7 Helpful / 0 Not
Off-season, it's stupid fun
Pros: Well, I played over Thanksgiving break when very few people were around and I think that made a big difference. If I were to pretend that the quiet park is always like that, then I'd say that this course could be almost decent once they added some tee pads and signage. And moved some holes. Oh, and fixed the broken basket on #5.
I have to say that I kind of enjoyed throwing around swing sets, through pavilions, down paved roads into blind curves where cars might be coming, across picnic areas with grills and benches, around cute little bridges and through parking lots. But again, it was late November and almost no one was around. My group, which was down the shore for the holiday, had a ton of fun. The whole course really just plays through a nice little local park that looks really nice for picnics and strolling with the kids. I cannot imagine even trying to play here in any kind of nice weather and certainly not in the summertime.
It's really kind of like an endless safari hole where you just kinda make up where the tee pad is each time. My group decided that whoever had the teebox got to decide where it "should" be, since in reality there weren't any and the sign for each hole was right next to the previous basket. I'm not making that last part up. Literally, the sign (not that it's readable anyway) for each hole is within 10 feet of the basket. Depending on where you decide the teebox is, you might hit the previous hole's basket on your backswing.
But again, it's kind of ridiculous, poorly designed, and yet, somehow we had a lot of fun because the park was empty. Without that, I wouldn't even bother playing.
Cons: No way this course could be played in the summertime with any people around at all. Every single hole plays through high traffic areas, including right over (or through!) picnic areas and pavilions. Not exaggerating.
Hole number 5 is particularly silly because it plays pretty long into a dogleg, but the first shot will land precisely in the middle of the road that leads into the park. It's not a highway or anything. The speed limit is posted as 9.5mph (really), but still it's a used road. So, a perfect drive that sets up the second approach into the woods will land exactly in the road or right next to it. And it's a far enough shot that you can't 100% anticipate who is nearby or if a car will swing into view. It's so ridiculous, we just laughed when we realized exactly how you were supposed to play.
No teepads anywhere and it can get swampy and muddy in rainy weather. Also can be covered in geese and their poop at times.
Only 9 holes. However, that is not terrible because the course does actually play well backwards, which kinda gives you the feel of a full 18.
Other Thoughts: As weird and as small as the course is, you can get a fun round in if you play backwards, and try to remember to have fun and just treat it like a make-it-up-as-you-go safari round. It's really not a great course, but if you're down the Jersey shore, it's one of few options.
Again, you cannot play this course if there is any pedestrian traffic at all. It plays right through the busiest areas. Must play off-season.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Disc golf at the beach
Pros: If you're just looking for something to do on a cloudy day, the course is passable enough to enjoy the day.
Cons: There are no tee pads. The 3rd hole has no true landing area after throwing over a goose pooed pond. Warning: if your disc goes in the water, leave it; the pond is filthy. Branches overhand most flight paths so it's less a game of skill (and drives) and more just a day of practicing putts.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
For Diehards Only
Pros: 9 hole course with Innova Discatcher baskets located in a small but nice county park. An oversized course map and disc golf rules board are located by the first tee. Basic signs with par, distance and map are located at each tee off area. Hole 3 is a nice risk/reward hole where one can lay up before a pond or try to clear it and shoot a gap to the basket. Navigation is very easy. Decent venue for kids learning the game.
Cons: No tee pads. The tee signs are literally located 10-12 feet from the previous basket. Many safety issues here involving the potential for injury to pedestrians, joggers or picnickers near the course. The tee 4 sign is missing, basket number 6 is horribly bent and I never did figure out where "hole 10" was.
Other Thoughts: I hit this course on the way back from a trip to Cape Henlopen in Delaware.This place was about what I expected- which isn't much. Cape May Park would improve tremendously with some distinctive tee pads and a revised set up away from park traffic. And hole 5 takes the prize for "most dangerous and ridiculously designed hole" on a 9-hole course. As it stands, Cape May is really only good for some casual practice. At least I aced the 113 ft. hole 7 while here, so it wasn't a complete waste of time.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Play at the shore
Pros: Nice lake. It's a course at the shore. #5 was fun it is over a water and a road 90 degree dog leg and then a long straight away.
Cons: Playing through picnic areas... I went early tho and didn't have any problems, just had to wait for a few cars and people to pass. No tee sign at 3 but just through from basket 2 and shoot just to the right of the bridge (on the other side)
Other Thoughts: I was a nice break from the regular shore activities. Hole 9 is not close to where you start so play backwards for 18 holes if you can.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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