1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The tee pads are very nice and in great shape. The elevation changes and obstacles (trees, elevation, fences, roads, etc) were enough to keep your interest. There was no one around the day I played so didn't have to worry about other players or just people in the park getting in the way like you do at some courses.
Cons: As mentioned in the past, the signage is terrible. I had printed off the map of the course before I went and still had difficulty finding some of the tees and baskets. Not a very good flow between some of the holes. With as little as the course seemed to be used by others other than disc golfers, not sure why they would have difficulty keeping proper signage. Some of the baskets were pretty rusty, but nice deep baskets.
Other Thoughts: Only people I saw were the city workers mowing with the big tractors and bush hogs. I was actually prepared to just wait until they were done in that area, but they actually stopped 3 times when they were in the area I was preparing to shoot from. Nice to see they respected disc golfers enough to do that rather than look at us like we were just in their way. Favorite holes were the downhill shot on 15 followed by the uphill shot on 16.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Crestmont Park DG
Pros: -Outstanding use of elevation and trees throughout.
-Fair risk/reward opportunities: several "thread the needle" drives required; the shule and the protected pin positions on certain holes reward safe shots while brutalizing errant ones; elevated pins provide a very real chance of rolling downhill; most holes test shot-making and line-shaping skills.
-Despite the lack of adequate signage, the flow of the course felt very natural without much chance of getting lost.
-Ace opportunities without being cheap or easy.
-Alternative long/short tees on some holes help make the course beginner friendly.
-Baskets have a few rusty chains but otherwise catch great.
Cons: -Gravel tees are rutted and brutal. Signage is just barely adequate to find the next tee, and several tee numbers are missing.
-Poison ivy, especially on the trees on 4 and 5.
-Park is a bit shabby and didn't seem to be overly used, which is a shame for such a fun little course. Some litter; large rusted metal objects jut randomly from the earth in a few spots.
-Treacherous in the rain. Tees and several holes on the back nine flood. A couple of the elevated holes on the back nine become extremely slick and dangerous, making falling and sliding a very real possibility.
Other Thoughts: -Nestled in a mostly-wooded city park with a fair amount of elevation. A small creek weaves throughout the course, providing the chance of getting a disc wet. Park is surrounded by a housing community but for the most part the course feels more wooded than urban. Park amenities are scant: a small shelter by the first hole, a small grill, and a community garden space. Some stumps, benches, and trashcans scattered throughout.
-Crestmont has a good mix of hole styles, although because of the size of the available land there aren't any holes over 350-400'. If you have a big arm this is an outstanding course for mid-range or putter practice.
-It's a shame that such a well-designed course, with many great traits, seems to be largely neglected. The few trashcans needed emptying, poison ivy is growing up and around trees in the middle of the fairway, and the park hadn't been mowed in a while.
-Better tees, signage, and upkeep would make this already fun course a delight to play.
-Mulberry tree by #4 is one of the many mature, interesting trees throughout the park. Totally worth a look if you're, you know, into that sort of thing.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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