Portersville, PA
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 Gorgeous Vistas

6/2/2007   3/12/2008
Review By: ZMan44
Played: 133  Reviewed: 109  Exp: 10.1 Years
7 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: This was a challenge in every sense of the game. I triumphed, I crawled, I whined, I pumped my fist. All in all I walked out with a 68 which I was proud of. There are some beautiful views of the lake especially on one hole (can't remember which number) but I think it was around 14.
Cons: A few holes ere slightly overgrown but i chalk that up to us being there at the beginning of the summer. I am sure it is normally fine.
Other Thoughts: We played this course on the same trip that we played Idlewild in Kentucky. These courses are phenomenally challnging and worth every minute of the 3.5-4 hours it takes to play them.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful.

  my #1

1    1/7/2008   3/7/2008
Review By: Pittviper
Played: 46  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 11.5 Years
This review was updated on 12/8/2009
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Positional disc golf at it's finest. Parking a drive doesn't mean under the basket. You need to hit every shot to score on this course. And on a nice day, you can go to the concession stand between rounds and get a burger and a shake.
Cons: Sometimes the lines are long at the concession stand. The only reason it's not a 5 is because of the tee's. They are not bad, and are the best natural tee's that I've played, but they could be and will be better soon. then it's a 5.
The fly pads are in and now is my best of the best.
Other Thoughts: It has it all for everyone. The gold tee's are 1000 rated 66. and there are 950 and 900 tee's as well. The beach and lake and miles of bike trails makes this course my #1.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 Great course in a great state park

1/12/2008   2/22/2008
Review By: bcsst26
Played: 7  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 6.9 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is a challenging course where placement is key. This course will take a bag full of shots and require you to hit your lines. You will walk away from here remembering several holes. There are a variety of holes from wide open to wooded. Overall this is a great course.
Cons: I do not care for the hole that has an OB stream in the middle of the fairway(I can't remember the hole number since I have only played it once) taking away a good drive but that might just being to picky.
Other Thoughts: I have only played this course once so far so I still don't have a great feel for it. After playing it several more times I will update this review.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Disc Golf Rules!

2/20/2008   2/20/2008
Review By: bryon
Played: 63  Reviewed: 58
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 30 minutes North of Pittsburgh is a very nice course that utilizes all shots. Overall this course is long compared to most, however long arms don't have a huge advantage. Placement is key and crutial. The longest hole on the course from the long tee's is close to 1000 feet and placement is more important than distance. Many call this course a great example on the way most/all Disc Golf Courses of the future will be. The course has a good mix of wooded, open, and short and long holes. Shooting a 5 on some of the holes is not a bad thing.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Pittsburgh's Finest

1/2/2008   1/2/2008
Review By: kUrTp
Played: 68  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 11.9 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a Championship Course. It's my personal favorite. Great mix of open and wooded holes. Three pins per hole which are moved regularly. You don't have to have a massive arm to shoot par, it's more of placement shots from the tee. Great views of the lake. State Park employees do a great job mowing. If there was a country club disc golf course, this would be one of them.
Cons: There's not many Cons but, concrete tees would be nice, the local club is in the process of raising money for this. Some one on course to hand me water.
Other Thoughts: This is my favorite course to play. Challenges the very best of players. Keep it in play and out of the rough and shooting par is doable.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Pittsburgh's 1st Championship course

5+    8/4/2007   8/7/2007
Review By: MattK
Played: 49  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 7.9 Years
This review was updated on 6/10/2012
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Excellent variety: Some wooded corridors, some open holes, and as many variations in between that one can imagine. Every hole had a unique feel. The course makes good use of the park's ample space, with throws that stray from the fairways resulting in more recovery shots than lost discs.

The more courses I play, the more I am impressed by the level of balance / calibration of Moriane. All of the par 3s, 4s and 5s seem to play properly as such. I find myself referring to this course as a particular example of how to design and set par for a championship level course. It really is a masterpiece.
Cons: No signs or yardage available on the new white tees. Some of the signs for the other tees may need updating as well.
Other Thoughts: Moriane's reputation lead me to believe I was going to be destroyed here, but from the new white tees I found it quite fun, even a little on the easy side. But for those who want more the course offers more, up to the very long gold tees. It can be as easy or difficult as you want it to be.

Update: The addition of rubber pads for all of the tees gets this course bumped up to a 5.0. This is the best course I have ever played.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Another Pittsburgh Winner!

7/22/2007   7/25/2007
Review By: timg
Played: 220  Reviewed: 57  Exp: 11.9 Years
5 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Very challenging with a good mix of wooded and open holes. Some great views on hole #15 and #16.
Cons: The starting point of the course could be better marked.
Other Thoughts: Moraine is a very long and very fun course. Hole #2, with its tall trees and spaciousness, made me feel like I was in the Great Hall of some castle. #6 will test even the best disc golfers with its 900ft. length and tree filled fairway. Finally, #15 has you throwing down a huge hill with an amazing view from the tee. It's one of those holes where it should be illegal not to empty your bag.

Overall Moraine was an extremely fun course to play and I enjoyed each and every hole.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful.

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