If you just want to get out there...
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Pros: It's the only 18 hole course within probably a 10-15 mile radius (a few shorter ones closer), so there's that.
I suppose it's also a good place to come practice if you want to hone your skills with airing out drives or throwing on a windy day, because the course is about as wide open as it gets, and there are enough long-ish holes that beginner to intermediate level players can air it out. One hole does play over a retention pond - RHBH throwers may have to choose different lines to avoid it.
Cons: There just wasn't much to work with on this course, so I suppose the designers did what they could, but this course was nearly devoid of variety. The front 9 is practically nothing but 200-300' wide open holes, and the back 9, though it does incorporate a bit more variance in terrain, and does incorporate more of the forestry that's present, is still very wide open.
One of the baskets was also missing (16?) when I played, and I saw a good amount of stupid HS student type graffiti around, so there is an impression to be had that this just isn't a course that's all that well cared for.
Other Thoughts: Someone one time posted a safari-type setup where you'd be tossing at different baskets (like, say, toss at basket #6 from tee #1) from much longer lengths, and this setup honestly seemed more compelling, and incorporated more obstacles than the actual course itself...that's the general feel of this course.
Again, I think the course designers did what they could with the limited ammo they had to work with (full disclosure: this safari setup I mentioned above crossed fairways a ton of times, so it isn't really viable for full-time play), so this course isn't complete garbage, but the only reasons I can really think to stop and play here are if you're looking to hone your craft on a windy day, you have a mission to play every area course, or you're a beginner just figuring out the basics...it's not a course that offers a whole lot other than that. Nearby Oakwood is honestly a better course...play the 9 holes once from each tee location, and it's a more compelling 18 hole experience than Wales.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pretty boring and open
Pros: The course plays through a large mostly flat park with a couple minor elevation changes, and two small ponds. The ponds come into play on the back nine for a little more risk and challenge, and the front nine plays up and down a small rise a couple times. There are some small trees that will grow up into nice obstacles eventually.
There is a good variety of hole lengths, with some ace runs and some holes where you can rip a longer drive. The back nine is more interesting and less played, so you can go straight to the better part of the course and have it more to yourself (I'm not really sure why, but I saw several groups of locals leave after the front nine). The baskets are in good shape and catch well. There are nice tee signs, and other than the transition from 9 to 10 there is good flow with no other navigation issues. The concrete pads are level and in good shape, though they seemed a little small.
Cons: The course is wide open and quite boring. Distance and wind are the only real obstacles on most holes, and there aren't that many long holes. The ponds could have been used more, there are plenty of other shots that could use the water to make the course more interesting, and there are some more wooded areas that would bring a little more balance if the course incorporated them.
The walk from 9 to 10 is not at all obvious, 10 is way down by the far end of the parking lot. This might be part of the reason so much of the traffic on the course seems to only play the front 9. The course was pretty crowded with large groups of young kids all throwing at the same time and not waiting for people to clear the hole before teeing off, seems like it could be a frustrating place to play on nice days.
Other Thoughts: This is a boring course with not enough challenge for experienced player and nothing to teach newer players to throw more than one shot. Unless you can't get to another course, this one is pretty boring and not worth the trip. The back nine is a little more interesting and less played, but it's still not anything all that interesting.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Good Beginner Course
Pros: This course has a few longer holes. It also has a bunch of short holes to test out mid range discs. This is a great course to practice with new discs or to introduce someone to the game.
The area is gorgeous. The water is a good addition to the course, even if it only really comes into play on one hole. The water is easy to avoid or throw over on the other 3.
Cons: The water isn't that threatening. Almost all of the holes are very easy. Only 2-3 holes over 400 feet. Elevation isn't really used much. The ponds smell pretty bad, even if you don't get too close to them. I don't think I'm ever going to go back.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course will make you feel like a disc golf rock star. Front 9 are short and wide open, while back 9 are medium length and all basically wide open as well. Two or three holes have big water hazards on them which some might find a little thrilling although the water is easily avoidable with little skill.
Cons: This course provides little challenge to anyone over a beginners ability.
Other Thoughts: A good place to bring your girlfriend to play, or anyone new to the sport. They won't get frustrated at overly tough holes and you can practice your approaches and putts. Win win situation.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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