Slatington, PA 
Victory Park Share
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 it is what it it

2-4    11/18/2011   11/20/2011
Review By: Gerry
Played: 15  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 3.2 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Considering the small area, they did a decent job laying out 9 holes with a few alternate tees.

There are a few interesting holes.
Cons: As others noted, there is no way you can play the entire course when the park is being used.

Needs either a course map/scorecard or descriptive tee signs. You can see two or more baskets from several tees, so navigation is an issue for the first time player here.

A couple of the tee markers are down.



Other Thoughts: A course in a small public park, this place may be many peoples first exposure to the game. Therefore, keeping the holes short makes sense. Despite this, you will have to execute some shots.

Not worth a trip by itself, but if your playing another nearby track, you can pop over here for a look.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

2-4    5/2/2010   5/3/2010
Review By: Kwick
Played: 50  Reviewed: 18  Exp: 7.7 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Located in a nice (but very small) park, it is a nice place to bring the family. There is a playground (literally on the course) for kids to play on.

While only have 9 baskets, 7 of the holes have 2 tee positions allowing for a toal of 16 holes (play the other holes twice for a full 18).

Good amount of variety with some tight holes, a few open shots, some short holes, and a few that may require a driver (300ft longest) with elevation up and down.

Pretty nice tournament run once a year in May that is very Amatuer friendly (victory park open)
Cons: DANGER DANGER. Located on a very small park/playground. Some holes may need to be skipped entirely if children are playing. Some tees play dangerously close to other baskets. There were good intentions of having this course installed, but it wasn't well thought out.

Tees are all natural, uneven (except for a few that play off of pavement).

Several fairways are shared. (as are baskets, high hole has right of way)

Signs are relatively poor/non existant and it can be difficult to determine which pin to shoot at.

1 hole plays over a parking lot

1 pin is located 20 feet from a building

1 hole plays over a volleyball court (which is OB)

some holes can land in roads
Other Thoughts: This course can be a fun time, especially if introducing someone to the game. There are actually a few holes that I really enjoy.

A good place to practice your Mid game, as most holes I'd say run 150-240 (in my estimate), with the longest hole being 300.

Do no expect too much from this course, but you can have a good, fun, and quick round here (again, you may not get in a full round if kids are on the swings, etc.)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 A Quick Play but a Little Dangerous

1    4/30/2010   4/30/2010
Review By: bcr123psu
Played: 73  Reviewed: 64  Exp: 5.2 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Victory Park is tucked away just off of the main road through Slatington so it's not too difficult to find. The park itself appears to be well-maintained and a good spot for locals to bring their children or have a picnic.

All of the baskets seemed to be in great shape.

Despite being a 9-hole course, having multiple tees for most of the holes is a plus.

Some use of elevation and trees does provide a bit of variety.
Cons: Several baskets (and a few tees) are dangerously close to public spaces. Specifically, the putting circle for one basket is within range of a playground. Any errant drive could easily injure a bystander or unsuspecting child.

Roadways and parking lots border several of fairways, which is unnecessarily hazardous for the vehicles in the area.

Several of the baskets and tees are situated far too close together to be safe for other players on the course.

Victory Park is an extremely short course and not very challenging. The vast majority of the holes don't require much of a drive, but more of a long approach.

Although there are two tees for several of the holes, there isn't enough difference in the flight path or distance to justify multiple positions.

Signage was a bit of an issue. There are some landscape-type plastic markers indicating the tees, but no prominently displayed numbers on the baskets except for a 3" number that is not visible from the tees.
Other Thoughts: Like most community parks, the course at Victory Park appears to have tried to do the best with the land that it had available. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that there was enough land available and some dangerous situations are present. That said, Victory Park is a good option for those looking to practice their approach and putting games, for families looking for a good place to play with their kids, and for locals that are new to the sport.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.


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