4 Helpful / 0 Not
I will dispatch from much of my regular review tactics for this one and instead write a narrative.
Tiki is fun. Most holes are <100' and require mainly a putter with a light for night time fun. Fairways are lined with boards and filled with mulch to help better define them in the dark Virginia woods. All baskets are lit to be able to see them in the dark. Baskets are old and not in great shape but, for what they are used for, there is no need for bright shiny baskets. Much destruction of the Tiki course is a good portion of the reason for the "closing" of Blockhouse. All fairways used to be lit and overhead lights worked. Now, much of this is gone. the first couple fairways are lit and none of the Christmas lights are lit. This DOES detract from the overall ambiance of the course but the spirit lives on.
The back 9 starts with an over the bar shot into a tall basket, the rest of the back 9 is very dark as this is where a lot of the damage has been taken. holes 12-18 are very dark and you really need to watch your disc, light or not. Water is in play on the back 9.
Cons: No real cons here. Just remember that you are playing a pitch and putt course for fun. This is not a gold level course. Read some of the signage that tells you of some of the tourneys they have on the Tiki Course, it's very interesting stuff.
Other Thoughts: If you ever have the honor of playing Blockhouse, DO NOT PASS IT UP... and furthermore, if you have the honor of getting out here, don't mess the course up, treat it as the true treasure it is...
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
15 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: More fun than some much higher rated courses. The grange itself is an amazing experience and the tiki course is one feature that makes it awesome.
You have to really think about playing it safe or going for the ace on every hole.
Course is filled with novelty holes measured in inches, so each hole has character, but none require much more than a putter. On hole 1 a rotating tiki man can reject your shot, cages and fences come into play making some make or break obsticles.
Hole 10's new basket is 15 feet high and the disc falls down a net back to regular basket level.
Night doubles was possibly the most fun I have had with a disc all year.
Cons: It is not a traditional course, if you want to carry a bag and launch you new driver, sorry. This is strictly a fun little novelty course.
Pay to play always sucks, but The Grange is worth it.
Catching area of the baskets were very shallow, the outside edge of many of the baskets was far too short.
Other Thoughts: T i m said it best that this is mini golf for disc golfers.
The Grange is a must for any disc golfer,Tiki may not be your cup of tea, you may think the other 2 courses are mediocre, but the environment and the experience rival a 5 disc course for me.
15 of 17 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 1 Not
Enchanting walk in the Dark!
Pros: Imagine Christmas every day of the year combined with the (only?) putt putt course in disc golf and you've found The Granges Tiki Course. There are 18 full holes, each with tee boxes and footage markers (make that INCHES markers), white Christmas lights strung up in the air to add a mild glow to the fairways, and real colorful Christmas lights wrapped around all the baskets. Everything is par 2 and can be played with one disc in rather short time. Many of the pins are cleverly placed inside fenced areas, over ponds,etc. I would reccommend buying an LED light from one of the gumball machines at the pro shop (I nearly lost my putter that strayed off one of the longer fairways). This setup was absolutely magical and a great way to practice your putts and long approaches. Nearly all the holes are ace-runs, but beware- an ace run can easily become a bogey! The name of the game is to be accurate and get the par.
Cons: Fairways are long and dark enough at points, that you can lose a disc off the sides if you shank one (and don't have a light on them). They sell little LED's in a gumball machine, so make the sacrifice and put one on!!!
Other Thoughts: The icing on the cake, that is The Grange. Way to finish off a day at this place, as it's not tiring and will be in the cool of the night.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
16 Helpful / 1 Not
Mini Golf for the Disc Golf Crowd -- Massive Fun
Pros: Tiki Golf is just about as much fun as you can have with a putter. 18 old rusty baskets decked out with Christmas lights are your ticket to late-night fun. With distances measured in inches instead of feet, these 18 holes can't total much over 2000', but the challenge is legendary. Tightly-treed alleys, mesh nets, cages and elevated basket placements will challenge your skills and your patience on this par-2 ace-fest.
Biggest pros: private land and Christmas lights, so you can play the whole course in the middle of the night with your friends, beer in hand. The course is short and won't wear you out, but presents enough challenge that you'll still have to aim -- every shot has an alley you've got to hit, so there are no gimme deuces, and you can play all night aiming for those aces.
The Grange itself is a unique experience, and the Tiki course is an integral part of the fun. It's hard to describe, but difficult to overstate -- you'll have a raucous good time no matter when you set foot at The Grange.
Cons: * old rusty baskets don't have quite the same chain action as fresh baskets
* taking a three can tank your score -- this is deuce or die at its finest
* it's one-of-a-kind, so most people will never have the chance to experience the greatness that is Tiki Golf
Other Thoughts: If you're at The Grange, don't miss Tiki Golf just because it's a short course -- it's also the best course, and the most unusual of what's out there in my opinion. Of all the courses I've played across the country, there is nothing that is quite like Tiki Golf -- one putter, beer in hand, you can play all night long. And there will likely be live music in the background as the soundtrack for your aceruns.
16 of 17 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 10 Not
Putt Putt DG
Pros: -Lit front 9
-fun for people of all skill levels
-perfect warmup to tourneys on big courses
-perfect for playing all night
-back 9 offers some fun shots
Cons: -cant play all the time
Other Thoughts: my first hole in 1 was with a mini on the long hole 6 (150 ft)
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3 of 13 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 4 Not
tons o' fun
Pros: 18 hole par 2 course (one arguable par 3) on site with 2 full-sized courses. Mostly wooded with great shot variety considering the longest is 130 feet or so. Lit with Christmas lights lining each hole. Absolutely unique. Perfect to warm up your short game or to wind down after a round on the big courses. Some of the most gracious hosts anywhere.
Other Thoughts: The Grange is a pay-to-play facility featuring two full courses, 18 hole tiki course, and a video arcade.
10 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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