Lewisberry, PA 
Pinchot State Park - Boulder Woods Share
Uploaded By: zapplayer12 Hole #7 (Taken 8/2009)
3 / 165ft.   3 / 165ft. Par / Distance:
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 Very good looking course

1    6/5/2010   6/8/2010
Review By: tistoude
Played: 166  Reviewed: 61  Exp: 6.5 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Boulder Woods is a good looking course. It is very aesthetically pleasing with the Boulders and grass as well as the numerous older hardwood trees.

The tee's are great. Slightly wider in the back than in the front and in great shape.

There is not a ton of elevation but this course took advantage of what was available.

Bolder Woods is very well maintained. Debris and Trash was at an absolute minimum on what is a pretty heavily used course. The local disc golf club obviously takes great care of this course and it shows.

Even though the course is short there are some tight lines that are needed to be hit to provide birdie oportunities. I really appreciated that on most holes there were multiple shots available from the tee. Both flicks and backhands were an option on most holes. Not that the course is wide open but that there are paths through the trees for both.

I am partial to wooded courses so I am going to list this it as a pro for this course since the nice large hardwoods provided great shade on the really hot day that I played it.
Cons: Really one very all encompassing Con is the design of the course. I really enjoyed the course but the overall design is not really appropriate for Disc Golf as it is played today. Holes 1, 2, and 3 are very close to each other and there were discs intermingling on all three holes, which can be pretty dangerous to the unaware. Also when a course has so many mandatories (I think there are 5 holes with mandos) to protect other Holes tee boxes, I think some redesign is in order. Hole #5's best route to the pin is a RHFH which is directly at a pavilion. I write these as cons but I can see that when this course was originally designed it might not have been to much of a problem but disc technology and the increasing amount of players make so many holes crowded together somewhat dangerous.
Other Thoughts: Boulder Woods is a good course one which I actually enjoyed more than its sister course Quakers Challenge. The Mandos do make some of the holes more difficult which is nice since this course does not offer the distance that other courses offer.

This course is located in a very nice state park that is very close to Harrisburg and has a few other courses within a reasonable distance.

Boulder Woods is obviously an older course and it has some great charm. I would be more apt to bring a recreational friend to play here rather than Quaker.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Decent short technical course.

1    10/10/2009   10/11/2009
Review By: sidewinder22
Played: 106  Reviewed: 79  Exp: 8.4 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Concrete tees. Good signage. Fairly short and technical course with clearly marked mandos. Offers a good variety of shots and should be good practice for beginners or nice warm up for the Quaker's Challenge. Bathrooms on course.
Cons: Crowded area of park, had people roaming the fairway.
Other Thoughts: I was only going to play BW my last day in York, but it didn't quite satisfy my disc golf thirst, so I played Quaker's Challenge right after. BW is a good beginner course, but its not likely going to satisfy most advanced or pro players. Next time I go to Pinchot I'm either using BW as a warm up or playing QC twice.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Bould Over

1    9/5/2009   9/10/2009
Review By: swatso
Played: 370  Reviewed: 348  Exp: 6.4 Years
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Extremely nice concrete teepads - long, wide, grooved. Excellent signs, showing the basket location, distance, mandos, alternate rec-tee locations. Poles to hang bags. Mandos clearly marked on course. Next tee arrows on bottom of basket. Bathroom and water fountain nearby. Many views of lake.
Cons:
Walking paths, pavilions, grilles, and picnic tables near some holes. Single basket position.
Other Thoughts:
Course plays on fairly flat land amidst large trees, large grey rocks, and a thin amount of undergrowth. The lake is in view a good portion of the front #9 - too long on #7 and you'll find water!. Wide ranges of distances, from 165' to 425', six holes 300' or longer. Nice variety of left/right/S-turning shots, of various distance and sharpness, needed to score well.

Favourite hole #11: Up a gentle upward slope with a sweeping right turn about 200', then come back left and down the other side of a slope another 100' to the basket.

Solid course - a good challenge for beginning players ready to take on trees and turns, certainly difficult enough for experienced players to hone a variety of their shots.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.


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