Pros: +Beautiful setting. Plays around scenic Wrightsville Reservoir with some great views, particularly from #2 basket (when the leaves fall) and all of #15.
+Good use of natural features and elevation. Plenty of shot variety off the tee.
+Wooded but fair with clean, makeable lanes.
+Caretakers keep the course clean and well-groomed. For the most part the rough is pretty tame and its hard to lose a disc here.
+Short and sweet! Several ace opportunities but your driver(s) won't collect dust either.
+Sandy swim beach is a great place for kids or a post-round dip in-season.
Cons: -Can be very wet seasonally. Caretakers do a good job mitigating this with many installed timber bridges and stepstones but a poorly placed shot may result in mud-stuck boots.
-Natural and stone dust tee pads are in good condition but it would be helpful if many of them were expanded.
-Distances and/or hole layouts at each tee would be helpful (mostly a first-time problem).
Other Thoughts: RHBH players will complain (with reason) that it favors lefties and righty flicks but there are more than enough straight shots and righty hyzers to make up for it (like bombs on new #5 and #17).
The water is more of a backdrop than an obstacle. It doesn't really come into play unless you implode on #15.
Wrightsville has enough unique holes to make it really fun to play. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area or inclusion in a DG road trip with some of the other great courses in central / northern VT.
Quintessential Vermont Course
Pros: - Very clean course and as well maintained a course as I've run across in a long time.
- Fun for players of all levels. We brought my cousin who has never played disc golf before and the course was easy enough for her to pick up how to play, but challenging enough for my father and I to enjoy playing.
- Course plays at varying lengths. With 4 tee boxes to choose from on most holes, if you want to play all 18 holes, but only have an hour, it is possible to play using the red tees.
- Mostly wooded, but open enough where you aren't frustrated by hitting a tree on every throw.
- Good mix of elevation and flatland to play on.
- There are definitely a few holes that are aceable. New to disc golf and looking for your first ace? This might be a good place to start.
Cons: - There are a few places that get pretty wet and muddy. Even after it hadn't rained for a few days, when we played there were some muddy spots on the course. I can imagine it gets pretty wet out there after good thunderstorm or a few days of rain.
Other Thoughts: This was my first time playing any course in Vermont, but having spent a great deal of my youth in Vermont, I can tell you this is exactly what I would expect a Vermont course to look like. Good mix of hills, trees, and even some dried out wetland areas. I really enjoy playing this course and don't mind paying the $2 to play.
woods & water
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Pros: 4 tees per fairway, very well maintained, you won't spend any time searching for a disc.
Great layout of facilities and course. Mostly dry, you throw over the wet spots. The tee pads are leveled crushed stone. Off season parking. Dogs allowed from Labor Day to Memorial Day.
Cons: Once every few years the entire course can be underwater (literally), the water usually recedes in a few days.
Other Thoughts: This is an amazingly scenic course, with a great variety of terrain and shots. There's lots for the entire family to do here too.
Season Pass is just $19.00 individual, $39.00 for a family.
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"Beach"in' course, man
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Pros: - 3 tees per hole.
- Good variety of shots called upon.
- Room, and plans to expand to 18 next year (2010). (#'s10, 11, and 12 cleared, #18 almost done; 12 still needs tees marked)
- Very clear fairways thru the woods, yet still has trees in play.
- Picnic area and beach on site.
Cons: - Some tees aren't leveled (yet?).
- Crossing fairways
- 11th, and 12th, fairways were boggy and wet while I was there. (Not yet sure if this is seasonal, or only an issue after rainy spells.)
Other Thoughts: For a brand spanking new course, this is a very clear and clean playing one. Congrats to the park administration for putting so much work (with volunteer help) into this course. I am not generally a fan of crossing fairways, but in this case I have to admit that for now visibility is good at both crossings and the designer has stated that if it becomes a problem, they can be shortened after the full 18 are in. While the homemade tone pole targets are clever (upside down sap buckets bolted to posts), they do at times make putting extra challenging.
Expansion to 18 holes is done, and baskets are in!
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