Canastota, NY 
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Hole #12 Tee



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 Challenging, but worth the drive.

2-4    7/13/2005   12/1/2009
Review By: jonnieoh
Played: 13  Reviewed: 12
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Tough, wooded, with lots of elevation changes.
Cons: Tough, wooded, with lots of elevation changes. Narrow fairways are pretty technical, so you must be in control of all your shots, or else you're definitely going to lose a disc or three. And there are lots of mosquitoes and biting flies, so BRING BUG SPRAY. You've been warned...
Other Thoughts: This shouldn't be the first course you play after a long winter. The technical, tight fairways will be a challenge, so warm up on some easier, more wide open courses first. Plus, the elevation changes can make you winded.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Short wooded course

1    9/19/2009   9/19/2009
Review By: Hattrick12488
Played: 16  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 10.8 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: There are tee pads on every hole for the pro tees, and they're in very good condition.

The course isn't difficult enough that a beginner couldn't give it a shot, but most holes leave little room for error with narrow fairways surrounded by woods.

It's a very well maintained wooded course set apart from the rest of the park, which helps keep unaware bystanders from wandering onto the fairways.
Cons: I had to walk up the fairway to find the basket on a handful of holes because many signs were missing and there are lots of blind shots.

The course map showed that most (but not all) holes had a second tee, but none of them seemed to be marked.
Other Thoughts: Bring along a course map. There were none there when I went, and I accidentally played 18 thinking it was 8.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 

1    8/17/2009   8/19/2009
Review By: Kwick
Played: 50  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 7.7 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great use of elevation
Secluded
Concrete Tee Pads
Cons: Very short course
repetitive shots
easy to lose discs
little/no signs
Other Thoughts: This is a nice little course in the middle of nowhere NY. Every hole appears to have had a sign at some point, but almost all of them are torn down. That makes following the course a little difficult. Some of the signs appeared to indicate a pro and AM pads, but I could only find one per hole. Print out a map as finding some holes is difficult. I played 18 twice (as it is right next to the basket of I believe 7). There is a lot of hiking involved as many of the shots are up/down hill. Some of these shots do get repetitive. There is one hole that has a fairway that goes 50 feet straight ahead and than makes a 90 degree turn to finish the short par 3 hole. It's impossible to make a disc make the turn and is a silly hole. There is some overgrowth and can get sticky in the bushes. Many of the holes you can drive with a mid range or putter.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 I couldn't see Oneida Lake...

1    7/12/2008   10/16/2008
Review By: Rizbee
Played: 231  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 36.4 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good use of elevation. Tight fairways cur through forest. Pretty good mix of very tight and slightly open holes. Good cement pads. Pretty good balance of left vs. right curves needed.
Cons: Signage has seen some damage. Lots of blind holes, causing you to walk down the fairway halfway to figure out where to throw to. One hole (somewhere around 11-13) was a silly 9o-degree turn 100 ft. off the tee in a wooded tunnel. I guess they needed some way to get from one hole to another.
Other Thoughts: But not seeing the lake was not a big dissapoinment for me. No big bomber holes - well maybe 18. Not a problem for me, but for my big-arm son.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 The Constant Challenge

5+    9/26/2008   10/10/2008
Review By: nickstaudt
Played: 12  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 8.4 Years
This review was updated on 11/10/2009
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Concrete tees, well groomed fairways, good amount of elevation change. Easy to navigate. Fair to both righties and lefties. Accuracy is rewarded more than power. Physically challenging due to the steep uphill and downhill holes. You do not need a big arm to play well here. If you can play well here, you can play well almost anywhere.
Cons: Tight fairways and lots of places to lose your disc if you aren't on top of your game. Keeping track of your disc is a must if you miss the fairway. Signs have been destroyed for the most part.
Other Thoughts: You can be having the round of your life one minute and cursing the next. Play smart consistently to do the best here. Also, the photo of hole 10 needs to be updated. The trees on the right side of the fairway have been completely taken out making the hole much more open giving you a good birdie opportunity. The only real navigational issue is the transition from 7 to 8. After 7 go to the left, not the right. The tee for 18 is visible to your right, but thats not where you wanna go. It is easier to play in the spring and fall since much of the trees won't have leaves making the fairways more open. Very technical course. This course will definately improve your game.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

1    8/8/2008   8/12/2008
Review By: ghova
Played: 42  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 9.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good short course with nice elevation changes. Plenty of birdie opportunities. Lots of woods but was not too thick and usually had a shot out of it, and no trouble finding discs. Fun design.
Cons: No maps or scorecards on the bulletin board when i was there, and some tee boxes are not labeled, not a big problem as the course is pretty well layed out but i played 18 twice by accident. keep going up the hill after hole 8. haha. hills slippery when wet.
Other Thoughts: easy stop when traveling on 90, maybe a 5 min detour. stopped on my way from albany to buffalo. will probably do it again overall good experience. also a fairly good course to bring beginners too as it is not too long and gives them a few good par opportunities.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Growth

4/17/2008   4/17/2008
Review By: Rafaelcoronado
Played: 10  Reviewed: 1
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Sweet change up of hills and relative open space to wood play, grew up on this coarse, 13 is awesome. Got a skip duce on 16 epic, came close on 10. Awesome coarse def give it a visit and dont get too frustrated on the first couple visits.
Cons: Woods can present a potential problem but most just find it a sweet challenge. Infested in Eastern Tent Caterpillars whenever they come around, trees are covered they hang around and have orgies on the trees, if you go in the summer defiantly bring a hat.
Other Thoughts: New water spigots, Sweet picnic area with a play-set for the kids, few grills, new bathrooms coming, benches on various holes. No glass bottles allowed. Nice nature park across the street I believe where there is a waterfall. Good coarse for dogs and kids. Good beer and friendly people welcome

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 

2/20/2008   2/20/2008
Review By: bryon
Played: 63  Reviewed: 58
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: 18 hole disc golf course near Syracuse NY. Lots of hill shots which make short holes longer and a decent mixture of wooded and semi open.

Park is pretty secluded and pretty easy to follow as you go along. I enjoy this course more every time I visit

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 If ya wanna score well here, play smart

9/8/2007   1/22/2008
Review By: kevin Rounds
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great topography...very hilly, most holes play up and down...wooded, with some mature trees. Well designed within allotted area, wide variety of shots required. Touch, accuracy, and smart play needed to score well. Concrete Tees are excellent. Experienced players never seem to score as well as what the course offers for deuce holes, which is an indication of good design.
Cons: Not many open holes for "Big arms" or those who want to practice "Big arm" shots. A couple uphill holes look too similar, with same type of throw required.
Other Thoughts: Great local club, nice pavilion, and a really fun course which provides aerobic benefits while walking hills.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 "the great equalizer"

7/19/2007   7/19/2007
Review By: NIBSTOOLS
Played: 35  Reviewed: 35
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: very challenging, bring all your shots and a spotter! conrete tee pads help in the wet times of the year. Onsite pavillion and grills for picnicing
Cons: Bring a spotter or you will lose discs. Fairways well maintained but if you go off the fairway, good luck!
Other Thoughts: baskets in year round for us crazy guys who need to play in a foot of snow!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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