Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
On The Side Disc Golf Share
Uploaded By: swatso Hole #2 (Taken 5/2011)
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1    5/21/2011   5/28/2011
Review By: swatso
Played: 327  Reviewed: 324  Exp: 5.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Two tee locations per hole. Solid-looking double-chained baskets. One of a few, permanent, basket-courses in the UK.
Cons:
Small, flat, community park used by a variety of patrons, mostly dog walkers and children playing. A mature English hedge, with its supporting briars, nettles, and long grasses, is not somewhere you want to toss your disc - I felt fortunate to find/retrieve one of two discs I tossed into these hedges. Fairways 1-4 clamor over each other. Flush-to-ground faded tee markers a bit difficult to find.
Other Thoughts:
Take a small mere (mid-sized pond), surround it with a narrow strip of small trees, hedges, and tall grass, then surround it on three-sides with open space/grass, then border these grassy areas with another thin stip of trees and hedges, and you have the park that contains the course. The baskets are located just inside these narrow tree-hedge lines, not obvious to the casual park user, but simple enough to spot by a disc golfer.

The holes themselves aren't bad. From the short tees, distances and throwing paths are appropriate for beginners, or experienced players wanting to work on their approach game. From the long tees, there are challenging windows to hit mid- or late-flight, variety of turns needed, and a couple fairly long holes.

Problems arise, however, if there are other people using the park. A pedestrian entrance to the park and a number of walking paths, somewhat blind from the long tees, are located in the morass that forms holes 1-4. Basket-6 is located near a tot lot. Hole-7 has you throwing across a football pitch. Hole-8 has you throwing across an (ob) asphalt playing surface. I was quite nervous while playing this course on a sunny but windy Saturday afternoon, as there were many people about.

Fair course, best played when there are no other park patrons - and stay out of the hedges!

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