Bethlehem, PA
South Mountain DGC Share
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Will play again and again

5+    10/15/2013   10/15/2013
Review By: wmjar
Played: 41  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 3.8 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Everything about this course will attract both the first time player as well as the seasoned pro. Living in an area that has a lot of top rated courses, I always come back to South Mountain. Even after rainfall, this is a course that you can play the next day without drudging through mud and flooded tees. There are so many courses that you find to be interesting from the first time playing. South Mountain may be a tough the first few times through, but once you've figured out the proper angles, it may be a place you will find yourself at again and again.
Cons: Could use a longer shot or two and maybe a par 4 or 5. There are not too many times that most players would bring out the "big arm" distance driver, but probably makes for a more interesting round.
Other Thoughts: If you are in the Lehigh Valley, this should be the first course to get to. Easy to find, Good mix and, will always run into other friendly disc golf players.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

fun short coarse

5+    8/15/2013   8/19/2013
Review By: cmjar
Played: 12  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 4 Years
2 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: no ridiclous long shots like tinicum trees are a big thing plus rocks so rollers are a no-no alot of dog leg left and right shots theres times were baskets are moved.
Cons: lot of hills making walking not fun. other than that it's great.
Other Thoughts: like some longer shots

2 of 9 people found this review helpful.

Nice par 3 course

1    8/4/2013   8/5/2013
Review By: SSCrash
Played: 23  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 3.8 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Was a fun course to play after hitting Nockamixon 2 days prior.
Wooded and rocky course pretty easy to navigate in most spots.
Tees are marked with short posts giving hole # and pin distance(s) -
Cons: Could use signage or colored spokes directing you to the next tee in a few spots.
Could use hole layout signage.
Other Thoughts: New framed crushed stone tee pads were in the process of being installed.
Played on a Sunday afternoon - plenty of players but no backups or waiting.
Yellow poles are the alternate pins.
Would return to play again - had a 3rd timer and 1st timer with me - both enjoyed playing there.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Great Intermediate Course

5+    6/23/2011   7/6/2011
Review By: PKBrownE87
Played: 44  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 3.1 Years
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Tons of trees which make for excellent challenge. Elevation change also comes into play on many holes. Possibility of different pin positions. Requires a variety of different throws. Excellent course for 300 ft drives to weave around the trees. Most of the fairways have a very distinct flight path one should take. All Par 3 but extremely challenging due to the tight flight paths required. Just about every hole is possible birdie for Advanced players with the possibility of many Ace shots. Front 9 is very smooth play while the back 9 could easily jack your score up. Hole 12 is a well guarded basket, also hole 14 at pin position B is definitely a challenging par 3. Extremely popular course in the Lehigh Valley!
Cons: Need professional looking signs with hole#/distance to pin,par info, and flight path map to basket for all holes. Need to insert concrete tee pad for hole #7. Would like to see a trash can placed about every 6 holes. Due to the amount of people playing there, trash has been accumulating basically everywhere along the course.
Other Thoughts: Very nice course to work on distance weaves. One of my personal favorite courses. Was the first course i ever played on when i got into the sport and I always go back as much as possible. Would definitely recommend playing this course for anyone who is passing through the area! Side Note: PDGA claims that a 48-49 would be about 1000 Rating.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  Foggy Paradise!

1    6/11/2011   6/11/2011
Review By: eRc_oRt
Played: 5  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 17.1 Years
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: - Short but technical course.
- Nice hike if you are into that part of the game.
Cons: - Holes are a bit hard to find.
- Tee pads on some holes could use some work.
Other Thoughts: Play on a rainy day because the fog adds a great atmosphere to the game.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 South Mtn

5+    4/22/2010   5/8/2010
Review By: kanobum
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 3.9 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great terrain and diversity. You will learn to control your throws or the trees will get the better of you. The tees and baskets are all clearly identifiable. Variety of distances makes it easy.
Cons: Just watch for basket placement, they have moved slightly since last year. Some throws are narrow, so again control is the name of the game.
Other Thoughts: We enjoy the course, not much low brush, easily walkable, and great diversity.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A unique playing experience

5+    4/21/2010   4/26/2010
Review By: beast
Played: 7  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 4.9 Years
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Challenging holes, orange flags on top of holes to aid in locating the target. Maps are available online, and this course is very easy to navigate by your second time playing it. Benches, restrooms, and garbage cans are on the course.
Cons: Very hilly course (as it is built on a mountain) so sometimes your disc can roll far away from where you intended to throw it.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.

  Playing in the Woods

5+    8/12/2009   8/12/2009
Review By: gwackr
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Trees allow for some great and creative shots. Some of the views in the woods are just spectacular. It's a quick 18. I usually play it in about an hour and a half.
Cons: Easy to lose discs. Holes are not well marked, you can get lost easy. Trees eat your discs alive!
Other Thoughts: Love this course forever, so much fun to play every time.

2 of 8 people found this review helpful.

 my home course

5+    2/8/2010   5/9/2009
Review By: jtcline
Played: 4  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 4.9 Years
This review was updated on 2/20/2010
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: God bless the people who shovel the 3 feet of snow off the tee pads.This is a great winter course becuase it is short. Also great for beginners to get accuracy down.
Cons: Do you like trees?
Other Thoughts: This is the only course I play when there is a ton of wind and snow.

1 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Home Tree Home...

5+    9/3/2012   5/29/2007
Review By: adlacro
Played: 62  Reviewed: 62  Exp: 7.9 Years
This review was updated on 9/4/2012
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: 18 holes with dual tees on many, if not all holes, and rotating pin locations on many. Well wooded but decent fairways utilizing every shot possible. Many fairway misses are easily forgiveable (unless you go right on 3, etc.). Baskets are in great shape. First half holes mostly uphill, second half mostly downhill. Signature 14th is a 350 foot shot that you must keep under the powerline, and although the fairway is wide here, missing it probably means nothing more than a punch-out back to the fairway, depending on time of year. Well maintained. Picnic area with water fountain by hole 6, and practice basket as well. Concrete tees on white tees. Mando on 5 and new pin postion for 6 strengthen the course.
Cons: Summer bugs as per usual for LV courses. The first five holes have a lot more rocks than the rest of the course, so watch your step. Along with the changes to 5 and 6 came changes to probably the best hole on the course, 11. This new position eliminates ace runs and for me, anyway, totally ruined the course. The new pin position on 15 makes par next to impossible for an RHBH.
Other Thoughts: With the improvements lately, I felt compelled to update this review, and the local DG club here did a great job. There are also great tourneys here year round, doubles every Friday evening, and helpful locals. While some of the changes are nice and definitely add to the challenges, some things were better off the way they were for the longest time.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.

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