It's all in your perspective...
3 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: As the other reviewers note, this course is long and open, and there are no trees or tight fairways to contend with. That said, coming out of here with par will be an accomplishment. You need to be accurate with your drives and you need to be able to throw in the wind. This is a great course to practice your drives, 150ft - 200ft up shots, and strategy for addressing wind and distance challenges.
Cons: Very few--if you accept the course for what it is. The tee pads are gravel, but the course is well laid out and signed. When I was there, the fairways were mowed and there was only one fairway (8) that was wet (and that area was avoidable). Over three rounds, I lost no discs and I walked away dry (mostly--watch the hazard between fairways 2 and 12).
Other Thoughts: First note: In my book, a "0" rating would be for a course that is dangerous (this one is not) or unplayable (also, this one is not). I think the other reviews are overly harsh.
This course exemplifies a couple of debates in the disc golf community. Is distance and accuracy (landing your distance shots within a 30ft circle 300 feet down the fairway) important? Or is avoiding obstacles the main goal? Is disc golf about course management and throwing your best game (even if that's over par), or about getting birdies?
This is a long course and requires driving accuracy and placement (hitting the best line to the hole to set up the next shot). There are very few "twos" here (maybe 2?), but there are great opportunities to lose par by not managing the course well (over-throwing, gacking an upshot, leaving yourself a headwind putt, etc.). I enjoyed this course immensely (although I should be at par, best finish only 4 over) and will go back again the next time I'm driving by.
One other note--one of the reviewers didn't like the mandos. I agree that it is hard to tell if you missed them or not (a spotter would solve that issue), but they are interesting additions to the course. They in effect cause you to throw a true dog leg--lay up tight to the mando, upshot to the pin, get a par.
As I see it, the whole course is laid out more like a ball golf course, and requires a similar strategy in play. In many ways, this course is the antithesis of the pitch and putt course in Mt. Vernon. I also disagree with the review who wanted this to be a shorter 18 hole course--disc golf has plenty of pitch and putt courses, and very few courses that give players a chance to grow their drives. I hope the other reviews will not dissuade you from giving the ourse a shot.
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