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Pros: This course has an excellent neighbor (Black Falls). The course maintenance is tops.
Cons: Next time I might play the back nine first. I had 27 holes in before reaching it and was beat.
Other Thoughts: Get up there and play it, but leave yourself 2 days....no hurry. Take it slow and enjoy.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: This is a great piece of land for disc golf. With nice rolling hills and orchards for the front nine and then wooded hilly terrain on the back.
This course features a number of very creative holes, particularly on the front nine.
The front nine does a nice job of emphasizing placement and hitting spots, while the back nine tests players line-shaping skills.
The course plays fairly neutral, not favoring any particular throwing style.
Cons: The tees and signs are adequate, but not spectacular.
Mandos and OB on holes seven and eight attempt to mitigate danger on adjoining fairways. It would be nice to see these holes separated a bit better so that the OB is not necessary.
Other Thoughts: Paired with Black Falls down the road, this is an incredible disc golf destination. It is obvious that the owners take great care and great pride in keeping the course looking and playing nice.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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I Found My Thrill
Fresh-water spring near tee-12.
Two very differing nine-hole loops.
Between the natural flow, next tee arrows, and surveyor's tape, this course, even sans map, was a cinch to navigate.
Currently, single tee/basket, although there are plans to add shorter tee locations.
A couple of the baskets on the front nine are quite hear to a steep, wooded slope that ends in a river, and a couple of holes on the wooded back nine have some extremely tight lanes to hit and maintain for a long duration.
The course plays across two distinct terrains. The front nine plays in-to, out-of, across, and along small, gently-rolling grassy areas containing small groupings of trees and bordered by thicker woods. The back nine plays on the other side of the dirt road, within a homogeneous, wooded slope.
The holes on the primarily-open front nine have the following characteristics:
- While there are some elevation changes early and late, most holes are fairly flat.
- About 2/3rds of the fairways are primarily open, exiting some trees early, entering them late, or needing to miss some trees at about the midpoint. The other 1/3rd? While the holes are shorter, the trees are much thicker, with two of the baskets located near to a steep, runaway slope - don't be long!
- Holes require primarily straight throws, with some right-turns as well - not too many left-turners needed. For the most part, turns tend to be subtle, and mid-fairway.
- Distance-wise, this nine is where you'll find the extremes, ranging from 211' to 615', averaging ~430', with four holes > 500', including the 7-9 trifecta.
The holes on the wooded back nine can be described as follows:
- There is a fairly even blend of elevation changes, including flat, on these holes, with the downs being more extreme than the ups.
- About 2/3rds of the fairways are cut out of the woods, and range from moderate to generous. The other 1/3rd? Tight and erratic - a challenge to negotiate.
- Holes require primarily straight throws, with some right-turns as well - a definite paucity of left-turners. What turns that are needed tend to be near to the basket.
- Distance-wise, the range is tighter than on the front: 285-455', ~380' average.
Favourite hole: #12. Long, slightly up-slope, generous fairway, gentle right-turner cut out of the woods, with the basket sitting somewhat elevated in the midst of a small rock formation.
An excellent course in and of itself, even a better option considering quite different but also excellent Black Falls is just down the dirt road. Although a bit off the beaten path, it is worth the effort to visit if even remotely in the vicinity.
A complete game - big arm and accuracy - is needed to score well on this varied, challenging course.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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A true gem
Pros: Great use of land. Front nine play on 1 side of the road and back on the other side. Perfect flow with 1, 10, 9, and 18 all within 100' of each other.
No danger zones on any holes. Fairways are well established and separated.
All holes are unique and challenging in their own way. No filler or boring holes. Pro golfers will love the challenge and length of the course.
Lots of elevation and great use of ob by ravine and river areas.
Just up the road within walking distance to sister course Black Falls.
Not busy. You will likely have this course to yourself on any given day.
Breathtaking scenery and beautiful landscapes abound. Over 1000 wild apple trees on the front nine!
Fresh spring water on hole 12
As far as fun factor and challenge go, this is my all time favorite.
The front and back nine play like 2 completely different courses. Cherry Hill is a great tournament course because it uses most of its 50 acres. There are rarely backups and can accommodate 90 players easily.
Cons: This is designed to be a pro level course so beginners may be frusturated with only 1 set of tees.
No restrooms. This is on private property so come prepared.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 11 Not
Another Great Disc Course in VT
Pros: Amazing Course and brand new. Has everything you would want in a Pro course. Beautiful scenery just like Johnny's other course Black Falls just back up the road. He did such a great job on the layout of this course. I was only able to play the first 9 holes because he was still finishing up the back 9. But there are a lot of open fairways to throw serious distance on and some tucked up in the trees. Just all around a great course for competitive and skilled disc players.
Cons: But this course is very long. The 9th hole alone is over 585ft. (Again, only the front 9 was open at the time) If you can't throw for distance, I would recommend playing Black Falls. I figure Johnny will put up more baskets for both Gold and Silver distances like he did on Black Falls once he has finished setting everything up.
Not really a parking lot to park at. You kinda gotta park on the side of the road. Hopefully soon he can be able to add a parking lot.
Other Thoughts: Like I said, this course is just amazing if you are going to drive to Montgomery I would deffly recommend playing both courses if you have the time.
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