8 Helpful / 0 Not
Short but fun
Pros: This course is in the back corner of a park, on flat ground with a good amount of large mature trees. The trees are well used to define fairways on a few of the holes, and the course is laid out well to take advantage of them. There is a good mix of lengths, from under 200' to a little over 300'. There are a couple holes that are good accuracy challenges, and some where there are only a few trees to avoid.
The course has plenty of parking by the first tee, and because it is usually not crowded, the 9th basket makes a nice practice/warmup spot. All holes have decent signs with hole layout and distance. The course is very easy to follow, and it's always pretty clear which basket to shoot at next, and where the next tee is.
The park is very nicely maintained, with well-mowed grass, and all downed limbs and brush cleared on a regular basis. It's pretty clear that the park works to keep the course in good shape, and to fix any problems as they happen.
Cons: The biggest issue with this course is the tee pads. They used to be mud pits, so I was excited when I saw they were being upgraded to concrete. I was very disappointed to play after they were put in, and find that they are not only very narrow, they have some sort of coating on them that makes them extremely slippery to throw from.
The course makes good use of the space available, but it is crammed in a fairly small area. There are a few places where holes throw on top of one another, or in the direction of another tee. It is usually not crowded, but when there are other players it can be an issue. The course also plays over a walking path and next to a soccer field on two holes, so watch for other park users.
Other Thoughts: This course is a great place to bring beginners, as there is only one hole where there i any chance of losing a disc, and all the holes are very beginner accessible. For more experienced players, this course is definitely more of a place to work on your midrange game, though there are a couple fun holes with some accuracy required.
Of the many mediocre 9 hole courses in the area, this is one of the better ones, and is worth playing if you are in the area. I wouldn't drive too far out of your way to play this one though, unless you're just looking to play something new.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Great Beginner Course
Pros: Challenging pars for beginners; one nice way to know if your drive is getting better is if you can get it past the trail on hole #7
Cons: Swampy after rain
Other Thoughts: Most of the holes are out in the open with very few obstacles
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is an absolutely terrific course if you are just staring out. It has little to get into your way. Everything around you is pretty straight forward. I have done my best on this course. Yesterday I made par at the sixth basket. That really boosted my game! If you are new to the game you need that. So this is a great place to launch from. There really is no difficulty level. Normally it's not crowded either, so you don't have people to hinder you if you are trying to improve and slow moving. Which is fine, because that's how you get good. There is a very nice club house where you can use the bathroom and get a drink if you need too as well.
Cons: The only thing negitive is that it gets pretty swampy. If you don't like that sort of thing, don't go after it rains. Brink bug spray and change of clothes if you need too.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 9 Not
D+ = Doesn't have much happenin' for a 9 holer
Pros: What I personally like and how this course stacks up:
1) Holes with good risk/reward -- D+
2) Holes that have rewarding birdie opportunities -- C
3) More wooded than open - lots of variety of shots required caused by hole shape and topography -- C-
4) Natural beauty (Appalachian beauty preferred) and seclusion -- C-
5) Multi-shot holes with defined landing zones, good risk/reward and multiple options to play them -- NA
Other Thoughts: I ranked this course subjectively based on my own personal enjoyment factor…more accurately my "personal addiction factor". 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 tastes will find my ratings list helpful as they chose courses to play and explore.
Over time, I expect to fill some of my reviews in with more descriptive verbiage…if what I say adds anything to what has already been written. For now, my list is more important to me than the verbiage of my reviews.
I fully expect others with different tastes/philosophies to disagree with me. See my profile for my rating philosophy.
3 of 12 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Better of the two in Highland Park
Pros: Course is located on a beautiful, secluded park. Fairly easy to navigate. Challenging shots through trees. Good mix of open and tight fairways.
Cons: Not really any good distance shots.
Other Thoughts: Course is fairly spread out. Most holes are in the upper 200's and lower 300's. Located in a very nice area.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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