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Great Course For Beginners
Pros: Boulder Woods is the perfect course for improving accuracy and perfecting your game. This course consists of mostly short par 3 holes ( all >430 ft.) with well placed trees scattered throughout the fairways. Most holes are tightly surrounded by moderately thick woods on either side to add to the challenge. There are also mandos on holes 6,7,12,16, and a tight double mandatory between two trees on hole 13 which requires some accuracy. The course is fairly level throughout and is not nearly the demanding hike that Pinchot's other course, Quaker's Challenge can be. It has been well maintained with all concrete tees for the am locations and easy-to-read hole paths on wood posts with hooks for hanging bags on every hole. There is a bathroom located near hole 15, but it is not always unlocked. There are also pavilions and hiking trails nearby. Looking for something to eat after the round? Forry's Drive-In is located about 1/4 mile down the road. There is also a league that meets weekly for the more avid player.
Cons: Holes 1-3 are not well separated from one-another and and hikers walking on paths located nearby holes 7 and 8 can slow pace of play. Rec tees are gravel and are very hard to spot. It is not the most challenging course so experienced players should have no problem shooting par on this course. There is only one trash can located on hole 1, so prepare to carry any unwanted items with you for the rest of the game.
Other Thoughts: Boulder Woods is an all around fun and easy course to hone in your skills or learn the basics of disc golf. I highly recommend it to anyone starting out!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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First Time Playing in PA
Pros: Great markings on all the holes, nice cement tee pads, fairways were well maintained and scorecards were also available next to the first tee.
Cons: Parts were a bit overgrown, but landscaping is probably somewhat prohibited given that it is a state park.
Other Thoughts: Have yet to try the Quaker course on the other side of the park across the lake, but really enjoyed playing this course. I plan on playing it several times in the future.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Not a baby anymore
Pros: This course is great (when it's dry). It's come a long way over the last few years and now offers a worthy challenge. All while playing through very dense woods. A note, accuracy is more important than drive strength, so if you throw a short disc but have great control, this can be a wonderful course. A few holes have mandatories to keep things interesting. Well marked with concrete tee pads and Disc Catcher baskets. Bathroom accommodations and water on-site.
Cons: Hole 5 is a beast and while I love long holes, tree (yes, tree) placement is a huge factor on this hole. There aren't many finished/grassy fairways on this course, so expect rough woods and rocky terrain for footing issues.
*Beware this course is swampy after a heavy rain.*
Other Thoughts: Pinchot rents discs. I discovered this when I crossed a family of 3 playing with rented discs. They were having fun, but honestly this course isn't for beginners. Still it's always good to see a family trying the sport out. They were kind enough to let me play through after a short chat.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: 18 holes of solid disc golf. Great tee pads, long and wide, and easy to see DIScatchers, most of which are in great shape. Numerous shorter holes with a few longer throws but none of which are not threeable. Some holes have shorter tees as well. Tee signs are nice and well illustrated. Although the course does favor righties a bit, most left-handers shouldn't have a hard time with the layout. Arrows below the basket point you to the next tee, always a plus. Some of the mandos are designed more so for safety issues with the walking paths, but many of them are fair. Bag hooks are provided on nearly every tee post. Fairways are groomed, but don't miss them.
Cons: The early three holes as well as 18 play in a lower area of the course and usually are very wet much of the year. In January these were frozen, thankfully. The only mandos that were tougher is the double mando on 13. Sure, it's great and makes it tough for the seasoned player, but a noob or a rec may be forced to lay it up and then shoot it through, kinda interesting.
Other Thoughts: I had a blast out here today and shot well, surprisingly. The course is definitely unique and the mandos add a little more spice to a course that without 'em, might feel kind of repetitive. Off the fairways, some holes you can catch a break and move much closer to the hole, but a few will leave you with nothing more than a pitchout. The Llamas have done a great job with both Boulder and its counterpart, Quaker's Challenge.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Sharpens your accuracy
Pros: Some of the best concrete tees i've thrown from. Signs with maps footage. Hole #1 offers free scorecards! Wonderfully challenging course to practice your wooded shots. Tournaments are very smooth and well organized and usually offer a players package ranging from discs to T-shirts.
Cons: Not the most friendly roller course, they dont call it boulder woods for nothing. No wide open field holes for the big arms to really air one out without any obstacles.
Other Thoughts: Quaker Challenge across the lake is set to open in the fall of 2007 and from what i've heard, thier club has designed and installed a challenging professional course.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Watch out for that tree!
Pros: Great mix of holes in deep woods, I love it. With the nicest mando markers I've ever seen.
Cons: When I played the park was also home to a triathalon people kept running through all the shots I was lucky to not hit anyone.
Other Thoughts: I heard that a new course was being built "across the lake". It was a small lake, so that must be nearby.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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