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Hole #9 Tee



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 Never Been So Happy To Finish A Course

2-4    7/17/2010   7/19/2010
Review By: swatso
Played: 327  Reviewed: 324  Exp: 5.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Didn't lose a disc. Never have to play it again.
Cons:
Number-8 was the best hole of the last four - and that's because it was missing.
Other Thoughts:
Course plays on the ever-narrowing paths through the trees/brush along the side of a small neighbourhood park. The first indication the course has some problems are the extremely tiny pair of concrete tee "pads" at #1, continued throughout the course. Long tee-2 backs up into a tree and bushes, so you essentially have to stand and throw without too much back-swing. The simple-but-effective signs begin to worsen at hole-4. Basket-5 is 6' high (hmm, okay for something different, I guess), but inexplicable out-of-bounds just a few feet away.

Hole-6, long, is where things become sadistic Basket is maybe 250' away, at the end of a brush/tree-lined, 8'-wide path. The shape of your shot needs to be straight about 25', 60-degree left-turn, straight about 175', then a mini left-right S-shape at the end. Hole-7 lengthens things by 50', narrows the width by a couple of feet, makes the final 75' be right-then-left, and doubles the thickness of the brush and undergrowth - you will be searching for your drive, and probably your approach, too, 99% of the time on this hole. You're relieved that basket-8 no longer exists, and at least #9, a blind, right-turner, around a 4'-wide path lined with loads of thick brush, is under 200', and also means you're done with the torture!

This course came ever so close to being my first zero, but the first five holes were actually, although short, decent enough - #4, from open into woods, narrow entry, slight left, major slope behind basket, was actually a good hole.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 

1    1/23/2010   1/23/2010
Review By: cblack129
Played: 33  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 4.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The baskets are in excellent condition except for #8 which is currently missing. It is a good course for improving your short game. There are 2 tees for each hole. Just about every basket is visible from the tee. Next tees are not far away from basket, almost impossible to get lost.
Cons: Very small concrete tee pads. Some lettering on the tee signs is falling off. Some tee pads are starting to fall apart.
Other Thoughts: There is a hole with a 6 ft. high basket. Adds something different to the course. Disc loss in fall and winter should not be a problem but i'm sure in summer the brush is very thick.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 1 Cinderella amongst 8 Ugly Step-Sisters

1    1/5/2009   3/5/2009
Review By: optidiscic
Played: 155  Reviewed: 149  Exp: 11.9 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Hole #4 makes this course worth playing...I call this hole Cinderella. Tight wooded lane between 2 streambeds that then opens to a sloping green that falls sharply into a huge deep creek...the basket is set in a hyzer angle but that hyzer may induce you to miss and roll into the creek. Really fun hole with plenty of challenge on the drive, approach, and putt. I would play that hole a few times if I came back. Hole #5 plays tight as well to a basket which is on a six foot pole...so you have to shoot at eye level...different. Hole #8 is a short shot, 100 ft?, that forces a delicate short approach perfect anhyzer and you got an ace. The other holes mostly play tight and require very controlled drives to score par. The tees are concrete and tiny...but you don't need a run up so relax already. Course definetely rewards controlled and conservative golf. A good place to work on your 100-200 foot accuracy game. 2 tees for each hole. Marked adequately and easy to find way around for most part.
Cons: The course is just 9 holes, It is mostly short, There are no big holes to really unload a drive on. If you find yourself in the rough be prepared to get scratched up a bit and not get a good look. It's even hard to tomahawk out of trouble here..basically impossible if your off the fairways. No elevation really.
Other Thoughts: Funny thing I did. After hole 5 I threw over some bushes a sweet little anhyzer to a basket perched in an opening....I later found out I just safaried to the wrong basket. Was a deuce too..damn! I suppose if you are a local you could play this tight little flat course and then play the nearby little hilly but open 9 holer Earl Township course and call it a well balanced day.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Bring your putter

5+    2/28/2009   3/3/2009
Review By: NateyFresh
Played: 15  Reviewed: 2
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well, honestly there arent many pros. Well one pro would be, if your back is hurting and dont wanna lug around your bag, then your in luck. Bring a putter and a midrange and you should be alright.
Cons: Redundant holes, picker bushes everywhere, and some holes are so short you question why you are even throwing. Hole 1, you need to be careful not to sail a disc to the left or you will hit a car if one is park in the parking lot.
Other Thoughts: Maybe change the pin positions and make real tee pads, and this 9 hole has some potential. It is beginner friendly i suppose.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 short and tight 9

2-4    10/29/2005   10/29/2008
Review By: discNDav
Played: 289  Reviewed: 63  Exp: 27.9 Years
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: 9 baskets
Cons: too short on many holes, hole 8 is about
90 feet...this is stupid. Small cement tee pads.

Other Thoughts: very wooded technical course

1 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Wild and Woody

6/26/2008   7/1/2008
Review By: Asvetic
Played: 28  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 16 Years
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: While small and short, it played quite challenging on the first run through. Most of the holes were about 250-350 feet long and played fairly straight forward. Signature hole would easily be number 4, which was flanked on the left side by a stream, and played straight through a narrow tree lined fairway. Hole 8 was also interesting (suggest a hammer or tomahawk) but easy to birdie with a solid drive over some very tall tree obstacles.
Cons: Trees and lots of them. Holes 1 and 3 were mostly open, while the rest played deep tall woods and over growth. This obscured pin placement on a number of holes. Disc loss is moderate and very possible. Tee boxes are unusually small concrete pads, and signage can be misleading.
Other Thoughts: We played after a moderate rain, and the stream lining 4 and 5 was running fast and brown. We actually lost a driver in the muck of it. Lots of tree coverage, so feel free to take a few beers for the course, but remember to take the empties with you and recycle.

All in all, this course offered enough challenge for an advanced player (me) to keep it interesting. I played with 2 novice players who also found it enjoyable, but frustrating at times (tree golf anyone?)

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.


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