2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Solid concrete tee boxes on every hole
- Interesting use of tight space
- Fun, challenging elevation drops and gains on back 9
- Probably a good course for a beginner but not so easy as to be boring for an intermediate, such as myself.
Cons: - Simplistic hole signs are helpful for finding pin but don't indicate any OBs or mandos.
- Some questionable par 4 and par 5 designations on the front 9. Nothing felt longer than a par 3.
- Could use more trash cans.. a fair bit of glass, candy wrappers throughout the park.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I feel like Westbrook Park is a solid neighborhood course that's worth hitting up if you live nearby but it's not worth going out of your way for. Without making things too complicated, I live closer to Belmont and I prefer Englewood--simple as that.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - A course map right next to the parking lot.
- Adequate tee signs for every hole. Some better navigational signs in the woods.
- A few benches/rocks for your bags and also plenty of trashcans around the course.
- A good mix of open and wooded holes that uses the elevation to the fullest.
- Not a lot of traffic
Cons: - Lack of tee pads (some gravel on the gorund, but much of it is washed away).
- No practice basket or restroom that I could see.
- Navigation can be tricky in between a few holes (take a picture of the map before you play).
- Lack of distance, because it is on a smaller piece of property.
Other Thoughts: Although this course looks pretty rough I find that most of the holes are well designed and challenging for all levels. With a few upgrades this course could be easily a 3.5, but without teepads, a practice basket and better navigation I had to give it a 2.5.
This course is fun for all skill levels and will provide a challenge for any player. The open holes give you plenty of time to loosen up your arm while the wooded holes are very technical and require a more skillful approach.
If you're in the area, might as well stop by this neighborhood course.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
--Baskets: DisCatcher, Excellent Condition.
--Tee Signs/Maps/Markers: Basic signs at each hole. Signs are very simple including hole number, direction, distance, and par. There is a map online and near the first tee, next to the parking lot. There were 4x4 posts in the woods with sharpie marker arrows pointing you toward the next tee when it was not visible or obvious by the path direction.
--General Course Design: Course flows well from hole to hole. Course starts and ends close to the parking lot.
--Foliage Maintenance: Areas around the baskets were clear. Wooded areas were clear of debris. Trees are nicely trimmed and grass appears to be cut regularly.
--Benches & Trash bins: There were a few benches throughout the course. A few trash cans available and I did not notice any trash on the course.
--Elevation: Great use of mature trees and elevation changes. The front 8 holes play primarily in open areas while the last 10 holes are almost all inside a heavily wooded area. The elevation in the wooded area was extreme in spots. It was definitely a workout hiking up and down the hills through the back 9.
--Signature Holes: Several potential signature holes. A variety of hole distances requiring many different shot selections. The course offers a good mix of tight, technical shots and a few opportunities for open bombs.
--Tee Pads: Gravel, poor condition, no real identifiable boundaries to the tees. Just simply some gravel near the hole sign. Gravel areas were heavily worn and several contained deep ruts from heavy use.
--Restrooms: I did not notice any restrooms at the park.
--General Course Design: A few holes seemed to just be a tee and a basket with little thought what was in between. Although the majority of the holes appeared to be thought out, there were a few that seemed to be dropped in place with no rhyme or reason. Some paths to the next tee could interfere with other players. At one point, you have to walk right in front of a tee to get to the next hole.
--Foliage Maintenance: There was a lot of mulch throughout the wooded area in an attempt to make the paths less muddy. Instead, the mulch is very wet and squishy. On some of the steeper hills, this could become very hazardous. At the entrance, there is a huge pile of fresh mulch, so perhaps there is a plan to replace this older mulch.
--This course was fun to play, and not so tough that beginners will be discouraged. As a beginner myself, the course was challenging enough to force me to consider my shots before throwing. The par on several holes was set at 4, which for a beginner allowed errant shots to not be punished too harshly, but this also gave a false sense of accomplishment when you got a birdie simply by missing the trees on your tee shot.
--There were some tricky hole layouts that required skilled shots and/or some self control.
--There is plenty of parking available with a short walk to the first tee.
--I definitely recommend this course to any beginners looking for a confidence boost.
--Veterans to the game looking for some challenging wooded shots with a lot of forgiveness will enjoy this course as well.
--When the tee pads are upgraded and the mulch replaced, this course will get higher ratings.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Lost in the trees!
Pros: Very unique basket placements.
Variety of shot possibilities.
Great elevation changes.
Great fitness workout!
Cons: Tee areas are terrible!
Too much mulch in areas!
Hilly areas slick when wet!
Huffin and puffin on some of the hills.
Other Thoughts: This course has great potential! Get some tee pads and clean some areas up and you have a great course. Very technical, can't just grip it and rip it. I hope they make the necessary additions to make this a better course.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
cool home course
Pros: Made the most of the land
Very cool layout/pin placement
Cons: Easy/simple front nine
Perhaps too short...I know this is not a con to many.
Other Thoughts: This was a respectable course.
The first couple holes are awesome and have some nice elevation. After that, the front nine got a bit bland. Deuces are available on most holes.
Once we got to the back nine, my opinion changed significantly. These holes are very well laid out and the difficulty raised two fold. The elevation also improved to the point of being a true bonus.
If this were a local course, I would play it often. There is enough diversity here to keep you honest.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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