Nice little short course with mean ruff!
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Pros: Good for a quick round of 9 or 18 using the optional tee placements. Grassy fairways with woods and or high ruff makes for a fun round of DG. Ruff can be deep and with nasties (poison ivy sticker bushes), stay on course or risk potentially loosing your favorite disc. The biggest challenge here, otherwise it's pretty straight forward. Tee pads are gravel and there are signs at every hole with a good description of the hole layout.
Cons: Tee boxes are 24" too short and are badly in need of raking. The whole course plays like a big left hand turn. It would be a step forward to re-work the course and possibly create 9 more additional holes using the adjacent forest to create a very sweet course. Word is the Park Service doesn't want to engage in the venture.
Other Thoughts: This is a small, albeit fun, 9 hole course that is well maintained by the park service...just wish they would use any of the available land to expand the course.
9/20 additional note: Played a round of night golf here. Due to the park being open late with all the ball games under the lights..you can get some night golf in here without issues.
10/27- I've been trimming the course for the past 2 months and raking most of the tee boxes....this course needs a club to adopt this DGC and hopefully make a true 18 hole course using the existing woods....will see what develops...I'm thinking of getting some interest together and organizing the regular players.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Course has 2 different tee pads which could make for 18 holes. Course is clean and the grass was just cut. Baskets are in great shape.
Cons: If the park doesnt cut the grass, this course can be very difficult to travel through or locate discs in fairways. MANY GOPHER HOLES BE CAREFUL! Also the tee boxes are short and not level. They fill up with water quickly after a rain. Also the shrubs around the course are very diffucult to navigate through incase you catch a gust of wind or misthrow a disc.
Other Thoughts: They should change the pars for most of the holes, they are very short par 4s and 5s. Should many be 3s and 4s. Holes 2 and 3 are my favorite.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Great beginners course
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Pros: It is a very condensed course. Near every pin is a teepad for the next hole. 9 holes with 2 different teepads per hole makes for 18 holes that can be challenging.
I played this course and literally no one else was there. I had the entire course to myself which was nice.
Cons: Every hole goes either straight or hyzer. It isn't THAT easy though, as there are many trees and obstacles to wrap around.
The signage wasn't nice looking, but I did need to take a peek to see what general direction I was throwing to.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad beginners course and I will probably shoot a quick 9 when I'm in the area again!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
The Good, The Bad, and Mercer.
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Pros: I play this course all the time since it's only a few minutes from home. Very good beginner course (I've taught a few friends the disc golf basics here many times. Fun to play even for advanced players. Signage is excellent and makes for easy course navigation. Tee pads are in decent condition. Dual tees (long/short) make it a quick and decent 18 hole course.
Cons: The racetrack layout clearly shows it was designed for righties. Dogleg left, dogleg left…Definitely needs some variety to make it more challenging and not just cater to RHBH throwers (this coming from me, a RHBH player).
Tee pads are on the short side. They need to be at least another 4 feet in length. They're elevated above the ground but the gravel is showing signs of settlement and rutting. This makes you worry more about face planting from uneven footing. Concrete slabs would alleviate any tee pad woes.
Other Thoughts: Watch out for gopher holes! (They're everywhere)
Playing this course numerous times, we've come up with a few new holes to mix it up a bit. Pay in mind this should only be done when there is no one else playing in front of or behind you. Play the course normally until #6. From #6 short tee, shoot back to #5 basket. From #5 basket, shoot across the high grass to #8 basket. Continue towards #9, however, cut back into where the power lines run (dirt road) and shoot to the practice basket. From the practice basket, shoot to the #9 basket.
This could easily be a nice 18 hole course if an additional back 9 were put in. The forested area near #7 and #8 would make for a great "in to the woods" section.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Not too shabby....
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Pros: Nice quick 9. Some nice long open fairways. Quick in and out. Not too challenging and a good place to cut your teeth.
Flat as a board.
Cons: Not the best tee signage. A little confusing on 9 and whatever hole i threw it totally perpendicular to the fairway past the other tee box into the thorns. My directions were not so good as the street name its on has two different sections in the area.
Flat as a board.
Other Thoughts: I played this course in a nor'easter and still was only 4 over. I'm not sure whether that's an indictment on this course's level of difficulty or my poor decision making abilities.
Danger Danger High Voltage!
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: There are nice open holes so you can air it out. Two sets of tees at each hole make it so you can play 18 holes if you play around twice. It is not busy most of the time so more often then not you will have the course to yourself. Nice new baskets, I use this course a lot for practice because I live only a couple minutes away from it
Cons: The Teepads are gravel and have huge ruts in them which make it hard to get good footing most of the time. The teepads are also a little on the short side. The pars for each hole are really high, but I fix that by just playing everything par 3
Other Thoughts: A great start! This course has a lot of potential and I hope it gets the TLC it needs to become a really good course!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Easy navigation. New tee boxes and signs finally all in place. 9 holes + 2 tees each(long/short) = 18 total holes. Most long and short tees are spread nicely so they really do feel like a completely different hole at times. Multiple ace opportunities from several of the short tees. Flat terrain provides easy walking and most holes have open fairways, but some well placed trees/shrubs add a nice challenge for several shots. Nearly impossible to lose a disc during Fall/Winter when the brush is minimal but this will surely change with the growing season.
Cons: Course design could be better. Tee pads are raised a few inches off the ground and on the short side so watch out if you take long strides like me. Several of the "B" holes are a little too short and could be made to be more challenging. Beware the gopher holes and all the thorns in the brush/undergrowth. The holes should be re-numbered (Hole 2 should really be Hole 1... it just makes more sense for the layout and parking.)
Other Thoughts: All in all, I've greatly enjoyed playing this new local course (I'm just happy to have one in Mercer) but it could certainly benefit from some improvements, re-design, and/or additional holes. It's a decent beginner-friendly course and although most fairways are out in the open, some difficult shots are still required and just a little wind can greatly impact your game.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Very open course.Practice basket on left side of the power lines. 1st hole across the access road, you'll see the tees.Only holes 3,4,5 in the woods. nice open holes on 7 and 8, a little of everything. Long and short tee on each hole,
Cons: They just set this course up earlier this year and only recently laid down the tee boxes. Only 9 holes, they are still working on it.
Other Thoughts: This course is minutes from my house. I've rarely played and seen other players there, usually have the course all to your self
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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