Tale of Two Courses, Part I
1 Helpful / 0 Not
You can tell that lots of effort has been put in to create and maintain this course - plenty of benches, signs, baghooks, recycling bins, clean.
Quit flat. Quiet short. A bit pinbally.
This course appears to be the front nine of the original course, with nine newer holes accessible between original holes 2 and 3. The original holes have framed teepads, Discatchers, have some open bits (start of 1, most of 17, 18), and shortest hole being 169',while the newer holes have natural tee locations, Murray(?) baskets, are entirely in the woods, and have five holes 155' or less.
The course is primarily contained in a patch of small, intertwined trees (low, thick canopy). Throwing paths vary widely, from open to tight. Other than the super-long final hole, and one 90-degree, mid-fairway, right-turning newer hole, all other holes are sub-300'. A good number of holes need rights or lefts, of various degrees, from the tee, and some baskets are "overly" guarded by dense collections of small trees.
Navigation: From where the entry road enters the parking lot, tee-1 is to the left, past the yellow-banded practice basket, with basket-1 in the woods. After playing hole-2, a small path to the left will lead you to the newer holes, while proceeding straight will continue with the original course. The online map is quite useful, otherwise, halfway through the new holes, you might re-enter the original course prematurely - need to doubleback to continue with the newer holes
Worth a visit if you "happen" to be in the area (how can one just happen to be in Virginia's lower Eastern Shore?) If I had time to play just one round of 18, I'd play the original course, as the holes, on average, are longer, the fairways better defined, and the teepads a step above natural.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice terrain in a pretty remote location
Pros: The course is mostly in some quiet, scenic woods. Since it's pretty far from anything it feels very natural and I saw several deer cavorting nearby. The terrain is one of the main factors that increases my rating.
There are 2 sets of tees on 9 holes.
There's decent fairway shape variety, with more going right than left. 7 Straight/ 4 dogleg Left/ 6 dogleg Right/ 1 L shape. Most of the fairways have good routes to the basket. Hole 13 needs to be opened up more, though.
The course flows well because the next tees are not too far from each basket. The online map at DGCR is very basic, but does the job.
There's a pretty good homemade warm up basket.
Cons: If there's are lots of people on the course there could be some potential safety issues because some tees are too close to the previous basket.
Tee signs are only very basic laminated cards with the length. Some holes were missing the lengths. (I wish that some one would input all of the hole lengths at DGCR.)
Tees are uneven dirt, not framed, and some are muddy after a rain.
The baskets were only lighter weight Lightning DB-5 portables, so they don't catch as well as others.
The poor quality of the signs, tees, and baskets decreased my rating.
From the tee it's hard to see the baskets on 5 holes.
If you're not from the Eastern Shore it takes some driving to get there. Coming from the Tidewater area you also have to pay a big toll to cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel.
The map works, but it's very basic and could be better.
Most of the holes play in the woods. 14 Woods/ 1 Open grass/ 3 Mixed foliage.
The course beauty, greens, and hole quality are all about average. Some holes are a little above, and some are a little below. There weren't many really stellar holes, and only a couple (9 & 10) that rather below average.
Because it's located not far from the ocean, the course is totally flat.
Course Level: Probably White (most suited for Intermediate players rated 875-925)
You be the judge-
My favorite hole: 2. A tight tunnel through scenic woods. Even if it is pretty short I still took a 4.
Bottom line: I don't think I'd recommend that you drive all the way out there, and pay the tunnel toll, but if you're in the area it's worth stopping for a nice bucolic walk in the woods.
You can also read more of my reviews at the DG Course Reviews Yahoo Group, http://sports.groups.yahoo.co...ourseReviews/
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: It's homemade in a public park. Provided by local disc golf enthusiasts. Homegrown and protable baskets.
Cons: No help from the park.
Other Thoughts: This looks to be a great little course. It's homade, natural tee pads, with blocks denoting normal and pro tees. Pro tees are only on some of the holes at this time. It is all wooded, and interesting in the fact that it is all low ceiling, so you have to be accurate about throwing here, which I think is very cool. Technical with no just huck and forget here. Locals seemed friendly enough, but we had to just up and leave after getting eaten up to bad.
One of the locals has developed his own basket that looks pretty good.
If you find yourself heading up the Eastern Shore, it's definately a nice little course to visit.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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