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Like 2 Courses In One
Pros: OVERALL FUN FACTOR (16% weight) - 3.5 - I had fun playing here, hadn't played a course as short as these front 9 so that was fun to mark some some nice low scores.
COURSE DESIGN (14% weight) - 4 - Variety from front 9 to back 9 is like playing two different courses. The back 9 holes are well layed out and long. It was fun to play. Easy front 9 builds your confidence go do well in the more challenging back 9.
SIGNS/MAPS/MARKERS (11% weight) - 3.5 - tees and baskets were marked and there's a map to help find the way, but I still got a little confused on the back nine finding the next holes
ELEVATION (8% weight) - 4 - Nice use of elevation
SCENIC BEAUTY (8% weight) - 2.5 - nothing too special
BASKETS (5% weight) - 4 - Nice yellow Innova baskets, all placed well for interesting putting
EPIC HOLES (5% weight) - 3 - All the font 9 holes are ace opportunities for sure
DISTANCE VARIETY (5% weight) - 5 - lots of short and long
FOLIAGE MAINTENANCE (3% weight) - 3 - Fairways were very well cleared and liked the wood chips, but if your disc lands off the fairway the woods are pretty thick to throw out of - lots of underbrush, etc.
CROWDED? (3% weight) - 4 - Not alot of people there when i went on a warm fall weekend afternoon
PARKING (2% weight) - 4 - tons of free parking
Cons: TEE PADS (8% weight) - 0.5 - The tee pads were too small and not level and I didn't like how they were boxed in - see pictures
SHOT VARIETY (5% weight) - 1 - no real variety on the front 9, back 9 has mostly open holes
BENCHES / TRASH BINS (3% weight) - 1.5 - Not much for sitting or recepticle-ing
MIX OF TIGHT AND OPEN (3% weight) - 2 - even though it's in the woods, most holes are still relatively open
OVERALL CHALLENGE (3% weight) - 2 - no real challenge on the front, moderate on the back.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I had a lot of fun playing here. I pushed my toddler through the course as I played in his jogging stroller without too much difficulty. The last hole dumps out next to a playground which he really liked.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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A tale of Two Courses
Pros: The course itself is very fun. This is enhanced by the front nine holes being solid ace races. The kiosk on the way to hole one is a very informative and detailed hand painted map with GPS coordinates of the holes listed as well. The Disccatchers are in great shape and look almost brand new. There are distance markers on most of the holes along with large numbered signs by the tee and basket. There are next tee signs as well; although they really aren't needed as it is almost impossible to get lost on this course. The fairways are nice and open, sometimes so much so that a terrible tee shot still leaves you with an easy upshot. There is a small variance of shots needed (good if you only have a few discs with you). The back nine holes give you some pretty tricky basket positions. There is a playground, baseball and soccer fields, as well as a small nature walk available for your family; although they might want to play the front nine. Trash cans and parking are abundant.
Cons: While the tee boxes are framed in and good sized they arent very even and some have large roots and rocks jutting up. This could easily be solved by backfilling the frames with dirt. While the front nine are great fun ace races, holes two through seven are too compacted and you could easily get injured by a stray disc (one slid right in front of me from a group two holes back). Some of the distance markers are missing. Some of the tee box positions are just silly; most notably hole eleven. It's a fifty foot straight shot, then ninety degrees to the left uphill probably 300` or so with a slightly winding fairway. If the angle of the tee box was shifted fourty-five degrees and moved forward ten feet (two large roots prevent any kind of decent run up) the hole would play much smoother. The rough is super thick and dangerous to navigate at times. The fairways are super close to one another, even a few time on the back nine they are only seperated by twenty feet of thin tree line. There were no scorecards and/or maps to take from the kiosk. Hole 18 ends up near nine's basket: so you have a decent walk to your car.
Other Thoughts: There are GPS coordinates listed for all the hole on the tee sign. Another regional course done as an Eagle Scout project; Tully Lake Dam (front and back nine) and Pye Brook Park.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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Fun Course, Especially for Beginners
-Great course for ace opportunities as the front 9 is very short.
-Back 9 is appealing to those who prefer the finesse game while still feeling challenged.
-Levels the playing field as no huge arm is required.
-Great course to practice your short game.
-Excellent training course for beginners.
-Free to play
-Actually has pretty decent signage throughout the course.
-Nice, pretty new DISCatcher baskets.
-Natural teepads cause issues on the back 9, as many of them have roots and stumps within them.
-Parking is definitely an issue if baseball/soccer games are taking place
-Front 9 is almost silly for more advanced players.
-The fairways from holes 3-9 all criss-cross, so it would be difficult if crowded.
-Hole 18 isn't near where you're likely to park.
Other Thoughts: Muldoon Park is really a terrific course for new players. It's also a great course for introducing new people to the game, and the front 9 would be ideal for younger kids who are starting out.
Players looking for booming drives will not be satisfied, as there really aren't any holes to "let it rip." The natural teepads on the back 9 especially will cause issues, as there are often roots and stumps that will interfere with your throwing motion.
I would definitely return to Muldoon Park in the not too distant future. Even though the front 9 was almost silly, it was a lot of fun! The allure of a possible Ace is quite appealing, and the back 9 is difficult enough to challenge the "intermediate" disc golfer.
I can't really give it more than 3 discs, as it's such a strange "2 part" course. But that doesn't mean it's bad by any means. It's just....unique.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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Two courses in one
Pros: The front 9 offer plenty of birdie and ace opportunities, along with great practice for your short game. The back 9 is very tight and offers a good challenge with some narrow fairways. Interesting basket locations on a few holes make you think about putting angles.
Cons: Big arms need not apply. The only truely long hole is the par 4 11th, but its such a tight dogleg that you can't really let it rip. Short front 9 has several holes that criss cross each other, so if its crowded its tough to play. Boarders a park, so if there are games going on, its gonna be very crowded parking. Natural teepads have roots and stumps to trip you up.
Other Thoughts: This really is a unique course in that it has a split personality. The front 9 is extremely short and (aside from a few trees here and there) pretty open. The back 9 is very tight and wooded and plays like an entirely different course. I think if the front were similar to the back, this course would rate higher for me. Still, the front 9 is enjoyable.
Watch out for softball and baseball games, as those will make things pretty crowded for parking. The course is very easy to find and convenient for Massachusetts players as well as New Hampshire DGers. The course description says that the course starts between the baseball and soccer field, which is true, but its all the way in the back.
All in all a solid course, and worth a play.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: -Quiet secluded course, typically not crowded
-Recent Maintenance- repairing of tee boxes and paths.
-Challenging Back 9 - Great warm up with Front 9
-Small crowds means its a great course to practice on.
-Great playground at 18
Cons: -Front 9 is very basic and criss-crosses other holes.
-Very thick brush/foliage in places (keep an eye on your disc after you throw it)
-Very basic signs and some tee boxes need some work.
Other Thoughts: If you want a relaxing day of disc golf this is a great course. Don't expect to be too challenged.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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