Suffers by comparison
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great wooded theme course. Need for accuracy here is a huge plus. There are some nice tight pin placements that introduce risk and make your play very fun. Be sure to look for the wooded spirits on each hole. These neat little gimmicks are nice. This is a great course as a warmup or for beginners, and is a great test of your accuracy. It also has some longer holes which test very specific shot shaping abilities. The amount of ace runs here are fun and just less than a handful of holes that add some distance and balance.
Cons: While the course is well themed as a wooded wonderland, it gets a bit repetititve. There are basically ONLY wooded holes here. And they lack some of the more extreme elevation at Highbridge. I do not believe there is a water hazard on Woodland, or maybe just some dried up stanky mudhole or two. All in all the accuracy needed is nice, but it's mainly short accuracy. Bear would be the EXCELLENT long accuracy compliment! The last time I played, they had a few temp baskets like Travellers and M14s out on this course - THOSE SUCK! Navigation gets a bit difficult in the area where it merges with the Bear course and this will continue to be a problem I'd imagine.
Other Thoughts: IN talking to the owner, now that the Bear is supposedly ready for baskets, the orange baskets will be moving to the Bear course and all new baskets are ready for Woodland. Having 18 green baskets here would be a great touch, but I didn't ask what color they were. Assuming that all baskets will be upgraded and there will no longer be a shared split with the Bear course, Woodland can thrive in filling the niche it does at Highbridge - a shorter wooded course. The compliment and contrast of every course on the property is what makes the Highbridge experience so amazing. It's not just 4 courses of the same thing, each one fills a niche. I love this and have thus decided to update my rating from a 3.5 to a 4. This is assuming that Woodland will get 18 matching baskets.
Sidebar - quit messing with the Granberry and BlueRidge "quasi" courses and GET BEAR FINISHED! Then get Whitetail Run finished!(white baskets??)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: A good 18 to start Highbridge. There is a good chance you will run into John the owner/caretaker riding his mower. This course is short but no less challenging than one would like in a grade A course. Tricky fairways studed by large trees. Two holes in particular have interesting pin locations which add a cool twist. That is one reason we started with this course, looking for that pin in the tree!
Cons: not yet
Other Thoughts: I want to second what therealbigtrav stated, "IF YOU LOVE DISC GOLF COME TO HIGHBRIDGE!!" I can honestly see a resort being built here in the near future. Check out the Honka house at the top of the hill for incredible lodging.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Lots of Aceholes..you can play with a putter for almost the hole round if you want to..some of the pins are silver, some are orange and others are of the cloth variety..A real mutt of a course..but a fun fairly easy play to get your ego off the ground after the Gold course has humbled you..Aesthetic value enhanced with clever tree faces and wacky pin placements that will make you double take at least once throughout the day..
Cons: One real corny gimick of a pin..up in a tree..but it fits the vibe of this course I suppose..a real yuck of a course..
Other Thoughts: Have fun with this shorty..A nice course to throw some $kins around!
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Woodland Greens is the most short/technical course at Highbridge Hills. The fairways are tighter than the rest of the courses here, and this course is heavily forested throughout. There is only a three or so holes that aren't reachable with a good drive. That's not because of the distance, it's because of the quick turns right off the box, and little if any lines over the tree tops. There are two unique basket locations. One basket is wedged between three tree trunks about six feet in the air, and the other is located on the side of a small steep incline about seven feet in the air. All of the courses at Highbridge Hills do a great job of complimenting one another. This is a great course to choose if you're legs are worn from the longer courses, or if you are pressed for time.
Cons: There isn't any elevation changes or hazards on the course. The isn't a single par four, which makes for a slightly repetitive round.
Other Thoughts: Chestnut Grove at Highbridge Hills is actually even shorter than this course. I didn't include it in the opening statement because it isn't located at the top of the hill with all of the championship courses.
5 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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