Off the Beaten Path, and Totally Chill
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: • Scenic course set on beautiful terrain featuring woods and some spectacular views.
• Solid course design with terrain changes that come into play on pretty much every hole. Numerous sloped greens make you choose between laying-up and going for it - lots of birdie to bogie opportunities.
• Good shot variety with most holes offering a more than one line - but you have to execute. If you can't hold your line off the tee, it'll could take some impressive recoveries to save par.
• Nice shot variety with some unique holes, like the double mando.
• IMO, 8 is the signature hole. Has you throwing from a hilltop tee, down to a basket 315' away. Aceable, but hit a tree and bounce left, and you could end up all the way down the ravine with one helluva recovery and looking at a bogie. I could spend all day running the basket from this tee.
• No other courses within 30 miles or so.
• Camping/cabins available on site for a reasonable fee.
Cons: • Tees weren't bad, but concrete pads would be an improvement.
• Steep slopes are truly slippery when wet.
• Course is quite out of the way… you're not gonna just happen across this place. You'll only find it if you're looking for it (then again, some people might say that's a plus).
• The road you travel to get here is a narrow, twisted, turning, hilly road with little room for error… seems like it came right out of a Dr. Suess book. I DON'T SAY THIS LIGHTLY: If you aren't familiar with this place, don't plan on arriving at night; you're likely to end up in a ditch or end up with a tree or a deer as a hood ornament.
• You have to ford the creek to get to the course; not sure you'll make it in a low riding car- glad I had an SUV
Other Thoughts: Anything but your typical park course, The Timberdoodle Thicket's rustic charm oozes out all over the place. The atmosphere and fun factor here more than make up for what it lacks in championship pedigree. The hard work and TLC that went into this place is obvious - wonderfully done for the resources at hand. I've played several park courses that did a whole lot less with a whole lot more. The dogs (Dufus and Dakota) are friendly and won't touch your discs. They were always around, yet somehow were never a factor in the round, and just add to the appeal.
Don't be discouraged by the homemade PVC baskets you see when you arrive (when I first saw them, I was thinking WTF? ) They aren't what you play on…baskets on the course are fine.
BOMBERS BEWARE: If big "D" is your idea of a fun round: keep moving. Distance is not a requirement at Timberdoodle. Even the longer holes (there are 3 over 400') are easily makeable in 3 (even for a noodle-arm like myself) This a finesse course that favors accuracy and execution to score well.
Worth the 50 mile drive from I-77.
Mike & Al were superb hosts and the course is great. Job well done!
Rescored: In retospect, I think I was a tad overzealous with a 4.0 ... would give it a 3.75 if I could, but alas, I can't. That being said, this place is still tres cool, has a vibe all it's own and a special place to visit worthy of straying from the highway for.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This is a very fun course. It is short but not dinky. The elevation changes, trees, and strategicly placed baskets makes it challenging. Nice tees signs and tee pads. The owners are friendly and were willing to take time to show us around.
Cons: Some of the hills are nasty if you get off the fairway. Also, a few of the tee pads are extremely close together.
Other Thoughts: This is a really nice course and I highly recommend it. The owners/designers have put an extreme amount of work into this course and it really shows. If your looking for a fun course with a scenic and relaxed atmosphere then this is the place
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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