Practice Makes Perfect
Pros: If you want to practice your booming drives in a wide open field or get a feel for how a disc will behave with no impediments this is the course for you. At sunset there's some really gorgeous views of the sky in such a wide open park. The grounds are well mowed and it's hard to lose a disc here. Really great for putting practice if you don't have a portable. Since I know hole 1 is 273 feet I can tell almost exactly how far my drives are judging by distance from the basket. I usually just throw back and forth to basket 1 and then back toward basket 4 from wherever I land.
Cons: It's only 4 holes with no real challenge obstruction wise. There is no direction or map for newcomers to figure out where to start or end. My first outing ended up with me throwing at the wrong baskets and I didn't realize until I came within sight of the # on the top ring. I've lost 2 discs here due to utter stupidity and extremely dense brush along the edges of the course. After a rain I wouldn't attempt it because the area between basket 1 and 3 becomes mud soup.
Other Thoughts: Hole layout is as follows:
1.Concrete pad to basket directly ahead.
2. From basket #1 wander to the right of the tree clump in the middle and you'll find a concrete pad facing perpendicular to the first. This is a MANDO around the left side of the tree clump with the basket within view to the far right.
3. There's actually a sign on this one with distance and Par. It has a guardian bush on the sign. The only threat here is going long on your approach.
4. Final concrete tee pad faces back toward the first and the basket is on a slight incline. There's water to your right so if your disc turns too hard you will be sunk in the swamp.
If you have a portable you can make this a 5 hole or expand the existing to create your own layout without teepads. Get creative and have fun. Isn't that the point?
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Concrete tees. But you can't even really use them... soooo....
Hmmm.... easy to navigate and bag in minutes. Seriously had to think of any positives.
Cons: The sign is in the way and dangerous for your follow through.
People are everywhere. Dangerous.
The holes are flat, boring and the one with a huge mando is dumb.
Other Thoughts: Just don't. I used to think that any course is better than non until here.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Driving & putting practice only
Pros: Four baskets, four concrete tees, bathrooms & pavilions. Not much else here.
Good place for area Golfers as there were no basket courses anywhere in the are until Stafford Woods went in last year.
Cons: Tee signs are directly in front of the concrete tee pads = serious injury risk to player during throw if use the tee.
Not much here for a serious disc golfer. Just a driving range and putting practice. FLAT, no trees on any holes, no obstacles, no challenge at all.
Other Thoughts: I did not plY here for years as I knew there was not much here for me. I went to walk to the park for expansion & found the entire park is either playground, baseball field or dog OFF leash everywhere.
There is no place for disc golf expansion at this park unless there is a bridge or access across the river one day.
A nice park for picnic, good pavilions & bathrooms, nice river/creek, good place to take your dog.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Not worth it
Pros: 4 baskets- no variety and nothing interesting here
Cons: Umm. Where to start.
Geese poop everywhere- my sneakers were smelly and covered in geese poop after hs crappy ordeal
gets flooded- do not come here after any amount of rain for it will be a nasty round
Too many pedestrians on path next to holes 3 and 4- this pretty sums the course up, lck of thought put ino a failed design, which posed a safety hazard.
Open!!!!- lack of variety. The baskets are only good use for putting and safari holes
Be careful not to bloody your hand- signs were put right in front of th teepads, a huge mistake
Other Thoughts: Not worth it.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's very hard to list any pro's besides it has 4 tees and 4 baskets, that's better than none at all.
Cons: Only 4 baskets set in an open field with the 2 tee signs in directly in front of the short cement tee area. Single chain baskets. Un-mowed grass in the field. All baskets can be seen from anywhere on the course. Hole 2 has a stupid mando left to right around a group of trees.
Other Thoughts: I waited 6 years before playing this course and knew it would be a waste of time, it definitely was.Unless you are already within 2 blocks nearby, go play DG at Stafford in Voorhees or Sedgley in Philly.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 5 Not
freedom park bad
Pros: not very good to much gees poop also dog poop. kids running and dogs running around
Cons: only 4 holes, only hole 2 is ok because it has a dogleg but that doesnt mean i liked it i would not recomend to drive their if over 15 minutes not worth it
Other Thoughts: would not recomend because its easy wide open and not really worth it unless your just using the baskets and what not to practice putting
4 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Doesn't hold up well
Pros: Good course to get a basic grasp of the game on. Easy to find with ample parking. Relatively hard for new players to lose a disc on this course. Lots of room in the park for potential redesign/expansion.
Cons: Short (4 holes) course with very little variety. Flat, open field is often very windy. Tee sign on hole #1 obstructs throwing. Fairways on holes 3 and 4 are often subject to heavy foot traffic from people walking to and from the dog park next door. If, by some chance, you happen to wing one off into the woods, be prepared to get very friendly with a variety of thorns and brambles.
Other Thoughts: Not worth making a trip for, but it's a decent spot to head to if you're local for some driving or putting practice. Had usually played 2-3 rounds at a time here in the past, but after playing at course like Sedgley Woods and Tyler State Park, was completely uninspired to play more than a single round the last time I was here beore leaving.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Review from first time disk player
Pros: The course is located in between a playground with a few pavilions and on the opposite side is a dog park. There is ample parking and it is very easy to find. Good beginner course since the course is quite small and wide open. Also there are public bathrooms and other things to do in the park. Skateboard park, volleyball, basketball and outside areas to grill.
Cons: Only four holes. Hole 3 is placed right next to the path that people walk their dogs on. Hole four's fairway is flooded for 1-3 days after ANY rain. people walking their dog through hole 4 to get to the dog park. Careful not to bloody your hand on the tee signs that are RIGHT next to the concrete tee pads.
Hole 3 throws over the path that people walk their dogs.
The last two times I was here it was extremely windy, and it is unforgiving since it is just a wide open field.
Other Thoughts: I became interested in disk golf because this park is about 5 minutes from my house. This is the first course I've played on and it is ok for a family to try out disk golf if you're local. If you have no other options or just want to 'grip it and rip it' then check out the course, otherwise drive the extra distance and go to a course with more holes with a little better layout.
I just use the course for putting practice now.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Open and Lame
Pros: It has baskets... Nice Discatchers.
Good distance variety for only 4 holes
No other courses near so if you need to putt come here. A playground is near for the kids.
Cons: 4 holes...
Signs are too close to the teepads. You feel like you're gonna bloody your hand up. Hole 2 is stupid. It is unbirdyable and an easy 3, that is bad. The hole coarse is open except for the mando clump of trees on 2. Other obstacles include oddly placed fences, people with their dogs, lots of dog poo, and the worst,,, tons of flooded fairways. When I was there there was water everywhere. Your socks will be soaked and it's not even worth it because the whole coarse is open! The surrounding woods aren't utilized at all. Again, It's just open...
Other Thoughts: This is a practice course. Avoid at all costs. Drive all the way to Philly to play Sedgley. Anything but freedom park. This is what you get with an underfunded eagle scout project.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 1 Not
Free Dumb Course
Pros: Concrete Tees, Open field holes great for practice, Disc Golf course area is primarily DG course exclusive, Plenty of safari opportunities to make it interesting due to the course not being confined by other park activities. Nice Bathrooms with running water which were open in early spring. Just 4 holes but good distance for a shortie course. Empty your bag and chuck your drivers into the bigness of flat Jersey! (just watch your follow through....thwack!)
Cons: Just 4 holes. The tee sign placement makes the wonderful tee pads useless. Kind of like putting a speed limit sign in the center of a highway lane. Ouch! There is no elevation, no use of the woods, pond, or even the gently rolling terrain to the front of the park. Kind of foolish to slap down concrete tees when I think it's better to use natural until the optimal layout is established. Stuck with this layout now. Mando 723 foot hole sounds cool but is really pretty bland. Just throw around that big clump of trees in the middle of open field to basket that is 300 feet to your right.Silly! Dogs running around seemed interested in chasing my discs, made me nervous.
Other Thoughts: I agree this layout is a shame. I would love to see it radically redesigned bringing the rear woods and space in the front of the park into play. I think despite it being a flat piece of land that this park could sustain a creative and fun 9 holes if the woods, pond etc were brought into play. It seems it could be done safely and reasonably. This is the only course around for miles. I am beginning to understand why Tyler in Eastern PA gets so much acclaim, There simply is not much quality disc golf in central NJ to compare it too.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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