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Quick 18 hole course keeps your attention
-- Quiet, calm, peaceful, and low traffic course.
-- Parking, although limited, close to Tee 1 (maybe too close).
-- Front Kiosk with scorecards, includes an adequate map. You'll need the map in a few spots.
-- Tight, tight, tight fairways are well groomed, and easy to navigate with map in hand.
-- Many challenging shot shaping drives will require a variety of discs for specialty shots.
-- A precise mid-range drive will lead to birdies after birdies.
-- Errantly tossing in the woods will lead to bogies after bogies.
-- Overhand throwers have a distinct advantage throwing over tree lines on most drives and recoveries.
-- Favorite Holes: Number 9 plays down a long, tight, zigzagging fairway, truly par 4. And Number 10 plays down 2 rows of trees evenly spaced. Try the tunnel shot or roller between the tree line and white fence or hyzer/anhyzer through the double tree line.
-- Tee pads on fairways! Multiple groups will need to be spaced more than the next hole apart. (If group 1 starts on tee 1, group 2 should start on tee 3).
-- The Kiosk is an obstacle on hole one. Kind of silly.
-- Park at your own risk. The parking lot is in range of errant throws.
-- Some holes next to access roads. Hazard of hitting vehicles.
-- Ground bees and poison ivy! Be careful where you step.
-- Many short holes with little challenge for the advanced player other than ace opportunities.
-- Least favorite hole: Number 1 is a hyzer or anhyzer around a clump of trees and the kiosk, maybe 166 ft. Picknick tables near basket and parking lot behind tee. Luckily the course does get better.
Tuckahoe is a quick 18'er that does not get boring your first time through. And most likely you will want to play a 2nd round right away (My friend and I averaged 45 minutes each round). Most of the holes are very short, but have very tight fairways. None play through the woods, but a slight errant throw will have you playing out of the woods, which does not have a very high canopy making overhand recoveries the norm. I recommend the stop if you're travelling through.
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Chuck a Throw @ Tuckahoe
Pros: 18 holes with good variety of line shaping holes throughout. Open throws across fields,Well mowed reasonable fairways of perfect grass to nice baskets. Navigation is well marked and easy to follow. Nice State Park. A few more open holes like #2. Most holes weave or wind through flat fairways with danger that will penalize to the right or left. Truly rewards staying on the fairway to score well. Mostly a midrange or fairway driver course. Not crowded at all. There is an array of shots required here: hyzers, anhyzers, S-turns, overhands, straight, tunnels, blind and open air.
Cons: Flat, meaning no elevation whatsoever. Most of the course is made up of well mowed 20 foot wide fairways with severe unforgiving shule to the right and left of the fairways. With hole lengths between 160-400ft its not always reasonable to stay out of the shule. Tees are natural and appear to be muddy at times. Despite all of the above mentioned variety most of the holes seem similiar to one another with just subtle different lines to be utilized to score par. Zero fun or wow factor here. I was trying to just avoid the shule and this kept me from really trying to challenge myself with funner throws. I kept hoping for something special here but nothing ever materialized. It's too punishing for beginners and too blah for more experienced players.
Other Thoughts: Theres some really cool areas in the park. Real shuleless woods and nice grass fields, particularly next to the lake. I would have had more fun playing safari with my big lids and if I wasn't alone I would have done this with a partner. Please don't equate State Park with quality course in this case....This one is a stinker.
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Options and Opportunities
Pros: "Technique" course - many gentle anhyzers or flicks, very high S-shaped or tomahawks, touch shots and sharp turns required.
Drains very well - very dry on same day we played a course 8-miles away which was a muddy mess.
Several ace chances, particularly #15 (maybe 125', no obstacles)
Some challenging pin positions, random scattering of obstacles, and narrowing of approaches make up for the lack of length
Cons: Rumour has it that this course has loads of ticks and poison ivy May-September.
No direction or distance signage - sandy dirt tee areas are simply marked by tall 4x4s.
Perfectly flat. Smattering of briars to avoid.
Other Thoughts: If the entrance gate is locked, park on the grass near it. You should easily spot basket #10 just outside the gate, and tee-post for #11 just inside the gate.
After completing #11, the next visible/close basket is NOT #12 - it is #8. Walk towards it, then look for a path to your right to reach the tee for #12.
After completing #8, the basket in front of you is #11 - walk toward it, and you'll find the tee for #9 - basket is through (quite a ways back) the opening to your left.
Only a few holes where you will grip-n-rip your opening drive. Guesstimate the distances range from 125 to 350 feet.
Favourite hole: #3. Appeared to be only 200', but since I'm not very good at throwing a disc and having its fly in a double-S shape, I had to anhyze a very stable disc and throw it exteremely high over a couple trees, then have it fade/spike back to the left - not a shot I'm required to attempt very often.
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