Dover, NH 
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Technical - but fair

2-4    6/10/2015   6/10/2015
Review By: biff_malibu
Played: 10  Reviewed: 4
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Really well maintained. Good signage. Right off the highway. Mix of right and left tee shots. Fair par ratings.
Cons: So tight as to be limiting of shot varieties. Seems to be a decent amount of regular hiker traffic through the course -- need to keep an eye out for folks walking through your shot.
Other Thoughts: only played it twice in one day, But got the feeling that regulars could master this place with some basic trial an error. Seemed like there was probably only one good way to play many of the holes. Lots of wood out there, but mostly fair throughout. A lot of fun to play!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Organized chaos

2-4    11/23/2014   12/13/2014
Review By: KLydon
Played: 17  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 2.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +Variation of pin position
+Well maintained
+Enough par 4s so your self esteem won't be totally killed
Cons: -Some fairways are very close to one another
-Sometimes TOO many trees
Other Thoughts: This is a very wooded course but it plays very crisp. It was rare to hit a dangling limb or land in an unplayable spot. Fairways are defined and have many options but are very TIGHT. This was a great course to play and I would definitely recommend it to any player who wants a challenge.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Seacoast public course

2-4    8/10/2013   8/25/2013
Review By: Ctufankjian
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 3.7 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Well designed, wooded course. Layout flows well. Great tee pads. Mostly, nice controlled tee shots. Great baskets, benches, and water features. Nice spot to practice putting with two baskets.
Cons: If you lose a disc dont expect to get a call or find it in the lost and found. Lock your car doors. REALLY busy at peak times. Easily the busiest course in NH.
Other Thoughts: Philbricks bike shop is right down the street. They have a good selection of discs from several manufactures.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Bellamy Park Disc Golf

5+    5/13/2012   5/16/2012
Review By: jvaccaro
Played: 51  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 5.5 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: course is free to play, nice new concrete tee boxes, multiple pin locations that vary seasonally, very friendly locals, scenic area along the Bellamy River
Cons: signage is outdated and inconsistent, there are a couple fairways that lack definition
Other Thoughts: overall course design is tight and requires precision accuracy

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.


5+    1/28/2012   1/30/2012
Review By: Lemony
Played: 11  Reviewed: 4
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A smaller course with an excellent feel.
Happy to be left handed on specific holes.
Trash bins at every tee.
Concrete tee boxes.
Rewards technical shots.
Two turns off of the highway.
Cons: As other reviewers have noted - this course has a large amount of trees waiting to grab your drive and throw it far from the fairway.
Signage is not current, and can be hard to navigate if it is your first time playing.
Other Thoughts: In playing this course you will often have looks that you have never seen on certain holes before, which I prefer to look at as a form of added variety. Multiple pin locations can change the character of each hole. Overall a fun course to play.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    6/10/2011   6/11/2011
Review By: bradharris
Played: 85  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 12.8 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy to navigate - It is very easy to find your way around this course. The next tee is usually very easy to find from each basket.

Nice baskets - The baskets are in very good shape.

Beautiful setting - Nice woodsy feel with a river running through makes for a very nice setting.

Relatively few bugs - I didn't even need bug spray and never got bit.

Trash cans and benches - Every tee had a seat of some sort and there were plenty of trash cans to keep the litter to a minimum.
Cons: Too condensed - A lot of holes on this course are very close to others. It's very easy to end up in the fairway or even in the putting area for a different hole. Definitely need to keep your head on a swivel on crowded days.

Limited signage - The fact that there are signs is a plus, but some are missing and the ones that are there aren't a particularly good illustration of the hole.

Too many trees - There are some fairways that have a few too many trees in the middle. Rather than being an interesting challenge to the hole, they end up being a guard that only lets the lucky shots through. A little bit of tree removal would be nice.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed my first time on this course. It's not a hugely daunting course which made for a nice relaxed afternoon round. It did get really crowded and we were stuck in a backup with groups in front and behind us, but from what I hear, that's very unusual.

There also seemed to be a lot of beginners on the course. I don't list this as a positive or negative. I don't mind playing behind a slower beginner group, especially on the nice day we had. But be aware that there a number of players out there still learning the basics.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.


1    5/2/2011   5/2/2011
Review By: dugmar
Played: 12  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.6 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Free. Plenty of parking. Easy to get to. Course in great shape. Nice concrete tee boxes. Very challenging course for a rec player like me. Not very crowded with non-players.
Cons: Not sure if this is a con, but there are lots of trees. May be frustrating for some players.
Other Thoughts: Great free course with some nice natural beauty to take in.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.


1    1/1/2011   2/19/2011
Review By: solomon.trenton
Played: 76  Reviewed: 68  Exp: 7.5 Years
12 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Right off the highway (less than 1 mile). There are three pin locations on every hole. A practice basket right near the parking lot and first hole. Tee signs and bag holders on almost every hole. There are some next tee signs, although more are needed. There are cement boxes on every hole (except 1 which has stone). Scattered trash cans, recycle bins and benches make this park almost completely free of trash. Hole ten ends up near one. There is also a basketball court and swim hole on the course.
There are a couple of ace runs to go with some long par 4's. Water comes into play on a couple of holes. The mix of holes is pretty incredible considering the land. Elevation comes into play and drastically plays with you on one of the holes. The signature hole is probably 11 which has a blind elevation drop and the basket several feet from the water's edge.
Cons: A decent amount of signage either isn't available or is missing (next tee signs primarily). Hole 1's tee box is a huge hazard. The stones are all uneven and the wall is low: there is a swim hole/stream right below. A lot of the holes and fairways are close to each other or in the middle of one another. There is a lot of dead fall in the fairways and even more in the rough. There are several very narrow steep paths in between holes. There are a couple of tee pads that are in other holes fairways.
Other Thoughts: Lefty friendly course.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful.


5+    10/9/2010   10/18/2010
Review By: enlightenedhyzer
Played: 10  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 8.7 Years
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Challenging, good mix of shots, fun, easy disc retrieval from shallow river(except after rain), free
Cons: Lots of trees, some natural tee boxes are in very poor condition but they had added some new concrete tees
Other Thoughts: Fun and frustrating course but the best in the area (that is free). this course has made me increase my accuracy drastically. one huge minus is that when the league is playing, they play in HUGE groups. what happened to etiquette? no bigger groups that 4 and disperse the groups throughout the course. frustrating waiting on them to finally get to play through

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Top notch woods golf!

5+    11/3/2010   8/10/2010
Review By: jtreadwell
Played: 70  Reviewed: 26  Exp: 6 Years
This review was updated on 2/28/2014
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Huge variety of challenging shots
- Fun for new players and pros alike
- Beautiful new tee signs showing both pin placements
- Alternate pin placements on every hole
- Cement tees in great shape.
- Top of the line baskets
- Practice area with driving net and 2 baskets
- Great new Pro Shop on the 11th fairway with enough discs, snacks, and accessories to satisfy a touring pro
- Free!
- Friendly locals (I'm a little biased =))

Cons: - Small mistakes can lead to huge punishment on some of the more tree intensive holes.
- Due to close fairways, there are instances where the "best" shot is right up another hole's fairway. Without clarification of OB on the course there are situations where players could get hit.
Other Thoughts: This is a highly technical course that will force you to become a better player. Most of the holes are very well designed with clear lines to the pin that will still be a challenge. All 18 tee boxes are now poured concrete. A lot of the small sticks that regularly litter the fairways have been swept up and previously tangled paths (between 11 and 12 for instance) have been widened. If you have not yet mastered the flex shot this course will give you plenty of opportunity to practice as there are many holes (3,4,8,14,18) that will be difficult to par without some wiggling on the part of your shot. There are multiple pin positions that are rotated every few months. Currently, the OB is clearly marked with yellow string so there is less cheating allowed than before (could be a con for some =)). Overall this is a great place for pros and newbs alike. New players will be forced to learn how to bail themselves out of trouble, and veterans of the game will enjoy the challenge, especially on the back nine which is generally more difficult. There are some small cosmetic flaws but for a free course you can't do much better than this. There are new metal signs that show both pin positions and are a massive improvement over the old signs in the pictures. There are also now 18 alternate positions instead of 14. The latest addition is a fully stocked pro shop in the old camp building that sits in the center of the course. The shop is well stocked with all the most popular classic and brand new molds, as well as snacks, baskets, clothing, and hand warmers. They even offer custom dyes on your favorite discs!! Keep an eye on Bellamy, it's only going to get better!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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