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3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nine (well, eight... see below) really nice DGA baskets adorn a beautiful little community park within view of the Niagara river, beckoning the beginning disc golfer to enjoy a quick round, with amenities and activities for the rest of the family to boot. The Veteran's memorial across the drive is classy, and there is a beautifully carved tree sculpture of an eagle just to the right of the ninth fairway.
The disc play is pretty basic, with eight holes consistently in the 150 to 200 foot range (the ninth is a 108' downhill putter ace run), and it's well-mapped for first timers to enjoy. The course even uses some of the park trees and slight elevation on the west end of the park to add just a touch of interest.
Cons: The big 'however', is that it's pretty bland for anyone who has played a tournament caliber course. This Veterans course won't challenge even a recreational player, and would really only be beneficial for competitive players to work on their short game in a quick half hour or less.
The park and course map are oriented to the parking area between baskets 7 through 9 and the baseball field, so if you want to start with hole one, you might want to park on the south side lot (this probably was intentional, suggesting that the baseball folks take precedence, a little).
Tees are natural turf with toe boards, and there were posts (yellow painted metal, unadorned with signage) only at holes 1, 4, 5, 7 & 8, so the other tees take a little bit of searching out the first time you play. The 5th (ace run) basket was a single ring of chains portable, unlike the nice set the rest of the way. And I couldn't find the tee for hole six at all.
Other Thoughts: Hey, if you like an ego boost, come pick up your deuces and an occasional ace here. Otherwise, I hope some of you City Slickers 'get' my review title ;)
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Ace runs throughout
- Some small elevation in play
- Very little chance of lost discs
- Other than the safety concerns (which are greater with a beginner), this course is very beginner friendly.
Cons: - Very short (avg under 200')
- Navigation was generally passable but could use some signage as some transitions aren't obvious.
- Natural tees
- A lot of safety concerns on several holes. Pavilions with picnickers, playgrounds, a few close to the road could all be in play.
- #6 was either moved and not updated on the map (and I couldn't find it) or it has been removed.
Other Thoughts: This is the type of course I wish was right around the corner from my work. It'd be perfect for a quick putter only round to work on short game on the lunch hour. There isn't really anything special about it, just your typical short 9 working around the other activities in a suburban park.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
short game practice
Pros: the course is small and easy to navigate. i prefer the course to help work on technique trying to get my throw straighter constistently. this course allows for that without any true hazards. there is also a slight elevation changes to work around, while 5 is so tempting for anyone to try to get an ace.
Cons: the amount of people on the weekends at the gazebos on nice days can get in the way of many of the later holes. i played saturday and i was unable to play 6-9 because of cars parked in the grass, and people having larger partyies in the fairways. people are the only real hazards on this course
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Good Beginner Course
Pros: This is a good course to take beginners to, offering some interesting shots and even some slight elevation changes.
It is a pretty nice area, and on a quiet day it makes for a really relaxing game.
I took some first-timers here and they had a good time.
Cons: The holes are super short. Even with my first-time disc golfer friends, we played a full 18 (two laps around the course) in less than 45 minutes.
While it was nice to have signs, the only purpose they serve was to spot the next tee from the hole. Some more permanent signage would be fantastic.
Other Thoughts: For more experienced players, this course would be good to practice your short game (I only used my aviar on the entire course), or to take some beginners.
However, for new players looking to refine their skills, this is a good course to play. The only problem is wild shots run the risk of tagging an innocent bystander.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Excellent beginner course. No difficult throws needed. My first time out i aced three holes
Cons: It's built around the playground so you must watch your angles or you'll hit a kid like the guy in front of us (accidently) did
Other Thoughts: Close to Mississippi Mudds and the Niagara River so you can go relax after a nice game
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Good Begginer Course
Pros: -Course is short for begginers
Cons: -A lot of people when you play sometimes
-Only 9 holes
-no more tee signs
Other Thoughts: -there is a big ditch you have to keep crossing
-some holes cross
-there are things like garbage cans or something hanging from the tee box sign
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -the course was fairly easy to navigate even my first time there
-free to play and to park
-the natural tees were all clearly marked
-the course makes a full single loop back to the beginning
-the back side of the park there is a small hill which leads to there being some elevation change on #'s 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6
-due to the park's small size the moderate woods make up for low difficulty relating to the shortness of the holes
Cons: -the signage needs updating. each tee is clearly marked but the signs are laminated paper and most are no longer attached to the poles but sitting in what i imagine are garbage baskets that hang from each pole
-all of the holes were fairly straightforward with no hyzer or annie shots
-some of the fairways cross: 2&3 and again at 5&6
Other Thoughts: -the course seems to be an after thought to a park whose main attractions would be the picnic shelters, and the large playground that consumes the middle of the park which is why most of the 9 holes play along the outside edge of the park.
-each tee sign reads "amateur tees must be used on the weekends" but i only saw one set of tees on each hole
-it's a okay beginner 9 hole course in an area that gets a lot of foot traffic being so close to the Niagara River
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Small and Short
Pros: Can try to ace just about any hole. Won't get frustrated by hitting trees. Easy to get to. Good practice for approach and putting, for experienced players.
Cons: Not very challenging for a relatively experienced player. You won't need any of your drivers. No maps/tee boxes. Not laid out very well.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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