9 Helpful / 0 Not
Fircrest Disc Golf Course is a wonderful place to take someone who is new to the sport. It is open with a few obstacles (bushes and trees scattered throughout), little elevation (although there are some areas that may eventually be incorporated), and not extremely long. A round takes about 20 minutes if familiar with the land and gives players multiple chances to birdie and perhaps ace!
For only being a five hole course it still had some character. The baskets although not the best are good enough for what it was intended for. The flow works well as it has you beginning and ending in the same area (although if the course ever turns to a nine hole course they will have to adjust the layout a bit).
Shots are fairly straight forward with a slight dogleg left on hole three and a slight dogleg right on five (the two longest holes).
Maintenance is apparent making it easy to find your disc everytime although if you come up short on hole four (shortest hole) you could end up in a fairly large bush on the left that makes getting to your disc fairly hard. However, with some power an accuracey it is fairly easy to miss. Overall, perfect for testing new plastic without any real concern.
Without a local to show you around it is very difficult to get around. Although you could still have a blast playing safari golf on the course there are no tee signs, indicators as to where the tee pads are, or where the next tee is located. However, we did print off a map and were pretty close the first time through until we ran into a local who showed us exactly where tee one, four, and five were.
Although the course is fairly short, it was still fun to play and long enough to work on a variety of shots.
This course is located on a school campus and is used primarily for physical therapy for students with disabilities. Please be respectful and give pedestrians the right away as they are allowing us to play on a course that was initially meant for their use alone. They have opened it up for public as long as the land is respected. No alcohol or drugs and please clean up any trash you might see or bring with you.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a nice course on state land that is in good shape despite minimal work being done to it. Great place to go and practice in an open field or play a round when Mineral Springs(North Park) or Terrace Creek are busy with people as this course is seldom used by disc golfers or anyone else. Won't lose any discs here.
Cons: There is no way you can navigate it without a local guide, it is impossible. No markings for tee pads, no signs, no nothing, it is quite primitive. This course is really wide open and poses almost no challenge to any serious player. It's only five baskets with a homemade one on the other side of the main park that doesn't catch discs at all, in fact it spits them out by design.
Other Thoughts: Not really worth playing if you like serious courses but if you are looking for a practice course you could come here and throw a little bit out of desperation. Do not come here without someone who has played it before or you have the map online which does help out a lot.
Holes two and five have either been pulled out or stolen, not sure which, either way this place has become a field to throw in so my rating is going down to a zero. Course should be extinct very soon. :(
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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