This course is great!
0 Helpful / 1 Not
*A good combination of wooded holes and open holes
*Some holes with water hazards to make it challenging
*Very scenic location
*Well maintained tee boxes and baskets
*Fairway and rough on some holes
*Ninth hole is near the parking lot so you can go back to *your car
*Not many places you could lose a disc
*Near some other courses (Nockamixon and Alexandria)
*Nineteenth hole for putting practice
*A lot of walking between holes
*Sign missing on sixteenth hole
Other Thoughts: This is a course that will make you want to come back and play again
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Tinicum is the Bomb
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: - This place has a 19th Hole for putting
- There is A B and C pin placements
- The signage was pretty good
- The 18th hole was a BEAST
- It was almost like a mini clubhouse between the 9 and 10th hole. There was a parking lot, bathroom, and another practice basket.
- This course is half open, like 5, it's short but uphill and completely open and 18 is open but partly downhill
- You just want to let your discs fly because this course is so great.
- Good dirt tee boxes
- The baskets were terrific
- There was even a marked "fairway" on some holes
- NO garbage on the course
- NO runners that you can hit
Cons: - The woods had SO many trees
- I wasn't sure what pin placement it was
- Some holes had long walks to the next one, and it took me 5 minutes to find the tee sometimes
- Some tee boxes were worn away
Other Thoughts: Not many other thoughts. This course was awesome!!!
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Get out the Big Gun
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Fun 18 hole course when you want to just let your discs fly. Long course, less technical than most courses of this level. Good for the long thrower who has accuracy to back it up. Some of the ruff is disc swallowing deep. Well maintained, plays in multiple pin postions, gravel tee pads, signage is o.k. and Mach III baskets are nice.
Cons: Signs could use some updating and the tee pads are a mess, in serious need of maintenance. Some of the front 9 holes are challenging but it's mostly run and gun course.
Other Thoughts: I like Tinicum Park, it was the course I cut my teeth on over 10 years ago...I still like to play it, but it's not a course I want to regularly play b/c it's just not that challenging of a course. Good to air out your discs and keep them in the fairway, but other than that, it's always fun to visit here for 18 holes and a sore arm.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Learning Disc Golf Here
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: For those of us older players this is a flat course - easier on the knees. There are plenty of wide open holes nicely balanced with a few narrow tree lined holes.
The canal and towpath add a little bit challenge on a few holes. I love 18 - it just keeps going on and on with plenty of room on both sides so that if you are off a little bit the penalty is not too high.
Finally, the grass on the fairways is always well maintained. The sight lines on most holes are very good.
Cons: This course always has a problem when it rains. The tees are gravel and get slippery with the smallest amount of rain. Also, there are a few places on the course where you find standing water after a rain.
Other Thoughts: I am learning to disc golf on this course. It is long which helps to build stamina. It has a lot of wide open holes so I do not worry too much about losing discs.
Because this course is so flat a beginner can concentrate on learning to throw and not be constantly challenged by difficult terrain. Also, there is a nice practice area where a beginner can spend all the time they need to get better at the game.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
no homeboy bias here
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: You're not going to see anything in this review that others have not already said.
-The course is flat and technical on a lot of holes, but there are a bunch of chances to air it out.
-It's easy on your body and cart friendly (building mine soon).
-usually well manicured
-You WILL see wildlife here: eagles, herons, turtles, muskrats......just walk the canal path for a minute.
Cons: -no concrete tees. (I don't think I will up my rating when they do get installed) Concrete will really help after rainy days.
-discs can be easily lost in the canal when water is high/murky/clogged with plant growth.
-benches are falling apart or missing where they used to be
Other Thoughts: Trying to keep it real here and not be biased even though this course is five minutes from my house. I love it here because it is so close and I can get out and play almost any day of the week. It is flat and there are some open holes, but that doesn't mean it is easy by any means. Tinicum can be a challenge to disc golfers of any skill level. I avoided this place for the first few years that I played because I heard it was boring and flat. after the first time i played, I was mad because I hadn't tried it sooner.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Great Course, Beautiful Opens
Pros: Well manicured fairways make the open holes much more aesthetically pleasing.
Park cleanliness in general is spectacular.
Tree obstacles are typically just trunks and not branches.
Cons: No major elevation changes. (Most times I really want to throw a disc off a cliff)
Tee boxes were mostly puddles when i was last there.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautiful scenic park right next to the Delaware River on the PA side. Decent mixture of wooded/open holes but the course definitely favors big arms.
Multiple baskets (A,B,C) at each hole that are rotated regularly.
The course is usually well groomed with defined fairways and rough.
The canal on the west side of the course plays a factor on a couple of holes and will make you think twice about how you approach the basket.
Signage at the hole is accurate and includes a dial that lets you know what the basket location for that day is.
Cons: Variety is a bit lacking, many of the holes are fairly similar. A good technical game is not necessarily required to score well but you definitely need to be able to bomb a drive.
Very flat-elevation changes are one of my favorite qualities of a good DGC and there are none to speak of at Tinicum.
When the course is not well maintained it can be a pain searching through the high stuff for your disc (solution-thow the disc straight!)
Sometimes there are other activities going on at the park (boy scouts, polo, etc) which can get in the way of your game. We had to skip a hole one time because the fairway was occupied by boy scouts camping.
Other Thoughts: You're not going to find the amazing signature holes and variety like you would at some of the other courses nearby but its certainly worth playing. On a nice day its a beautiful place to be outside discin'. There is also a course only a couple of miles away in Alexandria, NJ...you could easily hit them both in an afternoon.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Solid But Unspectacular
Pros: Located in a nice county park just across the Jersey border. Three possible basket placements at each hole. Signage is excellent and depicts par, distance and basket location, while a rotating dial at the base of the tee post lets you know if it is in the "A", "B" or "C" position. An arrow is etched into each tee sign pointing you to the next tee off area. Course layout and hole variety are both satisfactory. Numbered Mach III baskets are old but work well. Mowed pathways leading to the field holes are a big help. Benches exist at most of the holes, porta potties are available and parking space is decent.
Cons: Dirt tee off areas, which is a big downer given what the rest of the course offers. Depending on pin placement, holes 5 and 6 play dangerously close to each other. High grass can make it tough to find errant shots. Most holes favor the guy with the big arm. Wind can wreak havoc on your round depending on the time of year you play. The sign for hole 16 is missing as of 5/7/11. Bag poles and the occasional "next tee" arrow would be nice additions to the course.
Other Thoughts: I had heard good things about Tinicum, and must admit I felt a bit disappointed after playing here. While the course is not bad- designer Joe Mela undoubtedly knew what he was doing- it just seems to be missing that little something that could put it into that upper tier of courses. You can tell that at one time, Tinicum was a destination course. Now almost 20 years old, Tinicum reminds me of the once superb athlete who is now a mere mortal- still good but not great. This course lacks that extra level of care and attention given to the super courses of Tyler State Park and Nockamixon that make it stand out. These criticisms aside, it is certainly still a good play and worth your while to visit.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Grip It and Rip It!
Pros: If you like to throw big drives, then this is the course for you. It favors players who can throw a 400 ft drive in good control, yet it still does have several technical holes, requiring accuracy and shaping of lines.
* multiple basket locations for each tee
* current location is indicated at each tee by an A-B-C selector and footage/location for each is shown
* locations do change frequently offering some variety to "locals"
* easier walking as most fairways are clear and grassy
* generally open and free from park traffic (though there are several large events here that can interfere)
* well-maintained park - even the open fairways have nice definition
* modest restrooms near first tee, and portalets out by 14.
* The 9th basket is close to the parking lot, creating a true sense of front and back nine, and allows for re-fueling
Cons: Personal preference plays a role in this.
* very flat - no elevation changes
* par isn't too hard to attain, but birdie is if you are limited in driving distance on most holes
* Rough (grass fields) can get very high in the summer months, making disc locating difficult
* Hole 5 Long requires alot of excess walking.
* Some tees are well-worn and need releveling, a draw back of gravel/cinder tees
Other Thoughts: Depending on your point of view you may find Tinicum too hard, too easy, or just right. It does favor bigger arms and I found myself throwing either mids or faster drivers off most tees. There are a few low ceiling shots, making use of limited wooded areas.
The wind can be a big factor at Tinicum. The course is very exposed. Even a 10-15 mph wind can create an added challenge as it can tend to change directions around the wooded sections and close the ridge that is the back drop. Suddenly, this too-open, too-easy course gets extremely difficult as drives and upshots blow off-course. I find myself playing a very different game here than at other courses, because of the distance and conditions.
If you are looking to create a little more diversity in your golf outting, I would recommend a round at Tinicum and then head off and play either Nockamixon (20 mins) or Alexandria (10 mins)
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Big Arm Wonderland
Pros: First off, this course is beautiful. The area is so pretty, and well maintained. The park is very scenic around it. Also the fairways look great, with walkways to holes being mowed, but still longer rough left on each sides of the fairway, it looks great.
The signs on this course are great as well, giving locations of each basket, and distances and pars for them. Also, there is a small wooden dial on the post below them that shows which position the basket is at, which helps when its out of sight.
Several holes on this offer lots of fun distance, at 600'+. Hole 18 is a big arms dream, a wide fairway to the basket at 799' according to the sign, for the longest position.
The multiple positions for baskets looked great, several holes through the trees had positions that went left and right, which would totally change the feel of the hole, and provide great variety.
Cons: Some of the dirt tees were rutted. With how nice this course is built, concrete, or even rubber tees would really improve the environment.
Also, I was only able to play by primarily the long pin positions, but several holes seemed to only require big arm distance. There were some technical holes, but they were pretty few and far between. Some holes would be more technical by other pin positions, but many were on the same line and just shortened by 50'-100' by different pins, so it was virtually the same hole, just shorter.
Also, the course is kind of hard to navigate, a few holes have you throw across a field, then walk back to the same side you threw from to get to the next tee, which would've been tough to find if I didn't use the course map on this site.
Other Thoughts: The day I was here, for whatever reason, a massive group of foreigners was trying to set up camp in the middle of the fairway on holes 4 and 5. I'm not sure if this happens here regularly, but it was very frustrating to demolish my score because of some campers who didn't understand english, but, I don't hold that against the course.
All in all, a great course to play and throw some bombs, but not very catering to the technical smaller arms of us out there.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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