3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I'm still fairly new to the sport but have played Tyler's course three times now. It never gets old.
Having multiple basket locations for each hole, or multiple tees, really helps keep this course "fresh". It is a different game each time. The A locations are nice short shots but still require accurate shots. The B and C locations often require every shot you have. There are some seriously challenging holes here.
The course is good for beginners and pros alike. While a beginner will never get near par on this course, it is a great place to work on your different shots.
Lots of shade as it is almost all wooded.
The pin placements are very creative. Depending on what letter they are at, some pins are placed perfectly between trees, up on hills, or in one case, in a tree (hole 14?). Really a lot of fun.
Cons: If the brush is thick, you could lose a disc or two. The holes tat are out in the open have a large field of tall grass that will also eat your discs up. It was cut down today but in the past it was very tall and thick.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is truly a fantastic course. I recommend you go play it.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
A great course to play
Pros: -Beautiful course set in the woods of Tyler Park.
-The course has a nice balance of easy and challenging holes. Not sure how ofter the pins are moved but the "C" pins are very challenging on some holes.
-Majority of holes are in the shade
-Good use of elevation
Cons: -Some holes (23 and 27) when the pin is in the "C" position should have different pars. They may be different but it isn't reflected on the tee marker.
-Tee Markers may say pin is in one position but it is actually in another spot
Other Thoughts: The last 3 holes were out in the open and I really wanted some shade at the end of my day. It was hot and muggy, so bring lots of water.
Can't wait to bring my friends here to play.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: The best course design I have played. some very technical holes and some long open field. 23 of 27 are in the woods. Sign at every tee gives a great description of the hole and which basket position it is in. you need a wide arsenal of throws to play this course well, This is my home course and Nothing I have played has been comparable. you will get better every time you play this course. the first 18 holes are definately easier then the last 9.
Cons: In a PERFECT world it could be...never mind this course is the best you will ever play!
Play this course asap! you will not regret any length of drive it takes for you. this course is great for beginners to have fun and learn the game, as well as difficult for the experienced to challenge themselves on every hole. the ability to change the basket to 3 different locations on 26 of 27 holes(number 4 has 3 tee locations instead) I can not explain enough how great this course is, I play it at least 3 times a week...
I made a video of me playing a round of 18 at Tyler. I hope you will enjoy the video and it should give you a better idea, than just pictures, just how nice this course truely is...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2r1MDBxeQg
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Withstanding the Test of Time
Pros: • Concrete tees with multiples on many holes
• Useful signage with a dial showing current pin placement (choice of either A,B & C for all 27 holes!)
• Benches at tees are very helpful since it's long, physically demanding and waiting to play is certain on such a heavily used course
• Baskets in respectable shape (really like the filled in orange w/numbers on top as they're easy to see in the woods)
• Mostly heavily wooded and technical (although there are a handful of open holes)
• Variety and diversity of shots possible here but dependent upon pin locations as to how much so
• Broken in - wooded fairways are devoid of heavy brush for the most part keeping disc hunts/loss to a minimum
• Elevation used wisely with raised pins, sloping greens, uphill/downhill drives; mild/gentler changes used on the 'flatter' holes
• Beautiful setting and in PA State Park so quality is assured
• Disc Golf only area for the most part (there are walking paths which run between the two sides of the dg course)
• Park has amenities, is close to I-95/PA turnpike and located across from a shopping center (grocery, restaurants, etc)
• Appeals to every level of player
Cons: • A few holes had signs that were missing (vandalism?)
• On the day I played, too many holes were in the 'A' position - while still fun, I was hoping for more challenge this time around
• Navigation could be an issue for first timers so a map is recommended
• Course is incredibly popular so it can become crowded and waiting at tees for groups to play is likely
Other Thoughts: I haven't been down here for a several years so the course is much improved since my last visit (9 more holes, updated signs w/pin placement dials, additional tee pads, added navigation signage, etc). Always a joy to play a course that gets so much love and attention from the locals/volunteers. Every person encountered on the course was friendly (general DG conversation), helpful (one player insisting I try a disc of his I had never thrown before) and mindful (large groups letting people play through or letting play the hole with them which helps speed up play for all).
While still technical and challenging, I was somewhat disappointed that many of the pins were in the 'A' position. However I can see why - to appeal to a wider range of players. In an ideal world, this course would have permanent pins in the 'C' positions and would rotate the other baskets between 'A' and 'B'. That's quite costly though and I would never expect a free park to cater to such extremes.
Tyler State Park withstands the test of time as it continually changes and develops as the game, its players and disc technology does. A true destination course for those outside the area and a must play for those in the greater region.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 4 Not
Tyler State Park
Pros: The course is really scenic and very well maintained. There were benches on almost every hole(if not every hole) which made it nice since I played when it was 90` out.
-There were tee signs with indicators that showed what placement the basket in
Cons: Some of the hole positions should be reconsidered. When I played, there were par 5s that were only 300'. In my belief, a par 5 should not be reachable with a putter, and that all the baskets for a hole should be near the same distance and just placed differently.
-Another thing is that on most holes there is only one tee
Edit: After a member PMd me I realized that the par changes on a hole when the baskets are moved to different positions. But I still feel that the par on a hole should be the same and the basket positions should reflect that par.
Other Thoughts: Even though this course was nice, I wasn't blown away. This course lacked variety for me. It has 27 good holes but for me there was also no "showcase" hole. I was kind of hoping for a hole where I would go WOW.
5 of 9 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Worth the Driver
Pros: Extremely well-maintained, beautiful scenery, and ever-changing course layouts make this my favorite course to-date. If you haven't yet played it, make the trip soon. I'm a relative beginner to the sport, and I've found Tyler to be the perfect fusion of challenge and reward. It's also worth noting that I've met only the nicest people in my travels there - both players and non-players alike.
Cons: The only downside I can mention is a selfish one - its location. When will courses like this pop up in North-Central Jersey?
Other Thoughts: When I played most recently, we decided to make up our own pars for many of the holes. I wish I had brought a scorecard to identify the par for each of the holes when they are not in the "C" position. ...The upside, of course, was that I was very satisfied with the number of birdies I earned!
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
A Great Course to be Played
Pros: I absolutely loved the course as a whole. Each hole was different and provided a different challenge. There were some open holes and some tight holes, some with water, and some with raised baskets. I liked that all the holes were different distances and not all in the some position (all A/all B/all C). Very tidy and clean. Bathrooms and water fountains available.
Cons: Walking distance between holes could get long at some points. And some of the signage between holes were not all clear and if I was not with a player who played the course, I would have been lost.
Other Thoughts: The Ladies Clinic was awesome, and helped me to learn so much more, and improve what I already know. I wish this course was not 2 1/2 hours away, I would love to play this course more often.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: A must play! Nicely maintained. Pins change often, making it a different course every other week. Great design.
-Heavily wooded, but mostly reasonable fairways.
-Changes in evelation and some raised pins.
-Usually a nice mix of short and long (depending on pin placement in A, B, or C positions).
-Well planned design.
Cons: There are no shots over water, but that's a small consideration. A few fairways are a bit tight.
Other Thoughts: Drink of choice: Tequilla.
0 of 8 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 4 Not
A must play
Pros: Beautiful course with 27 holes and 3 pin placements that are alternated regularly. There are hand painted signs on every hole and a pin indicator to let you know what position the pin is in. The course offers holes with various difficulty, every hole has it's own challenge. There are public bathrooms, water fountains, and clearly labeled paths to the next holes. Every time I was there there were players that would let me in their group since I was solo.
Cons: Someone at the course for the first time might get a little lost at hole 7 or 8, I forget which one, if not both. Just ask someone will help you.
I always seem to get wood chips in my socks.
Other Thoughts: I'm a newer player and have only played at a few courses so take my review with a grain of salt. There is a place to fish near hole 9. It is pretty busy on the weekends, I would go before 1pm or maybe even earlier. There are always joggers and bikers on a paved path that weaves though the course, which may provide entertainment for family members if need be.
5 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: 27 Holes. There are no "junk" holes. Pars are accurate to the course. GREAT Maps at each hole, showing pin locations, and their distances. Heavily wooded course, so you will have shade for a majority of it.
Well maintained course. Nice hike. Concrete tees. What more to say...this course would be worth driving to from pretty far away.
Cons: It would be nice to have some more open field holes. The trees can give you fits if you don't place your throw well...Don't bring your Camo discs here!
1 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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