9 Helpful / 1 Not
Short but technical fun
Pros: The Findley course, as other reviewers have noted, is a short pitch'n'putt course which runs through both technical woods and wide open fields. The park itself is quite beautiful and seems well-maintained by the local parks department. The course is not unmaintained but doesn't have high levels of upkeep either as it can be a bit difficult to navigate and the tees are quite rutted in some places. Experienced players are going to rack up birdies with little effort but those just learning about playing in tight woods are going to have a lot of opportunities to learn new shots and also to learn how to make trick-shot saves. Findley would operate as a pretty nice training ground in this respect because it has fairways which are tight enough for creative save shot-making but holes that are short enough to avoid frustrating players just figuring out this aspect of the game.
Cons: The open holes in the field are utterly boring and while they do complement the wooded holes a *little, they really don't challenge the golfer to 'make a shot', just control distance and throw a hyzer or straight putter/mid. As other reviewers have noted, the natural tees can be a bit awkward (although you shouldn't need any long run-ups here!) to throw from, but it sounds like the local volunteers are working on making them better!
Other Thoughts: We played this course while moving from Virginia to Seattle and it was a nice little stop to break up the drive. Findley doesn't have much to offer the competitive golfer because of the relatively simple and straightforward design but it does make for a nice place for the beginner to start learning about how to throw in the woods. The course at that time was also in design transition with changes being made and new holes in the eaves. It seems like the locals care a lot about this park and are going to keep making improvements!
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