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Great practice for beginners
Pros: - New basket layout - some holes much longer than advertised.
- Sparse enough trees to really let you work on your flight paths (Holly Woods is my home course, and I love it, but all those trees take away a lot of good-looking drives!).
- All holes have great cement tees
Cons: - Poor drainage means lots of wet disc retrieves and mud around baskets - can this be fixed?
Other Thoughts: I wish this couse was within walking distance of my home. It's a good place to work on your fairway and short game, and all aspects if you're a beginner.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Simple, clean layout, with a variety of hole lengths. Plays quickly. Very hard to lose a disc, good for beginners (like myself) and practicing. Well kept and maintained.
Cons: Signs at the tees don't match the holes, and the yardages are often WAY off.
Other Thoughts: One of my favorite things about this course, is the fact that it is easy enough for my kids to play. And I've seen other parents out there with their kids. My kids are both young and they instantly showed interest when I came home with discs one day. The course is easy enough that they don't get overly frustrated or bored with the sport. They actually ask to go on a near weekly basis! Just a reminder that it is good to have courses of various levels of difficulty for players of all skill levels.
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bloop bloop bloop
Other Thoughts: Raintree park is an adequate 9 holer that is good recreational fun. Course has been recently redesigned with three holes added towards the back of the park. Because of the redesign, all signage by the concrete tees are jacked up, however each basket has the proper number on top, in view of the tee. Course is really short - you can really play with a mid and a putter. 8+9 let you open it up and it's quick to play through. It Plays mostly under the shade of aged trees, similar to Riverview Grasslands. I'd give it 3 stars once they fix the signage to reflect what's actually happening. I'd play this all the time if I lived out this way. It is what it is - an easy practice course you can fit in in around 30 minutes.
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Pros: Good pace of play, especially when leagues at Firefighter's across town make pace flow like a clot (every Monday). If it's Monday in Troy and you don't have 5 hours to play 18, I suggest coming here.
Cons: This course is so disorganized... signage around the course needs an update as the sign on the baskets don't match the sign at the teebox.
Most of the course is comically short, but a couple holes would be difficult for even a pro to reach. Wish some of the <200 ft. holes could be lengthened...
Youth soccer leagues get in the way (could actually be a pro... just yell 'fore,' and if it still hits one of them you get a good laugh)
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Very open course no chance of losing a disc
Park has bathrooms and a drinking fountain
Cons: Really boring most holes are just straight shots with no obstacles
Other Thoughts: There are much better course very close to this one
A good course to bring a brand new player
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The Old Stand-by
Pros: Cement tees throughout. Most baskets have a hole # which is easy to see from the tee. Easy to navigate. Short ace runs and a few long bombs. No chance of losing a disc. Very little traffic.
Signs at each tee. They have been changed to fit the new layout. Look for the hole # written in sharpie. Baskets are in decent shape.
Cons: First tee is west of the lavatory building. The first hole # is missing from the basket. Its a straight shot from the first tee. The fairways are rather cramped in the beginning of the course, look out for stray discs flying about. Signs are at each tee, recycled from a recent re-design and have new hole # written or stickered on. Distances are not correct in most spots. Look for the # on the basket, which is easy to see from each tee. Very short course, but it is what it is...a short multi-use city-park with a nine-holer disc golf course thrown around it..
Other Thoughts: This is a VERY wide open course. There are trees but most holes with them have definitive paths leading to a pretty short(under200ft) basket placement. There is some risk-reward, but not enough to send you over par. Its a fun, quick round to tune up your mid-range game and work on some long drives. The first four holes are very ace friendly. Five is a straight shot, 350+. After five, follow bike path to the right. Tee #6 is just past second tee. After #6, walk to the left of picnic area and past the volleyball court to find #7. Holes 8 and 9 are longish(350ft+) and are in rear of park.
Alcohol, dog and child-friendly due to the huge play-scape and pleasant surroundings, this course was one of 'Steady' Ed's first designs. Its a classic in the area and very beginner friendly. It also makes for a great warm-up round before hitting up some of the other courses in the area.
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Pros: -Possible to get Aces especially the first three holes
-Bathrooms be right next to hole 1
-Grass is cut makes it easy to find the black discs (you know what im sayin)
-If your quick about it you can play through three times in an hour or four if you alone
Cons: -A few puddles but still drier than the other courses nearby
-Big oaf janitor sitting in folding chair being creepy the whole time and doing nothing
-Was attacked by a raccoon but I got away
Other Thoughts: Holes 7 8 9 are way in the back behind the gazebho dont nobody know about them, they are the farthest throws on the course. There are squirrels everywhere.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Park is generally clean. Any disc golf is better than no disc golf.
Cons: Course is in rough shape. Tee signs are badly grafitti'd. Layout is confusing. Played the six I could find and then realized that there were 3 more on the other side of the pavillion. Not sure if I got the numbers right or played in the proper order.
Other Thoughts: Nice use of trees on the "front six". some niceer distance on the back 3. As long as you are out for some fun, you will find it here, but many courses are a bit nicer, overall. ignore the tee signs and just spot a basket and go for it. You will have fun. Maybe this is a good way to make a positive out of a negative... every time you play, just pick a basket and go for it. This will work if there are not others out playing when you are here. Hard to track your progress as each time the distances will be different... but, hey, find your fun.
Nice day out in the sun
Pros: I heard from one of the locals they recently redesigned the course. Even with the redesign very easy to follow. Holes 6 thru 9 are a bit farther out then the first 5. Nice big concrete pads/signs need a little work due to the redesign. Very good beginner course,very open, very flat. Enjoyable, quick play for the Am and Pro. Bathrooms and concession stand by hole 1. always a plus!
Cons: Very flat, after a few times thru a little boring. One of the locals told me since they had to cut alot of trees down due to infestation it has made the course much more open and not as "tight and accurate" as it once was.
Other Thoughts: All in all the course is not bad and easy to follow. Its good to have courses like this in the area to get more people involved in the sport. I would ask for something a little more challenaging but with the facilities they have, the layout, and the people it is a nice afternoon play if you can't get out to a big course.
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Pros: Good beginner course with several straight and slight doglegs (although open enough to make your own routes). Can't get into any trouble on this course. Plays quick and easy, fun.
Cons: Tough to navigate- 28 years old and with a recent re-design and re-numbering of the holes.
Only 6 of 9 holes actually had cement tees.
Other Thoughts: It had been 10 years since I played it last.
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