A lot of potential...
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Pros: - Big area, not stuffed together but mostly a fair amount of space for each hole
- lots of different holes, asking every type of shot
- long holes, no putt and approach, but still not only bombers' holes, but a lot of difficult placement shots or gaps
- not many pedestrians around, they have another area in the park so there should never be too many non-discgolfers on the course
Cons: - relatively high grass, there was no problem with finding discs at all, but it was fairly high. it's just nicer having a little shorter grass
- on the part where most holes are (1-4;12-18 or so), you don't really have designated fairways. You have lots of different sized trees that are around 30-60' apart from each other. The holes are pretty well designed between those trees, but you never have the feel of a designated hole that you play, especially not on 13-15. Probably it's also the high grass which makes this "worse" for me
Other Thoughts: Love the fact that there are quite some par 4s on the new layout and the par 3s are not too easy as well. With cut grass and maybe one more tree between fairways put in here and there it would be an aaaawesome place!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
No1 dg club
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Pros: a wide variety of shots required for this course plus some big holes too, great use of landscape, on-line hole by hole score card app.
Cons: some of the basket have been BBQ'd (but still work ok)
Other Thoughts: since I played there last they have been installing Tee mats so it should be even better now..
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
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.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
UK Disc Golf
Pros: -Beautiful Park - My girlfriend walked the course with me and kept talking about how great of a place it was.
- Tee post with numbers and maps (minus one hole)
-Good Variation of shots.
-Tee Pads - most holes have rubber tee pads, which are big and pretty nice, different then what I am used to seeing. althought they are not the best they are pretty decent.
- Hole Ten. This is the signature hole throwing off a ledge 260ish feet.
- Baskets are a bit weathered, but still catch good.
- The grass is a bit high there are (fairways) but these seem to be walking trail paths.
- Front nine is a bit of a mess in navigation, I didn't play holes 6,7,8 because I couldn't find them. (I forgot to print off this map http://www.croydondiscgolf.co...oyd-park.html
so it was very hard finding the holes)
Honestly this course was a ton of fun. The grass was a bit tall, but it has been matted down and still a great course to play if in London. I am not sure if Disc in the UK/Euro is set up different but this course was a lot different then what I am used to play. Good change.
It's about 40ish minute with Public transport.
Make Sure you print off this: http://www.croydondiscgolf.co...oyd-park.html
When you get off the tram walk towards the playground/outside gym. There should be a fence that you will walk around and this is where it starts.
If you do not like my review, please give me what I can improve to help. Thanks!
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
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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First time in UK
Pros: -Awesome DGr's
-Lot shots to the rights. Requires you to use your side arm if RHBHer's or be very acurrate with some BIG Anhyzers. Dream Date for lefty's
-Nice Discraft Baskets.
-With map easy to follow.
-Easy to get to get to.
Cons: -If you are RH'd and don't have a side arm... good luck!
-Tees are grass/dirt, marked by posts. Some of the tee pads are tripping/rolling ankle hazzards. (play within 2m of post)
-Weeds under trees are vicious, wear pants or your legs will go numb from all the stab'n/jab'n/poke'n for some neadle weeds.
-Not DG exclusive, but use a spotter and all is good.
Other Thoughts: This is a very fun course and a GREAT Practice course for RH sidearms.
All the guys I met were awesome.
Contact Richard Wood if you are travelling to London and have a chance to bang chains.
Richard mentioned that they are trying to add some additional baskets and add some more durable tee pads in.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Londinium Discus Maximus
Map and directions available at http://www.croydondiscgolf.com/LloydPark.html
make it easy to navigate the course.
Useful map at each tee area showing basket location.
Nice mixture of right/lefty/neutral advantage holes.
Single basket, single tee, tee area dirt/grass/mud. Baskets have taken a bit of a beating.
Lot of trash scattered about the park.
Nettles will give you a persistent sting if you happen to touch them.
Couple of holes under 150', couple of holes over 400', average for course just under 300'.
Gently rolling landscape with a few trees and bushes providing the obstacles.
Like most UK courses, ground is soft, so have a towel to wipe of your disc, wear water resistant shoes, and expect your discs to stick into the ground, vice roll, quite a bit.
About an hour by car from Heathrow. Can also reach the course from central London by train then tramlink, which has a stop right at the course!
16 of 16 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.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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