2 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice, short course
Pros: Fun little 9 hole course in a very small public park. The course uses the creek that traverses through the park very nicely. I don't remember the hole numbers (the starting point was a little confusing - start near the big monument), but there was one hole that went over the creek twice (about 260 feet), and one hole that went downhill along the same creek and was 320 feet. Both of these holes were extremely neat and used the creek to maximum effectiveness. Hole 7 was a neat downhill, short hole - the green was surronded by the creek with the front of the green the fairway to the hole. There were also handy poles near the creek if you did throw into the creek.
Cons: 9 holes would have been sufficient for this small park, but for some reason the course is being expanded to 18 holes. Unfortunately this will make this course flat out dangerous and will take away from the existing holes because some of the fairways seemed to almost intersect other fairways. The back nine holes and designed and poles are in the ground as of May 31st, but this addition will hurt the rating, in my opinion. Most of the addition holes were under 200 feet, with some being under 150 feet with no real challenge. One hole was about 100 feet to a basket just across the creek, but offered no challenge whatsoever. While the existing 9 holes offer some fun shots, the rest of the holes are fairly bland with no true challenge. Hole 1 has a nice monument near it but wasn't anything too special. The navigation also gets a little difficult, and the baskets weren't in the best of shape.
Other Thoughts: The park does well what it has (small park, the baskets were probably donated) but the course should have just stayed a nine hole course. The back nine will literally be a waste of time and will be dangerous as it will be very close to existing fairways. The back nine also looks to add no challenge. So while the front nine offers some neat holes, there are also a few bland holes and the addition of the back nine takes away from the front nine.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
The upgrades need help!
Pros: New tee signs. 5 gal. buckets,for trash,on tee post. Concrete tee pads. Expanded to 18,also see"con". Well placed poles for getting your disc out of the water or trees. Look for them on #2,#7 clipped on a tree also on shelter. Org.9 layout made for a decent beginner course. No underbrush,use of creek,low canopy shots,rolling terrain and mature growth. Active club Montgomerycountydiscgolfclub.ning.com
Cons: As of this posting date the "back 9" are poles about 4 ft high,not sure when the baskets will be installed.No information board. Mach 1? Baskets need inner set of chains. Org. 9 hole layout is short,but interesting. The club has added another 9. Making it more dangerous,crossing a fairway. I believe it was from #17 tee crossed over #6 fairway. No benches, but it's a short course and there is a shelter with picnic tables.
Other Thoughts: A local I played with told me that the club has been working on the course adding another 9. This is usually a plus but the layout is making it a shorter,more dangerous course. He also said that they have a layout of another 9. In a different but close area of the park. First, Why put 9 more holes in a small area that already has short 9 holes? Then plan a layout in a different area too add another 9? Redesign the entire course,include all possible park land. Keep it an 18 hole course, have two sets of tees. Just my .02
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