Pros: As a rule I avoid short courses. This course is an exception though. Has some really fun shots plays literally around the park. Kids in the half pipe become potential hazards (yes I put that as a pro) I love this course for accurate shot training. The unique setup of shots on a short terrain means I don't have to put my arm completely behind a wild shot. Great place to teach beginners or if you have kids they can follow you around the course easily our be left at one of the parks you're never far from.
Cons: People. To many people. Two parks, soccer field, basket ball court, skate park, and picnic areas means traffic can get heavy. Not much chance to use your driver. You need it on a couple but mostly a mid range will suffice.
Not bad for what it is.
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Pros: --Good use of available land
--Nice to see a well taken-care of park in a very small town
--Very friendly and welcoming to tournaments
--Great map at the start of the course, with scorecards and maps available
Cons: ---Super short holes. Many ace runs, but very low challenge
--Strange teepads. They are square, rather than rectangular, and very short (not a problem with these short holes)
--Park sees a lot of use from non disc golfers, and they get very upset when a disc lands near them...try to be curteous and don't throw over the skatepark!
Other Thoughts: The locals here have put in a ton of work to make this course happen, and it desrves respect for that alone. It's off the beaten path, so aside from tourneys most non-locals won't hit this spot up, which keeps it in pretty good shape.
Not a destenation course, but I had fun playing it for sure.
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This and That
Pros: If you're looking for an up-kept 9-hole disc golf course in a clean and orderly residential park that ranks above average, you'll find it at Benedict Park. The course essentially circumvents the park, which is a good thing for us disc golfers. In the middle of the park, you will occasionally find youth football and soccer practices taking place (weekdays around 5 PM), not to mention the kids crashing around on the small skate park in the northwest corner. The challenges on this course consist mostly of navigating through and around tree trunks and branches, save the wide, swift creek flows along the right side of the fairway on hole #2 and the skate park nearly in front of the tee on hole #6. Imagine throwing your disc over inexperienced airborne preteens at their neighborhood skate park. There are some technical throws required, especially on the low "tunnels" of trees at holes #1 and #5. Pin #9 is cleverly placed behind a tight, dark cluster of pruned trees.
Cons: Brighton isn't exactly close to much else on the map (but to its credit, it isn't too awfully far from major civilization, either). The heavy use of the park's interior can be distracting. Wind can be a factor, as the park is essentially atop a hill. The creek is too deep and swift to find a lost disc.
Other Thoughts: This is your average 9-hole disc golf course at a park. It will challenge you in surprising ways, but also won't turn away entry level players. It is by no means a place to be impressed, but it also will not disappoint.
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Quality if you live nearby
Pros: This is a very well maintained park with loads of signage. This is a park where they clearly did a good job of making a course with what they had already there… which was not much space. Most shots are the same general length of around 300 feet… a few longer and a few shorter. This is a great place for locals considering there is not another course for quite some time. All holes have signs as well as concrete tee pads. Hole 1 starts out with a nice fairway between a few large trees. Hole 2 brings a river partially into play if you hook right at all. Hole 3 comes back over a river, in between a picnic area and soccer field that are often full of parkgoers and little children. This is not ideal, and if a disc gets away it is certainly possible to hit somebody. Hole 4 is a long straight bomb. Hole 5 is the most fun and creative hole on the course. It requires a low yet floating straight shot with a slight left hook at the end to access the basket amongst a few trees. Hole 6 and 7 and 8 are straight shots. Hole 9 requires a bit of skill in the fact that there are many trees surrounding the pin… but plenty of paths to access it.
This is a fun course that can be played fairly quickly (30 minutes or so). They did a good job incorporating what trees they already had into the course. It is great for locals, but not much of a destination.
Cons: Considering this was already a park before it was a disc course, they did not have much to work with. There are people everywhere who are OBLIVIOUS to the fact that the park is a disc course. From the 4 groups I had to inform that I was throwing, none of them had even heard of disc golf. This just tells me that a park full of people, all of which are clueless to disc golf, is never a good thing for those throwing the discs. The course manages to squeeze into some pretty tight spots next to a picnic area as well as a soccer field where many teams play. There is even a point where you have to throw over an active skate park! The course also lacks greatly in creativity. While they did the best with what they have, most shots are straight and open… lacking much creativity. They are also mostly the same length (there is one 400+ ft hole). The course truly only requires one, or possibly two different styles of throw. This place is also susceptible to wind.
Other Thoughts: Hole 5 was the only thing that made this course unique in any aspect. It was a typical public park course with minimal thought and loads of straight, open shots.
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