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DGPT Dream 18 Course: What is the best Hole 8 on Tour?

By Baker Helton
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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 determines the fan vote for the back nine holes. You have until April 9th at 9 AM ET to get your picks in. Submit your picks now!

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 7 Winner

With over 40% of the vote, Fox Run Meadows Hole Seven has solidified itself on the Dream 18. Idlewild came in second with 22% of the vote and Hornet’s Nest and Blue Lake tied to round 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 seven the seventh day, today (the eighth day), we will pick the eighth 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 Eight

Fountain Hills: At 570 ft, Hole 8 is the second-longest hole at Fountain Hills. The Par 4 plays to the right around a bank of trees, then downhill to a basket perched by the water. Check out how the Pros attack the hole thanks to Jomez’s flyover of the 2020 Memorial Championship.

Vista del Camino: Hole Eight at Vista has two options for players: safe or all-the-way. Players who want to play safe can throw down to a slim landing zone that’s in front of a bank of trees across from the basket. Players who want to go all-the-way will throw to an island green in hopes of making it through the trees and landing safely. Give it a look from the Jomez flyover at the 2020 Memorial Championship.

Brazos Park East: Hole Eight at the bEast is a 213 ft Par 3. A straight forward hole where disc selection matters, players who can navigate the fairway have a tricky green to handle. Sloping directly behind and to the right of the basket, players are looking to land just short so that they can have an easy tap-in 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 Eight is a 324 ft Par 3. Players throw across a ravine to a protected basket on the right. Players who fade-in early deal with a grouping of trees and brush that form natural OB. Players who are not able to get their disc to cut towards the basket may have a massive cluster of briars come into play. See how the discs fly thanks to Jomez’s coverage of the 2018 Jonesboro Open.

Gleneagles: Hole Eight in San Francisco is a 624 ft Par 4 for MPO and 490 ft Par 4 for FPO. The basket sits on top of a hill in the middle of a golf green. However, there are two OB swaths in the fairway that players must avoid. Players have the option to lay up short of the two OB swaths and then throw to the green or to try and go for the birdie to land in between the two OB swaths for a shot at a closer putt. Please note the OB was adjusted last year, so the flyover does not match the current hole logistics. Check out Jomez’s 2018 flyover from the San Francisco Open to see it for yourself.  

Blue Lake Park: The 315 ft, Hole Eight, plays down a fairway and across a creek to an island green. Players who want to make a birdie are throwing a blind drive towards a basket that finishes right of the tee box. Players who want to play safe can throw to the edge of the OB creek line and then throw across to the basket. See for yourself in the 2019 Portland Open flyover from Jomez.

Kensington Toboggan: At 462 ft, Hole Eight is a blind shot, Par 3. Players throw from an elevated tee into a valley that provides a mostly open fairway. The basket is surrounded by trees from the middle of circle two to the pin. Players who get a birdie either make a long putt or make it past the trees to be inside circle one.  Watch the flyover from Jomez’s first-round coverage of the 2018 Great Lakes Open. 

**2nd Place** Idlewild: Hole Eight at Idlewild is a 576 ft Par 5. Players throw a drive uphill as the fairway curves to the left before finishing to the right. The hole is eagled each round, which ends up making it one of the easiest holes on the course relative to par for the MPO division.  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 793 ft Par 4 plays across an OB creek at 280 feet. Players then throw across a field to a basket that is perched alongside a larger OB creek. The hole plays at 4.56 over par, so it is on the more challenging side. The flyover from the 2019 Ledgestone Insurance Open will help provide perspective. 

Sunset Hills: Hole Eight at Sunset Hills is a slightly adjusted hole from what has been played as hole seven in previous years. It is a Par 3, 292 ft, uphill, low-ceiling shot. Players who navigate the low ceiling now must contend with an OB bunker in front of the basket with another bunker close behind. 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 Eight, has a defined fairway through the park with trees dotting either side of the fairway. At 680 ft, this Par 4 sees most players throwing a roller off the tee in hopes of gaining a birdie three. See how the Pros played it thanks to Jomez’s coverage of the 2019 PDGA World Championship. 

**Winner** Maple Hill: At 320 ft for MPO and 280 ft for FPO, Hole Eight has its own fan club. Known as the “Eightholes,” these fans show up and sit on the hole all day to cheer the near aces and groan when players miss the island. Players are throwing across one of the many ponds that exist on the Maple Hill course to a woodchipped island green. This hole has been aced on film by many different players, including Nikko LocastroMatt Dollar, and Trevor HarboltWatch the flyover from Jomez’s 2018 MVP Open coverage to see how the pros play the hole. 

Brewster Ridge: Hole Eight at Brewster Ridge is 610 ft for MPO and 444 ft for FPO, playing as a Par 4. Players are playing uphill the entire way and must contend with trees both on and off the fairway. Playing as the most challenging hole on the course, players are hoping to finish the hole with a par. See how the hole unfolds on the Jomez flyover from the 2019 Green Mountain Championship. 

Fox Run Meadows: Hole Eight at Fox Run is another bomber hole at 550 ft Par 4 for FPO and 675 ft Par 4 for MPO. The fairway is shaped like a stretched out “s” where players are trying to finish right with both their drive and upshot to have a look at birdie. You can see it for yourself on the 2019 Green Mountain Championship coverage from Jomez. 

Hornets Nest: Hole Eight at Hornet’s Nest is a 285 ft Par 3 through the woods. Playing slightly uphill and to the right towards a course-built elevated basket. It plays as one of the easier holes on the course, even with the elevated basket. See how the players played the hole at last year’s Tour Championship, thanks to Jomez.

Let us know which Hole 8 is in your Dream 18!

 

What is the best Hole 8 on Tour?

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