15 Helpful / 2 Not
Take notes Brandywine.
Pros: For only 3 weeks old this course is phenomenal. Many signature holes, lots of elevation changes, a good amount of distance, and the course is appropriate for all skill levels. Several good risk vs. reward shots. THE COURSE IS FREE.
There is a large brown lost and found bin for discs by the parking lot, and a port-o-potty.
The scenery is nice with 3 water fountains in the water. Make sure you check out the unmarked tournament tee on 13 on top of the dam.
Holes 14 and 12 are great!
Cons: Course plays around a very busy dog park, so there are lots of dogs and lots of dog poop.
Due to the nature of the park (equestrian activities are the priority) this course will always have natural tee pads.
the thorns can gobble down your discs and eat the flesh off your arm while you search for the disc. the water will eat what ever discs are not lost in the thorns. (I did not really lose a disc, but be prepared, it is very likely)
Hole 5 needs a sign to show you where the basket is (throw over tall grass to the left)
Blind baskets with no signage, we had no idea where we were throwing on 5, 6, and 7 (but remember the course is not finished)
Other Thoughts: See my hole by hole breakdown in the links section for more hole info.
Course was getting amateur tees put in while we were there. Course is not finished and is still amazing! There are a lot of changes taking place in the next few weeks, including the removal of the fence on 15. by the way DO NOT TRY TO CLIMB ANY FENCES, they are plastic and break easy.
Take a hole by hole tour in the photos section.
The course designer really cares what amateurs think, works very hard on the course with 2 other individuals, and was a top notch guide for the back 9.
If you are putting this in your GPS the address is in Wilmington, the town of Marshallton does not exist in the Garmin
15 of 17 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 7 Not
beauty and balls
Pros: This course is the most beautiful course i have played but also has balls..The variety of basket locations and shots needed to master this course are numerous..Great to see some long throwers bomb it out but this course would be where i would go for some friendly competition too..Open long short and tight you want it carousel park has it..
Cons: Once the muddy tee pads are fixed we have perfection..Tee signs will only be icing on the cake..The course is so beautiful you can forget your lock in an epic disc golf battle with your friends.
Other Thoughts: I love it and "I'll be back"
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Takes the Brass Ring!
Pros: Suddenly theres a trinity of destination Disc Golf in Northern Delaware. Alongside of nearby Brandywine and Iron Hill I cannott fathom 3 better courses so close to one another. Designed by top pro Mike Moser, this course is different from those other 2 parks. Longer than infamous windy Brandywine and more open than infamously wooded Iron Hill. Set in a county park, so it's free, unlike most Pay to Play Delaware courses. Scenic course plays down and up rolling open hills with 2 ponds and 3 streams coming into play on 5 holes. The holes here are long, often well over 500 feet and there's dramatic elevation shifts on 16 of the 18. Woods come into play on 1/3 of the holes and the open holes all have elevation, distance and precarious pin placements with water oob, horse fence oob, protected baskets, fast green, or elevated pins. The blandest hole (8) is still a spectacular close to 800 foot drive with hedgerow left the entire way to a tucked away pin. Course starts dramatically with a 500+ bomb to the pond below and keeps the excitement coming all day long. #12 is a fun tight wooded shot with a 50 foot drop to a basket sitting in front of a healthy creek. #14 is a huge open drive, but the approach to a basket atop a dam with slope left and reservoir right with wind howling will challenge any disc golfer. Course is primarily open but with 8 holes theres OOB so shot placement will be tested. Enough woods to balance out the big arm feel. Course will require you to master your entire skill set. You must be able to tame the wind, negotiate the woods, conquer elevation up and down, Bring Big D and perform technically to score in the 60's here. I had a blast and want to take the Carousel for a few more rides. Not one filler hole...every hole brings it and surprises you in a unique way from the rest. Although many holes are L turning doglegs don't believe the righty bias rumours, this course has a ton of different looks and shots with equal danger R or L. Hole 11 is a masterpiece, a par 3 up and over hill shot that can be aced with a lucky massive blind drive but still challenging enough to garner bogies. Potties and dual tees. Maps available at office.
Cons: Natural Tees at this time, but they are well marked and will be replaced soon. Between some of the longer grass, the water, and some of the rougher rough (4 &13) disc loss is possible especially since huge often blind shots are required. (minimal however) I have some fear that the other users of the park (walkers, dog walkers, and horse riders) may come into conflict with disc golfers as many of the holes play near or over paths and horse riding routes, complete with leaping obstacles and steeplechase. I'd hate to see a horse spooked by a blind drive and someone get hurt. Saw 2 women on horses and the slightest movement rattled the horses. Please play safe and respect other park patrons. (Be especially aware of walking path on hole 14)
Other Thoughts: Be aware that there are 2-3 sets of tees per hole...w/o signs its not always obvious where the pro tees are. Take a glorious pristine and scenic piece of property and then breed it with a course design that utilizes every inch of land and maximizes it's potential and you have a Stud of a course. Delaware has done it again. Once tees are built and a Kiosk is present this will be a 4.5 possibly 5 rated course. America your next disc golf destination should be Northern Delaware! With the arrival of 2 world class free courses in DE I wonder what will become of the state park courses nearby with the grumpy rangers and $6 out of state fees?
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