Pros: Closeby for Easton and Phillipsburg area residents. Nice views of the city of Easton. Some serious elevation changes on the back. If you work in Easton or nearby, cant beat the convenience for a quick afternoon round. Holes 8, 15, 16, & 17 are challenging wooded holes that require some shot-making ability.
Cons: Tee boxes are very poor in most cases, rutted grass-less patches containing ankle-busting roots and ruts. Recent tee-box work has been done on 3, 8,& 16, however its more treachorous now than ever. Tee boxes were framed with 2x lumber and filled with large rocks and gravel. The large stone and gravel is very loose, and I faceplanted on a forehand drive when the rocks and gravel gave way (still birdied so worth it). These boxes need to be filled with cement or choked and tamped to provide a firm surface. Perhaps thats the plan and I just played it during the reno. Holes #16 & #8 have been moved and are in the woods behind Tee #3, you have to play these holes out of order before hole #3. It would make more sense to just re-number all holes from 3 - 18. Trash and debris on the back 9 are a disgrace to the park.
Other Thoughts: Hole # 17 is easily my favorite, long, huge elevation drop,and very secluded. But it will take your plastic in the summer when overgrown. I gotta play it anyway.
Missing a hole...
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Pros include elevation changes, family park setting.
Cons: Only one hole has a finished tee box. All others are bare dirt, roots, rocks, etc. Several holes have un-level surfaces with two or three having you tee off up a steep slope. I couldn't find the old or supposed "new" hole 16. Lots of back-tracking from basket to next tee.
Other Thoughts: Despite all of the cons listed, it isn't a terribly bad course. Finished, level tee boxes would make a real big difference.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Not very good
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: - New hole 16 in the woods
Cons: - Even if the hole was 230 feet, it would say 230 yards on the tee sign
- Hole 4 has a warped basket
- The tee signs had no illustrations on the
- The layout was confusing
- Holes 15-17 were kind of confusing
- Horrible tee boxes
- Hole 4's tee box is on a path
- Many holes had sloped tee boxes
- Some holes are awfully close to parking lots
Other Thoughts: Not very good at all.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: *good change of elevation
*Mix of short and long holes
*After the ninth hole you are back at the parking lot so you can eat/drink before you play the back nine
*Some technical holes and some holes where you can let your disc fly
*Mix of wooded and open holes
Cons: *Bad tee boxes
*Confusing hole layout
*Warped basket on hole 4
Other Thoughts: One of my all-time favorite courses.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: good course near 22. considering Phillipsburg and town around it don't have any courses. there is A new basket on hole 10. also there is a map on A tree near hole 1.
Cons: now the disappointing part of the course.there are 2new baskets but I'll get to them in a second. After hole two if you go up the hill you will find tee sign sixteen which to save the confusion is two A. Then walk out like your going to three but instead of turning into the field turn right and follow the path near 2B. Play it then walk past the tee again and you will see hole eights basket. From what I heard city of east on was complaining that cars were getting hit. So now when you are finished with those there will be a path that has a log so follow the path and you will end up near three.
Other Thoughts: Move 8 near7 and put 7 basket near the woodline and seven tee also by the woodline and make current 7 (8).
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Finally getting a makeover!
Pros: -Great location for people that live in Easton and surrounding townships.
-Holes 1-9 can be played in about 30 minutes for one person. To play all 18 holes, about an hour and a half. If you are looking for a quick round, come to Hackett Park.
-Holes 1-14 and 18 are maintained throughout the year.
-Some holes require thought and at times can be difficult but not impossible.
-Parking is no problem. There is a parking lot by holes 11 and 12, and a "dirt lot" by hole 1, which most people use.
-You never have any problems finding the holes. Hole 10 may be difficult for new comers to find, but most people park right near hole 10's tee.
-This is a great course for beginners and for people who want to improve their short game.
Cons: -The tee boxes are woodchips. At times they can be hazardous.
-Holes are similar in length and some holes require the same shots.
-Holes 1 and 7-13, run along a road.
-Sometimes picnics take place which makes the holes literally non-playable.
-Holes 15-17 are overgrown in the summer and are difficult to play.
-Hole 4's cage is dented and has duck tape on it, even though it does prevent the disc from falling through.
Other Thoughts: Hackett Park is a great disc golf course for all ages! Even though it may have its flaws, it still has its positives. It is convenient for people in Easton, and it is only a 2 minute drive off of Route 22.
As of March 2012, Hackett Park is finally becoming a challenging disc golf course! A select few people have started re-making Hackett park. They got permission from the local committees to touch up this course. Every hole is getting changed and will actually be maintained. The course now starts out with a 380 foot hole, with a 70 foot elevation drop. Instead of having 7 holes run along a road, there is now only 1 hole that does (this hole is going to be where hole 11 is now). The course is also getting new concrete tee pads. The projected date for being completely finished is anywhere from July 2012 to August 2012.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: I love this course for multiple reasons. It's near my home, its got a very nice figure 8 layout (easy to go hole to hole), the course has challenging hucks and more basic hucks. Although a shorter course in the Valley, Hackett has a good medium between long and shorter drives. This time of year is excellent to play because the back 9 is all dead.
Cons: Really need concrete tee pads. Someone could roll and ankle or knee. Also in the summer the back 9 is overgrown badly! Other then that, this course is terrific.
Other Thoughts: Recorded my second ACE on hole 5 at Hackett. I flicked a champion boss beautifully into the chains. I play for team AllSeasons disc golf.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Had a great time playing this course spread out well and uses the land well. Low traffic an easy to navigate.
Cons: Grass was high some low lying trees made some shots difficult. Fairways tight on wooded shots
Other Thoughts: Would play again but I played in 90 degree heat would recommend a cooler day as only a few holes were shaded
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Great Starter Course
Pros: Open Field shots allow one to get accustomed to throwing discs without the worry of hitting obstacles. Great course to work on Mid-Range discs! Great use of elevation change and some baskets are very well placed. Front 9 play an amazing loop. Holes 15,16,&17 will test your accuracy in the wooded area. This course has many of the essential shots one should learn when just starting Disc Golf. Has a bathroom and picnicking area.
Cons: Need updated tee signs with hole number, par info, distance to pin, ext. Would like to see concrete tee pads as some of the pads are really worn to the point where one could roll an ankle. The walk between hole 9-10 is fairly rough as it brings you back up the hill towards the parking lot. In summer time holes 15-17 are heavily overgrown and it is extremely easy to loose a disc back there.
Other Thoughts: Great course for beginners, it's local to me and i play it when i am short on time. Excellent view of Easton,Pa from the top of the parking lot. Wouldn't recommend driving distance to come play this course but if you happen to have some free time and your in the area maybe stop and play a quick round.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Shorter throws allows for our nephew to feel that he is actually throwing better. The first 9 are fairly close with the mid-range disc as your best option. The 10-18 are diverse enough and slightly longer, so this is more enjoyable. Nice and open throughout. Two beautiful hill throws allows you to air it out.
Cons: Course is designed with very hard angles blocking the path to the basket. I understand the logic and simply appreciate a course being available. Definitely not the worst, but due to what appears to be township placement limitations, the course could be opened up.
Other Thoughts: 1-9 are great for kids. 10-18 are more of what you would expect from a course. Again, very good ground clearance.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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