3 Helpful / 0 Not
Love This Course!
Pros: -Short holes allowing for many ace runs which = lots of fun.
-Requires a lot of technical shots = more fun.
-Great wooded landscape. Rocky hillsides, rock outcroppings throughout the course make it visually appealing when compared to most wooded courses filled with just grass and trees.
-Elevation. Sometimes strictly the pins were either raised or lowered on this course. Hole 17 features a basket between a trio of trees raised about 7 feet in the air. Another hole involves a sharp dogleg right up to a pin located about 5 feet down in a hole surrounded by rock.
-You can score a -5 one round on this course and a +5 the following round. It seems like sometimes hitting 1 tree can start the flurry and once it's in your head it's all over. However, it seems like once you barely miss 1 ace, you can be all over every pin on this course.
-No wind as a factor in this thick, heavily wooded area.
-Bugs are bad during the right seasons. Spring time brings tons of wood ticks.
-No water (somewhat thankfully when you look at above con).
-Not much, I Love this course!
Other Thoughts: This is going to seem ridiculous, but I have played this course more than any other course out at Highbridge and will call it my favorite course on the grounds. Nuts huh? This review and my rating is biased to what suits my taste. If you are a big arm and like whipping the disc on every throw, play highbridge gold and good luck if you have an arm left when you are done. If you like highly technical shots, requiring you to shape and finesse your shots this way or that way then you will love this course as much as I do. If you like a happy medium play either Granite Ridge or Blueberry. I will say, my good friend that has went to this venue every time with me over the last 3 years agrees that this is the most fun course out on these grounds. I am not the only one, though, we may be the only 2 that feel this way :) In summation, go to highbridge hills and you WILL find at least 1 course that makes your top 5 all time imo. Great experience in general with ability to use carts, all the course options and a place to crash and sober up right on the course (honka house)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Fantastic tecnhical course
Pros: This course is about as good as it gets for accuracy geared players. It's mostly par 3s but an excellent challenge for any player.
The fairways are narrow and guarded by tree lines on either side. The distances make it seem as if it'd be easy, but on most holes, you won't even be able to see the basket from the tee since it's a dogleg and/or heavily wooded fairway. There are some hills, but it's much more of a test for hyzering and thumb throw abilities.
This course will reward accuracy while other Highbridge layouts like Gold and Granite with many wide, long, and open fairways rewarded mostly just distance. There are probably far more guys who can rip discs 300 or 400+ feet than the number who can consistently throw a beauty down these narrow Woodland fairways and hook to the baskets. If you try to power your way through this course, you will be playing Plinko off trees and spending a lot of time pushing branches aside to look for your discs in the forest.
Cons: The course accomplishes its purpose of emphasizing accuracy and maneuvering discs around curves and trees. Some power players will whine that the holes aren't long enough for a Highbridge course, but there are still a few 300ft+ ones on this course to appease them also.
Other Thoughts: This is a course where a TeeBird or even a midrange will probably be your main disc off the tee boxes. If you like precision DG courses and having to use a variety of disc throws and hyzer angles, you will love Woodland Greens.
If, however, you want to be able to easily see the basket from the tee and just bomb away drivers on wide fairways, then you are better off just heading to Gold instead. All in all, Highbridge courses compliment eachother very well.
There's something to work for (and against) every player's DG style at Highbridge, and this course will really test your accuracy. It's also a pretty shady course that plays faster than other Highbridge courses, and it's great for the sunny days where you would get burnt to a crisp playing the longer 18s at the complex. The wood spirit faces on the trees are a nice touch. Great course.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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