Aged but charming
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Pros: -This is a great, unique and memorable course located outside the
provoncial town "Grebenstein" in a wooded area with an old quarry.
-With a huge variety of shots, tight fairways, many trees and noteworthy
elevation changes this course is intended for (at least) advanced players.
The holes outside the woods require a bigger arm whereas accuracy is
needed inside the forest.
-I found the placement of certain baskets, especially the ones in the woods,
to be choosen very clever and ambitious. Overthrowing might be punished
with difficult reputts because of the rolling hills.
-15 holes are the perfect amount of holes for the area as it gets really
exhausting walking up and down the hills.
-Inside the woods, next to the old quarry, there is a large shed with a fireplace,
perfect for shelter during rain or for longer breaks.
-While this course is located at the countryside, traffic isn't a problem at all.
Some people with dogs and some cows around, at most.
Cons: -Sadly, the course is not maintained regularly. Even the course-homepage
points out that the course is not in the best condition.
-Some baskets are damaged and finding tees is very difficult as they are just
marked with (overgrown) stones on the ground.
-As this course has undergone several reconstructions the flow isn't the best.
You might have to walk a bit (up and down) to get to the next tee.
-You definitely need the course-map, as finding the tees was difficult even
with one printed. There is no course-map or information-board onsite.
-There are no tee signs with information about the length or Par of the holes.
-Some holes are placed on a "horse-track". I have never seen any horses
around but it seemed to be still in use.
Other Thoughts: -With its mixed baskets, gruffy location and a good layout combined
with interesting basket-placements, this is one of my favourite courses around.
It has a lot of charm and a lot to offer as long as the grass is cut, at least roughly.
-Before going here i would recommend to contact the local club and ask
about the condition.
-You will definitely need good footgear here.
-With Calden(18 baskets, 15min away by car) Martinhagen(9 baskets, 35min)
this is a great location to visit and play disc golf.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Very hilly, very woody!
Pros: This is the kind of quality course I like to play and see in Germany. Very hilly, very wooded, very challenging, but fair. This course is definitely aimed at higher-level players. The elevation change, the amount of trees, and the distance make this a very tough and memorable course. Expect to walk quite a bit and definitely bring your entire bag, you'll need it.
This is what a disc golf course needs to look like. I wish that this course would be expanded to make this an 18-hole, challenging and energy draining course. Definitely the best course in the area, this land is picturesque for disc golf.
Cons: The numbering and flow is pretty tough to follow. On the sign at the beginning of the course, it gave a course map but also stated the numbering is undergoing a change.
Since this place is also a horse "course" (I don't really know what to call it), there's a lot of horse sh*t laying around, especially with the holes outside the woods.
Other Thoughts: Out of the four courses I played today (Calden, Silbersee, Bad Nauheim, and this one), this one definitely takes the cake. If you're in the area and have the opportunity (and time) to play this course, go for it, but be warned these are an energy draining 12 holes.
This course has undergone a lot of changes since the last reviewer. It's only 12 holes now and they're much tougher.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Short Varied Course - Open and Wooded
Pros: Fun and Short - Most holes range from around 200ft (67m) to 275ft (92m) +/- . Makes for many Ace Runs and an ego (birdie) boosting course. The tees and baskets are in good shape, the Fairways and Terrain make for a fun play. Some of the shots are blind, which I kind of like considering they are pretty short drives.
Cons: Over half the course is up and down walking through wooded hilly areas (only a con after a couple of games when it really wears on you). There is some sort of horse training field that overlaps onto part of the field (or vice-versa) and they really take it over when they are out. I am not sure if they hate disc golfers or were just using the big wood tee markers for training obstacles, but they kept pulling them out. Even when I replaced them all back into their holes on my first game, they had taken them out by the time I made it around to the holes again. Either way its very rude and they act like they are superior and own the place. Fortunately they are only on part of the course part of the time...but when they were there I had no choice but to wait on them when I am not sure they were even doing anything but walking in front of me for the sake of walking in front of me a couple of times (other times they were obviously training, but it allowed me to search for a missing disc at least.....)
Other Thoughts: The directions there are not so clear on the webpage: Leaving the Train Station, go out to the left and stay left as you curve ALL THE WAY BACK AROUND and end up on the road behind the Station after going under the bridge!! (that was confusing at first) Then its pretty straight down the road a couple kilometers to the park (through a small residential area). Good signage once you make it under the bridge it points you right, then down past the residential area you come to some kind of potato restaurant and curve right (again there are good signs from there...)
Can be rough to find a few of holes even when the Tee Markers (which are huge) are in. I suggest printing the Course Plan from the .pdf here! There is a board with the course plan just past the first teepad, but I found having a printed copy on me helped immensely my first time through!
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