0 Helpful / 5 Not
Righty forehand paradise...
Pros: Good topography; nice mix of vegetation; good signage and directions
Other Thoughts: If you throw right handed and don't have a forehand...you're in trouble on this course....the design is typical of a course that is biased towards lefties...and meant to frustrate righty backhand players...
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Easy, Treesy, Stay Under Threesy
Pros: This short Ace Run type course is a real treat. It has enough trees to keep you on target and enough shade to be a great stop on a hot day. The holes are a series of Ace Runs, yes, but they are what I call Fun Ace Runs! It is basically a series of alley type runs. You will find yourself throwing and wanting to throw again thinking, I could have gotten closer. They have concrete tee pads and the baskets are in fair condition. The elevation is diverse enough to enjoy what it gives you, even though there isn't anything too dramatic here. They do post a few arrows on some of the trees to help direct you to the next hole. This part of the park looks to be mostly DG only; so pedestrian safety was not an issue. Restrooms, water, and trashcans were available in a couple places on this course. Parking was easy and you can get maps at the park's welcome center. Plus, two courses on the same property is always a welcomed sight.
Cons: Navigation is poor. You really need a map and even then the little short posts that may or may not have the hole number on it will be needed to be checked for sure. There is no footage or map type signage here. There are some OB spots that would be nice to know before you throw. Upon a first visit, I found it better to walk ahead on each hole just a little to check, if you don't have a guide.
Other Thoughts: The Fun Factor was really good here. The trees and well-designed fairways that were carved out make you really want to throw multiple drives on many of the holes. That is usually a good sign of a fun course. Outside of signage and navigation, I had a great time and would love to play here again.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great short, technical skills course. Not being a very long shot yet, I enjoyed the shorter lengths. Ups, downs, lefts, rights, this course is a wonderful mixed bag. Good course for sliders and skippers with all the leaves and dirt instead of grass. The course is an all-around blast to play and continues to be fun each and every time.
Cons: Signage is weak, but at least is existent. One hole, I think 12, throws right toward a busy road that's down a steep hill. Some fences that are easy to throw over and a few holes share space with non-golfers. Very, very confusing at first and a map is necessary from the web site. A guide would be best the first time. I have played it 10+ and still occasionally start to get lost and then realize it, lol. Just like the blue course, lots of leaves to slide under and dissapear.
Other Thoughts: This is a really awesome course that continues to deliver time and time again. Better signage would make it a 4.5 for me.
When you park by the rocket slide and start playing, be careful as both courses are side by side at first.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Fun short course
Pros: The course plays through a hillside forest. Most holes have fun elevation, with a great mix of uphill and downhill holes and a few side hill shots mixed in. Nearly all the holes are wooded, with varying widths of faiirways, so it plays pretty technical. Most holes have plenty of trees waiting off the fairway to make errant shots tough to recover from, and there is a little brush throughout the course to add challenge but not enough to risk losing discs.
There is a nice mix of hole shapes. The course is short, but because the lines you have to hit are mixed up throughout the course it doesn't feel repetitive. I threw mostly putters here, but had a ton of fun working lots of different lines in my short game. The pvc "tree" hanging in one fairway was a fun touch to add an extra challenge on that hole. The tees are concrete, and are in pretty good shape. The course map online is accurate and helpful here.
Cons: The course is really short, so it's not all that challenging. Better players won't need much more than a putter here, and it's pretty much deuce or die. There are some odd spots in terms of navigation, and the signage is inconsistent and not in great shape. The baskets are older, and don't catch all that well, there are some that are worse than the rest scattered around the course.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun disc golf complex, with this shorter course complemented by the tougher blue course. I had a great time playing this one, with tricky elevation shots and some creative pin placements it's got a lot of unique shots. It's a great course to learn on, technical enough that you'll need to try different shots but not long enough to be frustrating. True beginners might find it a little tight and punishing. Experienced players won't find it all that challenging, but it's a fun warm up to the blue course and definitely worth playing while you're here.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Compared to some of the others in the area, this was a really fun course to play. My favorite thing was that while wooded, I didnt feel like I was definetly going to hit a tree every time I shot. Another local course (Dupree) Is in really thick woods, while this course is more open, with trees on every fairway to add a bit of challenge.
Cons: This course was hard to navigate. Im normally pretty apt at this and I couldnt find my way around at all. I found hole one, (Although I felt like there were like 3....I think some were practice holes...) Found holes 2 through 5, and then was totally lost. The next hole I could find was 9. 9 through 13 werent too difficult to find, but it was a little confusing which baskets I was shooting at sometimes. I didnt find 14 until I had almost skipped it, but after that the rest of the holes were pretty straightforward.
Other Thoughts: Basically, This is a really fun course, BUT I would definetly take a guide with you, if not you could wind up spening more time trying to find your way around than playing.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
accuracy is a must
Pros: My home course.
Nice wooded course. Not too long. Accuracy is definitely a must. Lots of birdie opportunities, LOTS!! Plenty of places to get water. Lots of benches.
Cons: Watch out for the trees or that easy 3 can turn into a hard 5.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Ace & birdie ops
Pros: Wide range of technical but shorter holes, Quite hilly, alternate pin positions keep it fresh, lots of right turn drives to challenge us right handers. Course kept nice year-round.
Cons: Lots of trees!! Close to playground area so occasionally gets non-DG foot traffic on course. OB over fence hard to find discs.
Other Thoughts: Been playing Burns since it was only one 18 hole course, always family-friendly, plenty of rest room facilities nearby & benches at most holes. Hole #10 will make you or break you!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
My Home Course
Pros: -A pretty short technical wooded course that rewards shots that are on line and usually punishes ones that aren't.
-Red and white signs on trees that indicate the hole.
-Concrete teepads that are level and in good condition.
-Bathrooms near 11 and 17
-In a city park that has almost everything you could want to do.
-There is a water faucet behind the pavilion near 1 tee to fill a water bottle. There is also another one near the pavilion by 15.
-Great locals that will usually help with anything you need.
-Alternate pins on most holes that can change the course from righty favor to lefty favor or a mix.
Cons: -Some of the baskets are pretty beat, and they are not consistent throughout the course. Some are deep baskets and some are shallow, and 2's basket has a single layer of chains.
-The park can be busy at times on nice days, this may cause non-golfers to go on the course, but this isn't usually much trouble.
-Navigation (see below)
-tee signs that show routes and distances are small, old, and may not be correct, they need to be upgraded.
Other Thoughts: -If you want to make some birdies, you have to hit the lines and will have to shape your shot on a majority of the holes. Pars are easy to come by with straight shots, but it is so tempting to try for the deuce.
-There is a good mix of holes that turn left, right, and some that are straight. Fairways are well defined.
-A fence comes into play on holes 3, 6, and 10. If you throw over the fence on 3 or 6, there is a gap in the fence in the middle of hole 6 so you can retrieve your disc. If you go over on 10, you can either go back to 6 and go through the fence or go around it after hole 12. Some people do climb the fence but I don't do that.
-This is a great course in a great area. Everyone likes to play this course at least occasionally. The holes aren't very long (about 180-300 I think mostly) but they make you put your disc in the right spot.
-This would be a 4-4.5 rating if the signs were better, navigation was easier, and the baskets were replaced. This course uses the best of the area that it was put in.
Navigation can be tough for someone who has never played this course before.
-If the basket for hole 1 is to the right, be sure to go back to the left for the teepad for 2, if you go straight, you will end up on the first tee for the Blue course.
-2 can be tough to see the basket from the tee because is just to the right of the fairway, but it may be deep and you won't see it until getting into the fairway. From the basket, there is a path to the left that leads to 3.
-3 is another hole that may be hard to see the basket at first if it is to the left. There is a fairway that leads to it, but there is also a row of trees in the way. The basket may also be straight in front of you from the tee.
-Hole 4 has two teepads that can be used, and the farther teepad is molded into the teepad for #6, so that can get confusing as players from 3 may see this and go ahead and play 6 instead. 4 has a mando between two trees and that is clearly marked with big arrows right in front of the short tee box. The basket is either to the left or right of the fairway.
-Going from 4 to 5 can be confusing because there are two old teepads on the trail from 4 basket to 5 tee. These are not marked in any way and are not used anymore, but if you stand on one, you can see a basket and somewhat of a path to it, so you could be compelled to throw at it. 5 teepad is clearly marked and there is a log bench behind it. The basket is straight in front of you from the teepad.
-There is a path to the right of 5 basket that leads to 6 teepad. The basket for 6 is to the right of the fairway right after a row of trees. 7 teepad is to the left, directly across the fairway. From the basket, you should see the red 7 on the tree that marks the tee and there is a log bench behind it.
-7 goes straight from the teepad to the basket, right in line with the large pvc pipe hanging. To get to 8, keep going behind the basket and there is a path that goes through some trees and leads to the fairway for 8.
-8 is up the hill and the basket is to the left of the fairway and is at the bottom of the ridge. 9 teepad is easily seen to the right.
-9 can be seen from the teepad if it is to the right, if you don't see it there, it is deep and a little left. To get to 10, go to your left and you should see a log that is above the ground in a gap in the ridge. Go over this log and you should see the teepad to the left.
-The basket for 10 is on top of the ridge. It is either right next to the fence, or it is about 40 feet short of it. From the fairway, 11 teepad is to the left of the fairway across from the basket.
-There are two places the basket could be for 11 and the route can easily be seen for both of them from the tee. To get to 12, go to the right of the pavilion or walk next to the fence and you should see it next to the fence.
-The basket for 12 is straight from the tee and near the edge of the dropoff near the road. Teepad for 13 is to the left of the basket.
-13 is up the hill and the basket is either straight up the fairway or a little to the right of the fairway. To get to 14, go back down the hill a bit and the teepad is next to the building.
-14 is easy to see if the basket is straight and on top of the hill, if its not there then it is all the way around the trees and bushes to the left and about 40 feet farther. To get to 15, go straight across the street and you should see a trash can and a red 15 on a tree that marks the tee. You will cross across gravel also on your way.
-15 is straight down the hill and there is an OB line about 30 feet behind the basket that is played in competitions. 16 tee is to the left of the basket.
-16 is straight up the hill. To get to 17, go to the left at the basket and you should see a trail that leads to 17. Be careful when you get near the end of the trail because you are entering the fairway for 17 and you can't see the teebox if someone is throwing. The teepad is to the left.
-The basket for 17 could be straight in front of you from the tee behind the skinny trees or it could be behind the large tree that is to the right of the bathrooms. From the basket, go back toward the tee a little, and you should see a path to the left that leads to 18. This is on the top of the hill and you will cross a lower area on the way to the tee. The large boulders are somewhat of a guide to show you where to go. Again, there is a red 18 on a tree near the teepad and a log bench behind the tee.
-18 is down the hill and to the right. Once in the fairway, you should see the basket right in front of you. There is a cable behind the basket that is used as OB in competitions.
If this sounds too confusing (its not as bad as it sounds) contact me and I can guide you through a round or more.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
good little wooded course
Pros: -Course is located in a huge park with several facilities and activites.
-The course area of the park seems almost fully dedicated to dg except for only a couple holes near the visitors center and a couple shelters (12-14) but even on those, the holes are far enough away to not interfere with other park activities.
-The terrain is fairly unique with hills and flats full of evergreens and red stone all over the ground.
-Nice trapezoidal teepads
-Course has a good mix of hyzer anhyzer and straight shots, although if straight shots are thrown, all holes are easy pars.
-Good mix of uphill downhill and flat holes
- A couple nice risky greens here, hole 10 for example is perched on a ridge with a 15 ft drop on one side and a 5+ ft drop on the other.
- Cool hole number 5 or 6 is a straight open shot across a small ravine, but a large pvc pipe hanging in the middle of the fairway, blocking the obvious straight route
-Another course right on site
-Rather uninformative kiosk at hole 1, but a kiosk nonetheless.
Cons: Some navigation issues here, we got turned around a few times, especially around hole 15-16, 10, 18 all of which have teepads in the same vicinity.
-signage is pretty poor, just a 4x4 post with the hole number and length and line painted on. They probably need to be repainted.
-Several concrete pads were seemingly obsolete and unused (around hole 3 I think)
-Course length is a bit lacking, several all wooded courses are now in the 6000' range. There were no holes that made me think about taking a risk with a driver. Most holes in that 240-280 range.
Other Thoughts: Very fun hilly course with several ace runs. I really liked the red rocks all over the place, it was very pretty. We had to park by the shelters above the visitors center and start on hole 12 as the road to hole 1 was closed.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
My new home course
Pros: This is a very tight and techinical course. Heavily wooded. Lots of elevation changes and some pretty dramatic down hill throws. A few ace runs. Multiple basket positions on many of the holes. Great to have 2 courses right next to each other.
Cons: Signage is old and weak and some baskets are a little beat.
Other Thoughts: As I said before the Disc Golf scene is really starting to emerge here. We are trying to make improvements to the course gradually. Please be patient.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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