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Pros: Chestnut is the free, easy course at Highbridge. 18 holes.
DGA baskets, all mounted well, and caught well. A couple decent pin positions, but nothing too hairy here. There is also the gigantic basket on hole 18, which I guess is a nice novelty (even if it is pretty haggard these days). One pin position per hole.
Concrete tee pads, for the most part. There are a few that are showing age. The concrete tees are plenty wide, long, and grippy. More on this below.
As a night course, it's ok. A bit of elevation, and a few holes that play in the tree cluster in the middle of the course.
Cons: There are a couple tee pads that are not good. They look like old pieces of a dock, complete with spongy, rotting wood that has a delightful bounce to it on your runup.
As said above, this is ok as a night course, but pretty blah as a day course. We used it to play a fun mob 2 disc round, and for that purpose it was great. Anything else, and you're just wasting your time with all the other great courses up the hill.
Navigation is a crapshoot. No signs, which becomes an issue after hole 4. We had to ask somebody on site for directions, and even then it wasn't all that intuitive.
Even the night golf is tough here, as the course sits right on the road, and there are street lights that hang over the course. I like my night golf to be pitch black, thank you very much.
Other Thoughts: I totally understand what this course is meant to be in the grand scheme of HBH, so it sort of gets a pass. As a standalone course, it's probably more of a 2.0, but here, it's a 2.5.
If you're not playing night golf, or using it for a specific reason, you're probably better off saving the time it takes to play it, and go play Blueberry one more time.
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Super fun Night course
Pros: This course is located next to the campsite not on top of the hill by the other 5 courses. This is a free course and is meant more for playing at night. This is one of the reasons I love going to Highbridge. I'm not sure how many holes they actually have set up but we usually just play the first original nine holes plus the 2 on the west side of the driveway, then to the base of 18 then 18 back up to the campsite. It's confusing so I'd recommend checking it out during the day first. But once you got it figured out it's a blast to play at night. There's concrete tee pads on almost every hole. There's a few odd mismatched baskets on certain holes but most are mach 2's. These are all in good shape and catch just fine. Many of the holes are short and open enough to offer legit ace opportunities. The pictures on the site show the original 9 hole setup and this is the only course they don't have maps for so again I'd play it first during the day to figure it out. This would serve as a good warm up before tackling one of the bigger courses up the hill. A few of the baskets were missing the lights on top of the baskets but had a light below it. The giant basket and the basket mowed into the hillside is an awesome touch. The fairways have always been well mowed when I've gone. It's usually extremely peaceful here at night as well. The sky is magnificent looking. It feels like you can see every star in the sky and it's almost completely silent except for the wildlife. There's not a whole lot of difficulty here but that's the point for this course, but just don't expect it to match up to the others.
Cons: This course is really not set up well anymore. I'd like to see them get better signs and make sure all the holes have lights on top of them. The last time I was there hole 9's basket was not there and they had a tent set up there instead. Since people mainly come here for disc golf It'd be nice if they made that the number 1 priority. Also a few of the tees had big cracks running across them and a few had like 3 foot grass around them. When throwing at number 3's basket be careful not to overthrow as there is a barbed wire fence very close behind it. The dirt road leading up to the campsite has huge ruts in it making you have to drive on the grass next to the road. I mention this because you can easily twist your ankle when walking down to play a glow round. Also the giant basket is now laying on the ground. It be nice if they reattached it at some point.
Other Thoughts: Despite the many cons I have listed it's still an extremely fun place to disc at night and I play it every night I'm there. It's just a little confusing how it's set up now. And with all the other amazing courses up the hill it's totally worth a trip up to Highbridge.
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