15 Helpful / 2 Not
Could be a lot better
Pros: The course offers a mix of wooded and open shots over rolling terrain. There are lots of nice elevation changes that offer some fun downhill and tough uphill shots. A creek and a pond come into play offering some risk/reward opportunities. The open shots form the majority of the course with some long bombers and scattered patches of thick rough. A few wooded holes are mixed in and offer technical shots and thick punishing rough.
Most of the holes offer plenty of length, you'll need long accurate drives to be successful here. The technical shots offer a mix of left and right turning holes to make you use some different shots. The baskets are pretty new and in good shape, and the tee signs that are still in place have hole maps and distances.
Cons: The course is really tough to navigate, with most of the signs missing or broken, and many of the tees are natural making it hard to find some of them. There are some long walks that aren't at all obvious where to go next. The course map online helps quite a bit, but it was still a struggle to figure out at times. Many of the tee shots were blind and long, making for a lot of extra walking to know where to throw.
The maintenance here was pretty bad. Several of the fairways were quite overgrown with thorns and weeds, there were times where discs could easily get lost in the middle of the fairways let alone in the extremely dense and thorny rough. Many of the natural tees were rutted out and not level. The wooded holes had lots of branches and brush on the fairways.
Other Thoughts: This course has some potential to be a lot better. Better maintenance and clearing, and signage at and between holes would go a long way. The course caters to big arms, so beginners aren't going to have a lot of fun on most of the holes here, especially with the high risk of lost discs. More experienced players will find some challenges, but the course can get a little repetitive with long open shots despite the creative use of elevation changes.
15 of 17 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is located in a very nice park in Delaware. One benefit is unlike most of Delaware's courses, this is free (no park fees) The wooded holes in the middle of the course make for a nice change of pace. Short and long tees are also a plus. Baskets are in very good condition.
Cons: Tee signs are minimal, and even when they are present they leave a lot to be desired. They indicate that there is a short and long tee and an A and B basket position, however it does not show you which placement the basket is currently in. Starting at hole 1 we had trouble finding the tee box. This remained a problem throughout the entire round. Hole 3's basket was almost impossible to find (even with the signage) and the surrounding areas were all sticker-bushes. The courses flow is very strange and sometimes results in long walks between holes. This course is LONG. many 600-700 ft holes even from the "short" tees. Tee pads are almost all natural, except for those in the woods, they are rubber and leave you wondering why they didn't use these throughout the course.
Other Thoughts: With some work this course could easily rate as a 4+ in my book. The most important thing that needs to be addressed is the signage. Teepads would also improve this course as well. Some of the 600-700 foot holes seem repetitive. It seems like you are throwing up hill the entire round. How about some long downhill shots where you can really just let it fly?
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: -great if you can throw 400-500 foot drives consistently, but then again, who can?
-very well cut grass/fairways and there is very little heavy brush and poison ivy type stuff compared to other courses in the area
-braaaand new baskets, gotta love that
-very low chance of losing a disc
-no pay-to-play :)
-its still CLEARLY a work in progress, so it can only get better. this one definitely has ALOT of potential...but still, i dont see why everyone is making such a fuss over this course?...
Cons: -some holes are entirely TOO long. dont get me wrong, i like a nice 500 or 600 foot hole every now and then, but for the entire course? no.
-there is NO signage. on the back 9 you will spend at least 5 minutes looking for each hole. maybe 20 for some.
-its a long play. took me at least 3 hours to play through only 16 holes because we couldnt even locate 2 of them.
-the walking is brutal. you will be tired by the end of this one for sure.
Other Thoughts: i WILL NOT be back here until there are signs. i know that the delaware disc golfers have probably done all the work here and i thank them for that; but still....it needs signs. It has great potential. the core course is wonderful. its just quite rough around the edges at the moment.
if i were you, i'd just head over to brandywine or white clay until there is some actual signage here and they tell you where the next tee is.
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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