6 Helpful / 0 Not
Don't go out of your way for this one
Pros: New discatchers. Good cement tees.
The course is in an attractive setting adjacent to a small lake. The hole difficulties are appropriate for a beginner course and the course will likely attract some new players to the game. The holes that are near the water have a good deal of "bail-out" area so that beginners aren't forced to lose their plastic.
Holes 3-9 provide a good challenge for new players and a bit of technical practice for more experienced players.
Cons: Routing issues:
The course starts near the baseball fields in one park and after two holes players must walk down to the main road, over the railroad tracks and over to an adjacent park.
Holes 6-7-8 are a dead end loop. Following hole 8, players must walk back against the grain of hole 5 to hole 9's tee. Hole 9 ends in the middle of the second park. Following hole 9, players must backtrack past hole 4-3-2 to get back to the starting point.
I'd recommend parking near hole 3 and skipping hole 1 and 2 altogether.
Hole 1 crosses a park road.
Hole 2 plays entirely down a park road with the basket just off the road.
Hole 3 has a park dirt road down the left and a picnic area behind the basket. Hole 4 has a park dirt road down the left and a parking area behind the basket.
The tee signs are placed such that they touch the back or sides of the tee pads and are a trip hazard in some instances.
Hole 9's tee pad is in play on hole 5.
Just plain weird: There are some random cement tee pads scattered around the course in weird places.
Evidently they are the remnants of an aborted course design.
Other Thoughts: The word is that originally the designer had some insanely unsafe 18 hole layout that used the two parks mentioned plus some additional, adjacent land on the water treatment property. Fortunately, Innova East responded to the problem by sending down a designer to salvage the project. This individual did the best they could given the park constraints. In my honest opinion, however, this is another example of a course that probably shouldn't have gone in the ground.
Remember: Don't be a dirty disc golfer. If you pack it in, pack it out!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: New Course with new Discatcher Pros with Concrete pads. 3 of the holes require some fine control to make a birdies, while the lengths are short there are tight lines that require fine control. 3 of the holes are close enough to water that errant throws could cost you a disc.
Hollyland is a course that plays very quickly, most pads are close to the last pin.
Cons: Since it a new course the locals that fish in the canal are still parking on the fairway for hole 4. There is no signage other than pad markers showing the hole number. There are also pads that were poured before the course was finalized near were pins are now located which can be confusing.
Other Thoughts: The pad for hole 1 is located at the corner of the baseball field. Hole 2 plays over the entrance way to the park. After clearing hole 2 walk to the street and cross the Train tracks you will come to pad 3, which is right off the sidewalk.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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