E-town College course guide
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Pros: Some fun short shots if you are not too picky about nice conditions and long distance. Many holes have good shade in the summer. Grass areas nicely mowed. All 3 times I was here the course was quiet and peaceful.
Cons: Like the other reviews state it's an older course that needs some work. If it is your first time here some of the tees/holes will take a bit of extra walking to find.
Some holes will require you to find a landing spot before teeing off to avoid losing your disc. Many baskets not visible from tee, but only a problem the first time you play here.
Other Thoughts: Detailed guide for playing the course
Tees- directions to the next tee start from the last basket played to the next hole's sign location (some signs are missing). When i start my directions with "turn around" or "turn left" it is based on standing and facing the basket you just finished (as if you had made a perfect shot from that basket's tee) and starting from there to the next tee/sign.
The signs are small and white, only about 3-4' high and the photocopied pictures are mostly faded or destroyed so i have directions for the fairway (main path to the basket) and the basket location (for many holes the basket is not visible from the tee, a walk up may be needed before throwing your tee shot; some baskets will be visible from the tee after you play the course a few times).
Holes that may require finding a landing area to avoid losing a disc when teeing off: #5, #13, #16.
The open grass area (accessed from the end of Cherry St) is a great spot for local beginners, family's and kids to learn and practice at holes 8-12. Easy to walk or ride bike to this area without having to drive around through the campus to park.
Section 1: next to the tennis courts
#1- See 'directions to course' info on main page. You will need to find out if entering the college campus and parking by the tennis courts is allowed by guests, otherwise see alternate parking (end of Cherry St) info at bottom.
#2- go straight ahead from #1 basket to #2 sign, fairway is a dogleg right, basket located between the trees and the dorm building (basket not visible from tee)
#3- turn around (180 degrees) and head back towards the closest corner of the tennis courts to sign, fairway is straight (between tennis courts on left and trees on right), basket is on right in trees
Section 2: large overgrown oval area in the middle of the course, surrounded by 1.the abandoned road (bottom) 2. large steep embankment/hill (top) 3.small open circular grass area (left) 4. large open grass area that has some large open spaced trees (right)
#4- walk small dirt path thru trees to overgrown abandoned road (opposite diagonal direction from tennis courts), turn right a few steps to sign, fairway is straight ahead 210 feet (follows road), basket left after last tree (may only be visible if you walk about halfway up the road)
#5- left on little dirt path about 50 feet to sign, fairway is thru the trees paralleling the left side of the dirt path, top of basket has an extended white round #5 sign that is just barely visible from the tee area (a walk-up to the basket and landing areas will be needed the first time you play this hole to avoid losing your disc)
#6- standing at basket #5 look up and slightly right to the small open grass area, the tee for number 6 is on the other side. (holes #6, #15 and #16 all crisscross)
continue on dirt path from #5 basket, then right turn up little dirt trail into open grass area (you will pass #15 basket on left and the sign for #16 on right), when you are in the middle of that open area stop to look right- the basket is located off to your right (about 2 o'clock) down a dirt path against the steep hill (basket may not be visible unless you walk over) and the tee is off to your left (11 o'clock), continue across the open area to the #6 sign (it's on the right before you get to the #16 basket which is well hidden behind a tree), fairway is left curve back across the open grass area
#6- alternate directions: if you find the #16 sign, it is almost a straight shot to the #16 basket, and the #6 tee is on the right before that basket
#7- turn back around from #6 basket to walk up dirt path you just played down, then immediately right up steep dirt path to the sign (the #15 tee sign is also here, shooting across the open grass area), tee is a steep drop shot thru tall trees, fairway is thru the trees parallel to the embankment on the left and the overgrown area to the right, basket is at the end of the embankment about 50 feet up on a small elevated area (basket probably not visible the first time you are here- landing a disc left of path on the embankment is easier to find than landing right in the overgrown area)
Section 3: large open grass area with some large nicely spaced trees (this section can be accessed easily by parking in the circular area at the end of Cherry St and walking past the chain gate)
#8- (no sign or clear definition of where the tee originally was) take dirt path to right of #7 basket (not straight out to open area) back to overgrown road past basket #4 and turn left, teeing off where the paved surface fades into grass is about 350', fairway is thru grass/open area to other end, basket is difficult to see but is right against the tree line about 75 feet left and slightly uphill of the chain gate in the far right corner
#9- left from #8 basket along tree line about 75 feet to sign, fairway shoots back across open area going through many large trees, basket cannot be seen from tee but is directly behind the large triple tree which is past two other large trees
#10- continue straight past #9 basket toward tree line walking only about 15 feet and stop in the open grass (straight ahead looks into the area where holes #5 and #7 are), you are now in the #10 fairway, basket is slightly uphill to your right, tee is to your left down a path to the sign, fairway is a left curve up a slight rise
#11- turn back around for #11 tee sign, fairway curves right, basket not visible from tee but is just around the curve
#12- turn to your left from #11 basket, walk thru trees to #12 sign, fairway is a left curve, basket not visible from tee but is at end of the curve in open tree area
Section 4: wooded area on the embankment/hill (holes go up and over the hill, connected by a thin dirt trail) and the small open circular grass area for #15 basket and #16 tee (this is also the #6 hole area)
#13- straight on path to sign, hole is a steep uphill shot with a slight right curve at the top, basket on right past overgrowth (not visible from the bottom)
#14- up to top of embankment to sign, fairway shoots slightly down, basket visible from tee (do not throw too far right on this hole)
#15- straight a few steps then take left down dirt path to sign (back to location of #7 tee), fairway is a steep drop thru the open area to basket at other end of open area against the tree line (you passed the #15 basket when walking to tee #6), basket may be visible if you stand right of the tee
#16- turn to you left to see the sign 30 feet away, fairway is across the open area, basket is past the #6 tee and is well hidden behind a tree (avoid landing right in overgrown area)
#17- dirt path is overgrown so take sand/dirt road straight out from #16 basket to 'T' intersection and stop here, look left down road for basket hidden behind two trees, then turn right and walk about 100 feet down road to tee area
#18- (a made up hole, no #18 basket currently on the course) turn back around from #17 basket and head down sand road into stone road towards brush dumping/tanbark area on right, throw from somewhere on the paved surface to basket #3 located in trees, a left curve shot (basket #3 was the hole which ran closely along the tennis courts into the trees)
Alternate parking (start at hole #9)- If parking access to the E-town campus is off limits and you can't park close to hole #1 or the tennis courts:
Take Cherry St from S.Market St (Rt 230) to where it ends in a circle. Walk past chain gate into open grass area, turn immediately right and walk along tree line past #8 basket to #9 tee sign.
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Pros: -Baskets are in good shape.
-All but the first two holes are away from the college campus.
-Has several elevated tees.
-Tees have pictures of the hole and arrows pointing in the direction of play.
-Several ace-able holes. (came close once)
Cons: -Hole six tee box is very hard to find and not well marked.
-We couldn't find hole 18's basket.
-Grounds didn't seem very well kept.
-Tee pads were gravel, part of a walkway, or non-existant
Other Thoughts: Overall we did enjoy this course, but were annoyed about not being able to play all 18 holes. If you are from Lancaster County and are looking for a change of pace from your regular course, this is a nice option.
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Pros: Signs are excellent. Have distance and direction of pin. Also arrows on baskets point the way to next tee. Good mix of right and left turns.
Cons: Mostly short holes. No concrete tees. A few areas a little difficult to navigate.
Other Thoughts: This is certainly not a destination type course but worth the time if you are in the area. I'm wondering if work has been done on it because the signs all seem very new.
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Pros: -Uses a variety of throws and discs
-Well thought out course through the woods
-Not a lot of traffic and course is almost all separate from school grounds except for the first 2 holes.
-The course has pictures on each tee showing where the basket is with arrows and distance.
-Baskets are in great shape
Cons: -never even found basket number 18
-although it's being maintained, better ground keeping would make the course nicer as there are a lot of high brush areas on the course.
-Not very challenging...the most challenging part is that there are some places on the course where there should just be a few more trees cut down to make it more realistic.
-A couple of the holes cris-cross over each other so if there were multiple people on the course, you would need to look out for other discs.
Other Thoughts: This a very short course where you can have a chance at an ace on at least 5 holes. I shot a par today 8-12-09, and that was because I had two bad holes. A confusing hole to find is number 6...After you are done with hole 5, walk up to the 16th tee behind basket 5, and walk towards the 16th basket and that's where tee #6 is. Also, when you are done with number 7, 8's tee is all the way back by #4's basket heading out into the field. This course has some spots where you seriously need to have someone spot your disc since there are a few blind holes. This course has a good amount of shot selection as there are a couple of really short par 3's, under 150 feet that involve a hyzer or two. This course could actually be a pretty neat course if everything gets cleaned out properly. The lay out has a couple of elevation changes that make for neat holes to play.
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