2 Helpful / 0 Not
Nice Little Course
Pros: Its a right hand freindly course, but has a couple left hand curve balls. The pads are nice kinda small but nice. The baskets are nice. And its very clean trash cans at every hole.
Cons: Lots of treenial on this course, but still alot of fun. Big clifs into water... awsome looking, but would be so awsome if you threw ur disc over the edge. There is no getting down them. We looked its a great view, doesnt looks like a good climb.
Other Thoughts: If you are camping the park at the time u play it you can get sites that are right by tee's and baskets. Thats a plus, only a short walk between yourself and disc golf. I dont really have anything to say bad or good. It was a good course we played it several times and i would go back, but there were was not amazing holes, just amazing sights.
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1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: short and technical. doesn't require a ton of arm to play well, just accuracy and maybe a little luck.
winds around a camp ground and along the croton dam reservoir. It's kind of nice to have a little different scenery along the way.
easy to navigate course, huge numbers on the signs make it easy.
BIG tee pads (made of recycled concrete which has PVC pipes which are relatively flush with the surface of the pad
Brand new discatchers are pretty and bright
Cons: The discatchers, while pretty and bright, still have plastic on the s-hooks, which is a bit tacky.
Some impossible holes, 18 comes to mind. winds hugely left with the target in a pocket on the right.
Very thick rough. The rough is made up of very young trees which are pretty skinny and plentiful.
Other Thoughts: I personally liked the course, but got tired of trees about halfway through. There are a lot of birdie holes and a couple of definitely ace-able holes.
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15 Helpful / 0 Not
Should age well
Pros: This course had an interesting and challenging layout. Only a couple of holes had clear, straight routes to the basket while the remainder included sweeping right or left turns, sharp doglegs in both directions, and even a couple of "S-shaped" fairways (including #18, which seems to go on for ever and ever!). A range of distances from 170' to 365' gives a variety of skill levels possible chances at birdies. Holes #1-3 are shorter, allowing for a warm up, and they loop back to the parking lot giving you a chance to shed or add clothing or grab the bug spray conveniently if needed before hitting the rest of the course.
The fairways have been cleared of all extraneous trees, leaving only enough to keep the challenge factor up, while keeping the frustration level down. No aggravating "pinball" holes here! The holes approaching (#8) and paralleling (#9-11) the lake are far enough away from the bluff that only seriously bad throws would have you scrambling down the bank for discs.
Wide, bulldozed fairways made walking easy, and plentiful, clear, easy to read signs made navigation a breeze. Even the hike across and down the road to #17 was clearly marked.
The cement tee pads are huge and well textured and the baskets are obviously new. The entire course was in really great shape and the park was spotless. Campground restrooms are easily accessible at a couple of spots on the course.
Cons: Directional arrows on the tee signs would be nice for the numerous blind holes on the course. Footage for each hole would be a plus as well.
Since the course is brand-spankin' new, the grass hasn't grown back in on the fairways yet and I'm assuming they'll be a mess during and after rain storms for a while. Also, the rough is seriously ugly in most places just because there hasn't been a lot of traffic tromping through looking for errant throws, so be prepared to use thumbers or tomahawks for up-and-over shots.
Other Thoughts: A marked parking lot and split rail fence was being installed to the right of the ranger station when we were there. The tee for #1 is just right of the ranger station as well. Stop and say Hi to the park ranger if he's not busy. He was very helpful and quite funny during our visit and went out of his way to greet us.
Camp sites are available almost literally right on the course (along holes #11-13) for those who'd like to be able to throw right out their front flap.
Once the shule gets a little packed down and the grass grows on the fairways, this will be a class act and a great course for family fun.
Update 7/5/09: The parking lot is fully installed and well marked. Unless the rangers get ornery, you may be able to park and play without a State Park sticker since the parking is technically outside the actual park.
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