Sandbox Mode Park
Pros: -Am and Pro Pads, all concrete
-Simple to navigate/good layout flow from tee to tee. Signage is weak and probably not accurate, but its not really necessary to figure out where to go next.
-Quick and Fun. Great If you only have an 45 min- or an hour or so to play
-Bathrooms open during most of the year
-Well maintained park
Cons: -Simple and Boring: Little variation and no surprises to be seen here
-Park floods very easily, even after light rain or snow melting
-Morris County locals in the park: High in the running for the title of most entitled, ignorant, selfish,petty, rude, bossy, vain, fake and elitist people in NJ. Don't throw anywhere near them, and expect to wait awhile for them to finally move along. You may occasionally get some nasty glances from them, because in their eyes you must be a drug using criminal if you are playing disc golf. A few will be estatic if you hit them, their family, or their cars with a disc... Before you can apologize you will be served legal papers.
-Two or three present opportunities for discs to vanish without a trace, or to go OB into a road, or some uptight local's backyard
-You only really need a midrange to play most, if not all of the course.
-Chains are pretty rusted
Other Thoughts: A very simple, straightforward, boring, beginner-friendly nine hole course. Its pleasant and good for a warm up, or to work on midrange shots and putts. Don't go out of your way to check it out, you aren't missing anything. It still three times better than nearby Chimney Rock DGC though.
A Perfectly Fine Course
Pros: Harry Dunham is a great course for playing a lot of perfectly fine holes quickly.
This is a great entry level course because it gives you enough variety without being too challenging to lead to frustration.
Two tee pads per hole allows you to play 18 different holes in about 45 minutes - 1 hour.
Cons: -If you have a big arm, the course will feel very short.
-There definitely is a good change of landing on walking paths, playgrounds or roadways. So look before you throw!
-Baskets are getting pretty rusty
Other Thoughts: Harry Dunham is a fine course. It won't provide experienced players a lot of challenge but for those new to the sport its great exposure. Even though its only 9 holes, there are two tee pads per hold so you can still get 18 different shots.
This isn't a course that you put on a bucket list, but for a quick round its perfectly fine.
A course to cut your teeth on
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Clean park, Restrooms, quick paying.
Cons: Only a 9 hole course. Few difficult holes, if any. Walking paths EVERYWHERE and lots of walkers. Several holes up against little kid playgrounds, parking lots, and soccer fields. No wooded holes to speak of, a couple random trees at best.
Other Thoughts: Played this course a few times to practice for a Birdie Bash I entered here. Other than that, I doubt I'd make the drive again and its only 25 minutes away. If your wife or small kids want to learn how to play, this would be a nice place to bring them. Not trying to kill this place, its pretty, and friendly, just gonna bore an avid disc golfer.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: The park is huge and well manicured with many amenities. The course itself is well maintained, and pretty easy for beginners, like myself. You can get free equipment if you stop by the Basking Ridge Recreation Center nearby. There are plenty of things to do if others in your party aren't playing. Huge play area for kids.
Cons: Gnats...lots of them! The entire park is full of gnats for whatever reason...they'll be in your face all day. Not much of a problem, but very annoying if you hate that sort of thing. Other paths in the park either cross the course or pass close by, so you have to wait for others to get out of the way before you throw.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice Casual Course
Pros: * Well maintained signs and baskets
* Very clean/tidy park
* Two tee locations
* A couple of holes where you can air out your discs
* Great for beginners or casual playing
* Lots of parking
Cons: * Lots of pedestrians
* Soccer course to the left on two holes
* Could be an easy course for better players
Other Thoughts: One of my favorite courses for nice, casual playing.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Play it only if you're in the area
Pros: -This is a great course if you are a pro and you want to teach a beginner the basics of disc golf
-It has a couple of middle distanced par 4's so you can take out your big arm
-There's a blue tee and a red tee so good disc golfers can be a little challenged on the far layout
-Open if you really want to break down your mechanics and not worry about hitting a tree
-Variety of short holes and long holes
-Different sports fields so you can play there after or before your round
-If you just want to play a casual 25 minute round or you are in a rush, just play a round here because a round takes about 18-27 minutes with one person and 20-33 minutes with 2+ people
Cons: -If you are a 900+ rated player, do not come here. It will be a waste of time for you
-Only 9 holes, so if you want 18 holes, you have to play the same 9 holes again
-If you are a beginner, it could be easy to hit a person on a sports field or on the playground
-In the summer, the rough will get tall and thick so be careful
-Pedestrians on walking paths could be a hazard
Other Thoughts: Don't be tricked by the photos because this course isn't horrible, but it really isn't a course that is going to be in your top 25 courses. I recommend only come here if you are in the area.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 3 Not
Good Beginners Course
Pros: Wide open with a couple par 4s. There are bathrooms there in case you need them. The baskets are in perfect condition and the grounds are well maintained.
Cons: Not too much challenge. No trees really to throw through it is pretty much all straight throws to the baskets. Some holes are a little close to the playground so you need some accuracy but i have never had a problem.
Other Thoughts: I started playing on this course I think it is a great course to practice on. It has two starting tees which is always nice.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
straightforward, simple course
Pros: nice tees boxes, two per hole. clear signage and navigation. good park, plenty of facilities and parking.
Cons: very straightforward, open holes so no need to use a lot of shots. course runs next to a jogging path so lots of pedestrian traffic. although the course briefly goes up against the woods, it does not make use of the woods.
Other Thoughts: the lack of variety makes this course boring, just a tee, open area and a basket for most holes. the alternate tees could have been better served being located in different areas to give this a true 18-hole feel. good practice for putting, easy to get in a quick round, but not worth driving out of the way to play.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Good beginner course...
Pros: Easy to find, easy to navigate. Ample parking. Bathroom access. Mostly open, with a few trees involved or easy doglegs to keep you honest. Good for beginners and/or families, nice for advanced players to work on approach and putting.
Cons: Lots of open field = lots of places for families to be in the way. I played during dinner-time, so it was empty; I can imagine that this place is packed with non-golfers at times.
Hole #4 in particular can easily lend itself to having a disc fly into traffic on a fairly busy road. Hole #6 ends at the corner of the parking lot; too close to cars for me.
Other Thoughts: The town of Liberty Corner, NJ put in this course and did a surprisingly good job with what they had. The course is just a little 9-hole town park course, but they have two sets of concrete tees for each hole and the baskets and tees are well-marked. There's no course layout handy, but you really don't need it - the course is small enough that you can easily see the next tee when you hole out.
In all honesty, any intermediate-level player or above should be birdieing these; no need to bring your distance drivers here.
I only had time for nine holes, but this is the type of course where you can just relax and have fun. Not too difficult, laid-back stuff. I'd play it again, and smile as I did.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good if you are looking for a quick round
Cons: Out in the open
Share park with other amenities
have a few shots that are next to main road or throw over walking path
Short holes even with extended tees
Other Thoughts: Don't expect anything too challenging
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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