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DGPT Dream 18 Course: What is the best Hole 4 on Tour?

By Baker Helton
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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 3 Winner

The winner from yesterday’s Hole 3 vote came from Discraft’s Great Lakes Open and the Toboggan Course. The 915 ft, Par 4, is a beautiful downhill drive with plenty of rough in all directions, it’s a challenging but fun shot to throw for anyone. In second was Idlewild with Maple Hill 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 three on the third day, today (the fourth day), we will pick the fourth 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 Four

Fountain Hills: Added this year due to construction elsewhere in the park, the Par 3, 250 ft hole is the second shortest on the course. A triple Mando just inside C2 helps to add some difficulty to an otherwise straightforward hole. Check out how the Pros attack the triple mando thanks to Jomez’s flyover of the 2020 Memorial Championship.

Vista del Camino: Hole Four at Vista begins to see an opportunity at scoring separation on the course. The 381 ft Par 3 has an open fairway with OB running down the left side and then OB surrounding the circle behind the basket. Players who want to go for the birdie must risk skipping OB while players playing for par will try to make it past the last tree in the fairway to have an open shot at the basket. Give it a look from the Jomez flyover at the 2020 Memorial Championship.

**3rd Place** Brazos Park East: The first of the wooded holes at the bEast, this Par 4 shows the pros precisely what they are getting themselves into as they head into the woods. At 441 ft, it’s not the longest Par 4 on Tour, but it is one of the more technical ones. Check out the flyover from Jomez’s coverage of the 2020 Waco Annual Charity Open.

Disc Side of Heaven: At 630 ft, Disc Side of Heaven’s Hole Four is the longest Hole Four on Tour (by 10 feet). This Par 4 opens with an old-growth covered fairway that opens to a field with two large briar-patch OB circles. Players will try to avoid a low ceiling on their drive and the OB briars on the upshot to have a look at birdie. See how the discs fly the hole thanks to Jomez’s coverage of the 2018 Jonesboro Open

Gleneagles: Hole 4 for the San Francisco Open is one of the more unique holes on Tour. At 507 ft, it’s a Par 4 for the FPO division; for the MPO division, it becomes a 415 ft Par 3. This change was made in 2019 and is not reflected in today’s hole flyover. The hole plays across a golf fairway into basket placements surrounded by thick woods. At 415 ft, the hole was even aced last year in round two by Mo Lockwood from Oregon. The hole flyover from Jomez’s 2018 coverage only reflects the 507 ft version of the hole, but you can still give it a look.  

Blue Lake Park: The 295 ft this Par 3, is one of the easiest holes on the course. With a straightforward throw, players are hoping to gain another birdie on the scorecard. See for yourself in the 2019 Portland Open flyover from Jomez. 

Kensington Toboggan: At 580 ft, this Par 4 plays through a tree-dotted fairway to the bottom of a hill on which the basket is perched. If players make it through the first line of trees, they have an unobstructed upshot to the basket for an easy birdie three. Watch the flyover from Jomez’s first-round coverage of the 2018 Great Lakes Open

Idlewild: Hole 4 at Idlewild plays across a pond to the left of the fairway towards a sloped green. The hole was moved towards the teepad in 2018 to switch the hole from an easy to birdie Par 4 to a challenging Par 3. At 432 ft, players hope to land in C2 or C1 on their drive. They then are crossing their fingers that their disc will not roll away from the basket or into the OB pond due to the sloping green. Figure out how you might attack it while watching Jomez’s flyover from the first round of the 2018 Idlewild Open. 

Eureka Lake: The last of the “wooded” holes on the Eureka Lake course, this 423 ft downhill shot, is one where players are looking to keep their drives straight in hopes for a birdie. A mando on the right side of the fairway takes out the big right-handed hyzer while protecting spectators and Hole 1’s green. If players can avoid the tree-dotted fairway, they are rewarded with a birdie. The flyover from the 2019 Ledgestone Insurance Open will show you how it’s done

Sunset Hills: At Sunset Hills, we have another test for the FPO division. At 345 ft, this Par 3 is a hole that can separate players from the field. The players have 250 ft to the front edge of the water and then another 38 ft to clear it to the other side. With a risk-reward throw, players can put their abilities to the test. This hole is known for the hole on which Valarie Jenkins won the 2017 Ledgestone Insurance Open in a playoffYou can see what the FPO division has been playing from Central Coast’s coverage of the 2019 PDGA World Championship.

Northwood: One of the new holes added for the PDGA World Championship in 2019, this Par 4 features a tight, wooded fairway. Players throw an upshot to the mouth of the woods and then throw their upshot to the green for a three. See how the Pros played it thanks to Jomez’s coverage of the 2019 PDGA World Championship. 

Maple Hill: At 250 ft, Hole 4 is the shortest hole at Maple Hill. Players have a very wooded downhill drive with an OB lake behind the basket. Playing downhill the entire time, James Conrad famously jump putted the hole in 2018Watch the flyover from Jomez’s 2018 MVP Open coverage to see how the pros play the hole. 

**Winner** Brewster Ridge: Hole 4 at Brewster Ridge is another long but fair wooded Par 4. At 575 ft, players have an open drive with two defined fairways, one more straight at the basket and a second for the left-handed hyzer throws. If the second throw is placed well, players will be putting for a birdie. See how the hole unfolds on the Jomez flyover from the 2019 Green Mountain Championship. 

**2nd Place** Fox Run Meadows: Another Par 4, Hole 4 at Fox Run features a straight running fairway from the left of the tee box with a bail-out island to the far right of the fairway. At 620 ft, players have come close to snagging an eagle on this hole, but none have been filmed yet. You can see it for yourself on the 2019 Green Mountain Championship coverage from Jomez. 

Hornets Nest: Hole 4 at Hornet’s Nest is famous for being the hole on which Paul McBeth won Worlds in 2012. The hole starts with a wooded tee box but plays down a mostly open fairway. There is an OB road to the right and fence to the left and an OB parking lot/pathway if players go long. See how the players played the hole at last year’s Tour Championship, thanks to Jomez.

Let us know which Hole 4 is in your Dream 18!

What is the best Hole 4 on Tour?

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