Good quick stop on the way to the beach
Pros: Great course for long distance throws. Minimal obstacles, and good maintenance. This course has one of the few par 5's to find in disc golf. Most holes are over 300ft. Hole maps are provided at each tee. Baskets are usually easy to find.
Cons: Hole 2 has a tennis court very close to the fairway and a dense forest only a few yards to the opposite side. Hole 5 can be risky in the mid to late summer because there is a field that is often planted with corn very close to left and can be extremely difficult to find a disc if thrown in there. Hole 8 has a fenced baseball field nearby to the left and will require a very long walk to the entrance of the fence to get inside to retrieve a disc thrown inside. In some cases the entrance is closed and will require climbing over the fence. No tee pads for those who enjoy that. Only 9 holes. Sometimes wind can be a problem.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course to play if you don't have a lot of time because it has only 9 holes and is very clear and mowed so finding your disc is usually not a problem except on hole 2, and possibly 5 if the corn is tall. Its also good for a nice break for those who might be traveling to the MD/DE beaches since its right next to Rt.50, and usually doesn't take much time to play. Very good for practicing your long throws. A new pagoda/gazebo type structure has been built in the middle of hole 3 and provides a new obstacle. Tuckahoe state park disc golf course is nearby and is a very different experience, with short holes and being forested so it makes a good one day variety when both are played.
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Pros: 9 holes with decent tee signs and baskets. Natural tees with two blocks in the ground to orient the direction of the hole. Navigation is fairly easy, just take a quick look at the course map by hole 1 near the watertower. Mostly open with some obstacles included trees, pond, tennis court, baseball field, road, and a little elevation and wind.
Cons: Hole 2 with the tennis courts is a bit concerning. The rough on the right is very rough on this hole with lots of poison ivy and the fairway is narrow between the courts. The basket is tucked in a cut out of the rough and there is poison ivy not too far from the basket. It's certainly the most challenging hole on the course, but not really a good hole because of the situation.
Hole 3 plays a bit close the parking lot. Hole 8 plays a bit close the baseball field. After finishing hole 9 you do have to walk back a bit to your vehicle.
Other Thoughts: If I went to college or lived near here, I'd play it often especially since it's probably the best course in the area outside a 1 hr drive somewhere. This is not a course to go out of your way to play, although its really easy to get to and right off route 50 along the way to the beach. If you have an itching for a decent par 3 to play, this is ok although there are better options like Trap Pond closer to the beach. To get to hole 1 just make your way toward the watertower and you will see the course map when you park on the road between the maintenance shop and tennis courts.
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Not bad for 9
Pros: - beautiful setting
- beginner friendly
- near zero chance of loosing discs
Cons: - several of the holes are nothing but open field
- needs more variety
Other Thoughts: With better (mats or concrete) and multiple tees this good be a nice little course. With better tee placement to take advantage of the few trees to create some obstacles this could be much more interesting.
If you're looking for a difficult wooded course don't bother. And don't go out you way to play this course but if your in the area and want to work on your drive distance go play a casual round.
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Pros: the course was a very wide open straight course which was nice practice for just letting loose.
Cons: very straight holes, long or short, are not my favorite. i want trees in the way and doglegs so that it challenges my play.
Other Thoughts: it was a very windy day causing the discs to just get taken away which made it a lil more interesting
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Wide open college course
Pros: Nice tee signs. Some variety in hole difficulty towards the end of the course. Baskets are in great shape. Landscaping is immaculately maintained. Course maps are available at Kiosk. Little chance of disc loss.
Cons: Hole 2 uses the tennis court as OB so if you go OB be prepared to deal with angry tennis players.
No real tee pads, 2 small concrete squares serve as the front of a natural tee.
Not a lot of variety in hole distance, all 9 holes are over 300 feet (which is surprising on a little 9 hole course)
Other Thoughts: Hole 1 is by the water tower, which is all of the way around the circle, far from basket 5 (the first basket you see when you enter the campus)
Par was easily achieved. Hole 3 is a par 4 that is easily deuce-able, hole 4 is also a chance at an eagle.
I played tee 6 to basket 4, tee 7 to basket 3, basket 9 to basket 7, and basket 7 to basket 4 to add 4 more holes.
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College Course Is Big and Open...
Pros: It's an open air course for the most part has that big arm fun element to it...all holes are over 300 feet and 7 of them can be played by utilizing plenty of space to let your disc move around in the air. There is some mild elevation drops on hole 7 and 9 which allows your disc more room to work as well. A pond serves as a backdrop for holes 2 and 7 and provides a pleasant distraction but should not eat discs unless you really overthrow or griplock! Wind comes into play here due to overall flat open topography. The course is very well maintained as it is on college grounds but does not really meander too close to student areas. I think hole #1 is one of the better open air holes I have played...(if a hole is open I believe a premium should be placed on placement and this hole has that) shooting over a wide open field 378 feet..theres a small wire that bisects the open air that provides some thought...then its perched behind some low pretty trees trees with a steep slope crashing fast behind the basket. Just a truly fun hole that will make you think a bit more than the usual big arm hole. Good tee signs and navigation is pretty straightforward. Most holes despite being open have tricky approaches to keep the round interesting. 8 is a good test of uphill power.
Cons: Grass tees might irk some. Hole 2 while very technical is a bit risky as you are actually above some tennis courts with a tight lane between the tennis court fence the woods to aim for...any ambitious throw will likely end up in this area posing a nasty OOB and endangering tennis players(which there were many)...your better up just putting 3-4 times in a row on this one which isnt that much fun. I'd rather see the pad down the hill so you still have the fence obstacle but won't be tempted to play over the tennis area. My .02... Also hole 3 tee was hard to find (close to Lot which poses a problem as overflow parking often cuts into fairway. The shot from the lot sucks anyway..I'd move it closer to the pond or maybe throw over it..that would provide some wow! Hole 5 is across the entrance road and was a bit tough to find..watch out for the cornfield left and road right. These are minor complaints the stress free open fun more than counters these gripes!
Other Thoughts: This is a great course for students and locals....I would play it often if I lived in the area. It's better than nearby 18 hole Tuckahoe IMO. If you need to practice your wind game or learn new discs this is the place to do it. Pars here are beginner pars. I would say the course is a par 27 but that doesn't mean it is not fun or enjoyable. On way in notice basket for hole 5 to your right then drive all the way around the access road to the field just prior to the tennis courts is hole 1.
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Signs at tees will indicate distance to basket and show where basket is relative to out-of-bounds, trees, etc.
Stone markers at tees will help orient you which direction to throw.
18-hole technique-course at Tuckahoe is only 15 minutes away.
Tee "pads" = grass/dirt/mud.
No directions at basket to next tee,
Since several baskets/tees are near a small pond, so a) the ground is a bit damp, and b) you'll encounter lots of goose poo.
Hole #9 ends a fair distance away from Tee #1.
To find tee #1, follow the circular campus road counter-clockwise. As you near a large radio tower, begin looking for a course map sign and tee #1 near the road on your right. This will be about 100 yds before you reach the tennis courts/100 ft before a red fire hydrant.
Course flows in a relatively clockwise fashion. Hole #5 (only) is across the road used to enter the campus.
Holes range in distance from 258' (#6) to 378' (#1). With the exception of #2 (tennis courts fence on the left, woods on the right), most holes are faily open - some wide open, others with only a few trees to avoid.
Favourite hole: #5. 317', slightly uphill, copse of trees near/guarding the basket.
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