Towson, MD 
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Quick & fun college 9 hole

1    2/15/2013   2/15/2013
Review By: S. Flavius Mercurius
Played: 41  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 2.6 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beginner friendly, fun, quick to play. Real easy to play through twice for a fast 18. Moderately hilly, with enough trees to provide obstacle and challenge. Some risk-reward opportunities. Course flows relatively well, without any signage or markers. Benches and trash cans at some holes. Concrete tee pads are excellent and provide direction and distance to the basket. It's located on a college campus, so it's remarkably well-maintained with scenic views of both the landscape and female inhabitants.
Cons: Most holes are dogleg rights, varying only in elevation and how sharp the turn. None play through the woods, though errant throws could land there in thick prickers. Many of the fairways intersect so it could be tough to play on busier days. One hole plays close to a road, and another has a basket positioned close to it, so there's a chance an off-line shot could land there.
Other Thoughts: Knew there was a tenth hole there, somewhere, but couldn't find it. And as other reviewers have noted, there is also opportunity to play alternative holes here, or even create your own (perhaps even unintentionally). ..

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

A 10th Hole!

5+    10/13/2012   10/15/2012
Review By: KevinTheRandom
Played: 18  Reviewed: 2
This review was updated on 1/29/2013
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Well groomed course and concrete tee boxes.
There are some trees and obstacles to shoot around which make it a challenging little course.
It has definitely grown on me the more I play it.
Cons: As others have mentioned, the holes are very close to each other which makes it slightly annoying if there are multiple groups playing.
Also, If you have a bad throw into the woods during the summer, good luck finding it!
Other Thoughts: There is a short 10th hole! (See map entitled "Hole 10" under the Links/Files tab)
The concrete tee box says P on it which i assume means practice. But the basket says 10 on it.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Loin Course

1    4/14/2012   4/14/2012
Review By: NEPADISCJEFF
Played: 4  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.7 Years
This review was updated on 4/19/2012
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This review is of the Loin Course just so ya'll know, it's not of the small but still fun regular course. Super long holes designed to make this short par 27 course long and punishing! Fun all around, and has a great bit of debris and or tree's which makes for an absolute great time! My Favorite has to be Hole 5 or the pine tee to basket 5, sweet bomb down through it all and way down hill!!! Great redirection of the original course. Ohh and for the men reading this, there are a lot of pretty women at Goucher, i mean it's a college come on!!
Cons: The map that was made on MD-FORUMS can be a bit confusing. I understood it completely but a few folks i have spoke to said it's a bit weird. As for the course no negative comments from this guy!!
Other Thoughts: http://md-discgolf.com/forum/...20.......Thisis where to find the course map! Good Luck!!!!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Little Course

1    3/29/2012   3/31/2012
Review By: dashiellx
Played: 13  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 2.6 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful Concrete Tee Pads
Very Well Maintained Grounds
People not playing are considerate
Cons: Small, narrow fairways
Pretty much every hole doglegs to the right
No legal parking during school hours
Other Thoughts: Very nice little course that is quick to play. The tee pads are great. My main issue is that every hold doglegs to the right as if there wasn't much imagination used when creating the course.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Goucher College

5+    11/21/2010   11/21/2010
Review By: paul_dgcr
Played: 53  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 19.3 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course is located on a strip of land next to a college campus road.

All holes are par 3. Fairway and putter discs are enough.

Tees are nice concrete pads that have the hole information on them.

Most obstacles are lightly wooded trees or dog legs around clumps of bushes.

Obstacles and dog legs make it surprisingly difficult to make par for a round of 9 holes.

Have never seen others use the course. Very quick to play a round of 9 holes.

Baskets and tees are in good shape,

Beginner friendly.

Even though it is in a major city, course is quiet and scenic

Nice course to mix in with the other local courses to keep things fresh.
Cons: Holes are close together which could cause some safety issues, but as mentioned, I've never seen others playing.

If unfamiliar with course, it is easy to throw at the wrong basket.

Hole 7 runs very close along the side of the college road where O.B. is the curb. Need to be aware of cars when on this hole so that you don' t hits cars as they drive by.

Many holes have long or thick grass which can stop the disc immediately when hitting the ground. No skipping.

Beer cans can be found many times on the fairways during school. Not so much when school is out.
Other Thoughts: Course is fun and easy to play. My guess is that the course was put there as an activity for the students.

Challenging to make par for a round of 9 holes

Not a destination course, but definitely worth playing if you are in the area.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Great for practicing sharp right turns

2-4    6/7/2010   6/8/2010
Review By: demongund
Played: 15  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 4.6 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: * Very nice landscaping
* Nice, long tees with plaques showing distance and curvature
Cons: * Some holes have you driving right across or near the tees for others. If too many people are playing (5 or so) there may be long waits
* The rough on the right will put you in some poison oak if you don't watch it
Other Thoughts: This course was very pretty and quiet. It is TIGHT though, holes placed pretty close to one another not leaving much room for multiple parties to play without waiting.

Seeing how forgiving this course was, I opted to bring my fiance here to teach her how to throw. Without any dangerous rough (creeks, briars) she had a great time throwing the disc all over :)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Small Tight Course

1    4/10/2010   4/19/2010
Review By: IAMGT
Played: 22  Reviewed: 20  Exp: 7.3 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a nice little course in the back corner of the college. The college grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. The course is set up in a small corner of the college. It's amazing how they fit nine holes into such a small part of the campus. The tee pads on this course are awesome. They are long and concrete and have the information on the hole engraved into a metal part of tee box. The course does use a variety of shots which makes the course interesting and has you use more than one disc.
Cons: The course is really small and if there are a number of people playing, watch out! There are a couple of holes that would possibly benefit from putting a mandatory sign because if you want, you can throw certain paths that would make the hole easier. Although the course does use a variety of shots, I would say the course leans heavily on right hand anhyzer shots. Because the course wraps around a certain part of the campus, the course keeps moving to the right.
Other Thoughts: The fact that they have their own disc golf course on campus is pretty awesome. Even if it is in a small little area, those who play will benefit from having a nice practice course. This would be a good place to bring someone who has never played before as it is not long and you don't need many discs.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Its ok if no one else is there

1    9/7/2009   3/13/2010
Review By: sidewinder22
Played: 106  Reviewed: 76  Exp: 8.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Concrete tees, nice baskets, elevation changes, some signage on tees.
Cons: Finding hole 1, parking, design, fairways overlap, short easy 9 holes.
Other Thoughts: I ended up parking illegally on the school campus but the course was so quick it didn't matter. I was so glad no one else was on the course because it would be interesting with the fairways crossing and being so close. This would be an ok course to have in your backyard, but its not really worth going out of your way. There are a lot of different ways you could play the course safari for more challenge, but it would require no one else there.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Quick, SImple, and Fun

5+    3/10/2010   3/10/2010
Review By: xaoex
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
Pros: Quick play (about 30 minutes)
For how simple the course is, there are a wide variety of shots that are needed to do well.
Though the play along woods and through trees is not the most challenging, it does place a heavier emphasis on accuracy, balancing out the shorter hole length in places
Cons: Several holes overlap (2 &8, 5 &6, 9 &1, etc...). When more than one group gets on the course, play slows pretty quickly
The course borders tennis courts and a road/parking lot, where errant throws can easily land. The 7th hole is particularly bad with this, and play can slow in nice weather with joggers and cars passing by.
The second hole turns into a mud-pit near the basket if it's rained in the past few days.
Other Thoughts: This course is an excellent, quick course which is very fun to play. The 9 holes can get repetitive after a while, and alternate versions of the course make for an excellent breather on the course, assuming nobody else is playing as the alternate versions can make the course more crowded and stall play more than already would be the case. An excellent alternative course, dubbed the anti-course, offers holes of approximately the same length, while offering different obstacles and challenges:
Hole 1) tee 1 to 8 basket
Hole 2) tee 9 to 7 basket
Hole 3) tee 8 to 6 basket
Hole 4) tee 7 to 5 basket
Hole 5) tee 6 to 4 basket
Hole 6) tee 5 to 3 basket
Hole 7) tee 4 to 2 basket
Hole 8) tee 3 to 1 basket
Hole 9) tee 2 to 9 basket

This is a fun course to play, and though it's mostly open, the bordering woods and trees keep it competitive for group play.

  versatile course

5+    12/5/2009   12/11/2009
Review By: GLong
Played: 66  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.3 Years
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: concrete tees, good baskets, regular maintenance - better than most 9 hole courses Ive played. the other reviews pretty much nail it. not much traffic on the course and easy to play in a half-hour if you are in a rush and want to get some golf in or have time to kill. its about a mile from the baltimore beltway so if you're travelling through it's worth a quick stop, for sure.
Cons: yup its only 9 holes but if you are hungry for more - play the 'loin 9' (as the locals call it) that I have listed below. the first 4 holes are lefty-oriented but as a righty I enjoy the challenge.
Other Thoughts: Goucher 'Loin 9'

1) 1 tee to 2 pin
2) 3 tee to 4 pin
3) 7 tee to 3 pin
4) 4 tee to 6 pin
5) across the road by the pines (bare spot in the ground) to 5 pin
6) 6 tee to 4 pin
7) 7 tee to 8 pin
8- 2 tee to 7 pin
9) 8 tee to 9 pin

there is a second 'loin 9' as well but it's a little more cryptic, make up your own if you are feeling adventurous.

Second 'Loin 9'
1) 1 tee to 7 pin
2) manhole up hill by parking lot/road near 7 pin to 3 pin
3) walk up hill across road to the weird phallic tree stump past trees and shoot from there to 2 pin
4) manhole to 6 pin (road and across OB)
5) walk along the top of the hill up from 6 pin along road to the end (near the end of the building but still on top of the hill) and shoot to 4 pin (through/around pine trees, road and across OB)
6) phallic stump to 3 pin
7) across the log behind 3 pin to 2 pin
8- manhole to 1 pin
9) on the small berm next to 1 pin, by the bush near berm closer to the 2 tee, throw from the berm to 9 pin

that second nine is tough to explain, hope it can be figured out

(courtesy of glen hatfield, taken from the MD disc golf board)

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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