Hope you Brought a Putter
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice, fairly new baskets and serviceable tees at a small park in close proximity to the beach. Not a bad place to work with you putter and if I did go back, that's probably all that I'd bring. The majority of the holes are close to a small pond with jumping fish so the atmosphere isn't too bad either.
Hole 9 is nicely laid out, cutting across a corner of the lake to a basket that sits on a bluff sticking out over the lake. It's not a bad way to end the course and is somewhat redeeming.
Cons: But, it's nine holes that range from short to very short in a park that really didn't have the space for nine holes. There are no signs, a fact which is somewhat mitigated by the fact that you can almost always see the basket from the tee.
The first two holes are adjacent to the ball fields and suffer for that greatly. Though both are short they both manage to cross the road. From there three is in a different park. If I hadn't read here that you have to cross the railroad tracks, I would not have found the rest of the holes.
When I did found three, I didn't bother playing it. The line you need to throw crosses a few parking spaces, spaces which were occupied when I was there. The rest of the holes aren't much better, either in layout or navigation.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Just as sketchy as everyone has described.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Nice easy course for beginners. Holes 3-9 had nice scenery and wildlife.
Concrete tees and baskets in good shape.
Navigation was relatively easy even though there were several extra tee pads scattered all over the place.
Next tee signs aided flow, but playing 2 holes at one part and 7 in another is pretty odd.
Cons: The area was so shady that after playing the first 2 holes we wanted to walk back to the car and move it to the parking lot by hole 3.
There was a homeless couple sleeping in their car parked in the middle of fairway 2.
Hole 3 was one of the worst holes I have ever played. It was a pointless plinko hole with no fairway and the risk of hitting cars in the parking lot is very high.
Course was pretty short with only one option on how to play it.
Clear illegal activities occurring in broad day light really made us nervous to leave our car at this course.
Course lacked challenge. Played the entire course in under 20 minutes and was glad to leave.
Other Thoughts: There is risk of disc loss in the water, but risk is very minimal, nearly zero for most experienced players.
I think switching baskets for 5 and 8 could be one way to prevent monotony on this little course. (shooting at basket 8 from tee 5 and basket 5 from tee 8.)
Unusual amount of wildlife made course interesting; a baby racoon walked up to us on hole 6 and snuggled with my dad's disc golf bag, a rabbit ran up to my dad near the train tracks, large fish jumped from the water every few seconds, several types of birds, and we heard there may even be an alligator.
I rated this course as passable, because you can play it during the day, but it is only 9 holes and is not a course you would really want to return to frequently. I would pass on this course unless you are a course collector or only have time for a very quick round.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Passable... Indeed. Pass right on by.
Pros: The course is very compact, lending itself to a nice, brisk nine or a quick eighteen. The effort put into the course shows in the concrete pads and good baskets. The landscaping was fine, with well trimmed grass and trimmed back underbrush.
The course is not very crowded and is a very nice little park to play in. Only light traffic going by and a very forgiving pond, with a large shallow area and clear water allowing a good chance of reclaiming a disk that happens to roll in.
The locals, including the man who helped set the course up, are extremely helpful. They gave us the course layout, which is not difficult to follow even without help, and were very happy to see new people on the course.
Cons: Short. Now, this is usually not a fault to me... I like short holes. Unfortunately, that is all this course has. Only one approached my usual driving distance of 280-300 feet and it was simply a relatively long, straight drive.
Holes one through four are throwing around the roads of the park, which causes problems on busy days when there are cars parked on the other side of the road from the fairway. A misthrown disk could easily slam into one of them.
There are extra tee pads around, as the course was redesigned at some point. Apparently it used to stretch father into the park than it does now and had more of the lake in play. A shame that it was compacted so much.
Other Thoughts: I enjoy nine hole courses. A nice short round is always a good thing. Unfortunately, this is not a particularly good nine hole course.
I understand the limitations of the land have to be taken into consideration and that this is a redesign of the original concept. However, that does not excuse the fact that the course is trying to fit nine into an area where six would be comfortable. The fact that they put roads and parking areas into play is also a problem.
All in all, I can't see any reason to play this course more than once. There is no particular challenge to it and the layout of the first few holes is a major problem. An ace or a birdie is always a nice feeling, but on a course like this, it's almost not worth bragging about.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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