Beginner course is better than no course.
Pros: Accessible, beginner-friendly course
The grounds are kept up well, it is a college campus after all.
Holes 9 & 17 are really enjoyable, several others are pretty good too.
Always good to see a college support disc golf, even if this course has fallen into disrepair.
Cons: Teepads are not concrete and in terrible shape. Signage is non-existant. (Use the map on this site!)
Holes are not terribly imaginative. If you can drive 400 ft consistently you will 2 every hole but 17. Otherwise it's a drive, a simple upshot and putt for par.
Other Thoughts: ** This course has changed since the old map on the DeSales website and scorecard. Use the updated map under the Links/Files section here **
This is a great course to bring beginners to. Most of the holes are very open and straightforward. A few holes have a few obstacles which serve as a great introduction to disc golf without getting frustrating.
Overall I'm glad this course is in the ground. It definitely serves a purpose in introducing more people to disc golf. Fortunately there are plenty of challenging courses in the area to compliment DeSales.
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what happened to desales?
Pros: Played this course a few years back with my brother. It was a neat little course that had a map at the start and was pretty easy to find where to go. Went again a few weeks ago with the same brother and couldn't find the map or many of the tees/baskets. Maybe due to construction that's been going on? Not sure. Played about 5 holes that we found and sadly ended up leaving.
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Pros: Nicely manicured and fairly long the DeSales campus course is fun to play. Most of these holes are a challenge to card a two on, and some of them will never be two'd, without divine intervention. There is enough variety to keep a player fairly interested, and very interested if it gets windy here. #14 and #16 are the best holes here, I think. Honorable mentions to the opening hole, and #17. A fine course to air it out on, and a pleasant walk in a pretty campus setting.
Cons: Hole #10 is weak. A perfect example of a "tweener": too long to reach, too straightforward and featureless to bogey.
#11 is nearly the same. The course needs tee signs, and arrows to the next hole.
Update. Played it last night. Many holes gone, and it's darn near impossible to navigate now. Some of the tees have deteriorated badly.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad course at all, but pales in comparison to local gems like Lehigh Parkway, Jordan Creek, and Nockamixon. At this point in time, any place around is better. That may change. I suppose the trouble with campus courses is the students move on.
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