Serviceable Nine Next To Thomas Paine Elementary School!
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Lohmann is interesting to me because it doesn't have all the typical park activities that most city park have. There are no basketball courts, no children's play area. It's just mostly a big expanse of grass with scattered groups of trees here and there and then one group of trees that most folks would call a grove. These scattered trees and the grove are all used effectively. As a previous reviewer stated, if there's a tree or group of trees here, you can bet there's a basket in or behind it.
The course starts in the center of the park which is kinda strange. There is a kiosk there which contains a pretty poor excuse for a course map. The pads are rubber mats which are fine. The small metal tee signs also show the next tee. Remembering that when I get to the basket is always a problem for me. The baskets are Discatchers with the yellow rims and #'s.
Distances are totally recreational/beginner length ranging from 174' to 247'. On most holes, the only challenge is having to throw around the guardian trees. I liked short little # 7 best where you have to keep your drive straight down a narrow, 174' gauntlet of trees.
Cons: Nothing in particular as the course designers put in a nice little layout considering the mostly flat, wide open spaces they had to work with.
Players won't be pulling their drivers out of their bags here.
Other Thoughts: This is just another of those nine hole city park courses that are in so many American towns and cities. Like all the others, this one serves a noble purpose. It provides a place for beginners, families, kids and teens, seniors and rec players working on their game. It may not be what you're looking for but believe it, some disc golfers are having a great time here.
Hopefully, other courses in the area offer a more creative and challenging experience.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Good for a Casual Game
Pros: --Nice and easy course for a casual game
--Good for a quick game
--Excellent tee signs (some wear and rust on some of them but mostly they are great)
--Nice setting too.
Cons: --No tee pads, just sand patches
--Baskets are sub-par
--Challenge is lacking
--Located behind an elementary school
--All holes are under 300 ft (They could have easily made longer holes with the available land)
--Par is too generous at 32 (I only saw one tee per hole, so I'm not sure if there are 4 different tees with different pars as the hole info says), it should be 27 instead.
Other Thoughts: Good course for a casual game. Nothing about it makes it a great course, it's just a decent course for a not-too-difficult casual game.
Baskets, Tees and Hole Diagrams
Variety in hole distances
Variety in hole types
(field/wooded holes; hilly/level holes; etc)
(pedestrians; traffic noise distractions; etc)
Use of Available Land
Total: 2.5/5 (actual score: 2.2/5)
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Huge Park. Multiple tees at each hole. Lots of other players there. Some holes have trees, low hanging branches that can make maneuvering to basket a challange for beginners, but adds some good variety.
Cons: Tee boxes are not well maintained. Hard to find the orange tees, usually below the grass line.
Other Thoughts: This is the second course I have played. Just getting my legs in the game, and it presented some good control challenges for me, trying to get through the trees on some holes.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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