5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I was told by the owner that I could play anytime unless it was dark which goes against other comments I've read on limited hours. I've been back a number of times on different days and times and I've never had a problem or had anyone chase me off.
It's great exercise walking up the down the hills and I'm usually tired when I'm finished. I guess this could be a con for some people but I see it as a plus.
It challenging because there are a lot of trees to go around. Sometimes you rely of luck as much as skill to get your disc far on certain holes. While your discs may get beat up a bit, your accuracy will definitely (eventually) improve by playing here.
On sunny days you get to play almost entirely in the shade. That's a big plus for those of us with fair skin. The trees are also nice protection on an overcast day when some slight rain could come into play as you'll be well covered.
The hanging basket is nice alternative to mix it up.
95% shaded which is nice on very sunny and even slightly rainy days.
There's a winery...a nice way to end your game.
Cons: The trees....holy crap are there a lot of then. You can always tell if there's someone else on the course somewhere by the familiar "thunk" of someone's disc being eaten by a tree somewhere. Sometimes you just want a nice long green field to throw over and there are none here.
The first time I visited, the pond was a weird blue color which I guess is contain water weeds or algea but I put a disc in there and it was gone with zero chance of finding it. Since then it's a regular murky pond color put it's deep so use a floating disc if you're not very accurate.
The baskets aren't marked with a number so sometimes I had a hard time figuring out to which basket I should be throwing (though I figured it out). After playing the course a few times this isn't a problem however the baskets have very little, if any, color on them to locate them from the tee. It can be tough seeing them against the dull brown/grey forest in the dim light, especially on an overcast day.
#9 basket...if you don't get out of the woods quickly then the pond becomes an issue as I find myself having to lay up to avoid sending my discs swimming. I've had some of my worst scores on #9.
I guess I'll mention the hills here too, they can be tough if you show up to the course already tired or out of shape. And once you're finished with #18 you get the nice long climb up the stairs to get back to the parking lot.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I really like the course but it is challenging with so many trees. You will improve your accuracy playing here so that's a great thing but until then you'll be challenged to throw well with the right disc. I find that I can bring a small bag here since I don't need anything that travels too long distance. I can comfortably get away with just one putter, three mid-range (1 floating), and two fairways (1 floating).
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Wine and Disc Golf? sign me up!
Pros: ITS A WINERY AND A DISC GOLF COURSE. very challenging. standing on the first teepad, look around. you will be batting the hills, and dealing with that pond in the coming round. ENJOY IT. and if the first 9 upset you, drink a bottle of wine before you tackle the back 9. the barn basket is legend and an ace-run. great use of terrain, L-R, R-L, uphill, downhill...etc. very creative teesigns
Cons: Dont expect to have clean run-ups. the gravel tees are uneven, and awkward. some tees have wooden platforms, but usually throw downhill, where a run-up isnt required. safety is a large concern. hole 9 especially. you are in the flightpath for hole 8. there are a few fairways that are damn-near shared. there are quite a few trees that can certainly come out, as you will not find a "fairway" on a few holes.
Other Thoughts: i cant stop coming back t this place. wine and disc golf. this is a great winery, and a VERY challenging and enjoyable disc golf course.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 8 Not
Huge Dead Koi Fish
Pros: Hole 17's hanging basket is pretty awesome. This course can challenge your hyzers and anhyzers.
Cons: Almost every hole on this course is tight and heavily wooded. I was also disappointed in the #15 tee sign not marking the unit of measurement.
Other Thoughts: If you happen to go to the course after a huge flood be expected to find an enormous dead koi fish laying in the drain. Besides the koi fish they have a monstrous dog & creepy little animal manikins around the course.
3 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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