Here's the local park. Being anovice, I can't give an educated review and comparison of the course, but I had a great time! First time I played it 3 times with a Wham-O 175g and did fair. Never made par, but had some good shots. A few days later, I went to Play It Again Sports and got an Innova Valkyrie. Did much better and by the second time around I was making some strong pars.
Most of the holes lack real finesse, but require some long drives. There are a few that have some pretty imposing obstacles like hundred year old oaks that look like enjoy eating discs.
Back in, ohhhhhhhh, I don't know, maybe 1982/83, I played this course. It was my first try at disc golf, although I was a regular thrower and a pretty wicked drive for a 16 year old.
Back then, I was still using a standard Wham-O, I think in the 165g flavor, but may have been a 140g.
One hole I can still remember. The tee was at the top of a hill with a pretty decent slope and a hard left turn at the end. The basket was out of sight from the tee. There was a thick tree canopy that prevented you from taking a short cut and forcing you to throw under the low hanging branches. If you threw as if you were on flat ground, the disc would ultimately catch too much air since there is a slope and fade back with minimal distance. Throw it too low to compensate and it's in the ground.
Then there was the water hazard. The testosterone wanted to wing it over the pond, but the logical side didn't want to risk losing my brother in law's disc, so I had to lose a stroke and lay it up.