7 Helpful / 0 Not
Decent/Typical Score Doesn't Say It All
Pros: Plays on a ball golf (BG) course, so there's a clubhouse with drinks, bathrooms and a limited selection of discs for sale or rent. And if you must, you can get a cart. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Right across from Idlewild park and close to historic Ligonier, PA.
I played from the long tees. Tees are marked with bright ribbons around nearby trees & bright timbers in the ground. I don't know if a 2nd set of chains has been added since previous reviews, but the baskets do have 2 sets of chains now & they seemed to catch OK, but not great, to me.
Fairways are cut beautifully tight... Great for rollers on several holes.
Nice length from the long tees with only 2 holes under 300' and 6 holes over 400'. This really gave me the opporunity to throw full drivers a lot.
Nice use of elevation changes, especially on the back 9. Plus there's a small creek that comes into play on the back 9.
Cons: Basically, all of the cons are a result of the limitations posed by this course being on a BG course.
Although the DG course generally follows the BG layout, navigation can still be difficult. Finding the correct tee is mostly easy due to the bright ribbons. But knowing which pin to thow at is a different story. I had to replay 3 holes after teeing off & approaching the wrong pin. Print the map that's available here on DGCR now and it should help some. They didn't have a map at the clubhouse when I played, but they did mail one to me. Navigation is one con that could be greatly improved with better/bigger signage.
Tees are natural & several are rutty with roots growing in them that can make finding good footing difficult.
Holes tend to be kind of redundant. A lot of tees are in the trees beside the BG tee. You then throw down and across the BG fairway to get to a pin somewhere close to the BG green. It's a recurring theme, especially on the front 9.
And I understand why the BG greens are OB, but I found it annoying. It was like there was a small pond close to every pin. So on what would be a good shot normally, you have to worry about OB on every hole.
$8 for 18 holes... but what can you do, it's at a BG club.
Other Thoughts: Although my 2.5 score falls under the decent/typical category, this course isn't necessarily "typical." It's shorcomings, though, don't justify it being rated above other truly "typical" courses to me.
Highlights for me from the long tees. #13 is the signature, way downhill shot, with the pin tucked into the trees on the right. #14 is relatively short, but the pin placement begs you to go for a 2. However, if you don't find the small landing area, you're either wet or in the woods. I played it safe and layed up for par, but look out for the BG green that's right in the "normal" landing area. #15 is just a nice, long roller hole. And #16 has a low ceiling to get through close to the tee that forces you down the left side of a right turning fairway before the hole turns back to the left to the pin. It was a perfect hyzer flip RHBH for me.
I think that some of the tees & pins could be moved so that a couple of the holes could play parallel to the BG fairways in the woods. This could really add to the variety.
When I played there the leaves had started to fall, so even on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, there was virtually no BG traffic on the course. I saw a grand total of three BG groups playing while I was there.
At the end of the day, I wouldn't travel a long way to play the course. It's 1 1/2 hours from home for me and I'll probably play it again, but only if I'm going to Idlewild too. Or maybe after church so the drive there is only 1 hour.
If you're within an hour or so I'd definitely recommend checking it out for the BG course experience. And if you can only play 9, I would highly recommend that you play the back 9. It had a lot more variety than the front 9. I had a really good time and I hope that you would too.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Most of all open drives the pins are intermixed in some trees to make approach shots challenging
You can rent a golf cart
Easy but yet challenging
Cons: Many to be thought of
Horrible markers I believe almost every single hole we had to walk up to the basket to check if it was the right one and yet some didnt have the numbers on them
And the baskets themselves I dont know who created them but the chains suck and they need new ones
This disc golf course is on a regular par 3 golf course which was really crowded and it took us 4 hours to play 18 because so many people were their at one point in time it took 1 hour to play 3 holes
It is 8 dollars for 18 and 16 dollars to ride 18 in a golf cart
Other Thoughts: Course needs better baskets and better direction of where the pins are and holes Signs NEEDED
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Not worth the $$
Pros: Beautiful Setting and Decent Hole Layouts.
Cons: Course is intermixed with par 3 golf course. Danger... you must be aware of the golfers and thier balls because when i was there they weren't paying attention to us and a lot of the holes have the disc golfers going the opposite direction of the ball golfers on the same fairway.(odd). On top of that it is a pay course.. which is alien to me as i am located in Charlotte, nc and there are a ton of awesome courses free.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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