4 Helpful / 0 Not
Not a bad little school course
Pros: 1) Elevation is the signature of this course. A windy day is sure to be a much harder challenge than a calm day. Down a big hil on #1 to the bottom of the valley, back up the hill on #2 making the throw much longer than the tee says. #4 is a sharp downhiller back to the valley. It is a fun little teeshot. #6 has the basket tucked up a hill slightly creating a nice challenge. #7 is slightly downhill, #8 is a severe uphiller through some woods, and #9 is fairly level for the first 75% of the hole then the basket is tucked down over the crest of a little hill. Fun approach shot if you can't get your drive close.
2) Nice use of a few wooded areas with a tucked basket back into the woodland on #4, a tee tucked on the hill and above some underbrush on #5, a basket about 10' from a dense underbrush area on #6, a tee shot from the wooded area on #7, and a teeshot up a large hill through a wooded area on #8. For a course that is pretty wide open, they used those areas to challenge as much as they could.
3) Practice basket by the first hole is a positive.
4) The standard DGA teesigns which is nice to have on a school course.
5) Nice use of distance on a couple holes to help increase the difficulty.
6) Nicely groomed open lawn areas.
7) Fairly beginner friendly because it is so wide open. The elevation will challenge and the wind cna be a factor, but even beginner should be able to have fun on this course while learning some different shots at the same time.
Cons: 1) Gravel tees are worse than grass in my opinion, but at least these were somewhat packed and level in some areas of every tee. But there were loose areas and unlevel areas on every tee.
2) Some of the baskets were leaning slightly making misses off the chains more of a possibility than it should be.
3) A few of the distances on the tee sign seem inaccurate. #8 stands out as one that really seems wrong. I am thinking GPS was used to find that # because if you wheel measured that hole it would probably be like 230-240 and it says 191.
4) Doesn't have enough characteristics of a great course, but has enough here to still be reasonable good. It will challenge the beginner in different ways, but the better players should not struggle with this course. It was windy and I shot even par which is sortof disgusting, but the elevation really forces you to exectue well to get the birdie.
Other Thoughts: All in all I would have to say this is one of my top 3 school courses I have played to date. The elevation is its signature and will provide a challenge to beginner players. ALthough there are any wooded holes, there is no water to speak of, and there really aren't any technical holes out here, the up and down and across of all the hills makes me feel like I had fun out there. I pared every hole and struggled to get the disc close because of the wind. So even a short little school course can present its own challenges. It is funny how much elevation was on this course compared to Ohauser which I played immediately afterwards. All in all I enjoyed myself, but a few better basket locations and some better tee areas would get this course up to possibly a 3 rating. As it stands I cant give higher than a 2 because of these issues, but nonetheless I had fun!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Kimberly High School is a relatively short course. I find it rather difficult to score real well on it. It doesn't lend itself often to -5 or better; which is what constitutes a "practice course," IMOH. Hole #1 is downhill, two straight uphill, #3 is a very small green and takes a good drive to get in 2. 4 is elevated tee. #7 is a nice hill finishing on upside of hill, #8 is a straight uphill/through the woods shot, and #9 would be considered a nice hole anywhere. So, a rather good amount of elevation and the course is pretty from a number of viewpoints. Cranes roosting in the tree tops is worth the trip. Course rarely used. Therefore, don't spread the word too much, but backwards play, from basket to basket is usually possible. And, the course played backwards makes for three or four holes of championship caliber. A couple of holes have been recently lengthened a little.
Cons: No play during school hours.
Other Thoughts: The original design for this course was 18 and used creek and woods. Be on your best behavior here, because there is the possibility of this happening in the future. They have the land to make a very nice 18; should they decide its in the best interest of their students.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Kimberly HS Course Review
Pros: This is a 9 hole course. Every single hole is in the open except for one (Hole 3). Fun course to just launch your discs, although the holes are all relatively short.
Cons: Every hole seems the same.
Other Thoughts: It is a fun course to check out if you just feel like discing and its nearby. Could almost be looked at as a "practice" course.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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