9 Helpful / 0 Not
Beauty to Orange Crush's Beast
Pros: Seth Burton is located in a very nice quiet park with very easy access to I-79.
The course plays mostly clockwise around a large hill in the center of the park but the designer has done a very nice job of including a nice balance of BH and FH holes. The holes are mostly open with great mature hardwoods to work around and OB in the form of a very low traffic road. The road is a factor on all but 1 or 2 holes. This road does not feel gimicky at all and in fact fits in with the course very naturally.
There are two tees and pin positions on each hole that provide very different looks and levels of difficulty. This is not a course where the long tees just add distance. They provide you with different angles and obstacles.
There is a great mix of distances to the holes. Depending on the pins you can have holes that range from under 200' to almost 700'.
Elevation is used to great advantage on Seth Burton. Most holes have some elevation present and add a little extra exictement.
The maintanence in this park is fantastic. I have never played this course when the grass was overly long or debris was present.
There are two very nice bathroom facilities and water fountains located in this park but they are open only Spring through Fall.
Located in the same park as another 18 hole course, Orange Crush.
Cons: There are not alot of Cons for this course. It is a very solid course without being exceptional.
I love the old tennis courts along 17 but I know that this is a sore point for many people since they are decrepid and a bit of eysore.
Not the most difficult course if you can control a 300 ft drive and a 225 'midrange. There is not a ton of scoring variance for similarly skilled players.
There is an ever present slope to the course from left to right due to playing around the large hill. (not every hole but enough to make it feel like it)
There can be some navigation issues for first time players since the tees can be across the road from the previous hole with little or no indication of where to go.
Other Thoughts: Seth Burton always provides a fun and relaxing round. It allows you to air out some drives on a couple of holes but also makes you be wary of OB tree kicks. The OB road seems to be a con to most people but I think the course designer really took advantage of it to make the course play more difficult and force players to second guess what otherwise would be some very straight forward shots.
I always enjoy coming to Fairmont to take on Seth Burton and Orange Crush. This is in part becuase the West Virginia Disc Golf Association hosts some very nice tournaments here and do a great job maintaining and improving the courses.
Seth Burton is a good course to get a round in on but paired with Orange Crush, Fairmont becomes a disc golf destination.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Hole Variety/Course Layout--
Slight elevation is used on almost every hole (A couple holes with very good elevation change). Alot of the time the holes play on the side of the parks main hill. The course for the most part follows a walking trail in a circle around the park (The walking path gets in the way sometimes and you have to wait for people to pass before you throw).
Nice park on top of a huge hill. Theres alot of old stairways, bridges and random brick structures. You can even see the original cobelstone road under the concrete on parts of the road leading up to the park. You feel like your playing in an old pilgrim park or something.
Good, I didnt see vandalism anywhere and it was always clean. Also baskets and signs were in good shape. There are concrete tee pads on every hole.
Cons: Course Navigation--
Theres a clear sign how to get to hole #1 and maps are available. The map isnt the best though, it can even confuse you worse at times.
Other Thoughts: Hazards--
Water on a couple holes, although it would be hard to lose a disc it is still very possible.
We saw only one group of golfers but theres alot of people who walk the circle path in the park.
--There are no "B baskets" like it says on the signs and map. Theres only one basket per hole. Also unlike most of the pictures, the signs have been moved off the tees
--Besides the course itself, "Morris Park" is a nice park with a basketball court, tennis courts, playgrounds, and nice walking paths, with some cool views from hill tops.
--The entrance to the park is very easy to miss. Coming from both directions there are little browns signs that say next left/right. And the signs are not lying, you literally want to take the next turn. Its a steep uphill road with brick pillars on both sides. We missed it the first time because it looked like the entrance to a cemetery.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
A great place to play
Pros: Great mix of holes that will challenge your accuracy. 2 sets of tees and pins allow all levels of players an enjoyable time at this course. Another great Johnny Sias designed course. The Orange Crush course is in the same park as this course, which makes for a great day of disc golf. One of my favorite places to play. Cool old park with giant trees and neat stonework and other cool features.
Cons: The whole course slopes to the right. OB road on every hole (not a con, but it's there)
If you are ever driving on I-79 through West Virginia, you should most definitely stop and play the 2 courses in this park. You will not regret it. The Seth Burton Course is one of the most enjoyable places to play disc golf that I know of. The locals are cool people too, so check out their webpage and try to play in their league or events.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Great distance, plays like my home course (Lehigh Parkway), multiple tees and basket positions
Cons: Dangerous entrance way to the park!!!
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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