#1  
Old 08-31-2012, 07:02 PM
iacas's Avatar
iacas iacas is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Erie, PA
Years Playing: 1.8
Courses Played: 28
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,624
Visiting Bedford, PA - Paw Paw Courses?

I'm visiting my grandmother tomorrow and Sunday and I see the two courses at Paw Paw (Whippin' Post and Woodshed) are close by (about 32 miles). Are they worth a visit? Are they playable by my wife and daughter? Worth the trip? $5 apiece on the honor system - just show up? Or call ahead or something?

What's the deal? This will be the first little road trip I'll ever really take to play disc golf. Input is greatly appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-31-2012, 08:04 PM
ferretdance03's Avatar
ferretdance03 ferretdance03 is online now
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chambersburg, PA
Years Playing: 8.9
Courses Played: 67
Posts: 611
Paw Paw is often referred to as a Mid-Atlantic Disc Golf Mecca- and I agree. The property is simply beautiful, the courses are challenging and frustrating and leave you wanting more. Spencer and Gabby are the most gracious hosts you could ever hope to run into.

All that said- I'm not sure I'd take the family, unless they are at least semi-serious golfers as well. If they are not, and you convince them to play, I expect they will leave very frustrated and discouraged. The woods are tight and the fairways are long. Extracurricular activities are null, as the courses (and Paw Paw, WV in general) are out in the middle of BFE. There is literally nothing out there except for woods and dirt roads.

If you do decide to go, I would call/email Spencer first just out of courtesy, even though I know people do just show up and pay the $5. You will also need to get directions to the course, as google maps, etc will leave you lost in the wilderness.

If you're really jonesing to throw a few discs and want to take the family, Shawnee State Park has a course that is much easier and faster to navigate and is much more likely to be tolerated by the non-golfers.

If you can manage to escape solo for the day then I say Paw Paw all the way.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-31-2012, 08:13 PM
jkdisc's Avatar
jkdisc jkdisc is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: VB
Years Playing: 5.6
Courses Played: 102
Posts: 3,338
i could be wrong but i believe it is just $5 per day not per course. its worth the money so maybe you would want to donate the extra 5.

also, its a tough course so if your wife and daughter arent dgers they may not have a good time.
Reply With Quote
 
  

  #4  
Old 08-31-2012, 08:31 PM
iacas's Avatar
iacas iacas is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Erie, PA
Years Playing: 1.8
Courses Played: 28
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,624
We've decided (i.e. she has) to scrap the plans to visit Paw Paw and we may hit up Deer Lakes on our way back.

I was supposed to play Moraine with some guys but that was nixed (not by me or them, if you get the hint ) as well. :P

Oy.

P.S. Thanks for the tips. I'll have to get to Paw Paw later on, when I'm better.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.