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In disc golf, there are discussions, debates, and things everyone can agree upon from the start. We are not sure where this one would end up, so we are letting you the fans decide. Over the next three and half weeks, we will be hosting a series of votes here on our site to determine what the fans dream 18 holes would be on Tour.
Hole 8 Winner
Propelled by the “Eightholes” Maple Hill wins the Hole Eight Dream 18 Fan Vote. Idlewild yet again takes home second place honors with Eureka Lake rounding out the podium.
How does the voting work?
At 9 AM ET each morning, the polls open. You have until 8 AM ET the next day to vote on which hole you would put on your dream 18. Yesterday we determined the dream hole eight the eighth day, today (the ninth day), we will pick the ninth hole, etc. With the release of each poll, we will announce the winner of the previous day. We hope to see each region get behind their courses and help elevate the disc golf holes they think make their course genuinely unique.
Below is a brief description of each hole along with a link to the hole flyover. Give it a read and a watch and vote at the bottom of the article!
Let’s get started!
Fountain Hills: At 275 for FPO and 406 ft for MPO, Hole Nine at Fountain Hills is not one to be forgotten. Players are yet again throwing downhill to a basket that sits on a peninsula along the fountain pond. As a Par 3, Hole Nine plays as the hardest hole on the course. Check out how the Pros attack the hole thanks to Jomez’s flyover of the 2020 Memorial Championship.
Vista del Camino: Hole Nine at Vista has an MPO tee pad that is 482 ft, and an FPO tee that is 324 ft, both holes play as a Par 3. MPO players are throwing from an elevated tee pad into a tree-filled park-style fairway. FPO players start in the middle of the fairway and will be navigating the trees towards a basket that’s on the edge of the pond. Give it a look from the Jomez flyover at the 2020 Memorial Championship.
**3rd Place** Brazos Park East: Hole Nine at the bEast is a 519 ft Par 4. Players throw from an elevated tee down a tightly wooded fairway to a landing zone at the corner. If players can make the landing zone, they then have another tight sidearm or turnover upshot to the basket for a look at birdie. Check out the flyover from Jomez’s coverage of the 2020 Waco Annual Charity Open.
Disc Side of Heaven: Disc Side of Heaven’s Hole Nine is a 750 ft Par 4 for MPO and 715 ft Par 5 for FPO. Players throw across the rolling hills on their drive. If players can make the top of the hill on their second shot, they may have a look at a long birdie. However, there is a sloping green with an OB pond behind the basket, which discourages players from running the drive. See how the discs fly thanks to Jomez’s coverage of the 2018 Jonesboro Open.
**Winner** Gleneagles: Hole Nine at San Francisco is a 747 ft Par 4. The tee pad sits 80 feet above the downsloping fairway. The hole measures at 747 ft because players can send it from the tee pad just like a 747 plane. Players who achieve maximum distance on their drive will have an outside look at an eagle. Check out Jomez’s 2018 flyover from the San Francisco Open to see it for yourself.
Blue Lake Park: The 515 ft, Hole Nine, features a Blue Lake signature where any tall grass is OB. Players are throwing their drives to clear the OB creek that runs just off the tee box. The fairway is ample for the landing zone but then narrows around the elevated basket green that is barely inside C1. See for yourself in the 2019 Portland Open flyover from Jomez.
Kensington Toboggan: At 425 ft, Hole Nine is an uphill, Par 3. Players throw from a flat fairway up towards a basket set on the top of the hill to the right. Players going for the three are trying to keep their drives straight and reach the hill’s crest. Player’s who want a birdie are trying to cut the corner without landing on the side of the hill in the rough. Watch the flyover from Jomez’s first-round coverage of the 2018 Great Lakes Open.
Idlewild: Hole Nine at Idlewild is a 258 ft Par 3. Players are navigating a wooded fairway to get to a basket that finishes slightly right of the tee pad. This hole was made famous last year when James Conrad aced it during round one. Figure out how you might attack it while watching Jomez’s flyover from the first round of the 2018 Idlewild Open.
Eureka Lake: This 354 ft Par 3 plays across an old bridge towards a right hooking island green. Players are looking to land in a bailout zone to the left or throw straight at the basket. The hole averages true to par, but if players miss the island advance to a drop zone, that can end up being nerve-wracking to make. The flyover from the 2019 Ledgestone Insurance Open will help provide perspective.
Sunset Hills: Hole Nine at Sunset Hills is an original hole to the course, but was slightly extended last year into a Par 4. The 535 ft hole plays downhill and across an OB pond. The basket is elevated in an old tree stump on a slightly sloped green. You can see what the FPO division has been playing from Central Coast’s coverage of the 2019 PDGA World Championship.
Northwood: One of the original holes on the Northwood course, Hole Nine, is an open hole that plays towards the right of the tee box. At 321 ft, this Par 3 sees most players throwing an anhyzer or sidearm off the tee and hoping to miss the last guardian tree to the right of the basket for an easy birdie. See how the Pros played it thanks to Jomez’s coverage of the 2019 PDGA World Championship.
Maple Hill: At 420 ft, this Par 4 looks to be one of the more difficult holes on the course, but based on the stats plays pretty close to par. In the past, this has been a Par 3 but was playing as a Par 4, so the par was adjusted. Players throw up and over a hill to an island green. If players make it up and over, they have a look at an eagle putt from across the water. Or in the case of Matt Dollar in 2018, a birdie putt. Watch the flyover from Jomez’s 2018 MVP Open coverage to see how the pros play the hole.
Brewster Ridge: Hole Nine at Brewster Ridge is 370 ft for MPO and 305 ft for FPO, playing as a Par 3. Players are throwing slightly downhill through a narrow fairway. If players go long of the basket, they end up contending with a pretty steep drop-off. See how the hole unfolds on the Jomez flyover from the 2019 Green Mountain Championship.
**2nd Place** Fox Run Meadows: Hole Nine at Fox Run is 375 ft for FPO and 435 ft for MPO with both playing as a Par 3. Players are throwing slightly downhill with OB running the length of each side of the fairway. You can see it for yourself on the 2019 Green Mountain Championship coverage from Jomez.
Hornets Nest: Hole Nine at Hornet’s Nest is a 534 ft Par 4 through the woods. Off the tee, players are looking to make a landing zone just shy of halfway to the basket. The fairway turns left, but players are hoping for a straight look at the basket from the turn if they want a hope at birdie. See how the players played the hole at last year’s Tour Championship, thanks to Jomez.
Let us know which Hole 9 is in your Dream 18!