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Use it for what it's for
Pros: This course is set in a state park. It's a course that is made, basically, for park users as a different activity. It's not as awful as some make it out to be.
The course is short and easy to navigate. There are tee markers at each spot and the object -- a green PVC pipe about 2 feet thick and 6 feet tall -- sticks up and shows the hole.
The shots all aren't easy. There are a couple spots where you have to think a little. But, for the most part, this course is a pitch-and-putt and can be used as such.
The course is decently designed for the area it's in. I don't know how often you'd have to wait for people, but we flew around it the day we came and were done quickly.
The park itself is wonderful and this makes for a nice little addition.
Cons: Objects. If there were decent baskets here, it could be a little better in that you could do some different shots to practice.
The space, too, is awful crowded. There's an open field across the street that could have housed a few longer open holes.
Wet after rains/thaws. Water rolls off the hill.
Other Thoughts: When coming here, don't get hopes up of a world-class course. Use it what's it's good for -- a pitch-and-putt for decent disc golfers and a fun spot for families or others using the park for other things.
I wouldn't go out of my way to play this course, especially in-season when it costs $7 to go into the park. But if you are in the park, give it a roll. If it's off-season and you are going by, it's worth a quick run. Just take a mid-range and a putter though. Longer throwers might just need a putter.
If you go in expecting this with the course, you can get a little enjoyment knowing you got to throw a little and packed it in quickly.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: easy to get pars or under; bathroom nearby
some shade with swing nearby for children
Rarely have many others playing there
great for starters-park loans frisbees free
Cons: gets muddy spots after storms after Irene many branches down
Other Thoughts: target posts are about 8" PVC pipes; admission to park is $7 per carload
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Serves its purpose
Pros: Although very short this course requires a variety of differant throws and several holes offer various approch stratagies. This is a great course for kids and new comers to the sport.
Cons: The course is short with the longest hole being 310 feet. Baskets would be a great addition. In season there is a charge to enter the park, which is fine for a car load of folks looking to spend the day enjoying this parks wide array of ammenities, but stinks for us locals looking to refine our short game for an hour after work.
Other Thoughts: Gilbert Lake is a gorgeous state park with a lot to offer "recreators" of all types. This course serves its intended purose as a fun recreational add on for the folks that come out to enjoy everything else this great park has to offer.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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