My First Jersey Course Did Not Impress!
3 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.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 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.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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