Liked white course better
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: If you like to throw long this is your course. You have to avoid trees and ditches but for the most part there are open lines to advance to the basket. Tees baskets fairways and all were in very good shape. Good exercise going up and down and sideways on the hills.
Cons: Seemed like most of the holes were the same. Throw long and try to stay out of the ditches. The shorter tees did not offer enough distance help for shorter throwers like me.
Other Thoughts: White course is more technical and more variety. Distance was also more manageable for me who typically throws 175' or so off the tee.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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The White Course's Big Brother
Pros: Good variety of shots, variety of length. A few open holes, but most are about as open as the White course on the other side of the parking lot. You'd better bring your accurate arm if you're hoping to score well here.
The Blue course presents a fun challenge to players of most skill levels (I'm sure 1000+ rated players would still eat it up, but I'm talking about the rest of us).
Cons: Some of the holes have a pretty good walk to the next tees. The course flows well, though, and there are good signs posted when it's not clear where the next hole is, so navigation is not a problem at all. It would be nice if the tee signs had hole diagrams on them, because some of the baskets are hard to see from the tees once the leaves are out.
Other Thoughts: This is certainly the big brother at Armco, and not a course I'd take a beginner out on. It's also not really a pure grip and rip course, because of all those darn trees that Johnny Sias likes to leave standing in the most inconvenient places. With two courses on-site, Armco Park is a solid disc golf destination -- especially when you consider Rotary Park/Indian Rock is only about a half hour away!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice Course in a Nice Park
Pros: Very nice park, well maintained with lots of restrooms, shelters, and multiple water spigots.
Lots of elevation changes keep it interesting and provide a good workout.
Tight technical course that plays through mature trees throughout and will test more advanced players.
It's hard to lose a disc here. Very little underbrush and while there are lots of steep hills to gobble up errant discs you'll always see where they go.
Cons: While this course requires a variety of technical shots, it does not offer a great variety of scenery / hole types.
Quite a bit of broken glass.
I would like more detailed signs at the tees as well as more signs pointing you toward the next tee box.
No pets allowed.
Other Thoughts: Overall a really nice and fun course. As one previous reviewer said, since there's the added bonus of another 18 hole course in the same park it's well worth a trip to visit and play both.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Competition style layout
Pros: Nice pads
Restrooms all over the place
Benches, trash cans and shelters always within reach
Great distance - nice long course
Long and short tee's
Cons: The tee signs would be more helpful with pin placements on them
Lacks a little in diversity
Other Thoughts: This is a challenging course. It is long and the lines are often tight. Novices will be easily frustrated here.
The park is beautiful. Huge mature trees and rolling fairways throughout.
The course is in a limbo-like open-wooded state. I wouldn't call it a tight course per say. You feel like you are pretty much out in the open most of the course. However, the lines you need to hit are sharp. The pin placements and daunting length make this feel tight even though you never really "enter the woods".
There were at least 2 police cars patrolling the park the entire time I was there. This place is very well maintained. It is manicured and in tournament condition.
This is worth a trip all by itself.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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