0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Beautiful Views
Great downhill bombs
Cons: Some holes seem to have overly wooded/extremely narrow fairways.
Other Thoughts: While a few holes have open grip and rip shots, most of the course is heavily wooded.
Most of the fairways are tight and unforgiving. It will kick your ass the first time you play it.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Pros: - Very challenging course that rewards accuracy and punishes the lack thereof.
- Heavily wooded with several narrow, yet creative fairways.
- Course flows well from basket to next tee. Not much searching required.
- Hole 10 is a great tee shot that requires that you drive about 450' downhill and land near the mouth of the woods to have a chance at par.
Cons: - Level of difficulty can make for a long day if accuracy is struggling.
- Holes 13 and 14 have an unenjoyable combination of length and dense woods. Luck is more benficial than skill on these two.
Other Thoughts: - If you want to learn accuracy, Sontag will force you to learn it.
- For a full day of disc golf, play Sontag and then drive over to Ferrum College's 18 hole course and enjoy the full Franklin County 36!
Variety:3 Balance:3 Strategy:5 Character:4 Fun:3 Avg: 3.6
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The first thing you need to know is there is plenty of variety so bring a good mix of discs.
There are plenty of challenging holes with #11 being my favorite (throw out of the woods and hope your disc turns right before the pond straight ahead gets you disc!)
You get the sense that the locals are constantly working hard to clear fairways, upkeep gravel tee boxes, and making benches.
-red marks on baskets point to the next hole
-kiosk filled with DG info near tee #1
-great tee signs showing some alternate tees
-quiet and peaceful
Cons: - they need more garbage cans, too much litter
- navigation issues due to long walks between some holes (first timers need a map)
Other Thoughts: Once you get into the park keep your eye open for the signs towards the DG course. The course is set back from the rest of the park which is always nice. After reading the older reviews it seems like the course is always improving which will give this course a great future.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: *Varying lengths
*Good use of trees
*Wooded and clear holes
*Great picnic shelter that could be used for tourneys
*Good usage of different elevations
Cons: *Stobs and stumps cluttering the fairways
*Some of the holes seem to have no fairways
*Could use a clean-up of piles of brush and sticks
Other Thoughts: I played this course last year and had a great time with it. I strongly recommend playing this course before it starts to get dusk because once it starts to get dark you can hardly see anything. Also unless it is too hot wear long pants because I got chiggers from trying to find my disc in some of the more wooded holes. Excellent use of the pond on one of the holes, it will challenge your judgement of whether to lay up and take a clear shot or to rick it and go for the more distant drive. If this course could get cleaned up a little bit it would be immaculate.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Wooded and Long
Pros: Three sets of tees for each hole. Only 1 basket position. Makes navigation pretty simple. The blue tees are long, and I mean long. Benches at all holes. In some cases they are as much as 280' longer than the whites. Blues play 8745'. I played them all and they are challenging unless you have a big arm. Wooded holes have a good balance between right and left dog legs. There is also good use of the available elevation. Several long wooded holes play uphill making them seem even longer than they are. #4 is 680' through the woods and uphill. Make a mistake like I did and you get a 6! Only play the blues if you want a challenge, a long round, or are real good. There are also several holes with very tight fairways so you also need to have control and be able to shape some lines. Fairways are tight, but fair. Not really any places where you can't see the shot you need to make. Several holes also play at least partially out of the woods so you can let some long shots rip also. #10 is a long walk from basket #9 (over near the restrooms) but it is worth the wait. You throw off the hill and down a 800' fairway into the woods. It is probably about 600' of open fairway ending in a roughly 200' tunnel to the basket. #11 follows with a short 420' shot with a small lake on your right and some woods to the left. Not super tight, but you do need some control. #12 is another killer hole. The blue tee is located on the lake's dam and the throw goes down into the woods along an OB creek for 600' Fun , but brutal. #13 just adds to the pain with a 670' hole through the woods that just gets tighter all the way to the basket. A great challenge. The course is in a park, but for the most part you are alone in the woods and feel totally secluded.
Cons: No concrete tee pads. Pads in the fields are grass marked by a piece of wood in the ground. Sometimes they are hard to find. Tees in the woods are crushed gravel. They were mostly in good shape. Some of the Blue tees were so far away from the white tees and signs that it made navigation confusing at times. This course could use more signs even though they have them at all white tees. Finding a blue pad a few hundred feet away in the woods can take some time. The blue pad on the dam by the lake was especially tough to locate for a first timer.
Other Thoughts: A really good, tough wooded course. A few open holes, but they are made tougher using elevation or basket positions near the woods or hills. Overall a really good course that could be great with some good tee pads and some more signage. Definitely a great course to travel to if you're looking for a wooded course that also allows you to use your drivers. I can't wait to play again, but next time I am sticking to the white tees.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: one of the hardest courses I have ever played. the blue tees are insane.
Cons: some of the fairways seemed to lack um ... fairways.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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