3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This short, mostly wooded course has a practice basket by the parking lot. There are concrete pads and next to them, there is a small concrete square with the hole number and distance listed on it.
The first three and last four holes have some mature trees to navigate. The rest of the holes are in the woods with tight but fair fairways.
There is good shot diversity here. Some holes have multiple routes to the basket and some holes force turnover shots for RHBH players.
Navigation is fairly easy and the path to the next holes in the woods are lined with logs.
Cons: This course is extremely short. Granted most of the course is very wooded, but ten hole are less than 200 feet long and there are only two holes over 300 feet.
Some of the holes are pretty close together so errant shots can land in other fairways.
On holes 1 - 3, the fence is rather close to the fairways. On hole one there is barely 30 feet between the basket and the fence to someone's back yard.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun little course but it's so short it doesn't present much of a challenge. This is a great course for newer players (with the exception of holes 1-3) and those looking to work on accuracy.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Parmalee Park is a fantastic practice course. Hole 4-14 all require accurate short drives that can best be called "up shots." Holes 1-3 and 15-18 are all decent deucable par 3's in sparse trees. There is good variety on the course - forehands, forced anhyzers, hyzers, straight shots.
Cons: It isn't a tournament course. Tournaments are occasionally held here - but at best this course is meant for practice and medium attendance leagues. There are walk backs, teepads for back to back holes nearly next to each other, holes with greens within 45 feet of other teepads. Some of the holes can feel like luck shots, and on others the clearly defined primary route isn't the best route at all - for safe shots or for going for the deuce/ace.
Other Thoughts: I enjoy Parmalee Park. It is the closest course to my home - but I can't sugarcoat it. It is a great practice course, and that's it. I play this course a lot to keep my short game up to snuff and I have noticed that I see many of the shots I practice there on other, championship calibre, courses - just on those courses these shots are my up shots or scrambles from the schule, not my shots off of the tee.
Check it out if you're close, or if you live nearby - the locals are great, and the leagues are fun - but don't go out of your way to hit it up if you can hit up another course instead.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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