Is the course there any good?
Nov 21 2005, 12:31 AM
The park is beautiful. The course layout is challenging.
It could be one of the best courses in the state if it had better facilities and equipment.
lots of stickers
LOTS of Potential
I grew up in Enid. The City of Enid has very little commitment to make the course better because of the lack of interest in the area. There are only a handful of people who play there regularly, my father being one. A guy from Tulsa, (Brent Carlton I believe) was transferred there for his job and talked the city into installing the course. The only thing the city did was let Brent design and layout the course (he did a great job) and then the city was too cheap to get real baskets so they welded 18, "home-made" targets. I am in the process of working with the city to improve the course but like I said, it's slow going.
So the story is this course IS worth going to play, it has a lot of potential. But there cannot be a decent PDGA sanctioned event there without more comittment from the City of Enid to improve the course.
Nov 22 2005, 02:08 PM
I agree, I played this course 3 or 4 years ago and was impressed with the layout. The stickers are definitely prominent (played in the springtime) and the tee markers were difficult to find, but you can manage if you try hard enough. I remember a few years back when this course was listed on the PDGA site and it said to go to Play it Again in Enid for directions, but when I went there the guy had never heard of the course. Hope that's changed. Regardless, if you're in the area and have a couple of hours, go play Enid. It's a nice walk, some longer holes, and NO traffic
Nov 22 2005, 02:39 PM
I still have photos of all 18 holes when you were out there Paul.
This is even the description on this website for the course - doesn't make you exactly want to head out and play it:
Enid, Oklahoma 73701
Course Established: Record Last Modified: 2005-09-29 14:33:29
Description: Wraps around a small lake. Stickers and lost discs. Not well kept and tough to navigate.
Nov 22 2005, 03:37 PM
I still have photos of all 18 holes when you were out there Paul.[QUOTE]
Man, I didn't even remember taking pics out there, but that doesn't surprise me (either the fact that I took pics OR that I can't remember)
Email 'em to me when you get the chance, wouldja? Any of the addresses, hotmail, yahoo, cox, etc...Thanks Murph
Nov 22 2005, 05:01 PM
Sure will Paul...they are on my home computer...I will send them to you and we could also upload them onto centex for others to view
Nov 22 2005, 07:03 PM
cool, just send when you get the chance...I can upload for all to see, but I'll have to find time to do so first...course, with that gov't job you have, may just be easier for you :D
Mar 08 2006, 02:29 PM
Has anyone gone up there lately to play? (Enid)
Mar 08 2006, 02:48 PM
Not in years, wish I had the time.....I DO have the pics Murph emailed me, though, at home. They're not designated by hole, but if you want 'em I can send 'em to you, ChrisP. If you're thinking about having an event there I'd really like to know ahead of time (and you might hit the Twisted One up for that, too)
I went last year. first round we mainly played basket to basket, some holes we saw the bricks. second round we met some guys from stillwater that knew the course. we cleaned up the bricks and tore the grass away from them so they would be easier to find. but stickers were a problem, were pants if u go. i am thinking of going up there this summer.