1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: 2 sets of tee pads per hole.
good use of the little elevation
good use of the trees making natural fairways
Hole 2 and 9 were great holes for different reasons. (from the longs)
Cons: 2 of the holes are a little too close to fenced in backyards.
The shorts are short.
Other Thoughts: It was a nice day to play disc golf when I played, I really enjoyed my round and wound up meeting some of the group that got the course put in. They hope to have more holes soon and maybe even another course nearby.
It is one of the best 9 hole courses I have played.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Course is set in a small park, that has a few hills, a small creek, and lots of trees. There is a baseball field among other things, but it doesn't look like the park is used by anyone else, ever.
- Great course design that uses the available trees to make some tough lines to the basket. Hole #2 and #7 are very well suited to RHBH anhyzers, and many others have numerous trees to take away the easy hyzer route. Trees are also used well around the pins, resulting in some protected baskets. Some nasty areas are present too far off the fairway as well, like rough to the right of #8 and backyards to the right of #3.
- Elevation changes are present on three holes; #1 plays up to the pin, #2 is sloping all the way down the left side, and #9 is a great elevated teepad to the basket below. Fantastic use of the available terrain.
- Small creek does come into play in a few spots. While it is not going to swallow up any discs, it is still a good hazard and one more thing to avoid.
- Good variety in hole length, with 4 over 300' from the longs. Bigger arms will find everything deucable, of course.
- Great teepads and baskets, pretty much no signage. Navigation is still pretty easy, as the course just follows a counter-clockwise circle around the park. Alternate teepads are probably the biggest trick.
Cons: - Course is definitely hampered by the small space that is available. Holes are crammed in next to houses and forests, and the middle of the park is taken over by an old baseball field. The layout is still pretty good, but won't be that challenging to a lot of players. With lots of pavement, and fences, it is not a pretty park either.
Other Thoughts: - This is a great place for beginners to learn the ropes, with tricky lines, significant elevation changes on a few holes, and some nasty hazards. Even intermediate players will find some challenging holes, like #2 and the longer #7 and #8. A very solid 9-holer; has a little bit of everything.
- One backyard was padlocked with barb wire; it can be jumped, but it's best to steer clear of that one.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
could be worse..... a lot worse
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 2 sets of concrete Tees per hole. This offers variety as most change the shot considerably because of large number of mature trees. Hole 1s pin is elevated at the top/side of this wooded hill. Hole 2 runs along the side of this very wooded hill and is a sweet double gap shot with the 1st about 50 ft. from the pad and the other about 175 ft. out and the pin about 375 or so. Just a super cool hole. This course had NO trash and was manicured and maintained in an anal retentive manner. This is borderline Heavily wooded with well defined fairways and multiple routes to attack the pin. Not short for a 9 holer. More than 1 pin position. What elevation exist is used very effectively, which can lead to emptying the bag. Easy to navigate because the pads stand out in the woods.
Cons: Most courses could use more trash cans and benches. Might not challenge top some pro golfers. Not a lot to complain about at this point. All courses should have arrows leading you to the next T in my opinion.
Other Thoughts: To be so young, this course is in great shape and obviously has some dedicated locals that care.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Hindman is a great new park
Pros: Seems to be a good course for beginners. The holes are laid out in a big circle so you don't have to walk far from hole to the next tee.
The terrain is varied and changes with small hills and depressions. Trees are sparse but make an appearance on some holes.
Great course for a quick play or go around a second time and use the alternate tee pads for an 18 hole game.
Cons: Brush is in the process of being cleared away, but the fairways are somewhat defined.
It's possible to lose your disc to someones back yard on hole 3 if you're not careful.
Some tee pads are missing the markers (AKA painted orange rocks). Also, the tees aren't clearly defined with a hole number and can take a moment to find your first time.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -Course is pretty well designed for the land that it was put on.
-Baskets catch really well.
-Elevation changes are worked into the design well.
-A good change of pace from the other courses in the area.
-Multiple tees so you can play it as an 18 hole course, once from the short tees and once from the longs.
-Concrete Teepads have been installed by volunteers from the Diamond State Disc Golf Association. There are 19 total, one long and one short for each hole, and there is a much shorter pad on 9 so players that can't climb the hill don't have to.
-These teepads should also make each hole easier to find when playing for the first time because they are easier to see than the orange rocks that were used previously to mark the tee.
Cons: -No tee-signs right now, I don't know if they are in the works or not. Right now you have to guess at distances.
-Would take a guide to find all the tee areas and baskets right now because of the lack of signs.
-Holes 8 and 9 play really close to each other, using the same landing zone for tee shots, if this ever becomes a busy course, I could see problems right there.
Other Thoughts: -The course overall doesn't seem that challenging to me, especially from the short pads, but it is still a fun 9 holes. The most challenging hole is definitely #2 from the long.
An accurate straight throw could leave you with a nice birdie putt on the rest of the holes.
-Woods are on or close to every hole. Brush is thick in places just off the fairways.
-Some of the holes come close to other activities in the park such as basketball courts, but shouldn't interfere at all.
-The two tees on each hole give the course a good change for a 2nd time playing it.
-The short tees almost seem like a pitch and putt course to me, but the longs are much more demanding. If playing 18 holes, get your birdies on the short tees, you will need them for the longs.
-There are a couple of streets that the course crosses, but they didn't seem to be busy at all while I was there. I think my group only had to wait for one or two cars the whole time.
*111-5-11. The course is really getting broken in well. A lot of brush has also been cut back, which actually makes the course easier (which could be a pro or con depending on what you think/how you look at it). Paths to the tees are staying clear, and are easier to walk. Also, #3's basket has been moved away from the fence that it used to be near. The new position is easier to get to, but offers some challenge when putting unlike the other one.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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