12 Helpful / 1 Not
Old School Fun
Pros: Good mix of holes with 1 refreshing open hole, 6 tighter woods holes and 11 more open but still interesting holes. It is a more traditional disc golf course utilizing lanes and options than FEW DAM course 15 minutes away. The course is well maintained, the Bearclaws Discgolf Club seems to be active up here. I really enjoyed the short uphill shot from the beach to the top of the hill. After that I really enjoyed that big open blast across the field to a wide open green. Back half of course is very tight and wooded, challenging but not impossible. There are multiple tees. Moderate elevation. A good way to spend a day if your in the Pocono region.One hole has a nice elevated tee that shoots across to a basket below...that was one I could play all day.Water fountains available on the course for the front nine. Finishing hole is a fun hyzer around many old growth high canopy trees. Stone wall is cool. Good mix of lefty/righty holes. The lake makes for a nice view from teepad #8.
Cons: For first timers layout can be confusing, and attempt to mingle disc golf with a huge picnic area spells some trouble. No water comes into play despite a huge lake nearby. It's mostly flat despite being in the mountains.
Other Thoughts: This is the best option for Disc Golf in the Pocono Region. It has all types of shots. There is a huge boulder field deep in the woods a short drive from here. Pack your drinks and lunch, it's really out in the woods pretty deep. I think this course would be a blast to play in the fall/winter. I am sure the picnicers would be gone, the views of the lake would open up and the back nine would be less foliage and thus lanes easier to see/negotiate.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great mix of different holes (straight, left, right, open, wooded). Front 9 is mostly open, grassy, with trees scattered nicely. Back 9 is mostly wooded and fun. Great course design. Mostly flat with slight elevation changes. This course is fun to play for beginners and advanced players alike. Nice scenery and peaceful setting for disc golf.
Cons: Got a bit lost a couple of times on the front 9. The course desperately needs "Next Tee" signs and better mapping. A few times I shot at the wrong basket.
Other Thoughts: I played this course during the Fall months on a weekday and basically had the whole course to myself. I'm sure Summer months may be a bit crowded because of the swimming lake & picnic tables. I highly recommend this course. It was a lot of fun to play and whoever designed this course surely knew what they were doing!
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful scenery. Nice landscaping, beautiful grass, trees and shrubs throughout the front nine. Wooded back nine adds variety. Tee boxes are just the way I like them, long and flat.
Cons: Poorly marked baskets, no signs on pole to tell you direction to next basket either. Map is not alot of help as it is not drawn to perfect scale. Very confusing the first time I played even with a map. On a few holes picknickers were in the way and didn't exactly hurry to get out of the way.
Other Thoughts: If this course had visible markes both on the baskets and on the tee pads , as well as an arrow on each basket pointing to the next tee box this would easily have been a 4.5 for me. I absolutely love the course, it is very appealing ot the eye, baskets are in great shape, and it seems everywhere you look its just beautiful. I had such a good time the other day I played the last 12 baskets in a thunderstorm. I love this course, my favorite in NEPA. Can someone PLEASE mark the baskets better!!!!!
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Classic wooded course
Pros: Well worn-in and maintained, with groomed fairways in the open and little underbrush in the woods. Newish 3a and 3b holes present an upgraded challenge with some extra length. Back 9 is tight but fair; front 9 (or 10 i guess) is more open but still requires strategy and accuracy. Nice beach to jump into the water when you're done.
Cons: Lots of foot traffic from joggers and picnickers. Only 1 or 2 alternate tees and one alternate pin, so repeat customers lose that variety.
Other Thoughts: Take the time to scout out the holes. Hole 1 looks like a jumble of trees, for example, but there are actually about 3 viable paths to the pin. The entire course is full of holes that will make you think like that, and it's a real pleasure.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Great course all around about 1/2 being open fairways and the others being wooded. Next to no underbrush making finding discs easy
Cons: Summer months park is packed with visitors that love to picnic and grill around some of the tee boxes and middle of some fairways. (Most a problem on the weekends)
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: offers a lot of shot diversity, well maintained, fun to play
summer time the picnic tables/area gets more traffic but is not really an issue unless you try playing on labor day or fourth of July.
Other Thoughts: after hole 2, walk left and back through the path to unveil hole 3a; it's a dog left over a creek. There are a few pin locations to challenge the very best. follow the creek down stream to the tee of 3b out of the shoot to the #3 basket. two of the best holes on the course.
3 of 8 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Simple, short course. A few dog legs to keep things interesting. Best holes occur once you get to #8/9 by lake for a bit of elevation and continue out of the picnic area. I love that stone wall on 14(?)
Cons: Near lake so there were lots and lots of bugs. The first few holes don't cross over eachother but logical landing areas from one hole will interfere with play on another. I was also expecting this course to be much better based on reviews on this site. Even with map it was hard to match up tees to pins. Still fun though.
Other Thoughts: First 6 holes are very open and dangerously close to picnic tables.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Course is in good shape, has a nice variety of holes.
Cons: Relatively short. Sometimes the picnic tables are in use so errant throws can bonk bystanders in the head.
Other Thoughts: Front nine is pretty open while the back nine is wooded and requires real accuracy. There's an extra hole over a creek and an alternate hole after the 2nd.
2 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
In the woods
Pros: Good challenge with a variety of hole types.
Cons: Some holes require too much luck, this is disc golf not craps, there should be a line to the pin.
Other Thoughts: If you don't like throwing in the trees, play Walter Dam, it is nearby and a little more open.
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: 18 holes, but you can play the extra holes "3a" and "3b" instead of the original 3 on the main course area. 3a is a diffulcult, tight hole ( I believe it's a 4, it should be anyaway) and 3b is a little more open. Both play over a creek and are tighter than the rest of the course. There are a few mandos in play, on holes 2, 16, and 18. None of them require too much finesse on your shot. Baskets are in great shape. Tees are mostly gravel, course is fairly well marked. They have done away with the walk in between 9 and 10, it seems to be a lot nicer and less crowded. Might have made the course a little longer as well. Water is available during the summer. Good picnic places. Becareful of pedestrians. Many of the holes are shorter holes. Nice mix of lefty and righty holes as well as good pin locations. The course is well kept and maintained.
Cons: Some of the tees are kind of close to the baskets. The pedestrian factor can be larger in the summer but most of the time, it shouldn't be a problem.
Other Thoughts: With the long walk now out of the equation, the course is better improved. The local club deserves credit for it. The Poconos sister course is Walter Dam, a mere 15-20 minutes away. A short drive from the turnpike as well as Interstate 80.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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