Winchester, VA 
Jim Barnett Park Share
Uploaded By: Jimb Hole #1 (Taken 9/2010)
4 / 268ft.   4 / 410ft. Par / Distance:
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Fun and challenging course!

1    2/6/2016   2/7/2016
Review By: thirtydirtybirds
Played: 13  Reviewed: 8
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Jim Barnett park is a very large park in the heart of Winchester VA. The whole park is well maintained, and full of activities.

The disc golf course is a pleasant mix of open and wooded holes. It offers a fair variety of challenges, from obstacles to island greens to elevation change. i found the pseudo island green (number 6 I think?) to be quite fun, and there is plenty of opportunity to air out your drives.

I very much enjoyed this course. It has a good mix of challenges. It doesn't favor technical play or wide open bombing, but rather having a complete game.
Cons: Being a newcomer to the course I found navigation to be a bit tricky at times. There are a few holes that have longer walks to get to, and sometimes aren't marked extremely clearly. That said I didn't get lost, just had to backtrack once or twice.

It has been a wet winter in this area, and as such the course of as very muddy in a lot of spots, and even submerged in one area. It's nothing that made it unplayable, and it may well dry out in the warmer months.

Not a lot of cons really.
Other Thoughts: I like this course quite a bit. I work very close to it now, and look forward to the after work rounds. The local club seems to do a good job with upkeep, and it's a clean course that is a lot of fun to play. The group of friends I played with ranged from playing for a couple weeks to playing a couple years, and we were all challenged and had a great time.

If you are in the area, it is worth getting a round in!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 An unexpected great course

1    4/7/2012   4/8/2012
Review By: raj5021
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Well designed. Lots of variety and very memorable holes. Tees and tee signs were top notch. Park has alot of amenities to include many pavilions, pool, playgrounds, rc car track, putt-putt course. Great family day and a stellar course
Cons: The only criticism I have is not really a criticism but philosophical point on Par. Par on this course is set right for casual or rec players. The question is whether to set par for a pro or rec player and I am on the fence since I believe there is good reason to set par for rec players as it serves to encourage them when courses eem a bit challenging. This is a very small point but if you are advertising a par 70 course to an experienced player, the expectations are different. Like I said, not a criticism but a clarification. This is a very challenging fantastic course and you shoot what you shoot regardless. Thanks to all whole put together and support this course.
Other Thoughts: I will definitely be back soon and hope to hear of a tournament to enjoy the course with the locals and other players. Thanks again for a great afternoon of disc golf

1 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  9 more holes

5+    3/5/2011   3/6/2011
Review By: bghst03
Played: 7  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.3 Years
This review was updated on 3/10/2011
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good mix of tight wooded holes with open field shots. The white and blue tee pads offer different shots at each hole. The course flows much better with the new holes. Hole 18(previously hole 9) from longs is the equalizer hardest hole I have ever played. Great long course with a great variety of shots. New holes are a great extension on the previous 9.
Cons: There are not signs for the new holes yet. There is always trash to pick up. Some areas of the park hold water and is almost like a swamp through the winter or when it rains.
Other Thoughts: The course added 9 more holes, 2 tee pads each and one basket. Hole 6 a green island will be built up throwout the year. 1-5 stayed the same 6 added, old 6 becomes 7 holes 8-15 added old 7-9 becomes 16-18. When it is nice out watch out for people

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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