0 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Near many places in the west End of Richmond, plays quickly and has ample signage for the most part Great practice course or for first timers.
Cons: Near a neighborhood where people walk their dogs throughout the course, floods easily.
Other Thoughts: Favorite Hole: #8 - Great hole way out in front of you with elevation sloping down towards the hole.
0 of 8 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Dunncroft- Castle Point Park
Pros: A lot of streams, challenging trees shots, and easy baskets.
Cons: Only nine holes, but more are coming soon. It's easy to land your disk in a stream. Though it is easy to get it out.
Other Thoughts: This is a very nice little course, not hard. A brisk throw in the woods. There's even a soccer field next to it for you to warm up at. The tees are very well marked and the baskets are very nicely placed. I live next to this course and enjoy it often. It's not physically challenging, like Bryan Park. It's in Henrico County, so it's set up is similar to Dorey Park, which is a favorite of mine. Though you may need to plan out some of your shots, this course is all good fun.
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Wooded Course in Richmond's Far West End
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Interesting holes around stream, benches and places to hang your bag at most holes.
Other Thoughts: You have to cross a wide field to get to the first hole at Dunncroft-Castlepoint, so it's a good idea to warm up by flinging your long range drivers from the parking lot to the first tee. Then put them away, because you may not need them again.
That caveat aside, however, the reduced and refined course at Dunncroft-Castlepoint (DC) is in some ways an interesting little course. Once a very tight, very challenging woods course, DC has been reduced to nine holes, still in the woods, but more reasonable in its challenges and making better use of the natural landscape remaining. Only the first hole is overly wooded, but it's also very short; after that control is still key, but the fairways are well defined and realistic. The course plays around a good stream, and four or five of the holes are made more interesting by the stream. In addition, the course plays dowhill (to the stream), uphill (away from the stream), and has a couple of flat holes (along the stream). Finally, DC features at least two holes that are legitimately par 4, making the course par 29 or 30 for nine. So in reality, if you have the control, you can break out the long range drivers for a few of the holes. Veer off course and you may suffer, however. DC is still an unforgiving course.
Overall, Dunncroft-Castlepoint is still a course for if you need some practice or a change of pace. It's only nine holes, it now has only one set of tees for most holes, it's all the woods, and has no teepads to speak of. The course does demand control, however, features a good bit of up and down, and the stream and the holes incorporating the stream are certainly unique to the area.
Favorite Hole - #7 - straight shot down narrow alley crossing bends in the stream for most of fairway.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 2 Not
Wooded course near a school
Pros: A wooded course. A creek winds through the course and comes into play on 7 holes.
Hole 1 is about 110 ft. and hole 9 is about 520 ft.
Cons: In places it can be a little tough to navigate. Tee 8 is a long walk from basket 7. From #8 basket follow a short dirt path to gravel path and make right to find 9's tee.
It's either on school property or at least right next to a Middle school and there has been some vandalism of the chains on a few baskets.
Other Thoughts: Long tees Course Level = Difficult White or easy Blue.
Look in the Files section for my more detailed review notes.
8 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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