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 My Home Course

5+    10/23/2008   11/2/2008
Review By: joe po
Played: 70  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 12.3 Years
This review was updated on 12/2/2008
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Like others have said before me, the course does well with what it has to offer. Uses the trees and elevation effectively when possible, and has some challenge to it. It's a great beginner course. A lot of holes are open, but incorporate the elevation and scattered mature trees. The first four holes are in the thickest track of trees. Hole 2 is a nightmare of trees and can turn into a game of pinball in a hurry. I appreciate that the pond doesn't come into play. It's guarded by tall grass so it's hard to get at the water, and would be a pain/gross to fish a stray disc out.
Cons: LOTS OF GEESE!!! Watch out for poop, especially between holes 4-6. The geese tend to hang out on those three holes and in great numbers. This course is also used by a number of walkers/joggers. So, watch out for peds on holes 1-6 as the paved path is in play.
Other Thoughts: Park on the street on Welcome Ave. down by the turnaround, adjacent to the picnic shelter. Tee pad for hole one is about 400ft. to the south of the shelter on the walking path. The tee pad you will see next to the woods by the turnaround is for hole 2. 1-4 play along the south side of the pond, with the rest of the course playing up and down the hill to the west of the pond. 5 plays across the shallow trench (which isn't the actual creek, you'll see the creek when you fininsh and cross the bridge over to the vollerball courts and parking lot). Six tee is to the right of five basket. This is where naviagation gets tricky. 6 plays up the hill, then 7 plays back down the hill toawrds 5 tee. 8 plays back towards the hill to the basket on the side of the hill. Then 9 tee is actually up a path (you'll find it behind a bunch of dirt mounds by a huge rock) in the woods and the basket is down the hill past the willow tree. The rest is pretty easy to follow, but remember that 12 tee is back over by the basket for 6. Note: A lot of the regulars play 11 from the short tee as a tough par 3. Mostly because the placement of the pine trees from the back tee by the pond makes for a ridiculous hole.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 A fun, forgiving course

1    6/16/2008   8/6/2008
Review By: Texconsinite
Played: 136  Reviewed: 79  Exp: 7.8 Years
This review was updated on 1/10/2009
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a fun course. It has many interesting shots around and through trees. Also, there is a huge hill that comes into play on several holes.

One of the best things about this course is that it is challenging without a preponderance of unforgiving rough that many courses have. Stray shots are punished, but you will probably not be looking through brush or water to get your disc back. This makes for a very relaxing round.

This course does not have the most trees or terrain, but what it has it uses very well.

Nice variety of shots including: crossing a small creek 40ft before the pin,
Uphill and downhill drives and putts,
scattered trees in the well-kept grass that come into play on every hole.

This course lacks true tunnel shots, since it lacks true "rough", but that can be a good thing, especially if your goal is to work on technique in a forgiving environment.

Cons: Not the fanciest course out there. Don't expect tee signs, or dual concrete pads at every hole.

The only thing lacking is a true water hole. One basket has a pond 15 ft behind it that could come into play, and the aforementioned creek was bone dry. In my mind, that doesn count.

This is sad, considering the course basically wraps around a sizable lake, which does not come into play on a single hole. What a waste!
Other Thoughts: This course is in a really nice park, and there are obvious (to me) locations that would be perfect to round it out to 18 holes, all between the current last hole, and where the cars park, which wouldnt conflict with other activities already in the park.

The big lake that the course currently wraps around is underutilized, and could make for some great new water holes.

Like lakewood hills, this course is in a well maintained park, and would go from very good to great if expanded to 18 holes.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Bassett Creek Review

6/7/2007   6/7/2008
Review By: Ultraplop
Played: 6  Reviewed: 5
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Decent variety and has a few challenges. Has a few distance holes, one being over 600 ft. Has some uphill/downhill action. Hole 2 you have to really shape your throw correctly or you will probably take a 4 or 5 on it. Hole 5's basket is right on the other side of a
Cons: Once you get past hole 4, the holes are mostly wide open.

The course is poorly marked and it can be confusing to navigate it in the right order.

Goose poop! I'm serious this park is a goose hang out and there is always poop in play, sometimes on the tee pads.
Other Thoughts: This course was expanded to 12 holes in 2007

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 A quick trip around the pond

5/23/2008   6/4/2008
Review By: andyman
Played: 148  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 9.6 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Asphalt Tees, with dual tees on holes number 1, 2, 3, 11

Nice mix of wooded and open holes with a good variety of distance.

New posts with hole number recently installed next to tee pads.
Cons: The fairways for holes 7, 8, and 9 can get a little tight. Need to watch out if course is busy.

The tee for #9 is hidden in the woods up on a hill. If you don't know where it is, you will be looking for a while.
Other Thoughts: Holes 1-2 are on one side of the pond, while the rest of the course are on the other side. Follow walking path clockwise around pond to find the tee pad for hole #3.

Personally, I liked this course better as a 9 hole course, but the 3 additional holes were a good addition. You will just need to be very careful if there are a lot of people playing the course.

Playground, Walking Paths, and Picnic shelters at the park as well.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

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