5 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice Beginner-intermediate level course
Pros: - Easy to follow with signs on each basket pointing to the next tee
- Good variety of distances from 138 ft to 378, but can be reasonably played as par 3s
- Nice shot variety - forcing both forehands and backhands to be played consistently well.
- Multiple tee pads on the longer hole allows the course to appeal to a wide range of players
- Grounds are well maintained
Cons: - Missing Tee signs on atleast half the holes and boards marking the natural tee box on a few.
- Holes #11-15 are uninspired and play uncomfortable close to pavilions and picnic tables
Other Thoughts: Freedlander remains a fun course with something for everyone despite its current state. A few years back, I had a "Gentleman's Disk Golf Tournament" here before my wedding, and even people that had never tossed a disk before seemed to enjoy it. Intermediate and advanced players will want to opt for the longer tees and play everything as a par 3. The nice thing about this course is that most holes seems to have a clearly defined "fairway", but still has enough trees and/or topography to keep things interesting.
Holes #1-6 play through the woods and have a great variety of distances, preferred routes to the basket and topography. Holes #7 and 8 are long and play along a gravel road along the back of the park to transport you to the back 9. Hole #9 plays about 160' over Freedlander lake from the long Tee, but the real danger is bouncing a disk off of one of the multiple trees guarding the pin and back into the lake.
Holes #11-15 are lackluster and zigzag through the moderately wooded picnic area. Hole #16 is a thickly wooded, down hill righthander with no obvious route to the basket. Holes #17 and 18 return to the woods and are two of my favorite on the course. #17 plays through the woods and over a creek, before turning right and going uphill and #18 is a short, blind uphill shot through the woods.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Technical wooded course with some defined fairways between the trees. A decent variation of hole-types to use different shots on. Baskets are in good shape and the next tee signs are great. Bridges and stairs to help get across some streams/ditches. Pond comes into play on a few holes.
Cons: Some of the worst natural tee-boxes I've seen. Some of the holes look like they were just tossed in between some trees. A lot of tee signs are missing. Course can get confusing if you don't have a map. Long walk from 18 to 1 if you park by hole 1. Course can be very swampy and soggy in a few places.
Other Thoughts: Course really seems neglected right now with the brush overgrowing everywhere. With a little work this course can become better. The park is nice with a swimming pool and playground.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Awesome course to hone your midrange game and sink some difficult putts. Many baskets reside on hills making 4 tricky putt & approach shots.
A few fantastic holes. # 9 over the pond is a classic, along with the always testing # 11 that can easily turn your scorecard into a sizeable and embarrasing #.
Many easy birdie opportunities especially on the front 9 (I am consistently -4 going to the 7th hole).
Front 9 is a nice closed forest atomosphere with few OBs and no people or cars to worry about. Wildlife is fun to watch (there may be 1 billion chipmunks residing in the woods).
Cons: Half the holes are too easy and half seem too hard. Along with the great scenery come a plethora of trees, which can be (to say the least) really really annoying. You will undoubtedly hit many many trees, no matter what your ability.
Second nine holes are intertwined with many park roads where people park and walk almost year round.
18th hole ends up nowhere near the 1st hole.
Other Thoughts: Altogether a nice course, can test your patience at times. Great course to practice on and never tell your friends what your scores are, at least most of the time.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
just not quite there
Pros: -good use of elevation changes
-good use of trees making bad shots punishing
-Amenities such as bathrooms and benches available
-Nice risky shots around water
-signs on top of basket pointing to next hole
Cons: -teepads are natural, which wouldnt be that bad if they all had the tee signs to at least give you something to look for beside a board on the ground.
-Tee signs when present were nice, but most missing or blank
-Trees making for a challenge is fine but the tall weeds, thorns and grass throughout has little afect on your throw and becomes just a nuisance to navigating through the course
-Lacks a signature hole or some sort of shot with a "wow" factor.
Other Thoughts: I originally had a horrible review written for the course as far as wording but this course is really missing something. Overall, I think it is pretty well designed but it could use a couple of holes that just really define the course and stick out in your memory.
A little cleaning out of the brush that has no affect on the game but poses for annoyance walking around could help, along with some sign upkeep and/or some concrete tees.
A decent course for the most part
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This course will be easy to the more advanced players, but definatly intriguing for most. . Very heavily wooded some creeks. One big lake to start the back with a pro tee shot of well over 250 ft over ...the lake. Back 9 consist of trees trees and more trees. Fun course
Cons: Can be very crowded in the summer time. Public pool is part of park .
Other Thoughts: I had to drop my rating on this course. I've been out 3 times this year, and i must say ,each time i go out it seems to get worse. Vandals have destroyed almost all of the tee signs. Some tees have been moved. The overall up keep of the park particularly the back nine seems to have dropped off. Still think this is a fun course but it needs help. An updated map would be nice as well.
8 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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