Thursday, October 31, 2013

Messiah College Disc Golf Course Review

After 30 minutes of searching, we finally found the #2 hole.
The Messiah College Disc Golf Course is one of the best scavenger hunt courses I've ever been to. With 18 metal baskets and 18(ish) corresponding cement trapezoids scattered across the fairly large campus to find, this course offers hours and hours of fun for the whole family. Your search will take you to a variety of locations including, but not limited to, brush covered paths, wide open fields, and swampy woods.

Each basket and trapezoid comes marked with a number, which I suspect means that there is an intended order to this hunt. If you have the time, you can try to find each objective in numerical order, but let me warn you that this is a nigh impossible task. Although searching for objects in order brings an innovative and intriguing new twist to the scavenger hunting metagame, I did not feel that the vague hints offered by the arrows sporadically stapled to trees were sufficient to make this mode of play a viable option.

There also seems to be a secondary game on this course which involves throwing Frisbees from the cement trapezoids to each matching metal basket. If I were to recommend this course, I would suggest making it a two-day event. On the first day, do the scavenger hunt and take note of the location of each basket. On the second day, return with Frisbees to attempt the Disc Basketball course with the foreknowledge of each goal's location.

See if you can beat my score! I found baskets 1, 2 (with help, after 30 min.), 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18; and trapezoids 1, 2, and 15.

(Originally posted to Facebook on June 28th, 2013)

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