Where's the tee?
Pros: Manageable distance with lots of open play. (I'm a beginner, and this course allowed be to focus on drives without having to constantly fish disks out of hazards. While there is a lot of water on the course, it didn't steal any discs.
Cons: The thing that made this course really frustrating was the complete lack of signage. One sign acknowledging the benefactor turns out to be the general area where you're supposed to tee off. I only found two actual tees. (Cement blocks painted yellow, and near flush with the grass.) No posts to indicate where the next tee area was. The baskets themselves no longer had their numbers. (For some, when you went up to them, you could see the outline of where the number had been.)
Other Thoughts: In fairness, I played the course out of season. For all I know it's much better kept up Spring-Fall.
Pros: This is a reasonable course, not good by any standard but alright to come out and have some fun every once in a while. If you have the chance i would meet up with a local and play the alt tees, they incorporate more distance, variety and water and are overall probably about a three rating, but they are quite hard to find.
2 tees pee hole, although most dont create much of a different shot they make for a quick 18 hole round.
Not much variety, mostly open anywhere from 225-350. The wind ca. Pick up and reak havock on lightweight discs.
1- left to right, turn it over too much and your in the drink.
2 play the long tee on the island for an intersting shot over water about 350.
3- ace potential, straight, 225
4- tee off on a slightly elevated tee, left to right 325. Play alt tee back and to the right.
5 straight 275' water if you fade out early. Wlk farther back to find the alt tee
6 split two trees to an open fairway with a ditch to avoid on right. Alt tee on Other side of lake makes this a solid and challenging hole.
7 go left or right of a large tree and find yourself near the basket,
8 you can go left or right under a low ceiling to a protected basket. Ace potential
9 go right or left of a group of trees to get to. The basket 250 ace potential. Play back to 4s basket to avoid the walk.
Can get flooded, low lying spots can develop puddles after any rain.
Natural tees, the tees are on brick in the ground and the only way to find them is by looking for the worn in spots on the ground. Tee signs and next tee arrows would definately be helpful at this course.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed my round at pennsville its an nice stop right off the high way.
My First Jersey Course Did Not Impress!
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I'm kind of baffled by who the Riverview DGC is designed for? It's way too long to be considered a beginner or family type course but too easy and boring to be considered a solid recreational course? So who was it designed for?
The park is a large sprawling expanse next to the Delaware river with views of the Delaware Memorial Bridge and whatever river traffic is currently sailing or floating by. I found the river traffic more entertaining than the course itself.
The holes were all eerily similar, about 300', open with maybe a hardwood tree or two in the way and a fairway with geese and plenty of their droppings. There was very little in the way of variety. It was drive, a short pitch and an easy putt for par. That also shows what a weiney arm I have!
The tee pads were natural and some were worn enough to find after a time spent looking. I don't think the course gets a lot of use.
There was one interesting tee pad throwing from between two large trees although the hole was basically the same as all the others as the basket was sitting in the middle of the field.
Cons: For the middle of summer, the lawns were quite saturated with water. I had to detour around standing water in numerous places....floods? sprinklers? run-off from the Delaware River?
Long open 300 foot holes with unprotected baskets.
No tee signs of any type.
Tee pads are difficult to find.
Other Thoughts: Because of the flat, unimaginative terrain here, I think a short beginner/family course would have been the way to go. I'm talking a course with 125'-200' holes all located in one small section of the park close to the parking lot. Somewhere to take the kiddies to or the girlfriend. I'm not sure what demographic this course reaches.
It's such a pretty park sitting here by the river. Although not great terrain for a course, I'd like to see a course here that get used and appreciated.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Simple start, Great for beginner like me.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Friendly atmosphere and scenery right on the river. Almost no chance to lose a disc (unless you are me - but i did get it back 2 weeks later). Not very crowded.
Cons: Tee markers are flat bricks in the ground, not all baskets are numbered.
Other Thoughts: Not too much i can say that is not already posted here but do have to say i am just starting to learn the sport and this is a great course to do it on. Most shots are nice and straight but of varying distances from 250-330ft to give you a feel for what you need to throw, plus almost every hole is wide open so you can make those beginner mistakes without trudging through the woods or water to get your disc back on course.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Nice and easy short course
- Makes for a great lunch hour course
- Room to air out your shots
- Course is fairly clean from garbage
Cons: - finding the tees is a bit tricky (look for worn out spots in the grass)
- baskets are not numbered
- Hard to navigate the first time without a map
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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new 18 is awesome
Pros: course is usually in excellent shape except for trash which is not from disc golfers anyways. theres a good group of locals that play here and are really pushing for course improvements. the original 9 is a fairly easy and short round. one of my favorite aspects of this course is its proximity to the delaware river....thats a REAL water hazard. if your disc goes in there, its irretrievable. also, during the summer theres singles events every tuesday, and during the winter there are glow events
-water is nasty
-not exactly in the nicest area of town
-you WILL lose discs if you are a true am
-if you're coming from across the delaware memorial bridge you will have to pay a $4 toll on your way back
-biggest con: natural teepads with no signage
Other Thoughts: currently I am not a fan of the 9 hole layout at all. however, on tuesday nights john henry kane has been running events that feature the new 18 hole layout. unfourtunately that layout is not permanent - yet. however...once the extra baskets are put in permanently this course will be MUCH better. probably around 3-3.5 as far as ratings go. good things are happening at pennsville and the future is bright....just be patient.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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What they said
Pros: Wind is a challenge, and you'll get hit from all directions during your round. Lots of room to air out those drives. Decent distance on the holes. Well manicured park, quite pretty. Baskets are in fine shape. Park seems designed to keep the citizens away from the disc throwers.
Cons: Would like to see more variety in the hole lengths. Tees not easy to find, and there is no signage. Never found tees 2B, 6B or 8B... though I know where I would have put them. Hole 9 finishes far from tee 1. Course gets very wet after rains.
Other Thoughts: Not too much to add to what everyone else said. It's a reasonable recreational course, and a decent place to warm up on the way to the serious courses in Delaware. Bathroom was closed for the season.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Dual tees, the 'B' tees being a bit farther and adding some additional obstacles. Bathroom at park, amenities nearby.
Dirt tee locations. Tee markers small yellow ground-level blocks w/o any distance information. Perfectly flat. Lots of dog doo-doo and goose-poop about. #9 leaves you a bit far from the parking lot. Couldn't find #6's B-tee.
Plays in a multi-purpose park near the river, so you have a constant breeze for which to account. Holes are mostly open, with a mid-sized tree or two coming into play, moreso on the latter holes. Most holes played as neutral-turning, long drive followed by short approach/long putt types. Overthrowing #2 or #5 could find water. Online map proved useful in following the course.
Decent enough course to introduce people to the game, and the alternate tees do provide a method to play eighteen. Also a good course for practicing new shots, since the chance to lose a wayward disc is low.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A nice little course near the Delaware Memorial Bridge and right off the Delaware River, Pennsville Riverview course is 9 shiny baskets of laid-back DG. Flat and open with a decent amount of trees as well as some water in play, the 9 holer is simple, stress free, but by no means boring. A few holes require a accurate drive through trees for the deuce, a couple will send you swimming if over-drive the pin and on hole 7 you have to drive up and around a huge tree for a chance at birdie. After a couple rounds here a bit more variety of drives than I expected. For a bit more challenge there is usually a good breeze coming off the river.
Every hole has 2 tees, changing distance and shot angle. A couple holes have unmarked tees (as of yet) that add some fun distance and challenge. On hole 2 the short tee is behind basket 1, slightly to the right. For a tougher shot go to the left and shoot from the end of the small islands over the water at basket 2. The second. farther out island is not always accessible if there has been heavy rain, but both add challenge and variety to the hole. Like wise for hole 6, instead of heading to the right after finishing 5 head to the left and shoot over the water in a straight line from the basket, splitting the trees. Locals also play a hole 10, heading straight into the field and playing back to basket 4, you can start back as far as the walking trail that goes around the edge of the park. Course plays real fast and you can get in a round of 18 from all the tees in under an hour on your own.
Park is very clean and grass is kept well mowed. Unless you hit water here there is no chance of losing a disc. Park also has bathrooms, playground, tennis and b-ball courts and fishing.
Cons: Tees are nothing but wore out patches in the grass, some of the alternate tees not even that. Each tee is marked by 2 bricks in the ground (my least favorite to find) with hole number and either A or B. (note on hole 8 B tee is the shorter) Finding them you're first time through can be tough, a bit of wandering looking for the worn patches of dirt. Fortunately, the course isn't very large so there isn't too much looking around and once you locate the tee all baskets are visible. Many water foul here and the holes that play near the water have a moderate amount of goose poo for your discs to find. Sometimes you'll find some other park goers making their way through the fairways, but this isn't always the case. Some golfers will be turned off by the simple layout.
Other Thoughts: No holes here are going to blow your mind, but its always a good time coming over the bridge to play Riverview, my favorite New Jersey nine. Beginner friendly, but also a great place to work on and practice shots you're not good at, be it FH, BH, rollers, new form, whatever. There's a real laid back weekly pro/am match here on Tuesday were Ams and Newbies can have the opportunity to play along side pros and learn some things, Tuesday nights.
1st tee is right by the parking lot, towards the water, by the disc golf sign. 1st alt tee is to the left right on the edge of the waling path.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
High Fun Factor
Pros: This is a pitch and putt course. All the holes are very open but a few have protected pins making ace tries impossible. Pretty much every hole has birdie potential if you have a good throw off the tee.
I was surprised at how short some of these holes were. I definitely don't have a big arm but I kept my max distance driver in my bag the whole day. There were even a few instances where my fairway driver went past the basket. It is always a let down to two putt back to the basket.
This is a great place to do some safari golf. I did this by mistake on the first run through.
This course is located in a great park. It has everything that a family could want: playground, trails, picnic areas and even fishing. There is an awesome breeze off the water, which is very refreshing on a warm day.
Cons: The tee pads are just worn dirt patches with small rubber blocks set in the ground to mark the hole number. Most of them are uneven and many have roots growing throw them making footing a problem. Navigation of the first 4 holes is also a problem. With nothing to mark the tee pad but a worn patch of dirt and a small flat rubber square it is hard to find until you are right on top of it. I just walked around looking for bare patches to find the tee pads. Simple wooden posts with hole numbers would go a long way to fixing this problem. Tee signs would be great too but I understand the expense with this and they are not really as needed here as they are on other courses.
Other Thoughts: This would be a great place to bring a couple of beginner friends to try out their new discs. At the same time it would be interesting for more advanced players because of the ace and birdie possibilities. It is also a great place to bring the family so they have something to do while you are playing.
The directions on the front page from DE direct you to take I-95 N, you should take I-95 N initially then merge onto I-295 N to NJ/NY. Other than that the directions are perfect. I also want to emphasize how accessible this course is from DE. It is literally right across the bridge and a short drive from northern DE. While there is no park fee there is a $3 toll coming back over the bridge.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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