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Postby grodney » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:56 am

I don't know if any of you Iowa Am yahoos ever consider going to Texas for World Doubles, but I can highly recommend the two courses on which it is contested, at John Houck's ranch southwest of Austin.

Really I'd say just go down there to play sometime. But if you're really into tournaments, World Doubles is a perfect excuse.

If you make a road trip of it, you can hit some other renowned courses (Dallas area, Waco, etc.), though they all pale in my opinion.
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Postby Steady 26542 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:56 pm

I'm going there. I'm in the GM division and am partnering with a guy I met at last years Worlds. He took 3rd, so we should have a decent chance.
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Postby Steady 26542 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:59 pm

And they are building a third course that should be ready by then. The place looks like it's out in the middle of no where. What are the courses like? Hilly? Windy? Any help would be great. Thanks.
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Postby ghstinshll » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:49 am

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Postby grodney » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:55 am

The Meadow course is probably the best course I've ever played, and that's counting over 100 courses in 14 years. It is primarily flat. It is open compared to woodsy courses, but it has lots of trees compared to wide open courses. So I guess somewhere in the middle. Most of the course is fairly protected from the wind.

The Hill course is nearly as good. It is more open, and has much more elevation. It is also more exposed to the wind.

Both courses have several holes where you have to hit a gap off the tee, but the hole itself is pretty open. Other holes let you go off the tee without much accuracy, but you will be punished with an obstructed shot if your disc doesn't end up where it should.

Both courses are incredibly fair length-wise. I think the longest 1-shot hole on either course is about 365 or 380 (and most are much shorter). After that, I don't think there is a hole under 530 or so. So in other words, all the 1-shot holes are very reachable. All the others truly take 2 or 3 shots to get to the pin.

They may have GMs play the white tees, but all of the above should still apply.
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Postby grodney » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:55 am

You can view hole-by-hole photos on http://www.centxdglove.com , but I don't think they do it justice.
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Postby grodney » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:57 am

And where did you get the info "They are building a third course."?

Thanks.
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Postby Cydisc » Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:43 pm

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At the bottom of the hill, continue about 1/2 a mile, hang a left and it's another 3 miles or so. Look for the yellow baskets on the right side of the highway.
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Postby Clue » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:10 pm

Don't you have a similar pic from the 18 tee on Circ Hill?
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Postby Cydisc » Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:11 pm

Yeah. I'll see if I can dig it up.
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Postby grodney » Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:14 am

Here's Neif on Hole #3 at Circ Hill. You get an idea of both the terrain and the view.

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Clue taking a manly route on Circ Hill #18.

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Neif taking a less manly route on Circ Hill #18.

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Postby Cydisc » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:23 pm

The girl in the Wimberley clubhouse says not to expect a 3rd course this year. They have a temp 9 holes, designed by the ranch hands for the Texas Teams, but work on a Houck designed course hasn't been started.
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Postby Buzzznation » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:37 pm

What's that shull like?
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Postby Cydisc » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:55 pm

Schul?

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Postby Buzzznation » Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:57 pm

Wicked :!:
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