0 Helpful / 2 Not
Very good all-around course
Pros: Great mix of left/right pin locations
Quiet course at rear of park
Wildlife (deer frequent this park)
alternate pin positions quite often change whether the hole is right/left.
Cons: Poison ivy prevalent on edge of fairways
No facilities in the park near the course
Lenghty walk between 16 & 17th hole
Other Thoughts: I'd love to see the 3rd placement for hole #5 in the middle of the cul-se-sac island grass!
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
It keeps getting better and better
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Great use of cul-de-sac and abandoned housing development for course layout. Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees line the fairways. Don't miss this course in early April.
- All Roads (and beyond) are treated as OB, which creates added challenge on every hole. Many holes require precise shot placement to avoid running OB.
- This course has a good mix of left and right dog legs, with 3 basket locations per hole.
-New for 2013 are 7 extra baskets (chainstars) installed permanently in the C pins on 7 holes. 6 of the 7 have a par 4 rating.
-New for 2012 are 13 alternate Concrete teepads, and 5 roadway teepads outlined by RED/BLUE painted lines. Many of the new teepads are located inside the treeline which created wooded drives and a few tunnel shots.
- The course now has 4 playable configurations: Rubber Tees, Concrete tees, Blue Tees (Longs), Red Tees (Shorts). The Blue and the Red are a mix of both Rubber and Concrete.
- The old rubber tees are still in great shape and provide a great surface when dry. However they do get a bit slick when wet. All of the rubber mats were purchased from the local Amish community and are originally intended as horse stable mats.
- Updated Tee Signs installed over the summer to show all 3 basket location distance and locations. Small pad-lock on tee sign shows what location the basket is in (if they remembered to move the locks when moving the baskets )
- There is a pavilion located between hole 1 and 10. It is in a perfect location for events and club meetings, not to mention eating a bagged lunch between rounds.
- Bright orange Navigation arrows nailed to trees are found after every hole to point you to the next teepad.
- Practice basket is now located between hole 1 and 10 tee pads on the corner of the road caddy-corner from the pavillion. The practice basket putting range area also dubbles as the 18 C pin position, and has in-ground foot stones w/ distances (in feet) painted on them.
- Very friendly and safe atmosphere. Dog park near course and very clean restrooms between baseball fields.
- Club events are held every Thursday and Sunday. Visitors are always welcome to play with the club during organized rounds for free.
Cons: - Flat. But you can't find many hills in this geographic region regardless. Many say the abundant OB makes up for the lack of elevation.
- Not any sustainable play through the woods.
- Ticks, Chiggers, and Thorns in the summer. Wear bug repellent if you are playing with errant throwers.
Other Thoughts: - The local club is very active at continuing course improvements and helping maintain the fairways. Having installed the concrete teepads by raising money through club events and with lots of help from donors, Hot Shots is now PDGA sanctioned tourney-ready course. It's only a matter of time before the first one is organized. The club has begun adding a 2nd set of baskets permanently in the C positions (longs). 7 holes have extra baskets.
-This course has really come a long way since it first opened. Basket positions have been relocated to maximize the use of land and natural obstacles. The new teepads are not simply added distance, as the majority change the look at each basket location. And benches are slowly appearing around the course.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
your own private course.
Pros: 18 holes with tee signs and a set of rubber tee pads as well as a new set of concrete tee pads. There is a good mix of left and right holes (slightly favors the left). The OB factor is unique since nearly every hole has OB. Multiple pin positions. Many brand new C positions have been created for the more advanced disc golfers. You can see the basket from a majority of A locations, while most C positions are blind.
Course uses the road a lot, so when you go OB, you don't have to search for your disc unless it is in the thorns.
So much has changed in the last 2 years, this course has undergone a complete rennovation with new tees, new pin locations, new tee signs, and Dual baskets are on the way.
Cons: Hole 12 plays along a busy highway, not a huge risk, but a hard left can be very dangerous. Hole 13 has the same highway 30 feet past the basket, so your approach can not be over shot. The C location needs to be moved or the course's future is in serious jeopardy.
When the baskets are all in C the course is very difficult, but the flow is great. When the course is all in A it is very simple and the walks between holes are longer than the holes.
Ticks were absolutely brutal, 3-5 per round is not uncommon.
Other Thoughts: Course is in a busy park, but is tucked so far back that you can not hear or see anyone else. The grass growing up through the road and the quietness gives you this feeling like you are the only person who has ever played ths course.
The roads will make or break you. I played a full 18 and was +5. less than an hour later I returned and was +10 after 9 holes.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Maturing Nicely into a great young course
Pros: - Grass Fairways and old growth trees
- Three pin Positions
- Large rubber tee pads(5x10ish) And Concrete or pavement alt tees
- Tee signs show all layouts
- Tee signs accurately note which pin postion the basket is in
- Roads as OB adds a challenge to almost every hole.
- 9 and 18 end close to the start
- Practice basket(makes course easy to find)
- Low chance of losing a disc
- Park has most other sports amenities for other activities
Cons: - Three pin positions but not yet multiple baskets
- Possible long walks from basket to next tee
- Bathrooms not close to the course
Other Thoughts: It is overall a great setting and well kept with fun variety and challenging holes. The course is in a old base neighborhood with great grass fairways and old growth trees to throw around. It plays through where the houses used to be and it's separated from the rest of the park with the roads closed so you shouldn't have to worry about anyone but DGers. The roads being OB added a great touch of difficulty that I loved.
The course is easy to locate once you see the practice basket as you drive in. There is a kiosk near the basket. The tees are very nice grooved rubber mats and around 5x10 ft big which was very nice. The just recently finished alt tees are a mix of concrete and asphalt. There are three positions on every hole one that plays at a beginner level(red), one that plays at a intermediate to advanced level(long white to short blue), and one that plays at a advanced to pro level(long blue to yellow). The fact that there are multiple pins is great but it also has two down sides. The first is that no matter the position you still have to walk past the longs to get to the next tee, and if they are in the shorts that is double the walk. Second if they move the tees to all A or all C positions it becomes two totally different courses from easy and beginner friendly to hard and not beginner friendly.
This course has improved since I play it right as it was brand new. The layout and flow has been tweaked were needed. The tee signs have been updated to show all the pins(and it's current position) and tees, and navigational signage has been put up around the course to help located the next hole. They have also worked some of the alt tees to have some more wooded holes.
All said I thought this course was great. The fairways are all super and the pin positions excellent. When the pins are all in the longs it's a really fun placement golf experience. Hope in the near future they can fundraise to get permanent long pins because this course deserves it.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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