Originally Posted by Bruce
I recently heard that it won't be this way for long. They are going to set up an 18 hole loop for the winter, in an attempt to create some erosion control.
That worked really great last year at Pier, let's do it at Milo too.
The thing about closing a bunch of holes on a course is that the holes left open get way more torn up and it makes the erosion problems worse. That makes a cycle of closing holes, having some get really torn up, then having to close those to restore, then the other holes getting torn up, etc. etc.
A better solution to closing holes is doing physical improvements to paths and areas that get a lot of wear and tear. Keeping all the holes in allows courses get more evenly worn down without half the course getting trampled - especially during the wettest time of the year. Places where erosion is a problem (the walkout on hole 5E - stump hole - for example) need some extra attention.
I would like to see the tournament 36 hole layout left open for the winter while the campgrounds are closed and there aren't many other competing park users. Sure the natural teepads will get torn up, but those will become cement teepads eventually anyways. Closing half the holes will create twice the erosion on the open holes.
Disc golfers are a very valuable user group to Milo McIver State Park.
How about a poll to see if DGers want the 36 hole layout left in for winters at Milo?