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Pros: Lots of variety. Stream along hole 1 and at the bottom of 18. Plenty of changes in elevation. Holes 2-4 all uphill and narrow. Fairly well marked. Most t pads are in excellent condition.
Cons: Holes 2-4 all uphill and narrow. Easy to lose discs in the summer, as this is not an easy course to keep mowed. We use spotters on lots of holes. Last 3 holes t pads are incomplete. Some fairways have low stumps that can do severe damage to your ankles if you are not paying attention.
Other Thoughts: Keep in mind this is also a X-counrty running course so look out for people running on the course.
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sweet course in the making
Pros: Loved this course. it challenges every part of your game from backhand, forehand, side arm, rollers, etc. it has striaght shots, up hill, down hill right and left. no 1 can complain it was built for righties or lefts. the setting is very nice and scenic. frist round about 2.5 to 3 hours. 2nd round about 2 hours
Cons: its still be built so im sure it will all be done but, need better signs to show where the next hole is. i didn't like the tee signs in front of the tee pads on some of the holes. not a design problem but alot of poison seen and off the fairway will be thick in the spring, so watch your plastic.
Other Thoughts: cant wait to go back and play again. its going to be a awsome course when its done.
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Great young course
Pros: Good variety of elevation and open vs closed fairway. Vegetation isn't so thick you can't find your disc. Beautiful views from many of the holes. Only two really steep uphill holes.
Cons: Young course has not evolved yet and has some grass and gravel tees. Signs are very basic with no maps or descriptions. Most of the fairways are straight to the basket.
Other Thoughts: Tee 11 is one of the prettiest tees I've seen with a great view of the orchard and valley beyond. The tee itself gives a clue as to where the course is headed.
This is a fun course to play and has fantastic potential.
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4 Helpful / 0 Not
Spend Some Time in the Poor House
Pros: One of a multitude of excellent courses near RT 81. Splendid scenery on the drive to and in this park. Poort-o-Potty and plenty of parking. Course is to the rear of the multi-poorpose park so foot traffic is at a minimum. Practice basket and 2 planned tees per hole. 18 natural tees but since 17 of 18 play either alongside a steep hill or on top of this hill...the tees were not sloppy/muddy despite epic rainstorms the week prior.11 of the 18 holes meander along grassy 10-20 ft wide walking paths with dense woods to either side of the fairways. This makes for a pleasant woodsy but well manicured feel. Plenty of little uphills, downhills, right and left turning shots as well as a couple more traditional woods holes. Hole #1 is a dandy start that requires a long straight drive. From there you must traverse 2 steep uphill holes; 2 is a short hyzer and 3 is short turnover...both are essentially straight up. From there you play along grassy fairways through the woods. A few holes stand out in my mind. 4 was a nice tee off over a slight valley up to pin shot and 8 was a clever right turning downhill anny. 14 was a true uphill ace run. All of the holes were true par 3s....with possible birdie runs on many of them. Seems a good chance to birdie or bogey due to dense trees off the fairways....this kept things interesting. The poorsibility to birdie or bogey depending on execution defines a good course to me. When you walk out of the woods and get to the tee pad for #11 you will see one of the poortiest and most majestic sights. A spectacular view of an ever reaching mountain top orchard with not a road or hint of civilization anywhere. Just glorious...trust me. There are a couple of holes (12 & 13) dug in and out of the forrest to break up the grass pathway holes and then at hole 16 things get special. 16 is a floater down a steep hillside to a faster green. 17 is a skillful cross the mountainside shot with another fast green and finally 18 is the best hole on the course and perhaps one of the better finishers out there. It's a straight down the chute screamer (driver) or floater (putter) to a basket nestled on a small green below. The massive mountainside elevation drop and tight but fair fairway make this hole memorable and worth the trip. All the holes are relatively short but require a fair amount of skill to negotiate. Nothing is easy here yet every hole was fair.(no excessively punitive fairways) Not championship caliber golf but you won't get bored here either. It has the poortential to be a destination course.
Cons: Lacks a few things that would push it into the 4+ range. Essentially there are no tees or signs. (I noticed consistent next tee signs which were helpful though) Course lacks any true length. I played the course with mostly slower fairway drivers and approach discs. I could have probably done as well with my mid ranges only but wanted to practice driving in the woods. Outside of hole 12 I don't remember having to make many lane choices off the tee. Basically it was heres the fairway..execute. I like a little more cerebral element especially if it's a shorter course. Course is a work in progress so theres some deadfall and rough areas that don't affect play but are a bit unsightly to prima donna types. The grassy wooded fairways started to grow monotonous to me after hole 8...thankfully the view at 11 cheered me up.
Other Thoughts: This place has a ton of poortential. Seems a few of the holes will be changed to add some length...seemed to be that way to me at least as I saw some clearing being done here and there and there appears to be plenty of room to work with here. It's set to the rear of a rural park and has 5 holes on the hillside that are unique. It's scenic and definetely has enough to keep any DGer interested. Whats especially nice is the strong finish of holes 16-18. The course begins on the backside of the ponds. You will see a practice basket and to the left of it is the tee for #1 and to the right of the practice basket you will see the finshing green for #18. Essentially it's a big loop up the hill across the top and then back down. I would have loved some open field holes around the ponds but then I saw about 100 people fishing the ponds and having a blast....this is West Virginny after all....play it you won't regret it and be careful walking up and down dem dere hills!
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