4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Good signage.
- Quality tee pads on every hole.
- Benches on every hole.
- Short, so good for a quick 18.
- Scorecards with course map on hole 1.
- A bunch of mandos to force certain shots and keep things a little interesting.
- Easy to navigate with arrows pointing to the next tee on every basket.
- Challenging beginner course, will definitely force you to learn to throw better.
Cons: - Beginners course, so there is a ton of people just moseying along the course (players & non-Players)
- Not a lot of trash cans a long the way, however seems like most people pack in pack out, as they should.
Other Thoughts: This course is nice for exactly what it is, a beginners course. There are a ton of beginners coming to play, so patience is required. So if you get annoyed with slower/"noob" players, skip over this course completely and head to quakers challenge.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Nice and tight
Pros: Nice relaxing course. Has a good mixture of elevation and obstacles to give a challenge. A good course for those new to the sport. Makes one practice their throws, both with aiming and power. Navigation of the course is laid out nicely. Signposts show the tee or tees with pegs for your bag.
Cons: Can get rather 'buggy' at times, depending on the time of the year. If you get poison easily, make sure to stay out of the brush.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Great environment, ace runs, and tons of fun to be had
Pros: -Requires a wide variety of throws
-Good use of the elevation present
-Well maintained with an active local club presence
-A good counterpoint to the beast on the other side of the lake
Cons: -Not super challenging, a good fun afternoon but nothing too similar to work
-Can get busy on the weekends with family's and large groups
Other Thoughts: -This is the course I play most often and it is one of my favorites. Not too hard or too easy for my skill level. (Above avg rec player)
-An excellent contrast to the long and pretty tough quakers challenge also located at Pinchot State Park.
-Located in a park with tons of other activities to participate in.
-Most locals are pretty friendly and will probably help you out if necessary.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
nice AM course
Pros: Located in the same state park as Quakers Challenge which is a world class challenge.
White arrows attached to the bottom of each basket pointing you in the direction of the next tee. Very nice touch.
Great cemrnt tees with tee signs BEHIND the tees.
Very wooded course but the tree lined fairways were very FAIR, I would bring a beginneer golfer here.
Dual tee pads, the short tees are for the REC golfers, the cement ones are for ADV or experienced golfers.
Very clean and well maintained state park facility.
The review by bcr123psu was very good!
Not a hard course to navigate after finding the start. I'd consider all 18 holes as par 3's.
Cons: A few holes are very near park walkways.
Not a great challenger for this year golfer who has played over 20 years.
More 'mando's' than I've seen on any other course, this was for a safety reason to avoid criss crossing fairways.
Other Thoughts: I had a slightly hard time finding the start of the course. Head straight thru the Conestoga Area entrance, turn left at the T in front of the lake and/or large park sign and loop slightly left until the DG sign.
For a tremendous challenge, head to Quakers Challenge DG course on the other side of the lake!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Fun and challanging
Pros: Nice challenging holes especially if you try and play them as all par 3s from the pro Ts.
Cons: Most of the recreational T's were grown over or hard to find so pretty much everybody played from the pro Ts. There were also no markings for what par each hole is. And being this is a beginner to advanced course some of these holes that are 400ft+ should probably be a par 4.
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Accuracy is a must here...if you're wild, your score will suffer
Cons: Pedestrians and picnic-ers can be at risk off errant shots
Other Thoughts: Played in a light rain the week after the Keystone State Games were held there. A few treacherous spots when wet, and made sure to check for ticks after
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Aptly Named DG Course
Pros: Very well maintained course in the beautiful Gifford Pinchot State Park. Nice, mostly wooded holes requiring you to use a variety of shots. Large concrete tees a big plus, as are the wooden 4 x 4 poles at each tee with a map of the hole and a place to hang your disc bag. Several mandos keep you honest on about a half dozen holes. Course is easy to navigate and has a shed with scorecards at the 1st tee. Challenging enough for most advanced players yet manageable for the recreational DG'er with plenty of opportunities for success.
Cons: Does not have the elevation or distance of its sister course (the newer Quakers' Challenge) on the other side of the park. Many holes run near one another and pedestrian and picnicker traffic are potential trouble spots. The distance of the holes depicted on each tee map is different from that on the scorecard.
Other Thoughts: Yet another in a long line of very good Pennsylvania disc golf courses. A really nice playing experience here, as this park is wonderful, its many amenities including a huge lake making it a big tourist attraction. Boulder Woods is named for the large gray rocks that are spread throughout the course, although navigation is not difficult. Play this course before taking the challenge of playing the considerably more difficult Quakers' Challenge across the lake.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice wooded course
Pros: Nice wooded course tucked into Pinchot State Park (Conewago area). Concrete pads and well-marked, good signage, scorecards available (no par info, but avail on kiosk). LIttle elevation, several blind holes, several mandos (of questionable necessity on some). The course seems to be targeting beginners although challenging enough for anyone.
Cons: Be careful of blind holes and nearby fairways & trails. Numerous possibilities to throw into a trail or players on other holes. Can be sufficiently soggy. May be discouraging to beginners given need for tree-threading accuracy. Several baskets don't have hole numbers.
Other Thoughts: I'm generally not too fond of completely wooded courses but this one is pretty nice. I played this on a very mild December day so no green vegetation, made for fairly easy navigation and no trouble locating discs. I am interested in playing in summer as it is likely to have a completely different personality and less friendly to wayward throws. I also need to revisit Pinchot for Quaker's Challenge on other side of lake.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Old School Course
Pros: Nice concrete tee pads and signs on every hole. Clearly marked Mandos, and next tee signs. Mostly wooded course, not too tight. Bathrooms available, free park admission.
Cons: Busy part of park. Bathroom was between holes on back 9, which caused some pedestrian traffic.
Other Thoughts: Nice course to challenge any player, regardless of ability.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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