4 Helpful / 1 Not
OK park course
Pros: The course plays through a large flat park with nice mature trees throughout. Nearly all the holes play among the trees, with a few holes at the edges of the park that have some brushy rough on one side to catch an errant drive. The rest of the holes are grassy with no rough, just some scattered trees to avoid. Other than a walking path, the area is used only by disc golfers, so there isn't too much interference.
There is an ok mix of ace run holes, and moderate distance holes, with one or two that are long enough to allow for a real drive. Most holes have multiple lines, but there is a mix of holes where the best line calls for a right to left or left to right shot. The baskets are in decent shape, and catch ok.
Cons: The course design is pretty boring. Most holes are reachable with a mid, and have multiple available lines, meaning that there just isn't all that much challenge. Because the holes are pretty open, and there isn't enough length variety, the course gets old pretty quick, and all the holes start to feel the same. The walking path is in play on several holes, and it seems to get some use, so you may have to wait on pedestrians throughout the round.
The course holds water, so there can be large deep puddles of standing water a while after rain over a lot of the course. Most of the tees are worn down into the ground, so they turn into puddles or mud pits, and the ones that are dry are rutted and uneven. There are supposedly long tees on all the holes, but the ones we were able to find were marked only at ground level, and many of the markers were overgrown or worn away, so unless you play with a local stick to the short set of tees. Even those aren't well marked, with most of the signage gone or vandalized. There are a few places where there is no numbering whatsoever so you have to do some guessing at the layout, and it doesn't match up with the course map posted here.
Other Thoughts: This isn't a terrible course, there are some decent holes here, there just isn't enough variety or challenge to keep it interesting and draw me back for another round. Beginners won't find any places to lose discs, and the fairways are open enough that it shouldn't be frustrating. More experienced players will need to look elsewhere to test their game, and won't need to be creative with shot selection to be successful here.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Mature Oak trees
-Decent amount of obstacles with the trees
-Parking wasn't an issue
-Tucked away in a corner of the park so nothing else interferes
-Pretty fun to play
Cons: -Tees are grass/dirt
-I had a horrible time navigating the course
-Some baskets are pretty beat up
-Many signs missing
-There was a map but it was too hard to read
Other Thoughts: I was going to give this course 3 Discs/ "Good" but since so many signs were missing and I could not navigate it at all I am going to give this course 2.5 Discs instead a "Decent/Typical" course.
I would come back to play if the signs were fixed up and would give it 3 Discs also. And it would be a nice touch to fix the baskets, and then if possible install real tee pads.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Flat Hidden Gem
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - There is a Port-a-John next to parking lot, a covered picnic area with tables, and a playground nearby for kids who aren't disc golfing yet.
- Multiple tee pads on every hole (red- short tees, blue- long tees).
- Lots of large oak trees that make for a technical course
- Course design makes you use a lot of different shot types.
- The course is outlined by wooded areas, so on very windy days, the wind isn't as noticeable as other wide open courses.
Cons: - This course is now very easy to navigate thanks to new signs on tees and baskets
- No concrete tee pads, most of the red "tee pads" are mud pits
- The tee pads are small, flat, round stones that are mostly buried in the ground.
- There are thin metal poles (most without signs) that are next to every red tee pad.
- FLAT!! There is NO elevation change throughout the entire course.
- There are a few longer walks to get from the basket to the next tee pad.
- There are no permanent water hazards on the course (might be a pro for beginners). But, there is usually standing water on about half of the holes if the weather has been poor.
- Very short course, especially from the red tees. Hole number 9 is the only hole over 400' (from red). Most advanced and over players will feel like this is a putt and approach course with very few opportunities to rip a long drive.
- There is a bike path that weaves through the entire course so there are times that you have to wait for people to pass by before you can throw.
Other Thoughts: - Since new signs have been installed that can not be missed, I'll do my best to describe the Long Tee placements. (They all do have stones in the ground similar to the short tees & a few are starting to get muddy)
#1- 20' behind short pad & right
#2- Similar to hole 1, about 20' behind & right
#3- Almost a straight walk behind #2 basket, just across the bike path. Plays well behind and slightly right of short tee.
#4- (One of the biggest length differences between long and shot tees) You have probably walked over this tee going to the short. Same line but about 100' behind
#5- About 40' behind short tee & slightly right, on opposite side of bike path as the short pad.
#6- Huge length difference from short tee. Walk is about 90 degree turn from Hole 5 basket and not that far. It's centered about 20 feet behind two large trees. (my personal favorite hole on the course)
#7- 10 feet behind short tee and slightly left
#8- About 60 feet behindshort tee and right, on right side of bike path as you walk to short tee
# 9- 50 feet behind and left of the short tee (close to the tree line) & the big tree by the short pad will be on your right side
#10- 15 feet behind and slightly right
#11- Turn 90 degrees left from hole 10 basket, long tee is about 60' behind short pad and right
#12- HUGE length difference that more than doubles the distance of this hole. This long tee is very close to Hole 9 long tee about 20 feet to the left (looking at hole 9 basket) and is a blind look at hole 10's basket that is usually blocked by a giant bush.
#13- 40 feet behind and left of short tee. View of basket is blocked by bushes to the front left of the short tee with bike path directly to the right of bushes. Very dangerous fairway ! Make sure bike path is clear before you throw!
#14- Same line as short tee but 40 feet behind
#15- Back near my favorite bench. 20 feet directly behind short tee
#16- About 40 to the left and behind short tee. To the right of the bushes near hole 14's long tee.
#17- "Back in the left corner", directly behind short tee.
#18- Behind short tee 20 feet and to the right.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 6 Not
I like it
Pros: Not too easy, not to tough. There are a good amount of large trees that can cause things to get difficult. Very hidden and peaceful course. I have played it many time without seeing anyone else out there.
Cons: Grass tees are bad on most holes due to flooding and just plain old lack of maintenance. This course is a breading ground for bugs. Make sure you bring your bug spray. It's also hard to navigate the course if you have never been there.
Other Thoughts: I love this course because it offers a little bit of a challenge to those who are not pros but like to get out and have fun. Being as quiet as it is you can throw multiple discs if you want.
2 of 8 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 7 Not
C = Too much of too little
Pros: What I personally like and how this course stacks up:
1) Holes with good risk/reward. Fair, but harsh punishment for bad decisions or execution. == D+ (Almost no punishment anywhere for missing your line. No decision making imposed by the course design.)
2) Holes that have rewarding birdie opportunities for me. I throw 300' accurately, 360' max. == C (Most are too short to be rewarding - I gave up trying to find the longs....maybe those are better if they even exist.)
3) More wooded than open - lots of variety of shots required caused by hole shape and topography == C- (On only 3-4 holes are the trees used to force a certain shape shot. Missed potential in my mind.)
4) Natural beauty (Appalachian beauty preferred) and seclusion. == B (The huge oaks are very beautiful and you feel quite secluded on a lot of the course. This is the best part of the park. If it was not for the highway noise, it would be an amazingly peaceful sanctuary.)
5) Bonus points for multi-shot holes with defined landing zones, good risk/reward and multiple options to play them. == N/A
Other Thoughts: It's all about feeding the addiction, so I ranked this course subjectively based on my own "personal addiction factor". The grades above tell how well the course will draw me back to itself again and again and again. Since I have played a decent number of courses (125 18-hole, 64 9-hole as of mid 2009), my hope is that players/explorers who have similar addiction tastes will find my ratings list helpful as they choose courses to play and explore.
I fully expect others with different tastes/philosophies to disagree with me....that's the fun of things here. See my profile for my rating philosophy.
8 of 15 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: alt pin locations, various types of shots, duel tees.
Cons: the map is not very good says hole one is by the practice basket: there is no practice basket, most tee signs are gone, hard to navigate at 1st.
Other Thoughts: DO NOT PLAY AFTER IT RAINS LOTS AND LOTS OF STANDING WATER SOME SPOTS ALMOST KNEE HIGH!
2 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Very peaceful. I went on a Saturday and was alone for most of the course. Lots of varied hole lengths.
Cons: Lots and lots of mosquitos, not very well maintained, sometimes it's hard to find the next hole.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: Plenty of obsticales(oak trees) to avoid.
Nice and long. Each hole has pro and beginner teas and the holes can be switched to other locations throughout the season.
Cons: Make sure you have knee high boots or go bare foot like me in the spring time. Heavy rain and snow melting can ensure lakes throughout the cousre untill mid june.
Other Thoughts: This is the first cousr i ever played when I began frolfing in 2006. I love it and it will always be my favorite course. One feture that can't be put in the pros or cons is the cement path that carelessly winds it's way through the course. I causes the occassional hault for a group of marching M.I.L.Fs and dog walkers. But when used properly, it can get you those extra needed feet closer to the hole.
1 of 11 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Old mature Oak Trees make this course great.
Pros: 1) Nicely spread out course on large property, so holes are not ont op of others.
2) Mature Oak trees make shot making on this course interesting. Lots of low hanging horizontal branches. than can grab your discs if you don't keep them low.
3) Multiple baskets and multiple tees make this course play differently from different spots and distance.
4) Placement of baskets behind and around trees makes optional routes to almost every hole. This is a positive because it lets all caliber and all throwing types of players play their game.
5) Definitely beginner friendly because there is literally almost nowhere to lose your disc. So what if it takes you 5 to get to the long baskets, you won't lose your discs and get frustrated.
6) Good variety in hole length. Using Back tees and back baskets course plays over 6000', but there are holes just inder 200' up to 525' I enjoy having a few to just rip on, even with obstacles.
Cons: 1) No terrain change on this course. But its obvious the key feature of this course is the Oak Trees.
2) Wet areas look like they stay wet for a long time after rain or snow melt.
3) Tee pads could use some help.
4) Tee signs are half missing from vandalism, and some fo the alternate basket locations aren't usable because of vandalism.
5) Without the appropriate signage it would have been tough to find the next holes because there is no obvious path between holes.
Other Thoughts: I got to play with the man in charge of moving baskets and it was apparent he enjoyed this course. He showed me all the alternate tees and basket locations so that if I can back I could find where I wanted to go. Thanks Mike
This course has had almost no change on it since 3 years ago when i first played it . . . tees are still rutted because the parks people won't let Mike do anything to them.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Simplistic but kind of fun!
Pros: -such beautiful old majestic oak trees
-long, short shots
-well maintained grass
-beautiful both in summer and fall
-pro and am tee markers
Cons: -poor signage
-lack of maintenance
-zero elevation change
-difficult to figure out next tees
-dirt and grass tees
Other Thoughts: Played this course today during the fall with a friend who played it in the summer. This course is ALL about the old "majestic" oak trees that make up the ENTIRE course. During the summer it is a very green and maintained course. During the fall a different feel but altogether beautiful.
The lack of elevation makes the trees the main obstacles. One hole even hides behind a fallen giant oak, making it the most technical hole.
You can tell at one past point this course had nice signage, but over half the tee signs are gone, and locating the next tee takes a bit of guessing and looking for the red/blue small arrows on the trees.
Long holes, short holes with just a little variety make this a decent course. Beginner friendly, and advanced friendly. May have to wait on dog walkers and suburban neighbors to get out of the way.
Definitely worth a play.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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