominent theme. Hole #1 has a narrow fairway bordered by Sunset Lake on the right and ahead, and OB areas left. Lay-up before the bridge or attack the green over the lake? Only well-placed drives will stay dry as "the Lake takes". Dual tees are positioned to give the feel of an 18 hole course. Pro shop, locker rooms, and great restaurant and bar (drinks bought there are allowed on the course if they are enjoyed responsibly). Yearly memberships available.
A temporary basket course built for locals (the nearest course is more than 50 miles away). A useful place to play until the Fort Irwin crew can get a permanent course installed. In the High Desert, so expect wind and rocks. Contact Jon in advance to insure that the baskets are in place and to secure a guide.
Whether you’re a year-round competitive disc golf addict or a casual once-a-month type of player, you’ve probably heard someone mention an “Ice Bowl”. But what is an Ice Bowl exactly? At first glance one might think it’s just a common name for a disc golf tournament that takes place in the heart of winter. And that wouldn’t be an inaccurate observation by any means. However, Ice Bowls are much more than just a good time on a course in the frigid cold (or not so cold, depending on the region).