6 Helpful / 0 Not
Old School Cool
Pros: - Honey Bear is an old school Steady Ed design from the late '70's. As such, most of the course is comprised of "pitch and putt" style shorter holes, although six open grassy holes have been tacked on at the end, giving it a bit more length and variety than the original design. Even on the shortest holes, lines through the many mature trees must be hit to score well.
- The first 18 holes play through woods with mature trees. A dry creek ravine twists and turns throughout much of the course, offering some good potential for rollaways. Moderate elevation changes throughout provide enough risk to keep things fun. The last six holes are temporary layouts with cones denoting the tees. Flat and open, these aren't very fun or challenging, but props for at least trying to mix things up.
- Concrete tees in decent shape. Am tees shorten the distances but don't really provide different looks. Signage provides hole number, distance, and a basic hole map. Many also have Yogi Bear themed stickers!
- A decent mix of up/down/left/right turning holes, although nothing too out of the ordinary.
- Located on a property with camp grounds and a pro shop with decent disc selection.
Cons: - Variety (or lack thereof) is the major drawback to Honey Bear. Even with the added 6 open holes, the course is basically comprised of two types of holes: short, wooded holes with moderate elevation and
longer, wide open, yet flat holes. The wooded holes don't necessarily feel repetitive, just give lots of variations on the same theme.
- Older baskets are slowly decaying with time, but are still serviceable.
- Hole distances on the signs seem suspect in one or two places.
Other Thoughts: - $2 pay-to-play. Definitely a reasonable amount for this course.
- Something about the old school Steady Ed courses are very appealing to me. Maybe Steady Ed just had a good "eye" for designing around the existing trees/elevation, or maybe it's the fact that the older courses have such a time-worn feel to them. In any case, while not the most technically challenging, Steady Ed courses are always a blast to play.
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