3 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice little gem
Pros: Flat Rock in Athol, MA is a nice little hidden gem. Most of the holes have homemade baskets, but I found that they caught just fine. Course is pretty techincal, requiring plenty of flicks, tomahawks, and rollers. Loaner discs are available at hole 1, and floater discs are available for holes 17 and 18, which play over a pond. There are also nets and 2 paddle boats if you do lose your disc in the pond. The owners have done a stunningly nice job using the land to its full potential. All of the baskets have glow sticks, as night disc golf is popular at this course. Course appears free of poison ivy, and all the fairways are well defined. The tee signs were probably the neatest I've ever seen, with a 3D replica of each hole. Plenty of OB at this course, which adds a fun challenge. Benches at many holes, and several trash cans as well. There is also a U-Pick blueberry patch at the course for those who are interested.
Cons: Arguably the biggest con at Flat Rock is navigation. If you don't notice hole 8 as you're walking to hole 2, it could take about 30 mins to find. There is said to be a "mean" dog between holes 1 and 2, though I did not encounter him. I was advised that a stern "GO HOME" will work, so I would not let this stop you from playing this course. Teepads are all natural. Many of the fairways intersect, which could be an issue if the course is busy. Course is a tad hard to find, buried on a side road in Athol.
Other Thoughts: I would have probably given this course a 4 disc review if not for the navigation issues. To me, the $5 price tag is no issue at all, and I didn't mind the homemade baskets one bit. Hole 18 is really a stunning hole if you have the arm to clear the pond. I had a great time at Flat Rock and hope to return soon. I would recommend giving this one a chance. You might even plan a day of disc golf with Flat Rock and nearby Tully (8 mins away?) in Royalston.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
most character ever!
Pros: The tee signs are the koolest-Ever! (Homemade handmade and realistic full 3D!) Great use of natural terrian, Theres a pond that a few holes shoot over (but it isnt huge), A lot of thought went into the tee placement- some elevated tee boxes. Some very long dog leg holes and some very challenging short but tight holes, even a few for the bigger gunners out there
Cons: was a bit muddy on one visit, tricky to navigate the first time- map helps, $5 a round fee seems a tad high,( but its private property, privately maintained, and doesnt prohibit drinks)
Other Thoughts: really kool course, hip hop and happenin', nice and secluded, varied terrain, all the "cages" are homemade (both a pro and a con the D.I.Y. side of me was sparked, but the putter in me was a bit spooked for a few holes- esp the hanging basket) I loved all the decorated trees(eating discs, waving, trying to grab a drive..) A good time course
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