Jamestown, PA 
Pymatuning State Park Share
Uploaded By: bcr123psu Hole #17 (Taken 9/2010)
3 / 180ft.   3 / 310ft.   3 / 350ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #17 White Tee



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2-4    7/20/2014   7/23/2014
Review By: Derek B
Played: 102  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 12.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) Good variety of left and right doglegs
2) Some elevation changes
3) Beautiful views of lake and marina
4) Challenging length
5) Highlight holes: 13, 14, 18
Cons: 1) No concrete tee pads
2) Fly pads are slick af when wet
3) Low ceilings on quite a few holes that are over 500'
4) Grass too high
Other Thoughts: This course sits on some good property with small hills and a few trees to provide added challenge. The course plays long. From the white tees, it's approximately 7,000'.

One of the things you notice first about the course is its proximity to the lake. Beautiful and serene views of the lake from many holes. Water comes into play on a few holes....17 and 18 come to mind in particular.

The layout of the course is challenging and should provide some room for you to air out some big bomber drives, but, unfortunately, many of the holes have extremely low ceilings with branches and leaves hanging down that prevent a good rip. To compound this problem, you can't even do a roller because the grass is so tall that it will eat your drive up in a hurry.

To make matters even worse, the tees are either fly pad or gravel, and most of these aren't level. On a course with numerous 500'+ holes, IMO you need concrete tees so you can really rip one down field to have a chance to par it. Some of the holes with fly pads don't even have full fly pads...they're falling apart and disintegrating. And even if the fly pad isn't rotted out, it's still slick when it rains so be careful.

Negatives aside, this course has a lot of potential. The layout of the course is not the problem here, so luckily it can be fixed. Pour some concrete pads and trim the low hanging branches and cut the grass and you turn a 3/5 course into a 3.5 or 4/5 course!

The course has a nice mix of lefty and righty holes, although me being a RHBH thrower, I noticed that quite a few holes had a slight advantage for lefty or FH cshots.

Most of the holes are in the open, with a few well placed trees to make it more challenging. There are a few holes, such as 15, that are tightly wooded. There are also a few hills to spice things up. There's potential for roll away putts on a few holes.

All in all, this course is not bad and has the potential to be great. I played the Keystone Classic last weekend and was told that the club is just getting organized in this area and will be making improvements to the course in due time. I can't wait until its seen some TLC because this is like grandma's muscle car that has been in the garage for 20 years. It needs some work, but when you put the work in, it will pop, both visually and performance-wise.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    8/27/2011   8/27/2011
Review By: caston59
Played: 6  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 4.1 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Is a great beginner course. Holes are mostly open and terrain is slightly rolling not too steep on any hole.
Cons: Need to get tee matts on all of the holes. On hole #9 near the basket the DCNR needs to get the oil leaking from the ground capped and cleaned up. Lastly the walkway between hole 17 and hole 18 needs some gravel or the water needs to be diverted so that here isn't such a mud pit to walk through.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 nice course

1    7/11/2011   7/13/2011
Review By: aDedhed
Played: 31  Reviewed: 22  Exp: 14.6 Years
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: very detailed course with many different tee and basket options. not much "park" traffic to interfere with gameplay.
Cons: VERY LONG. it is a long hike and even longer throws on some of the holes
Other Thoughts: it was a beautiful course to play. some of the holes seem excessivly long

0 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Great course...almost

1    5/31/2009   5/31/2009
Review By: trainhawk2468
Played: 26  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 7.2 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Back Nine is laid out nicely. A good variety of open, narrow and difficult shots. Challenging and interesting. The rubber tee mats are a nice touch. The tee signs contain some good info.
Cons: The front nine is unplayable, without some form of a map. The park office may have one, but it was closed. There seem to be absolutely no markings for the tees on the front nine. We walked a few holes and gave up. The photographs show signs that must have been removed for mowing or something. We could not find any.
Some holes really need a overhead map visual to see where you need to throw. Many baskets are completely out of sight from the tee pads.
Other Thoughts: This course is apparently on its second season, so the front nine should have some marking for the tees until the permanent ones get installed. Other new courses use spray paint or little fags to mark tee locations. This would be a great addition.
The mowed fairways is a nice concept, but must be kept up to work. Otherwise you are playing disc golf in an open meadow, which is frustrating to find your disc when you throw over a rise or around a bend. Best to spot for each other.
This course has huge potential. Keep up the good work guys!!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.


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