7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a solid, enjoyable course. Front 9 more open, back 9 more wooded and challenging.
- Back nine has some very enjoyable holes. #11 & 12 are two of the tougher, longer holes on the course. #14 has a double mando, playing right along the creek. #16 is a short, tight shot throwing to a basket right along the creek.
- This is a good course for beginners. It's not a long course, presents plenty of birdie chances.
- Course is easy to navigate. A big course map is at the kiosk by #1. Good tee signs, and great angled tee pads to accommodate all shots. There are also plenty of benches and trash cans throughout the course.
- Park has tremendous amenities. There a concession stand (it's not always open), drinking fountains, soda machines, restrooms. Park also has baseball fields (kept in great condition) and the largest playground I can remember for the kids. The whole family can enjoy the park while you're playing. You have to love small towns that have lots of money for their parks.
Cons: The front 9 was too repetitive. From #4 - 9, every hole is a wide open, straight shot. They're all in the 200 - 250 foot range, except #6 at 300 feet. I threw Roc off the tee on that entire stretch, followed by birdie putts. 1 or 2 open, straight holes in a row is ok, 6 was a bit much.
- The front 9 has been over-cleared of trees, rough, grass - pretty much everything. It's all dirt. The local message board mentioned the land was originally going to be used for a dog park instead of the front 9. Sounds about right. It really needs some trees, grass, rough to help with the aesthetics and challenge.
- When the weather is nice, and all the activities for kids, I have a sense the course gets way too crowded. There's an overflow parking lot on a side street, meaning it may be difficult to get in a round, without a lot of hustle and bustle.
- There are fences running alongside several holes on the back 9. Throw over those, and you'll have a long walk to get around them.
Other Thoughts: The course is almost 2 different courses from the front 9 to the back. As soon as I got to #10, and away from the cleared out portion, it was night and day how much better the course got. Even the shorter holes on the back 9 are more challenging.
- Most of the course is played around/near other parts of the park. It's not until #13 that you start getting a sense of being away from everything else, and get a sense of nature.
- My favorite hole is #12. It's a 390-foot downhill hole, with split fairways, and a big hill on the side. The right fairway comes close to the baseball field, so be cautious if there's a game taking place.
- As mentioned, the park has something for everyone. But the park seems to have crammed so much into its space that it takes away from the disc golf experience.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Clean, short and clear.
Pros: Nice little park with big playground and facilities for the family. Nice, big concrete tee pads on all holes. Good signs for each hole, and easy navigation. Very few opportunites to lose plastic. Good place for beginners and less than advanced players to learn the game. Mature trees provide the hazards, but almost all the brush and undergrowth has been cleared.
Cons: Many holes that are straight shots with a few obstacles. Very repetitive. Not many fairways that make you create a line to the basket. Course should be very easy for advanced players with big arms. Most holes range from 200-300'. First 10 holes are pretty dull.
Other Thoughts: A lot of work has been done, and this course is a great place for new players, or players that want to work on a certain part of their game without a lot of frustration. Holes 12 and 14-17 are the holes that have some real character. 12 is a long down hill with a narrow gap between two sets of trees. Baseball field on right could cause risk for those that try to go around trees. Double mando on 14 with a creek on th eleft. 15 is long and straight, but the basket is on a small hill that will create rolls on your approaches and putts. 16 is a nice short ACE run, but has a small creek and some tress guarding the basket. 17 is long and straight, but has an OB fence on left and an OB road on the right.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
B- = Be nice but also a Bit funky
Pros: What I personally like and how this course stacks up:
1) Holes with good risk/reward -- B+
2) Holes that have rewarding birdie opportunities -- B
3) More wooded than open - lots of variety of shots required caused by hole shape and topography -- A-
4) Natural beauty (Appalachian beauty preferred) and seclusion -- B
5) Bonus amount for multi-shot holes with defined landing zones, good risk/reward and multiple options to play them -- N/A
Cons: Can't put my finger on it exactly, since this course's individual elements that I grade upon add up higher than the rating I gave it. For some reason this was not a fun course for me. I think it had too many funky shaped holes where you had to try to force your disc to fly in ways that were not natural. That is OK for 2-4 holes per course, but it seemed like this course had much more funk than that.
Other Thoughts: I did visit the course while it was newish so maybe/hopefully things have been refined since.
It's all about feeding the addiction, so I ranked this course subjectively based on my own "personal addiction factor". The grades above tell how well the course will draw me back to itself again and again and again. Since I have played a decent number of courses (115 18-hole, 50 9-hole as of early 2009), my hope is that players/explorers who have similar addiction tastes will find my ratings list helpful as they choose courses to play and explore.
I fully expect others with different tastes/philosophies to disagree with me....that's the fun of things here. See my profile for my rating philosophy.
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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