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Good Abroad Golf
Pros: - Easy access from public transit
- Friendly locals.
- High grass in fairways (and everywhere else). Before you give me a negative review for calling three feet high grass in the fairway, hear me out. It really does make for a different DG experience and will change your shot selection greatly. As long as you have a spotter, it is a pretty cool change!
- Great use of elevation.
Cons: - High grass everywhere could lead to some lost plastic.
- Dirt tee pads.
- Course layout can be a little confusing, particularly the walk between 5 and 6. If it seems like you are going the wrong way to hole 6, you probably are doing it right.
Check out www.croydondiscgolf.com
and post on the forum to let them know you are coming. They have a very active club and were more than willing to help getting me a guide!
I got a little lost off of the transit. Although it takes you straight to the park and cafe, it doesn't quite take you to the first tee. Once you get to the cafe, walk to the right all the way down the open field. You will see 18's basket and the teepad for number 1 is just to the right of that.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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Worth the trip!
Pros: Very nice course with a good variety of holes.
Some elevation changes on the holes that add to the difficulty/variety.
A very nice park.
Cons: Aging baskets, that could use a little maintenance. they had good heavy chains though and caught well. (except for hole 1 which was missing chains entirely!)
Watch out for locals walking the various paths that intersect and cross quite a few of the fairways.
Would be great to see improved tee boxes on this course. Cement or Rubber even would be better than the ruts that are forming on each hole.
Having a guide is recommended, and on some holes a spotter is a good idea, to watch out for people walking the park.
Other Thoughts: I was trying to find a way of playing disc while on a very short business trip to the UK. I posted on their local club's forum and got a response the same day from someone who would come out and help me.
He met me at the course with a few discs for me to borrow and we had a great round.
I wish I had more time to play another, but unfortunately I had a plan to catch. :(
If you play disc and are in London I definitly say you should make your way out and play a round or two. Even though DG is not very prevelant in the UK, this course is a good one. Not the best course I've ever played, but it's definitly better than many of the courses that I've played in Illinois.
Keep spreading the word about DG in the UK guys.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: A great 18 hole par 3 (one par 4) course.
For amateurs it is a perfect and accessible introduction to disc golf. For more experienced players there is plenty of room to air out and throw every single shot you know. As well as enough challenge to make you think.
Its even better when the winds up and its damp out, suits the UK!
Cons: Fairly simple, not very punishing to bad shots. Only one par 4, lacks some tech and tight wooded holes, although that wont stop you form taking that route! Could really do with some 'Pro' tee placements.
When this course was first installed some other local residents took exception to the baskets and set them on fire, beat them with baseball bats, filled them with rubbish, pulled them out the ground and threatened the organizers.
In the face of all this Rich Wood and the crew kept at it and the course does not disappoint.
The course is from the heart.
Much respect to all involved.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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