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Pros: This course is beautifully laid out and easy to navigate. I found this course to be a really enjoyable round of discing. Course maintenance seemed really good and the time put into it shows. Tee pad to basket placement was a really enjoyable and fun time. The 4x4 @ the front of each tee pad that's level with the ground tells you what hole your on but more importantly tells you the holes distance in ft. Baskets were in great shape too. I drove for 1 1/2 hours to play this course & was not disappointed. In fact...I'll be making a trip here a couple times a year from now on. This course has a mix of all shots with easier and harder holes as long as your hitting your throwing lanes. There are some signature holes and some ace run chances on a hole or two.
Cons: Some of the tee mats are rather narrow on some of the holes but not much of an issue. The only problem I could think of is the signs for each hole doesn't show pin placement for the holes & I'm not sure if there is more than 1 basket position only playing this course once.
Other Thoughts: This is a wooded course but less wooded than I had anticipated. I always heard how wooded Prince Galitzen was but I still pictured it being more heavily wooded. Most holes definitely play through the woods but as long as your hitting the throwing lanes you should be ok. Don't hit them and your day might not go so well. There are some holes that open up for some bomb throws too. Almost aced #6...Par 3, 145' on a sky hyzer putter throw.
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Favorite Course near Altoona (So Far)
Pros: This course is very very nice! The holes are long and challenging. Hole 6 is over 700 ft long and wide open!! I needed two monster drives just to get an approach to the hole. That was pretty awesome. I played in mid-spring so the trees were pretty full and the grass very green. The grassy fairways were well maintained for the most part. Some areas needed a mow, but it wasn't hindering play at all. There are plenty of opportunities for awesome (and lucky) throws thru the trees and out in the open fields. The fairways in the woods are usually straight and narrow so it can be difficult to throw far on those holes without getting off course. The walks between each hole can be long, but the course is excellently marked and I had no problem finding the basket and next tee for every hole. This is my favorite course so far in the Altoona area! Also, found no poison ivy off the fairways and that's always a plus!
Cons: As with most courses, the first tee can be tricky to find as it is near the corner of a HUGE parking lot. If you follow the Local Directions, you should find it without too much difficulty. The course isn't super challenging to start, but for me that didn't take away from the fun. Some of the tees need a little maintenance. The biggest con is this is only 9 holes. If it had a back 9 as great as the 9 that are there now, it would rank nearly 5 stars in my opinion. Even a second tee location would be great. Can't wait to go back and play again!
Other Thoughts: Prince Gallitzin State Park is very nice. The park itself is large and provides a ton of entertainment from swimming to fishing to camping to cooking out to sun bathing on the lake beach and much more. Come for the day and bring the family for more than just disc golf. Bathrooms are on site and there are plenty of other things to do. It's a PA state park so it's completely free to enter and do stuff.
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Pros: new, large and in charge. This is one of pa's newest courses, hope they put in another 9 holes soon make it a full 18
Cons: it's a drive, but i don't mind driving, that's about only con i can think of oh and it's only 9 holes...
Other Thoughts: it's free to play no cost. can't wait till it get's leaves on trees and greens up a little.
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