Not Great, But Not Terrible
Pros: Mostly tight "corridors" of trees forces accuracy and creative thinking
Good for novice players, but a bit boring for vets.
Benches and tables at two holes to rest, wait, and eat lunch at.
Reasonable pars set
Good for practicing with putters and midrange shots
Immediately off the highway down River Rd
No chance of discs falling in the river
Cons: Signage is the worst I've seen yet. As in the same sign is used over and over again!
Only a few somewhat long range shots, one of which is actually in open terrain.
Shady characters frequently present: Watch your belongings, including any thrown discs. You might want to bring mace.
Just seems run down and shabby
Often the smell of sewage gets pretty strong, at least in the parking area
Be prepared to bushwhack
Other Thoughts: I've heard this course sometimes referred to as "sh!+'s creek" because of the odor near hole # 1, and because it seems run down. You barely get to see the river, which is more like a creek, so don't worry about losing discs in the drink. The signage is an absolute joke. It would make no difference if the signs were removed, because they are all the same, just with different distances listed. The tees aren't in the worst shape but could use some upkeep work. You may see some junkies/sketchy people hanging around here, and wherever there are junkies, trouble follows. However, we ran into one such looking couple and there small child who asked to play with us. Turns out they were really nice people, family oriented, and great players who gave us some decent tips. Just goes to show that you can't judge a book by its cover. I don't want to make it sound like its a terrible place because its not all bad, just not that good. Yetter's Park is far superior, and its actually on a rivers edge. Since its right off the exit River's Edge is worth a play, just come with lowered expectations and you might just have a good time. Bring a spotter. Peace.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Wooded-Width Wonders - or Woes
Single (gravel) tee/basket-position. Narrow throwing paths, lots of ankle-high growth, and thick bushes equates to high chance of disc loss.
If throwing short, straight/left/right/S-turning shots along walking-path width throwing lanes is your idea of fun, then 7-1/2 of these 9 holes are made just for you! Other than across 300' meadow #5, and the last half of downhill/wooded-then-flat/open #9, this course will have you throwing to baskets ~225'+/-50' away, with a variably-narrow path defined by moderate-sized trees between the tees and the baskets. Other than uphill #1 and downhill #9, the course is quite flat.
Navigation: There is now a "next tee" sign for #9 - re-trace your steps a bit down #8's fairway, find the sign, go right, upon reaching the road, turn left, then look for an opening on your right. The tee sign for #9 was missing the day I played.
Glad I played it, but preferred nearby Yetter, which I visited multiple times while on holiday in the Poconos.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
<- Yetter is that way.
Pros: 9 holer that features some elevation change, uttilized the trees well. 8 x 4 gravel tees. 1-4 were moderatley wooded, 5 was wide open, 6-8 were moderatley wooded. 9 was half open half wooded. No other people around.
Cons: Empty Kiosk and no maps. Signage was just plain wrong. Signs say that the holes are 200-300 yards instead of feet. Sign 7 said the hole was a straight 187 foot hole with a slight left fade, but it was a 250' sharp right curve, but with no mando posted you could just stand in the tee pad sideways and have a straight shot.
There was a "Next Basket" sign 20 feet from basket 6 pointing at the basket. This sign NEEDS to be moved to a better location, maybe leading to hole 2 or 9. A lot of time was wasted looking for the next hole, all holes need a small arrow leading you to the next hole.
Course was muddy, tee pads were very muddy and slippery.
Other Thoughts: Tee 1 was behind 2 large stones on the left of the parking lot. It was a slightly uphill shot with no signage to guide you to hole 2. For hole 2 cross the road bare right, and the tee is immediately on the left. 2 is a straight downhill shot. 3 is flat and straight. 4 has a 5-10 foot raise in elevation. 5 was a short wide open hole just under 300 feet. Hole 6 was a 243 foot blind straight shot with a slight right.
Hole 7 was a sharp right, or if you stand sideways in the tee I guess you could throw it straight at the basket (No mando marked). Hole 8 has really cool pillars, but they do not come into play at all.
Hole 9 was very difficuly to find and was an attempt at a signature hole. It was just short of 500 feet with the tee up on the hill with numerous trees blocking your way to 200 feet of wide open space to the basket. To get to hole 9, back track to basket 7, then cross the road and you will see the tee pad on the hill side.
If you are in this area, I would suggest you visit Yetter. It is far higher quality and only 1 exit (10 minutes) away. If you still decide to check out the course it is on the right about 1/2 mile past the visitor center.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Not a destination.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Has 9 baskets.
Good for those with low expectations
Only need a putter or mid range for all holes.
Is very close to an actual disc golf course.
Right off the highway
Cons: You will be bored to tears.
Hole 9 has no lane in the summer.
ZERO lane to basket
Mosquito and ticks galore here
The signs all look the same, same image used over and over.????
Other Thoughts: Play yetter skip this course.
Whoever designed hole 7 needs to have their head examined.
Skip this in the summer feel free to play this in the fall. This course could have been layed out better with land space avail.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Has some flaws
Pros: Has some decent variety. Shorter but not really a chip and putt. Park is mostly for just disc golf so not many people. It does have potential.
Cons: Not very beginner friendly. The vegetation is so thick off the fairway, good chance you will lose a disc. Has some nice signs but most of them are wrong. Really wrong. And no signs to next tee.
Other Thoughts: I guess its another one of those "it's better in the winter" courses because of the vegetation, whatever that is worth. Bottom line, i will probably not go back.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Bring your putter and hacksaw
Pros: Very close to I-80. The park itself in on a very nice piece of property. Good practice for your upshots and putting. This 9-holer is good for new players just learning.
Cons: A few holes play dangerously close to each other (baskets right next to tees). Another hole plays close to fairly busy road. Off the fairway the rough is very thick, lots of poison ivy. Tee signs very confusing. Zero variety. Bring a putter and 8/9 holes can be dueced easy.
Other Thoughts: Property has a lot of potential, but it just wasn't used. Most holes are under 225 feet and don't offer a lot of variety. Hole 9 has potential, but the drive is too tight, and it needs to be 150 feet longer. I have to disagree with previous reviewer, nearby (3 miles)Yetter Park is way better. Maybe that course designer can come and lend a hand here!
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Clever Wooded Nine on Route 80
Pros: If your on I 80 as you approach the PA NJ border take 30 minutes to stretch your legs and arm and play a quick nine. A fun little technical course that has a bit of everything. 2 open holes. 1 longer hole. hyzer/anhyzer plenty of technical woods and a few fairways well cut through dense woods. Some fun undulating terain. A unique pin placement next to some old concrete foundations. Not overly challenging but has enough difficulty to make you think and test your skills. seconds off route 80 and theres a unique bar around the bend maybe 200 feet from course. Tee boxes with gravel and all holes are well marked. Not too hard to navigate. Great place to work on short game. 8 and 9 are pretty cool holes to finish on. 18 hole Yetter is nearby. Quiet and peaceful forrest.
Cons: It's not a destination course. It is short, just 2355 ft for 9 holes. No information available/no kiosk or signs. No bathrooms but it is a quick nine you can hold it or find a tree. Haha. The tee signs lead me in the wrong direction a few times and the distance is in yds incorrectly, rather than feet. Squeezed into park parcel so it's not real big. No major elevation. No water in play. It is in a floodplain, may be prone to flooding.Nitpicking here. It is what it is a short fun technical Pennsylvania course.
Other Thoughts: A practice basket and some information/maps would be a plus. I think the course could use a bit of a redesign to utilize some of the unique features more. Even so,I really liked this place. With a few tweaks it could be one of the better niners out there. I played in a january ice storm so my footing was non-existent....even so I still liked it. I also found 5 bucks in the middle of the woods. Score! Note to First timers--Hole 1 is at the rear of the lot....The basket you see to front of the lot is basket for hole 9. Yetter is a far superior course and only a few minutes away. I'd play them both if in the region. This one is the perfect quick stop if your on I-80 and need a break from the road as it is literally 15 seconds off the highway.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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