2 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: The signage was spot on and the tee pads were awesome. This course has a great flow to it and is well maintained. Overall it was one of the best I've played
Other Thoughts: This is a great course and it is expertly maintained by people that truly care about the game. If your in the area I highly recommend the journey to FoD. Great course.
2 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Jungle of Nightmares in Summer, but Well Worth a Play
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great variety of terrain with open fields and woodsy, close quarters holes with tight fairways.
Well maintained, quiet, family friendly park in general, as well as the course itself
Reasonable pars set
Fun yet challenging from both Am and Pro tees.
All types of players and levels of experience will find something to like here.
Picnic area with a roof at tee 17
Not many ticks or annoying insects
Random Doubles held every Monday @ 5:30 PM throughout the summer, weather permitting. 5$ entry, with most of the proceeds going to the upkeep and upgrade of the course.
Cons: Pedestrians and athletes that are often present can pose problems on some of the open field holes, as well as hole #1, #14, and #18.
During soccer and lacrosse seasons, hole 10 and 13 may have players and spectators in the middle of the fairway.
Cars occasionally parked on hole 11 can present unwanted obstacles and hazards.
Water fountain is far away in another parking lot
Other Thoughts: Big improvements recently were made, and new additions are coming in the near future. The course has never looked better or been in more capable hands. I'll give FOD a solid four now.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Really nice course
Pros: Good mix up of field and technical holes. Some really cool holes in general, easy to follow around even if you haven never played there.
Cons: My guess is that the woods would become really overgrown in the summer...
Other Thoughts: defiantly worth stopping by and playing if you are in the area.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Really liked the course alot of nice holes. It would be nice to have score cards and it was very easy to find your way around definitly will play there again and hole number one was awesome
Cons: Tees could use the updating
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Played it All
Pros: The course has a good mix of small and big holes. You need it all to truly score well. From the longs its definitely challenging to get under par.
Easy enough from the shorts to get under.
Cons: The tee boxes really need work, and the brush is thick in spots --- off the fairway. Sometimes you need to throttle back a bit to ensure accuracy, rather than risk a muff going deep in the brush. This is a good thing, imo. The fairways are wide, if you're deep in the rough you made a poor shot. Not like Tyler where a great drive is determined by 2' either way at 200 feet.
Other Thoughts: This is a gem of a course in a place where there are few! Try it out, seasoned DG'ers will find themselves traveling to it --- like they might to Jordan, or Warwick. Clearly tops some of the smaller courses like S. Mtn, Alex, etc.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 7 Not
A great challenging course
Pros: - One of my favorite courses to play in NW Jersey
- Favorite Holes: 7, 12, 15, 17, 18
- Great workout going up and down hills
- The signs look great
- Great use of elevation
Cons: - The valley next to 14 and 16 is a challenge but its a bitch if you lose a disc in there.
- No water fountains anywhere in the park
- Couple of holes are right next to some soccer fields, and might be hard to play during soccer season.
- Finding the basket on 11 was difficult my first time through
- The fairway on 16 is very narrow and the deep valley is behind the basket. If you aren't aware of it you could easily double or triple bogie on the hole
Other Thoughts: The time to play this course is fall and early spring. During the summer months the course can get very wild, and make the course a disc eater. Also it's best to play with someone else so that you can spot each other, since there are a few holes where you are throwing over a ridge or around heavily wooded blind corners.
4 of 11 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Great signage
Easy to navigate
Great variety of shots (left turns, right turns, up hills, downhills)
Variety of length/pars
Cons: front nine is VERY overgrown.
There isn't so much a fairway as one narrow beat in path. Really could use a weed wack job.
Tees are gravel, short, and don't really allow much of a run up.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This had to be one of the most beautiful courses I have ever played. I loved the mixed variety of woods, elevation, and open holes. Most of the open holes have nothing but green mowed grass! The layout was made in such a way where you were not interfering too much with any other sport activities there. Having a great view of the surrounding hills made it a disc golfer's dream.
Here are a few reasons why I gave this course its rating:
Hole #1 A dogleg right that dipped down a steep hill.
Hole #8 A very challenging uphill hole that made a slight dogleg left.
Hole #9 Just a beautiful wide open Par 3 hole with mowed grass.
Hole #11 A nice long 750 foot bomb that dips slightly downhill to the left.
Hole #13 Again, a beautiful 450 foot straight bomb, mowed grass, and trees on the left hand side.
It was a 5 hour ride home to Boston from this course and it was worth it!
Cons: I feel the tee boxes need some updating. It is real easy to twist your ankle on some of the tee boxes. If they did that I would almost give it a rating of 5.
Though I did say that the layout does not interfere too much with other events, I would feel a little nervous if I was an inexperienced and had grip lock problems. This is the case with #1 because there are a lot of little kids that hang around the basketball court and if you have grip lock issues... well, you will have a lot of explaining to do.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Filled with dreams... of a good round
Pros: 18 DIScatcher baskets in new, pristine shape. Much of course, especially open holes, is excellently maintained. Mixes lefty and righty holes ( first 4 are lefty but only a few lefty afterwards.) No pinball holes, enought trees and elevation to challenge you as is. Nice usuage of land. Tee signs are VERY nice and there are two tees to each hole ( the longer, "B" tees have no signs but are usually very close to the other tee). Holes are not clustered, they are spread out.
Cons: The open field holes play close to soccer fields, so if there are games nearby this could cause a hazard. This course really emphasizes accuracy at points, so don't miss the fairway! I kind of wish there was one water hole, none of the holes, barring a very errant throw, deal with the Pequest River nearby.
Other Thoughts: I truly enjoyed the design of the course with the majority of the land. The 11th hole is 750 feet from the short position, 1000 from the B tee. Some other holes are pretty long too... not a pitch and putt course, so that's a positive. A course I'd recommend, add it as part of an area road trip. Excellent job by Rico and his buddies, creating a nice solid course in an area very devoid of challenging DG courses (Tinicum is almost an hour away and so is Campgaw to the north and east). Way to go!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 3 Not
worth playing both tees
Pros: Multiple tee pads. No frustration due to the relative easy of navigating the course. Great play environment with good scenery and a great variety in only 9 holes. Holes 8 and 9 are a nice finishing combonation:
Hole 8 was a nice steep uphill shot over 350 feet with the tee on top of a 40ft. hill.
Hole 9 is a downhill 450 ft shot with perfectly placed trees and a hook back to te basket. This is one of the nicest 9 hole courses I have ever played.
Cons: Only 9 holes. Tee pads are gravel.
Holes 6 and 9 are slightly hard to find for a beginner (for hole 6 go behind hole 5 to a small trail on the left side. For hole 9 turn to your right at hole 8 and head towards the soccer fields, the tee is to the right on the side of the hill.) Hole 9 is worth the search.
Other Thoughts: I played this course in the winter, the brush in the summer could make the course less inviting. Hole 3 can be a fun challenge for an experienced player or a frustrating impossible shot for beginners, the shot is through a small hole between an arch of brush.
Its a little bit of a walk to get to the first tee, but you will come across each hole with very little difficulty. The alternate holes make the course worth playing again from the second set of tees.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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