Disc Golf at Church Camp
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Pros: Jumonville Glen is located on a Christian retreat/summer camp site and plays around a section of the campgrounds that includes a pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a baseball field. It is listed as private on this site, but I had no trouble getting in to play it and I have heard others say that they never have had any problems either. I think it is generally easy to gain access to, but one is probably discouraged to play while there are camps/retreats going on.
The first tee is located next to the swimming pool, and a course map is there to assist you (follow the map at the course and not the one on this website, as some of the holes have been changed). The tees are natural, but there are two sets of concrete blue/white slabs that have the hole numbers on them for most holes. The different tees give different looks, and for most of the holes offer a good difference in length. DN Liberty baskets are in great shape and I believe are a recent upgrade from the course's previously homemade baskets.
I liked the mix of completely open, somewhat open, and wooded holes that the course offers. Holes 1-6 and 9 are in open fields with trees placed here and there and holes 7 and 8 offer fun shots in the woods. Holes 4 and 6 have pins strategically located within a group of pines. I also appreciated the use of elevation for holes 1 and 9.
This is a real good course for beginners, as there aren't really any chances to lose discs and there are mostly open holes with a few wooded holes for the beginner to experience.
Cons: -It was hard for me to find the first tee for a number of reasons. For one, there is not any parking near holes 1 or 9, so it made it tough to find an obvious starting point. The parking - while not really far away from the course - is not conveniently located near the course either. Also, the lack of signage and no numbers on the pins made it hard for me to determine what number the holes were, and the numbers of the designated tee areas were initially hard to spot because there are flat on the ground. Thank God for the course map, or else I would have been completely lost as to where to start.
-Not much variety from the tee, as most holes were straight shots to the basket. It gets pretty repetitive when there are 3 completely open, flat holes in a 9 hole course. There were a few anhyzer and hyzer lines, however.
-If it is out of season, no bathrooms or water fountains are available.
-The course plays very close to the pool, baseball field, and tennis courts, so you would need to be very cautious if other activities were going on.
Other Thoughts: I had trouble deciding whether this course should be a 1.5 or a 2.0. The lack of shot selection off the tee on most of the holes would make it a 1.5, but the wooded holes (7 and 8) are a lot of fun, have a great design, and are what put this course up at a 2.0. The parking situation and the difficulty of finding the first tee were a little frustrating for me. But, it is a church camp so I'm sure there are often camp counselors that show everyone where to begin. Again, it is a good course for beginners and is a relatively quick play (took 3 of us 45 min). I would only stop here for course bagging and if you are passing through the area.
UPDATE: The course has recently been updated with new scorecards near hole 1 plus the addition of 9 new holes with nicer tee signs. The new holes play in the woods after 6, where old 7 and 8 used to be. These new holes offer some challenging and tight lines within the woods and give the course a much more complete feel. The rough is very thick at this time, but I'm sure will get better over time.
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Fun Little Course
Pros: It is a fun course to play while you are attending camp there. The holes are not bad for the land that is available.
Cons: Baskets were not that bad. It was tough to find a tee pads for the holes. Only 9 holes. It would not be as fun doing a second 9 to play 18 total holes.
Other Thoughts: If you are going to a camp or weekend retreat here I would recommend playing this course once. I would not say to drive or go out of your way to come play here, it just is not good enough for that. It is kind of close to the one football field so when you are throwing on some holes you might hit someone. My friend hit a guy in the chest when we played it.
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