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DGPT Dream 18 Course: What is the best Hole 17 on Tour?

By Baker Helton

The DGPT Dream 18 Fan Vote is sponsored by ZUCA. We have partnered with them to give away a free Trekker cart to the fan who best determined the fan vote for the back nine holes. Now that the picks are in, vote each day to help determine the winner!

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 16 Winner

Playing across rolling hills and down to an OB protected basket, Hole 16 at Idlewild took home the win yesterday to be added to the Dream 18. Fox Run Meadows trailed far behind in second with only 17% of the vote and Disc Side of Heaven rounded 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. We determined the dream hole one the first day, hole two the second day, 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!

Hole Seventeen

Fountain Hills: At 468 ft, Hole Seventeen at Fountain Hills is a wide-open shot save for some guardian palms around the basket. Players are throwing downhill towards the basket. There is an OB walkway that players contend with if they go long. Check out how the Pros attack the hole thanks to Jomez’s flyover of the 2020 Memorial Championship.

Vista del Camino: Hole Seventeen at Vista is 243 ft elevated Par 3. Players are throwing across the side of the hill to an elevated basket. The basket is in a corner with OB on both sides. Players want to avoid going past the basket on their drive for an easy birdie. Give it a look from the Jomez flyover at the 2020 Memorial Championship.

**Winner** Brazos Park East: Hole Seventeen at the bEast is a 530 ft Par 4 for FPO and 610 ft for MPO. The hole plays straightforward and then makes a 90 degree turn to the right. When the fairway turns right, it also goes downhill to a basket perched along the water. Players are looking to get their drives to the edge of the hill so they can make the corner and have a look at the basket. Players can go for the eagle by throwing over OB their entire drive, but it’s a massive risk/reward shot. 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 Seventeen is a 660 ft Par 4 for MPO and 530 ft for FPO. The hole plays uphill through the ZUCA Truss triple-mando. Players are trying to make the top of the hill on their drive so they can turn the corner right and have a clean look at the basket. See how the discs fly thanks to Jomez’s coverage of the 2018 Jonesboro Open.

Gleneagles: Hole Seventeen at San Francisco is a 599 ft Par 4 for MPO and 442 ft for FPO. Players are throwing uphill to a basket set alongside a golf cart path. The drive off the tee should try and get as much distance as possible so the upshot can put players in a position to grab a birdie three. The aggressive play is to throw an uphill roller. The hole was a Par 3 in 2018 (as noted in the flyover linked below) but was adjusted based on scores for the 2019 event. Check out Jomez’s 2018 flyover from the San Francisco Open to see it for yourself. 

Blue Lake Park: The 925 ft Par 5 for MPO and 530 ft FPO Par 4 Hole Seventeen plays through a very wooded fairway to a basket perched on the side of a hill. Players hug the right side of the fairway, along an OB line to have the most unobstructed path to the basket. While it seems like it would be one of the more difficult holes on the course, it plays just barely over par. See for yourself in the 2019 Portland Open flyover from Jomez.

Kensington Toboggan: At 755 ft for MPO and 630 ft for FPO Hole Seventeen is the last Par 4 on the Toboggan course. Players are throwing drives to the base of a Toboggan run before going up to the right of the field to a plateau basket. If players make it across to the bottom of the hill on their drive, they will have a look at birdie three.  Watch the flyover from Jomez’s first-round coverage of the 2018 Great Lakes Open.

**2nd Place** Idlewild: Hole Seventeen at Idlewild is a 418 ft Par 4. Quite possibly the shortest Par 4 on Tour, hole seventeen features a snaking OB creek down the middle of the fairway. Players going for the eagle will throw straight at the basket and assuming they miss any trees, or the OB creek can have an easy putt to secure it. Players playing for the birdie three will throw their drives to the right of the fairway and then hope their upshot does not trickle OB into the creek. Figure out how you might attack it while watching Jomez’s flyover from the first round of the 2018 Idlewild Open.

**3rd Place** Eureka Lake: This 300 ft Par 3 features the ZUCA truss as players are throwing across the lake to an island green. Players are hoping to make an ace during the event for the chance at a free car. Trevor Harbolt came the closest last year with a splash-outThe hole is more uniquely famous for Reid Frescura’s skip shotThe flyover from the 2019 Ledgestone Insurance Open will help provide perspective.

Sunset Hills: Hole Seventeen at Sunset Hills is an original hole to the course. Players are throwing down an open fairway before the hole cuts to the right into a wooded green. The 525 ft Par 4 hole sees players going around a mando tree on the right side of the fairway. On the approach to the green, players are hoping to land softly on the side of a sloped green to avoid rolling downhill and into the guardian trees. You can see what the FPO division has been dealing with from Central Coast’s coverage of the 2019 PDGA World Championship.

Northwood: Hole Seventeen at Northwood is an existing hole at the course. At 330 ft, this Par 3 plays uphill through a wooded fairway. Once at the top of the hill, players then have another 80 ft to the basket. See how the Pros played it thanks to Jomez’s coverage of the 2019 PDGA World Championship.

Maple Hill: At 373 ft Par 4 for FPO and 650 ft Par 4 for MPO, the hole plays across another Christmas tree field for the men and alongside the trees for the women. The MPO and FPO players are throwing to the same landing zone from their respective tee pads. Players too to the top of the hill from the tee and then throw down a tunnel fairway to the basket. It plays as the easiest hole on the course for MPO and FPO. It has even been eagled a few timesWatch the flyover from Jomez’s 2018 MVP Open coverage to see how the pros play the hole.

Brewster Ridge: Hole Seventeen at Brewster Ridge is 530 ft playing along a dirt road and creek to the basket. Players are throwing across the stream on their drive to put themselves in position for a birdie. Or, if you end up in the rough, you may snag a birdie, as well as Cale Leiviska, did in 2017See how the hole unfolds on the Jomez flyover from the 2019 Green Mountain Championship.

Fox Run Meadows: Hole Seventeen at Fox Run is a 400 ft downhill Par 3. The fairway plays around to the left shaped by OB on both sides. Right-handed players are throwing a hyzer off the tee and hoping it does not skip long OB. As noted on the attached flyover, lefties can take a back-door route over OB the entire time for a look at parking the hole with their own hyzer. You can see it for yourself on the 2019 Green Mountain Championship coverage from Jomez.

Hornets Nest: Hole Seventeen at Hornet’s Nest is a 545 ft Par 4. The hole plays through the woods before turning left towards the basket. There is a specific landing zone that players are hoping to make to have a look at the green. However, the second shot is just as tricky as the first. Once players make the corner, they have another wooded fairway leading to a rock-elevated basket. See how the players played the hole at last year’s Tour Championship, thanks to Jomez.

Let us know which hole Seventeen is in your Dream 18!

What is the best Hole 17 on Tour?

Fountain Hills
Vista Del Camino
The bEast at Brazos
Disc Side of Heaven
Blue Lake
Eureka Lake
Sunset Hills
Maple Hill
Brewster Ridge
Fox Run Meadow
Hornet’s Nest
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