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DGPT Dream 18 Course: What is the best Hole 3 on Tour?

By Baker Helton

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-a-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 2 Winner

The winner from yesterday’s Hole 2 vote came from the Tour Championship and the Hornet’s Nest Disc Golf Course. The 330 ft island hole is one of the more picturesque holes on Tour. Hole 2 was more contested than Hole 1, and Hornet’s Nest won with 35% of the vote. The runners up in second and third were Idlewild with 17% and Brewster Ridge with 12%. 

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 two, and today (the third day), we will pick the third 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!

Hole Three

Fountain Hills: At 294 ft, Hole 3 at Fountain Hills is the first elevated basket players encounter for the Pro Tour season. The hole has its share of excitement and heartbreak with OB just outside C1 behind the basket. Players have an opportunity for another early birdie with this short hole. Check out how the Pros attack the hole thanks to Jomez’s flyover of the 2020 Memorial Championship.

Vista del Camino: Hole Three at Vista is another early birdie to get for the pros. The 360 ft Par 3 displays the open fairways that are expected from The Memorial courses. Give it a look from the Jomez flyover at the 2020 Memorial Championship.

Brazos Park East: Featuring another elevated basket, Hole Three at The bEast gives players another potential birdie as they get ready to go into the woods. This 294 ft hole is an excellent opportunity to add another stroke under par before the challenging part of the course kicks into gear. Check out the flyover from Jomez’s coverage of the 2020 Waco Annual Charity Open.

Disc Side of Heaven: At 435 for MPO and 310 ft for FPO, Hole Three at Disc Side of Heaven is another long birdie opportunity. This Par 3 monster plays across a sloping hill to the right of the fairway and an OB fence to the left. This is a hole that we might see aced on coverage at some point in time. See how the discs fly the hole thanks to Jomez’s coverage of the 2018 Jonesboro Open. 

Gleneagles: Hole 3 at the San Francisco Open is the player’s first real shot at an “easy birdie.” However, there is deceiving OB and rough to the right behind the basket. In 2018 the OB was closer to the basket than it was in 2019, but even still, it creates a very tricky green for players. The hole was made famous by Sarah Hokom in 2018 when she aced it and was featured on SportsCenter. Check out the flyover of the hole from the 2018 San Francisco Open Jomez coverage

Blue Lake Park: At 550 ft, the Par 4 Hole 3 winds its way through the old-growth trees with a sharp dog-leg left. Players may try to cut the corner with a big sidearm, but doing so, they will be throwing over OB the entire time. This hole is considered a bonus birdie for most players where the key to success is in the upshot.   See for yourself in the 2019 Portland Open flyover from Jomez. 

**Winner** Kensington Toboggan: At 915 ft, this downhill hole is a Par 4 monster. As players throw down the toboggan run, they must avoid the rough on both sides. This hole is a real rip it and watch hole. Once players make it to the bottom of the hill, they must throw across a circle of OB rough to try and make the green. Watch the flyover from Jomez’s first-round coverage of the 2018 Great Lakes Open but comeback to watch Paul McBeth almost grab the eagle from his second round at that same event

**2nd Place** Idlewild: Hole 3 at Idlewild throws over a hill and across a creek to the basket. A wood-lined fairway opens up to an island green that is across a stream with a road behind it, creating long OB. Playing true to par, this hole is a great bonus birdie, or for Emerson Keith last year, a bonus ace. Figure out how you might attack it while watching Jomez’s flyover from the first round of the 2018 Idlewild Open. 

Lake Eureka: At 260 ft, Hole 3 at Lake Eureka is the shortest hole on the course. Players must navigate a host of pine trees to make it to the green. One wrong kick and the disc could be OB. The flyover from the 2019 Ledgestone Insurance Open will show you how it’s done

Sunset Hills: Playing through a wooded fairway to a bunker protected green, Hole 3 at Sunset Hills is another risk-reward drive. Players try to get as close to the front of the OB sand traps to have a shot at birdie. You can see what the FPO division has been playing from Central Coast’s coverage of the 2019 PDGA World Championship.

Northwood: Hole 3 at Northwood is a new hole added to the course for last year’s PDGA World Championship. At 550 ft, this Par 4 is an extension of a previous hole, across an old fairway to a new pin position. Players play down a tight fairway in the woods before turning slightly right into a green and across a gully to the basket. See how the Pros played it thanks to Jomez’s coverage of the 2019 PDGA World Championship. 

**3rd Place** Maple Hill: At 410 ft, Hole 3 at Maple Hill shows players what they are going to deal with as they head into the woods. The first hundred feet off the tee are open. It’s the next 310 ft that players have to navigate the famous ‘S’ curve fairway to try and make it to the basket. This Par 3 is another early separator hole on the course. It was made famous by Dave Feldberg’s ace from what is now the Blue Tee pad during the 2015 Maple Hill Open. Watch the flyover from Jomez’s 2018 MVP Open coverage to see how the pros play the hole.

Brewster Ridge: Hole 3 at Brewster Ridge plays uphill to a slightly elevated basket on a picturesque open green. At 325 ft, this is a hole players want to birdie before dealing with some of the more difficult holes further in the woods. See how the hole unfolds on the Jomez flyover from the 2019 Green Mountain Championship. 

Fox Run Meadows: At 305 ft, the Hole 3 at Fox Run Meadows plays into a wooded green. Players try to avoid any early trees but also to avoid coming in too hot as discs tend to skip and roll down the hill behind the basket. You can see it for yourself on the 2019 Green Mountain Championship coverage from Jomez. 

Hornets Nest: At 609 ft, Hole 3 is the first of a string of three Par 4’s on the Tour Championship course. Playing through the woods, players are looking to throw a soft anhyzer or hefty sidearm off the tee to look at making the corner and have a shot at birdie. See how the players played the hole at last year’s Tour Championship, thanks to Jomez. 

Cast your Hole 3 vote!

What is the best Hole 3 on Tour?

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