0 Helpful / 2 Not
Its a 5 hole now
Pros: Great to take your kids. No chance of losing disks that sums it up
Cons: Construction has this course tore up. hsrd to find the tees for the ones that do exist. No pads of any kind
Other Thoughts: I took my 9 yr old daughter here wit simply let her play and even she thought it was ok and wanted to go to Dunncroft. Hole 1 is gone, 2,3,4 5,6 are fine. 7,8,9 are unplayable.# 9 basket is inside the construction and standing but 7-8 are gone. If they dont bring this back I hope the county puts the baskets to good use somewhere else.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Course Mostly Torn Down With Construction
Pros: Great starting course for beginners - basically no trouble areas and no opportunities for lost discs.
Lots of wide open areas for practice and for working on shot placement.
Its great to see this at a local school to get kids interested in the game at a young age.
Cons: Busy area with other school sports - you have to be careful not to hit someone
All Holes are really short and basically wide open - no variety
Restricted hours as the course is only open after school hours and on weekends.
Other Thoughts: Half of the holes are unplayable currently due to construction...and some of the baskets are in the construction area and one looked destroyed...I hope they put it all back together
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
not the time to play this course
Pros: Close to my home
Cons: School is under construction or expansion half the holes are not playable... Wait a few months to play here
Other Thoughts: Decent course I guess, but right now you would never know it because the first few and last few holes out of only 9 are affected by construction equipment and supplies.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Middle School Course
Pros: The course is on school property which promotes the sport. Good practice for your short game.
Cons: Lack of proper tees and some tee signs. Very open so there's really no variety. Closed during school hours. Nine holes.
Other Thoughts: When you play this course its important to remember that its for a middle school and its great for people who are new to the sport. It isn't a good course for competitive players with big arms, but could be a good course for practicing your short game. Some of the tee signs are missing (4 and 8), but we just shot near the previous basket. Besides the first three holes (with a few trees), there really wasn't much as far as obstacles, leaving all the other holes wide open. We played this course on a whim because we wanted something new and, though it may be good for some, I probably won't be going back.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Very Fun Beginner Course
Pros: Short holes for beginners. Open unobstructed shots, again, beginner friendly.
Cons: As the other reviews pointed out, holes 4 and 8 dont have a sign that I could find.
Other Thoughts: Very decent. I love to see courses that you can take your kids to and give them something to feel good about. My daughter loved playing this course and so did I.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Basic Beginners' Course
Pros: Nine baskets, open and good for beginners, particularly young beginners.
Cons: Very short, open, not all tees obvious.
Other Thoughts: Once upon a time there was a scruffy little 18-hole course in the woods near a small park in Henrico's far west end. Then the county decided to use the land for a new middle school, the course was eventually reduced to nine holes, and the other nine baskets ended up over here at one of the county's older middle schools. These nine baskets have been scattered about among the track, baseball field, and other P.E. areas of Brookland Middle School for use by the students (I assume) and the general public when school is not in session.
This course is, except for one hole, very short, and, again except for one hole, entirely in the open. So it's best function may be as a course to teach new players, especially kids, how to play disc golf. Unfortunately, the lack of an open bathroom on the grounds somewhat negates the appeal of the course to parents looking to teach their kids the game. Otherwise, the appeal of the course lies in working on your mid-range game and perhaps using the fields (if not the baskets) for some practice. Except for #5, a wide-open 400' hole ending under a big oak tree, the course is very short (200' or less for most holes) and pretty much so entirely open.
There are signs on at least seven of the nine holes, though they are placed on fences, walls, and nearby trees, with no indication of the actual tee area and only minimal indication of which way is the proper basket. The baskets are numbered. I personally never found the tee for #4 or #8, though I did find both #7 and alt 7 (??), so at least eight tees are marked out there. I hope that lots of eager 11- and 12-year olds will have a good introduction to the game thanks to this course, and if you have someone you want to both teach the game and start them off real easy, well this might be a good spot. Anyone else, though, may find this course not worth the effort of getting there, or finding your way around once you're there.
Favorite Hole - #5 - only 400' hole on the course ends on a small hill beneath a big, beautiful tree.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Not too far from my house. Aslo has tennis courts.
Cons: Poorly set up. No tees. Too close to people passing by walking running or just talking. Where is the 8th tee. I will stay at Duncroff
Other Thoughts: Needs to be away from other activities. You could very easily hit someone.
2 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Try it once
Pros: very short shots except 5th hole.
Cons: Not sure where the 4th hole sign. Tee boxes would be nice. couldn't fine 7th hole basket. 8th hole sign I couldn't find either.
Other Thoughts: Short course may or may not come back. Dunncroft and New Hanover are more of a test as 9 holes courses goes in Richmond.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: It has 9 baskets.
Can't totally hate any course with a basket.
That is 9 more baskets than I have :)
Cons: I hate slamming a course, esp when it seems new and incomplete
1.Where are the Tees? Some have nice donated signs marking the tees, but the location of some are a mystery.
2. The first 3 holes you literally can put from the tee and get an ace
3. Can't play during school ours
Other Thoughts: No sir. I didn't like it.
If you happen to live across the street from Brookland Middle school and just want to practice or goof around then play this course.
Otherwise go to the 9 hole courses at Dunncroft or New Hannover that arent to far away. Go to Bryant Park just down the road.
Don' t waste your time with this one until the creator/s of this course put more into it.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Bathrooms, water fountains, and occasional hotty playing tennis. All good things for being such a small course. The basket placement pretty cool and even though some of the hole signs say Par 4, there is an ace opportunity for those that can throw pretty well.
And I cant help it, I was a little Brookland Middle schooler back in the day. Its cool to get back out there and play in the fields. Go Cubs.
Cons: I expected more of a challenge, but it definitly doesn't take the fun out of the course. I would assume it gets a little busy out there with baseball practice or people running on the track but so far so good.
Other Thoughts: The first 4 holes are tightly tucked into a wooded area beside the tennis courts. The fifth hole is a pretty long shot across the track and under a huge tree behind the baseball field. Stay behind the catch fence on the field to find the sign for 6. The basket is straight in front of you between two trees, another decent ace op. 7 is the only hole, that I noticed, that has an alternate tee. One is at the adjacent baseball field near first base. For two, you have to follow the woodline all the way up until you reach a trailer by W Hall. The basket for each is behind the last backboard at the far left corner of the courts. Your next throw on 8 is all the way across the courts to the right of the pull up bars. You will find the tee for hole 9 on the wall of the gymnasium. This hole has a straight shot to the basket, located directly in front of the tennis courts.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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