13 Helpful / 0 Not
Interesting Dam course
Pros: The navigation is pretty easy if you have the course map (you must bring your own as the only one they have there is on a bulletin with all the walking trails and is confusing). The tees have post next to them with the hole number, par, distance, and bag hooks. The tee pads are concrete and level. There are benches scattered throughout the course near slower playing holes. The pathways in between holes are lined with fallen timbers. The upper parking lot has a porta pottie (near hole 5). There is an amazing assortment of shots between holes. A great use of OB between the dam rocks is used (marked by a faint blue line painted on the rocks). Some holes are grip and rip while others offer a variety of pathways for tunnel shots. There is also a warmup basket in between holes three and twelve(which share the same teepad). Hole sixteen was my favorite as the basket sits on the edge of the water and it's a long downhill par four. Hole twenty was pretty amazing too as it's a tight wooded shot with the basket sitting in a pile of rocks.
Cons: A large majority of the holes overlap at some point; whether it be the fairways or the walkways to get to the next hole. Although the tee pads are level and concrete they are wide at the back and narrow near the front. They are also shorter and I would like. Throughout the wooded area it looks as if there are random saplings just sitting there trying to guard the basket. There are poorly placed next tee signs (I.E. 10` in the air or right on the ground nowhere near the basket). Throughout the course there is probably almost a foot of difference in height of the baskets. Hole fifteen is a dogleg left over a small parking lot (which seems to be crowded with dog walkers vehicles). There are no scorecards and/or course specific maps available.
Other Thoughts: There are Ace tags on all the tees. The tags have the name, date, and pin location of the ace engraved on a small placard. There is a bulletin board for the course on hole three's and twelve's tee pads.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice way to spend a morning
Pros: Multiple basket positions, clean, well maintained, "bonus" 9 holes, practice basket, and even a grill.
Cons: Markings could be better, some shots close to a road, a couple of overlapping fairways, can get busy on weekends.
Other Thoughts: I was lucky I played this course with a friend that had played it many times. Without his guidance It would be easy to get lost without a map in hand.
Other than that I really loved this course. It had a nice mixture of wide open shots where you can let loose, tunnel shots, wooded shots, water shots, and large elevation drops. There were not many holes where an errant shot would kill your whole round. Baskets were placed in challenging postions, but none what gave you a feeling that the shot was impossible.
The grounds were kept up perfectly. There were bathrooms on site and while parking isn't the most spacious, it was basically empty for the time were were paying (weekday morning).
We parked at the first lot which is right at hole 3. It seems like a popular thing to do because there was a billboard, practice basket, and picnic tables there. In fact I think the only reason why that hole isn't #1 is because it would screw up the flow into holes 19-27. Still, you can do those holes after 17 and finish up with 18, 1, and 2.
Well worth the trip from anywhere. Thanks for the Army Corps of Engineers for allowing a beautiful course on the property!
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: liked alot of the holes. some interesting water play and use of elevation makes this course worth trying out. well maintained when i went. 27 holes.
Cons: hard to find your way around,,,tees not well marked and i rarely could find the blue tees.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Nice looking course. It has a wide range of holes. Close ones, long ones, up hill, down hill, tight ones, and open ones. I would recommend playing it.
Cons: It isn't marked off well. I got lost looking for the first hole. It is by a small pond not by any parking lot. If you park in the second lot you will drive by it. There is a small map by the billboard at hole 3.
Other Thoughts: Very nice course. It is nice to have 27 holes. You can stop at 18 or if you are on fire keep shooting.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
27 holes...can't be beat
Pros: 27 holes here!!!
A couple holes have 2 tees (longer/shorter) they really make things more interesting. A couple play over water, most are out in the open, a couple wooded holes but nothing that will make you want to pull your hair out in frustration. Everytime I have played here the course has been kept well groomed. Disc lost and found. Excellent use of the dam to make things interesting.
Cons: There are a couple holes that cross each other which can slow things down if there are alot of people out.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
+Great 27 holes.
+Excellent use of large dam for severe elevation changes.
+Several holes play over water, and rocks are OB on some holes adding difficulty.
+A few holes have alternate tees adding elevation and distance.
+Holes 19-27 are longer, more challenging and more solitary.
+Good concrete tee pads.
+Combination of tightly wooded and open holes.
-First time navigation is difficult.
-Lack of signs (Tees are marked with wooden stakes showing hole # and distance, but several are missing).
This place is something special. I have played this course more than 20 times and have never seen anyone else on holes 19-27. 1st tee is near the second parking lot, behind the park headquarters.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 3 Not
Chose Wisely or Give it up
Pros: Good course for pros to check out. Some tough trick shots and some tough good driving shots are needed there. Some nice holes are not meant for newbies.
Cons: Need to use course map to know where next tee is at. Cement tees helps to spot where you are thou.
If you make mistakable throws near/across the dam or off deep ends, say good bye to it or wait to get hold of the park ranger to get it for you if they can find it or not. Think twice and chose wisely for which discs to throw if you haven't been there before.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed played at this course and had a great driving shot at #18 to make it a deuce! Worth checking out if you (pros) are in the area.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Disc golf Rules!
Pros: 27 hole course surrounding the Buffumville Damn, a few longer tees utilize the water for great risk shots. Short pins are fair and challenging. Longer pins are just a bit harder giving you a more challenging experience. The back 9 (19-27) play longer and much more challenging. The course in general gives you many opportunities to lose a disc in water. I wouldn't consider this a good beginners course, however I saw many rec players playing 1-18. Semi hard to find your way around the first time. The rocks around the damn (also known as Rip Rap) are out of bounds and make a few holes require a very accurate landing. Great course for tournaments. If you like throwing over water, this course is for you. Out of 27 holes, 8 holes had water come into play, and add another 4 holes where there are OB Rip Rap.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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