Great for Beginners & Practice
Pros: This course is good for what it's worth, and that's a nice open course for beginner's to learn and practice the game. It's got nice signage, nice baskets, an flowing layout, and it's short.
Cons: It's not very challenging, and it's only 9 holes. Also, there is a lot of geese shit. And, it's unplayable when the fields are being used (by students, I might add. It is a high school, so high schoolers should get preference, but I've played there when there were a bunch of elder soft ballers there.)
Other Thoughts: Having no other courses in Monmouth County, this is your only/ best bet. If you're there, and there is no one else there, you can make up your own, more challenging holes.
Ace Run High
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Pros: - Tons of ace run opportunities.
- Great for driving putters & midranges
- Beginner friendly
- One hole has a decent (320'+) length which allows you to air out a driver
- Nice signage on each hole as well as a good info kiosk. Arrows on the baskets point you to the next tee.
- Quick round if you're pressed for time.
Cons: Holes are really short. Even with the alt tees (which I couldn't find), they weren't very challenging. Most of them hold a straight line, which can be achieved with virtually any throw.
- Doesn't utilize any of the wooded area nearby. Not sure if this belongs to the HS, but it would have been a nice terrain balance to the monotonous open air holes.
- Since the baskets are peppered all around a bunch of fields, there's some fairway crossing issues. This is especially true with holes #2 and 9.
- There's a lot of equipment that can get into the way of your throws: batting cages, soccer nets, football fields, etc. Obviously this course would be unplayable if any athletic event or practice was going on.
Other Thoughts: Definitely your typical high school disc golf course: baskets weave around football/soccer fields, all holes are short and wide open, and poses no real challenge.
I get that this course isn't designed for the touring pro, or even the 800 rated player for that matter. It's a nice recreational opportunity for locals in Freehold. I also love how it is designed for introducing high schoolers to disc golf! Must be a great phys. ed class!
Come for the ace runs but don't make a major destination out of it.
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Great place to start
Pros: Clean, great disc catchers. Great for beginners and to sharpen up skills
Cons: Not great if you need a challenge. Very fast course time
Other Thoughts: I am a total rookie to the sport. So far so FUN! This course is 15 mins from my house and I frequent this place. It's extra clean great disc catchers. A great place to hone skills. If kids are using the baseball fields it might be difficult to play.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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a good way to kill time if you're only 15 minutes away
Pros: If you're in the area, I'd recommend giving it a try. There isn't much exciting here, but it isn't a bad course. There are holes that vary from 160ish feet up to around 280 feet.
Cons: The fields behind the school where the course is look pretty dumpy and there is a fair amount of trash in the woods.
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't drive more than 15 minutes to play this course.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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It is what it is
Pros: It is what it is....and it is a course meant for school kids. I think it would be more appropriate for middle schoolers than high schoolers, to be quite honest. It is great for groups of kids, like scouts to get introduced to the game and to have a group instruction. And I applaud the effort to get a course into a school athletic grounds. I would have loved to have that as a kid for sure.
Cons: If you compare disc golf to golf....this would be a mini golf course. If you played disc golf before and you consider yourself a decent player, there is no need to bring more than 1 putter.
Other Thoughts: Go and play there if you live close by and you have little or no experience playing disc golf.
Go there is you want to improve your short game and putting.
Do not go there if you have to drive a long distance - you may be disappointed.
Do not go there thinking that it will be a challenging round.
It is what it is. And for that I will give it a rating of 1.5.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
A Dream Realized
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Pros: This 9 hole course with brand new Innova baskets was installed in June, 2010 for the purpose of teaching high school students the sport of disc golf. A nice welcome board was constructed and installed by hole #1. benches exist at 6 of the holes.There is variety- a downhill shot (hole #1), a nice winding hyzer (hole #2), a short shot across a gully (hole #3), a neat little shot around a batting cage (hole #7), the obligatory bomb (hole #8) and an uphill shot to finish (hole #9). Small hand made arrows pointing to the next tee are affixed to each basket to make navigation simple. Permanent tee locations are marked with painted wooden 6 x 6 posts and professional grade signs listing hole number, par and distance. There is space at six of the holes to lengthen the distance if a greater challenge is desired, and alternate tees are marked with pavers. The grounds are well maintained, and this course serves as both a great training location for those learning the game and a fun little area to play recreationally or to work on your short game.
Cons: This is not a course designed with the advanced or professional player in mind. Limitations with surrounding athletic fields and the need to supervise classes playing the course limited what could be done when designing the layout. Public use is restricted to weekends, off school hours and when athletic fields are not being used. Natural tee off areas. Holes 5 and 6 are repetitive in design. Goose and deer droppings sometimes present on areas of the course.
Other Thoughts: Freehold Township High School has the proud distinction of being the first high school in New Jersey to have a permanent disc golf course installed on its property, the vision of Physical Education Teacher Frank Gualtieri, Supervisor Pat McEvoy and Principal Elizabeth Higley. Its purpose is to implement the game into the P.E. curriculum and introduce students to this fun sport. A lot has been done aesthetically to make the FTHS course a nice, recreational playing experience. This course is a training facility- not a course for challenging rounds among advanced players. It is unfortunate the vast wooded property couldn't be incorporated into the layout. One should not travel a great distance to play here, but it provides a sorely needed practice course for students and anyone in the area.
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