School Course Presents Opportunities and Problems
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I get a little jealous when I see a course located right by a school. I don't think there is a better way to introduce new players to the sport than by this type of setting. Being that I didn't start playing disc golf until after college, I would've loved the opportunity to play any time I pleased right after school. While nothing too solid, the course here at least provides newer players in the area a chance to learn the sport.
There is a surprising mix of hole lengths, ranging from 239-652'. Three par 4's - the shortest of them being 590' - give you the opportunity to really open up here and gives the students a quality chance to learns how discs fly.
Many holes play near a creek, some playing alongside it and others having it weave around the basket for a scary approach.
Being on school grounds, the grass was very well maintained and I imagine this is always the case.
Multiple mandos making the wide open shots a little more interesting.
Cons: The biggest issue is that - understandably so - there are many other activities that could interfere with a round here depending on when you play it. I happened to be there during softball practice, which makes holes 7-8 dangerously close to interfering and 9 unplayable. Most of the rest of the course plays in and around soccer fields, tennis courts, etc. I would only stop here in the summer months, but even then you could run into some issues.
The course is confusing to navigate without the traditional intuitive paths or signs pointing you to the next tee. Use the map provided on the site.
Natural tees are hard to find with small stone markers.
The woods/creek section isn't well maintained and is very thick with brush. This part of the course would be a lot more fun if maintained, but isn't well suited for beginning players.
Completely flat and mostly open, so nothing too exciting if you are more advanced than a beginner.
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't recommend coming too far out of your way to play here. Being on school grounds, they didn't do too much to separate the course from other activities. You could run into issues at any given time of the year, so don't come here expecting to play the whole course. If you are in the area, I recommend playing at Shawnee State Park instead.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Low Man On Totem Pole
The good-qualty map is essential ...
... because the small, in-ground stones marking the natural tee locations would be nearly impossible to find without it.
Due to a football practice, unable to play #1 (they were using the field), #4 (they parked all about the basket), nor #5 (they parked all about the tee area).
Baseball/softball games would prevent 7/8 being played. Track meet would prevent 8/9 being played.
Basket 6 still missing. Basket 5 nearly overgrown with neighbouring bushes.
Flat as they come.
Other Thoughts: Wide-open hucks on 1,6,7,8,9, while 2-5 make you work on your touch/right-turn game.
Difficult to recommend for a traveller, because you'll never know how much of the course will be available for play.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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