4 Helpful / 1 Not
Eighteen holes and counting
Pros: Nice concrete tee pads on the front, Mach III baskets, nice signage and benches. The front nin was designed as an easy course designed for beginners and practice but some holes have been stretched out with alternate pins and three long pads on #1, #2, #4. Signage makes it easy for a first timer to navigate the course. Signage needs to be updated for the new pins. Five of the nine holes have longer alternates.
Cons: The eastern red cedars are bad to get a disc in. They make good obstacles but are unpleasant if you come into contact with them too much.The back nine needs tee boxes and better signage not to mention better mowing and ivy eradication. All of this will come in time.
Other Thoughts: Our goal of getting a beginner course in then expanding to an 18 hole course around the lake for more experienced players has come to pass. More holes are planned for the woods at the back of the course as well.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Take the Kids
Pros: This course is much improved from the original layout which hosted a short nine holes which in part make up the front half of the course. This has been changed significantly with new pin placements and alternate pads. The couse has two very distinct styles and feels, and therefore could almost be considered two seperate nine hole courses.
The front nine is a mix of left and rights of varying length. The evergreens serve as bunkers which trap discs and play visually with depth perception. Hole one brings the dog park into play and is my personal favorite of the front.
The back nine are an almost totally different course. Hole 10 is a crusher which plays around or across a large lake. 11-13 play along the lake shore as well as next to walking path which serves as OB. 14 plays across the water and is just a beautiful hole. 15-16 are crusher holes with guarded greens. 17 is a small tunnel which plays to an almost open field with the basket sitting on the side of a steep hill. The tunnel and the elevation change makes his hole interesting. The finishing hole is a long hole which brings the road into play as OB and plays slightly up hill.
Cons: I know I marked it as a PRO for this course, however the evergreens on the front half of this course make it very difficult to locate discs especially when the disc is inside these trees. This is because all the trees look exactly the same. I know this cannot trully be considered a CON because a designer must work with the canvas given. Keep a good eye on your disc or play with multiple people. The trees give the feeling of deja vu. Not necessarily in regards to shots but in as in "I thought It was next to that tree which just so happens to look like that tree."
The back 9 is still rough and does not yet have concrete pads. Many of the holes on this side are thick with poison ivy and undergrowth. This is simply a matter of time.
Other Thoughts: Overall I believe this is a much improved course from the original. The front half of the course does not have any major visual threats from the tee (i.e. OB) however the evergreens can serve difficult to navigate on approach shots. Once these evergreens grow up, thining these out will help with confusion and instead give the course a more "tunneled feel." The back half of this course is the most interesting. With time and some hard work these holes will be much cleaner. Overall this course has a ton of potential. It's great to see more and more disc golf courses. In truth the reviews you read of this course are from an exstict course which no longer exists except as remnants within the current course. Thanks Kevin for all your effort and time.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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