Lewes, DE
Cape Henlopen State Park Share
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3 / 196ft.   3 / 350ft.   3 / 345ft. Par / Distance:
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 Dune Golf

5+    8/30/2000   1/30/2009
Review By: craigg
Played: 181  Reviewed: 37  Exp: 32.7 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's tough to rate this course because it is so unique
Many of its pros are also its cons :)
Located in a State Park near the Ocean on the Delaware Shore, Cape Henlopen is dune golf! Teepads used to be little boardwalks set in the sand. The dunes are peppered with a weird kind of pine tree that doesn't get huge, but provides an interesting obstacle. Due to the nature of the topography, many of the holes are blind forcing you to walk up a dune, spy the basket and get a fix on a site line above the hole to use as reference from the tee.
Once you play it a few times, it actually becomes a fun little challenge, Some folks only get to play it once, and go away feeling a little off - which is what dune golf will do to you your first time.
Fortunately, it's not terribly long, so trudging through the sand is minimal
Cons: Holes are blind, gotta clean sand out of your shoes, and pay close attention to your errant shots. Throwing over stuff you cant see can yield a lost disc pretty easily.
Other Thoughts: The Cape is one of those fun to play, on the way, convenience courses. Maybe not a great tournament course, but worth a stop if you're on your way up the coast.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 will not play here again

1    11/27/2008   11/30/2008
Review By: swellerdiscgolf
Played: 11  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 6.9 Years
3 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Not much, it's a disc golf course close to my in-laws house in Long Neck DE
Cons: Course was hard to follow. Signs at tee boxes were kind of vague (preffered path was a straight line to the basket DUH). Short tee boxes were in disrepair. Most shots were blind holes, with baskets being behind foliage with no way to get around except for small walking path. Baskets were very old, and I think were original to the 1978 course. Strollers for the kids would be impossible.
Other Thoughts: Course is layed out on sand dunes, so sand in the shoes was unavoidable. Played on Thanksgiving...the park was open for free. Back 9 more open than front 9.

3 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 sand in your shoes

1    6/29/2008   9/5/2008
Review By: gottafixit
Played: 413  Reviewed: 66  Exp: 11.1 Years
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Lots of elevation changes. Blinds shots that I felt you couldn't loose your disc on. The sand if you fancy that, the park it is located is fantastic spend the day on the beach.
Cons: Little hard to navigate for the first time. Walking in the sand is though.
Other Thoughts: I played this course after a long day of other DE courses and it was the highlight, i think because of the great difference the sand and mix of blind and elevation.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful.


7/29/2008   7/29/2008
Review By: DWill
Played: 221  Reviewed: 45  Exp: 35.9 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Near Rehoboth Beach. Tee signs and tee pads on every hole. Some elevation changes. Nice use of vegetation.
Cons: Windy, not easy to navigate for first timers. Terrain is mostly sand, so difficult to walk on. Maybe wear sandals, my regular disc golf shoes filled with sand. $8 for non Delaware residents entrance fee.
Other Thoughts: Too little course for the high price admission. If you really need your disc golf fix while on vacation, play it, otherwise save your money for a better course.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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