2 Helpful / 0 Not
Never play in the Summer!!!
Pros: I am rating this "reasonable" simply because of the enjoyment you can have playing this course in the FALL or SPRING; however, this is NOT a course to play in the summer.
Tight shots force you to work on your accuracy. Shorter lengths make this course less daunting for newer players.
Cons: A few of the long tees are ridiculous shots in which you would have to hit about a five foot gap multiple times.
Undergrowth in summer can make it difficult to find even the best shots, leading to frustration
Hole 5 is a gimmicky shot with a raised basket, maybe 6-7 feet off the ground. Although, it is only a 150 foot (ish) shot, so that is its only defense
Other Thoughts: This is the worst course I would ever conceive if played in the summer! There are not just mosquitoes, there are mosquitoes hyped up on steroids who have come to destroy all that lingers within their forest. They are so numerous, operating in a herd-like seek & destroy fashion, that you end up throwing your disk as fast as you possibly can, simply to move away from the black cloud that is the mosquito infestation. Then, once you have successfully thrown your disc, you are faced with the nearly impossible task of locating it among the dense undergrowth, thick greenery, and water hazards, where, again, you are being attacked by mosquitoes the whole time!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
A little silly
Pros: The course plays mostly through dense woods with lots of small trees and punishing brushy rough. A couple holes play a little more open, with a water hazard on the first hole.This is a course that makes you hit your lines, or you'll find lots of trouble and some high scores.
There are dual tees to offer a couple different levels of challenge, most of the long tees add length and an extra bend or two in the fairway. There is a good mix of holes with right or left curves, it's a short course but it has some different lines to hit. The layout is pretty easy to follow, with signs where multiple paths are present to follow.
Cons: The course is wooded to the point of absurdity at times. A few of the holes from the short tees, and many of them from the longs offer no real line to the hole. When a large portion of the course is poke n pray, it loses a lot of fun factor, and gets really repetitive. The course is really short, so there isn't enough length variety to really keep the holes from feeling very much the same. There are lots of mucky and wet areas in the woods.
Other Thoughts: This is a short, technical course with punishing rough and tight lines. Beginners will find it pretty punitive, and might be frustrated. More experienced players will find it too luck based, with lots of clearing needed to make real lines on many holes. The long tees are a good thought, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired. A narrow fairway that bends 3 or more times in under 200' doesn't allow for real disc flight. This isn't the course I would recommend in this area, there are more fun places to play that offer a more skill based disc golf test and have more variety.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Interesting course. Uses unique landscape well - water, woods, slight elevation changes. It even has an elevated hole - the basket is about 6ft above the ground. Very technical. The course is easily navigated. There are arrow signs leading you to both the short and long tees. Requires variety of shots. Good for winter/leaf-less months. Has benches throughout the course. That certainly is appreciated. Local players at the course were exceptionally helpful (letting me play through, guiding me when I looked lost, asking if I was finding my way around).
Cons: Having no tee pads whatsoever is a real downer for this course. Since it's basically a swamp, that means that it is always wet. Everyone I was with slipped at least once either teeing off or walking to the next hole.
I normally use all 8 of my discs on a good course. I used 3 here. That includes my putter.
Most baskets are very, very old and rusted.
Shorter people would have a tough time getting their disc out of the elevated basket. Maybe provide some stairs?
Most holes seem unimagined and uncreative. This course leans so heavily on it's trees to make the course difficult and interesting without taking into consideration how impossible it is to throw through a solid tree. I love courses through woods - trees spice things up from those open, boring holes/courses. But this was just downright frustrating.
Other Thoughts: Being a very technical, tight course, this is not for the beginner. Don't even think about it. Go to Shoaff Park in Fort Wayne if you are looking to learn.
A favorite hole is #14. You throw from an elevated tee through a slightly open area, over a stream and to a sort of island green.
I'm glad I played this course without leaves on the trees. I can only imagine how absurdly difficult this course can be in the summer and fall.
I would not say that this course should be avoided necessarily. But there are certainly better courses in the area to choose over this one.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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