2 Helpful / 3 Not
A Real Classic
Pros: *All concrete tee pads.
*Great mix of woods and open fairways. Trees are often in play but there are opportunities for good shooters.
*The first few holes let you warm up before the challenge begins.
*The water really comes into play, especially when the creek is up. The pond on 7 is daunting, and 18 is just awesome - downhill and over water twice.
*The uphill 10th is both awesome and a real challenge.
Cons: *Maybe a few too many straight open fairways.
*The rough is Rough in the Spring and Summer - waist high and full of spider webs.
*The park is heavily used and I've come across picnics on the 9th fairway, mountain bikers criss-crossing fairways and tees, and gangs of kids chilling on the 7th tee.
*If you lose a disc that you've put you're number on, don't expect a phone call. The folks behind you will keep it.
*There is also a large amount of trash scattered throughout which lessens the experience if you're a tree hugger like me. I haven't seen so many beer cans since college.
Other Thoughts: Bring your own water.
Bathrooms aren't usually open.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Solid course with nice balance
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: 18 holes with great concrete tee pads and nice signs at each hole. Baskets are all good and have no issues. Park is very well maintained and so is the course. Navigation is also easy even without a map. Only exception would be hole 15-16. See cons for details.
Course starts out fairly basic with the first 6 holes simply playing through a mix of open fairways lined with trees or having a few trees mixed throughout. They are all decent holes, but nothing too exciting.
Hole 7 has about a 200' water carry over a pond with a basket perched 313' from the tee. Nice little pond hole.
Hole 9 is a fun 538' bomb with an open field turning to trees and then a green with the creek behind the basket. Pretty shot.
Hole 10 is a beast that looks simple from the tee, until you get to the base of the steep hill you must get up. There is major roll-away risk to the right and a steep, fast green. Great hole!
Holes 11-13 play along a open easement or old roadbed area and play pretty much open with woods along the fairway to add some risk. 14-17 all play through some fairly tight wooded fairways and throw in a small amount of elevation to add some challenge.
18 is simply a great finishing hole. A nice down hill look from the tee pad crossing the creek on the way to a relatively open fairway. Then a nice straight look at the basket on the other side of the creek again. Two water carries in one hole, and lots of ways to play depending on where you reach off the tee. A fun and beautiful hole all in one. Well done!
Cons: Not much to complain about here. Everything is pretty straightforward and well done. You do have to walk past the tee for 16 to get to the 15 pad. That's a little odd, but doesn't really hurt anything.
Other Thoughts: There were really only 2 or 3 holes here I'd call above average or exceptional, but nonetheless this is a very nice course. Its strengths are the variety of ups, downs, open and tight. And of course there are multiple water carries and chances to over shoot basket and hit the creek. There is also not really a bad hole on this course. There is nothing I'd consider a filler hole or something you look at and wonder what the heck is going on. It's all just very nice, orderly, scenic and challenging. Jordan Creek is definitely a must play if you are in this part of PA. It might not be as challenging as Nockamixon or offer up as much variety as Tyler St Park, but it is very good in its own right.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Does Much Well
7 Helpful / 2 Not
For those who fancy epic finishing holes, it's hard to top #18. From an elevated position at the edge of the woods, the broad creek flows beneath you. A shot straight out then turning right, neither too early (creek) nor too late (trees) places you in the middle of the fairway. From here, your challenge is to determine if you can throw, in addition to a straight shot, one long enough to clear a small branch of the creek that crosses several feet in front of the lightly tree-guarded basket.
Friendly locals: We unwittingly arrived ~75 minutes before the start of a doubles tournament, and the course was a-buzz with players warming-up. Despite the crowds, we managed to play through/with several groups, and were just finishing #17 when the start-call began to echo throughout the course. With nobody starting on #18, we finished w/o interfering with the tournament.
Not much - maybe a second set of tees/more alternate pin positions to add variety?
This very well-maintained course, with its excellent teepads and good signage, plays in the various-sized clearings and through modestly-dense woods, of a public park, named for the broad creek which wends its way through the midst of it.
From a shot-shaping perspective, the course requires an even blend of lefts/rights/straights off the teepad. While the fairways for a few of the short holes are fairly tight, and for a few of the long quite broad, most fall into the middling category. Several baskets are guarded by a few trees, but nothing ridiculous.
Distance-wise, 2/3rds of the holes fall into the 260'-340' range, with the remaining 1/3rd average ~485', creating a course primarily built around typical-length par-3s, but also including some legitimate par-4s. Elevation-wise, you're wondering if there is any as you play the front nine, but then you spend the near entirety of the back nine playing up or down an access path, or the woods to the left of it.
Excellent course. Looking forward to again visiting the disc-golf hotbed which is the greater Allentown area, and having a chance to savor this course during a less-rushed round.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Front 9 vs Back 9
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: 18 holes with nice concrete tees, baskets, multiple pin placements, and good tee signs. Excellent variety of shots and use of elevation and terrain. Really enjoyed holes 7-18 and has a high fun factor with some high risk. Course is really well maintained and was manicured like a ball golf course. Well defined fairways with some punishing rough and ob to keep the risk vs reward factor high.
Cons: Could use some next tee signs as there are some extra paths that may lend one to believe that is the way to the next tee. The creek may take your disc away, it's not your average little creek. The flow is little funky and cross over the fairway of hole 17 to get to hole 12. There are bikers, hikers, and fishing about the course so beware. Hole 3 and 5 play close to the parking lot, house and tennis courts. A couple of the wooden stairs going down hole 18 were broken.
Other Thoughts: There were a lot of disc golfers and others on the course in the middle of the weekday which kind of surprised me, so the park is fairly active. The whole course is mostly wooded and well defined fairways, and ob. The course is not too intimidating for a beginner and will still challenge a seasoned pro. It's almost like two completely different courses from the front and back 9's. The front 9 is fairly flat, short and technical with the creek and water and coming into play often. The back 9 plays over some extreme elevation and is where the course really got interesting for me. Holes 7-18, I thoroughly enjoyed!
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: beginners n intermediates have fair chance to stay on fairways., sick over water shot, most hole locations easy to find, good teepads n baskets only 5mins from turnpike.
Cons: one heart attack hole at top of steep incline.. sick water shot eats disk.next tee signs would complete course.
Other Thoughts: great beginner intermediate course
1 of 11 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Beautiful course and grounds. Tees are very close to the pervious baskets or well marked directions. Over a pond and near the creek holes make for a great challenge in shooting. Woods are heavy in places, lost my first disc here. Only had time for the front 9, but will make time soon for the back 9.
Cons: Heavily wooded in some spots. I lost my first "Ace" Viking on Hole 9 in the woods.
Other Thoughts: This will be a regular course when I am in the area.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
great allentowwn course
1 Helpful / 15 Not
Pros: very good course. very long. well laidout. very good vaca. one day of dorney park, then disc golf in allentown(whitehall.) also loved dodos disc golf shop!
Cons: tight fairways. an lose a disc very fast.
Other Thoughts: a must visit for the pa area!
1 of 16 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
One of the Best
Pros: The tee signs are some of the best I have seen. The tee pads are in great condition, and the variety of play in this course is great. This is one course that throws all kinds of terrain at you, from drives over water to steep elevation changes.
Cons: Although the course is easy enough to navigate, some markings or signs to indicate where the next tee is would go a long way to provide assurance for where exactly you are going.
With the extreme elevation on hole 10 this can really take a lot out of some people if you were looking for a more leisurely game.
The course can become crowded on the weekends.
Other Thoughts: This shot up my list of favorite courses in the area. It provides a great variety of shots that allow you to use pretty much every facet of your game.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: difficulty progresses with holes
lots of different shot called for
lots of different looks (wooded ,open, water, uphill, downhill)
guy in parking lot selling discs cheaper than stores
Cons: no next hole markings
can be very muddy
hole 7 over pond most ppl skip
hole 10 up a crazy hill
nothing to stop anyone from coming back
Other Thoughts: will play again if in the area
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
One of the Lehigh Valley's Very
Pros: This is a excellent fun course with a lot of variety. The first few holes are not very challenging, but then in kicks up a notch.
The scenery is beautiful with short and long fairways, #10 is on top of a rocky hill, and water on #7 and #18. The concrete tee boxes are great to throw from.
Cons: No next tee signs - Print the map. Mt. bikers come out of no where and a lot of them. Have to back track from #15 to #16 and hole #17 is crossed by fellow golfers and bikers very often. Hole #7 is over a pond to a wooded tee location -not for amatures like myself as you will loose your disc in the pond.
Other Thoughts: Hole # 18 was my favorite due to throwing from an elevated tee box across water and then across more water.
I'll be back!
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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