Indiana, PA
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Uploaded By: timbur3 Hole #7 (Taken 8/2012)
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Hole #7 Tee



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Bigger than youd think

2-4    9/21/2012   9/25/2012
Review By: timbur3
Played: 50  Reviewed: 50  Exp: 6.9 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The holes are pretty long where you get to throw it a couple times. They do a nice job incorporating the woods where they can to make the tee shots more tricky. There is 2 tee positions.
Cons: The signs are gone. All that is left is the poll that holds it up. Course is very short.
Other Thoughts: It is 10 minutes from IUP so you could warm up here.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

More than meets the eye...

2-4    9/21/2012   9/23/2012
Review By: hogwild428
Played: 59  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 15.1 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Much more variety than you would expect from the size of this park. Nice baskets and well marked natural tees. Holes start in an open field then move through the woods befor finishing in the field again.
Cons: No change in elevation. The Signs for the course don't really exist. There are metal posts, but the signs from the tops of the posts are gone. Very short course wrapping aroung the parking lot.
Other Thoughts: Given the space they had, they did a decent job with this course. Nothing spectacular, but it is worth checking out if you are in the area. It worked as a ood warm-up before heading to IUP.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Memories

1    10/31/2009   11/9/2011
Review By: peteya134
Played: 39  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 9 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great starter course... the first course i ever played on. In the winter its the only course in town!
Cons: Does not offer much for advanced players, could be organized better with signage
Other Thoughts: great memories at this and the college lodge courses

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Birdshot

1    7/4/2010   7/5/2010
Review By: swatso
Played: 326  Reviewed: 324  Exp: 5.7 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Some baskets at which to throw. Near food/petrol options. Close to IUP course!
Cons:
While there are metal posts at a tee location for every hole, only a few have unscathed signs - most signs are smashed, or missing altogether.

Basket #9 in a mini-bog. Basket #5 a bit difficult to find - behind a large hardwood, need to throw over 6' high bushes to reach it.

Very flat, and holes all very similar - about 250', avoid some amount of wood. Nine holes, natural tees.
Other Thoughts:
Tee #1 just off walking path connecting parking lot and baseball field.

Plays in roughly a clockwise manner in a small public park which contains a smattering of large hardwoods.

Alternate tee positions, could find some of them, marked by in-ground boards, paint was quite faded so never quite sure which was which.

Suitable for beginners as an introduction to the game. Birdie opportunities/ace runs for experienced players.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 IUP College Lodge's Little Sibling!

1    7/25/2009   7/25/2009
Review By: jblough
Played: 85  Reviewed: 85  Exp: 5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is not hard to find; a mere turn off PA-286.

A good course for those in a hurry; I played this in about 20 minutes and I'm one who takes his time.

For beginners, this is a nice course. I've only been playing for about three months and I managed to birdie several of the holes using only my Roc and Aviar.

I can imagine this would be a good place to bring your kids because of the playground and other amenities nearby.

Cons: The signs are either damaged, vandalized, or missing. Despite this, it's not as hard to navigate the course as you'd imagine because of its small size (see below).

Because the park is so small, the holes are short and the baskets are pretty close together. There were a lot of people at this park -- both disc golfers and people seeking other recreation in the park.

Tees other than grass would be nice, and the decaying tee markers were hard to locate at times.

By the ninth hole, I was getting tired of throwing the same shot over and over again. The layout of the course minimizes the use for hyzers, anhyzers, or any other techniques.

Other Thoughts: I stopped at this course after playing at College Lodge. Interestingly, there were no people playing there, but a whole gaggle of people were at Getty Heights. I thought the converse would be true. Whether this course is usually busy would be better answered by a local player.

Despite the low rating, this course is moderately fun and relaxing. Played by itself, this course is not worth more than a 20 minute trek. It is, however, a great complement to the nearby College Lodge!




2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Forgotten course

1    4/14/2009   4/14/2009
Review By: Brida
Played: 10  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 5.7 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: It is a course....
Cons: This course needs some major clean up. Most of the holes were missing their signs and it is a little hard to find hole five.The course seems to not be maintained at all. I didn't see a bathroom or any real ammenities.
Other Thoughts: This course is ok to play right after or before IUP Lodge since it is so close, but is not worth it on its own....

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 

1    9/3/2008   9/3/2008
Review By: bryon
Played: 63  Reviewed: 58
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: A 9 hole rec course. Not to challenging or interesting for an experienced player but a good course to take a new Disc Golfer. This course is completly flat and has just enough trees to make it interesting to a new Disc Golfer. Once the beginner has played this course a few times you can take then to the IUP course and let them be amazed.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Beginner Friendly

1/2/2008   1/2/2008
Review By: kUrTp
Played: 68  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 11.9 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great course for beginners. If your tired of hiking the Lodge, this course is for you. Only 5 minute drive from the Lodge. Red, White, and Blue tees. Not that hard to find each tee or basket.
Cons: Tee signs are destroyed but course is small enough that you can find your way around. From Red and White tees you'll be throwing putters and midrange discs a lot. Hole #6 is pretty wet, all the time.
Other Thoughts: This is another home course for myself. Since the Lodge is closed in the Winter months we added the Blue Tees which adds as much length as possible. If you have 30 minutes to waste come play Getty from the Reds and see if you can birdie every hole.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Not a bad little course

10/20/2007   10/23/2007
Review By: MattK
Played: 49  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 7.9 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I've never seen a little rec course like this have three sets of tees before. And the different tees mix it up nicely as well. Trees are in play but don't overwhelm the course. Pretty beginner friendly.
Cons: Any recreational pitch and putt so close to College Lodge is going to pale in comparison to it, no matter how nice a place it is. Hole #6 was a bit too close to a busy road for comfort; the optimal hyzer route for lefties goes over the street.
Other Thoughts: Provides a decent level terrain alternative to those who can't handle the steep hills of College Lodge, or those just looking for an easier course or a change of pace.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 lil' addition to College Lodge

1    10/13/2007   10/13/2007
Review By: prerube
Played: 200  Reviewed: 184  Exp: 6.9 Years
This review was updated on 8/23/2009
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Close to IUP's college lodge 18 hole course. nice reletively easy course put into a small area. Beginner friendly if you know where to go.
Cons: Advanced players will see this as a practice area, not much of a course. Many of the signs were blank or missing and many of the tees take a few minutes to find, but the park is so small you'll find them. (Hole 9's pro tee is parellel to the furthest back path)
Other Thoughts: From IUP, Find Oakland Ave and follow past cemetary to Rustic Lodge Rd. Many of the locals have no idea where this course is.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


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