there is REAL potential here
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Pros: Despite this currently being a rudimentary & unremarkable 4 hole layout, there is plenty of scrubby woodland in the immediate vicinity of existing holes to conceive of a 9 hole course... which in terms of the terrain could become an excellent layout. Perhaps someone or group will adopt that goal. Wilson Farm Park is a tranquil park since Valley Forge (which is within a couple of miles) absorbs a huge proportion of local recreation. The terrain at Wilson is nice enough that a skilled designer could produce a very fine course.
Cons: Four mostly unremarkable holes... though one reviewer has squeezed 9 holes out of his "safari" layout, which creative effort is really admirable. But in current conditions even the original 4 holes (let alone the safari layout) are a pretty brushy, rough affair. I think the effort might be better spent lobbying local parks a/o pols to invest in course expansion.
Other Thoughts: Perhaps the trickiest aspect of lobbying for expansion of this course from 4 holes to 9 is that it can't possibly attract many users in its current form --particularly intermediate and experienced players-- it just isn't interesting enough. Therefore it presents a conundrum as far as demonstrating the value and interest in an improved, expanded course.
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It's just a little guy.
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Pros: Well maintained fairway and catchers.
Good for practicing your short game.
Cons: Only 4 holes.
Roughs are easy to lose discs in.
Thin creek bed running between 1-2 and 3-4 can be tough to retrieve discs from.
Other Thoughts: The course designer obviously did the best with what he/she was given. I went here to practice when I had a couple of hours after work. It's probably also good for introducing kids to the game who will get bored with more holes or don't have the arm for longer runs. Introducing an adult would probably be underwhelming.
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It is what it is
Pros: Full disclosure: This is my home course. No, nobody is going to confuse Wilson for Tyler, Camp Sankanac or several of the other world class courses suburban Philadelphia has to offer.
That being said, I've played this course probably close to 200 times and have developed a safari layout that will allow you to enjoy much more then the simple 4 holes listed.
Start off with the regular course. 1, 2, 3, 4 in order- As the pictures and reviews mention all relatively short holes. A decent midrange game and some accuracy should have you in the conversation for a 2.
Now, "4 to 2". It is the basket of hole four up to basket of 2 - Probably the most challenging hole of the safari layout. A little under 400 feet slightly uphill with a narrow fairway for the first 250 feet. Missing left or right can leave you struggling for a 4.
"2 to 3" As you're walking towards hole 2's basket you should notice a small pathway behind and slightly to the left of it. Follow that, you will see a small clearing that we have developed. From here throw to basket 3. It is a straight 200 foot shot but quite narrow with a few hanging limbs to avoid.
"3 to 2" Continue walking past basket 3 on the line you came from 2. You will see a clearing that we have developed. From there throw back to 2's basket. Approximately 250 feet with a narrow opening that includes having to avoid 3's basket. A fun hole
"2 to 4" - Reverse of 4 to 2. A little under 400 feet slightly downhill. The best route is an anhyzer down the left path.
"4 to 1" - Walk past 4's basket to where the rocks begin. From there play to 1's basket. Approximately 350 feet which crosses the creek bed and you need to avoid a bunch of trees.
"Long 1" - Walk back towards the teebox at one. Continue past it to the trees about 100 feet behind. Throw from between the two trees. A slightly different line and a little more distance then 1 itself.
"1 to 3" - From behind the manhole play to 3. 250 ft with a protected basket make it a fairly difficult par 3.
"3 to 1" - From the right of 3's basket play back to hole 1. Favors a heavy tomahawk and better played during the winter months when it is easier to find your disc.
Play 2 again
"2 to 1" - From the basket of 2 play back to 1. A little over 200 feet with a bush that needs to be navigated at the end if you want to have any chance at a 2.
Rinse and repeat as you like.
Other benefits - You will usually have the course to yourself. Which is obviously a benefit given the safari layout is difficult to play with multiple groups on the course.
Cons: The cons have been pretty well established in previous reviews and agree with them. The course is small, but I do believe the designer did the best he could with the parcel of land he was given.
Foliage can get pretty dense in the summer but it has died off significantly already and it is much easier to find discs right now.
First time finding the course can be difficult. As others have mentioned park by the basketball courts and follow the path down past the pavilion.
Other Thoughts: Like I mentioned earlier, nobody will mistake Wilson for a championship caliber course. However, I think the safari layout above provides a more fulfilling disc golf experience than you would get from playing the 4 established holes over and over.
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Pros: baskets in good shape, well mowed fairways
Cons: narrow fairways somtimes ten feet wide with brush, trees and drainage ditch complete with rocks and brush nearby
only four holes
very easy to lose disc
confusing navigation from hole 2 to 3
Other Thoughts: not a good course for begineers
good course for people who like short holes with narrow fairways very limited land to work with and designer did not do a bad job with what he/she had to work with
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Pros: Nice baskets
Cons: only 4 holes, all of which are short.
Other Thoughts: As others have mentioned this is a good spot to introduce a kid to disc golf, perhaps a girlfriend, or another person that may not want to play a full course.
You can also use it to work on your midrange game, or experiment with some shots you may not want to bring out in a real round (roller, flick, tommy, etc.). Don't feel any need to play this course other than practice.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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4 holes are better than none!
Pros: It is a huge park that seems to have tried to satisfy the need of every person in the King of Prussia area.. there seems to be every recreational activity catered to in some manner..including disc golf. The course is isolated from other park activities, thankfully. It is just 4 tiny holes with no elevation, but at least it exists. If your sick of following your wife or girlfriend around at the 2nd biggest mall complex in America, King of Prussia Mall is enormous....excuse yourself and go throw a little. Perfect place for one of the thousands of local workers to go during lunch or after to work on or brush up on their game. The 4 holes are all fairly short but are well maintained and cared for. A lot of the underbrush and shule has been removed so losing a disc is much more difficult than before. It is not a lot of fun to create a course in the middle of a picker patch....I think the locals are doing a fine job! There are a slight righty anhyzer, 2 straightaway shots and a nice Righty Hyzer Hole. Great place to try for that elusive ace. Only place you might break 10 for your final score! You can get there from the turnpike in 3 minutes, so play, use the bathroom and be on your way within 15 minutes!
Cons: Obviously, it is only 4 holes and the holes are short and unremarkable. In no way is this destination disc golf. It is a bit hard to find the course within the park itself...it's a huge community park..but best bet is to park near the basketball courts then wander beyond the little playground behind the pavillion. No tees, just slippery grass or mud. Not a lot of info available either. I wonder if anyone goes here and plays the first 4 and then wanders looking for the rest of the "18" haha!
Other Thoughts: Apparently if you go on the course website there is a safari type layout that allows for 9 holes to be played from 4 baskets...interesting I wish I knew that when I was there. I talked to the course designer on the telephone back when he was hopeful he would be able to utilize a more expansive parcel of land with hills and woods and open fields to build a nice 18 holer.. He disappointedly then told me then that all he got was this little patch in the middle of an already developed park. I give him credit for not giving up on the dream and for being stubborn enough to stick with it. He seems to be making the best of what he was given....I also noticed what appeared to be a possible expansion of fairway beyond hole #3 or perhaps it is a new hole altogether....Would be cool if the course could expand to 9 then more players would play and perhaps maybe the powers that be would understand the passion of disc golf and allow that initial 18 holer on the prime land!
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Short and easy
Pros: - Short, open fairways
- Park has 2 "Sample Discs" for new players to use (when the discs aren't in the trees somewhere)
- Quiet so there aren't many disctractions
Cons: - Deer are used to humans and just stand there so you can't play through
- Can't see the course from any parking area and there is no map (that I have found) on the property so it can be hard to find the first time
- While faiways are open the foliage around them is very thick and can make it easy to lose a disc (so make sure you have a name on it)
- Almost too easy even for beginners since the fairways are so open and it is so short
Other Thoughts: I mainly play this on lunch (1 hour including 20 minute round trip) and can get through two rounds working on my shots that I need more help with. Overall, if I had a portable basket I would not even go here unless I felt like finding some discs to return (it's amazing how quickly people give up when large thornbushes are involved)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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Unique pitch and putt
Pros: Perfect to introduce grade school kids to the sport
Good to practice playing with your opposite hand
Very well groomed fairways
Cons: Only 4 holes
Super short holes
Other Thoughts: The main adavantage of this course would be if a person had very young children and wanted to introduce them to the sport
If you were at this huge, beautiful park already for an activitiy and wanted to practice some unique throws or playing with your opposite hand, this would be a good place to do that.
Hopefully this course can be expanded...the park looks huge but it looks like it is pretty well mapped out and dominated by other activities.
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