A Good Tough Course
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Vastwood is a fairly technical course, with more than its fair share of elevation. There are definitely gaps to hit on some holes, but they most aren't impossibly difficult. Holes 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, and 10 are the most open holes on the course, but they are challenging in their own rights. You still have to throw well on those holes. Most holes have gaps you need to it, so you do need accuracy, but it's what makes the course.
If you like playing with the course to yourself, this place is awesome because rarely are you there playing, and somebody else shows up to play without invitation.
It is scenic from the parking lot where holes 1 and 10.
Cons: Hole 18 is a bit ridiculous. It's a beautiful hole, but man, bring your sharp-shooting disc.
This is primarily a winter course, which is why it gets a 3 for me rather than maybe a 3.5 or 4. In the summertime, it gets too overcrowded with leaves, bushes, and other types of whatnot. I especially remember hole 13 or 14 being a spider web in every step in July. With some trimming, it could be a great summer course, but there's just not enough traffic usually for the parks department to care.
Teepads are a bit short, but it's not like you're throwing bombs on most of your shots, so that can be overlooked.
Other Thoughts: I hate how there hasn't been a review on this course since Sep 2010, this course is much better than that. If you're looking for a good, technical, and challenging course in the area, this is the best one you will find. Maybe bring a friend to help you look for a disc, you'll probably need them at least once with the bushes and leaves on the ground in the winter. Don't let that deter you, however, Vastwood is promised to be a gift, and not one you would return after Christmas is over.
Just play this course.
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3 Helpful / 0 Not
Good Technical Course
Pros: Vastwood gives a fair challenge to players of all skill levels. Mostly a semi-wooded course, most of the holes are reachable by a player that can drive 320 feet so it doesn't favor someone with a huge arm. Constant elevation changes make so some interesting putting and upshot situations. Course plays through mostly old large trees with defined lines to the baskets. Vastwood has all concrete tees, nice signs, and trash buckets attached to each tee sign.
Cons: The tee pads are size dependent based on the hole length and most are shorter than they should be. There is level ground behind them though in which to start your step up. The distances on several of the tee signs are wrong. One says its 349ft uphill but is really 260ft. Don't know if there was a different pin placement or what but take note of this. Course becomes congested on the front nine with the basket of number 1 and number 5 really close to each other with the tee pads for 2 and 6 in the same area. Looking from the number 2 tee pad, you can see number 5's basket really close to you and number 4's basket on an almost straight line from the tee pad. The number 2 basket is located to the right of 4's basket behind a bush. This congestion is a safety issue during tournaments as people are sometimes scattered all over these holes. As others have mentioned there is a large lake but its used on no part of the course. It could have added some character to the course.
Other Thoughts: If you're reading this before going to play the course, be sure to write down the distances listed on the site as they are more accurate than the ones on the tee signs. Overall, Vastwood is a fun course that can be enjoyed by players of all skill levels. More advanced players should have little trouble scoring well here while less skilled players would do well at a couple over par.
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