16 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There is a good combination of distance and short holes. Most of the shorter holes are narrow and require technical acumen for birdie.
*Several holes have alternate pin placements as of 2014.
#1 is the only hole from the original course to survive intact. It is a short, narrow shot that crosses a small ditch. The basket is just right of dead center, but is well-guarded by trees. Downed trees have been lain across the fairway about 25' in front of the basket so that they may better direct rain runoff and reduce erosion, but they will stop a lot of skips up to the basket (although there were roots there that made skips hit-or-miss propositions anyway.
* Alternate pin placement, which will rarely be used, is about 30' past the basket. The shot becomes more of a straight shot than the original basket.
#2 is a short par 4, but very challenging. The drive is a fairly short one that goes only slightly to the right with a landing area. From there, the fairway drops down about 4 feet down a little ditch and turns right. This portion of the fairway is narrow and has numerous trees with which to content. The basket is slightly up a hill to the right.
Your drive can turn the corner right of the landing area and drop down the ditch leaving you about a 100' or so to the basket, but doing so is almost blind luck in regards to what kind of line you may have to get to the basket.
#3 is a short, straight shot that comes out of a tunnel about 10' wide and about 40 or 50' deep. There is a tree about 15 feet in front of the left side of the teepad that gives me fits (I throw lefty forehand.) The fairway then widens to about 40 or 50' wide, with the basket on the right side of the fairway. If you miss the basket to the right you will likely drop down a hill about 8 or 10 feet and may be in trees that make it difficult to have a shot.
#4 is a slightly uphill shot with two routes.The right lane is somewhat longer, but is more open. Go to the left and you have a shorter route; however, if you get too far left you will be in trees and may not have a shot.
#5 is a slightly downhill shot that turns almost 90 degrees around a large pine tree back into a cove cut out of the woods (most of which are pines. Spike hyzers tend to work for bigger arms, but there are trees to contend with if you get too far to the right trying to lay out to make the turn.
#6 is the 1011 ft. monster par 5 (800 from the am pads, with yet a 3rd pad at around 600.) The basket is about even with the teepad as far as elevation, however, you have two rolling hills down the fairway, and the last shot to the basket will likely be uphill. The fairway slopes from right down to the left. The left side of the fairway is thick rough the entire way (and if you get deep enough in it, there is a fence that is OB.) Near the end of the fairway there is a mando on the right that keeps you from throwing a large hyzer that would go over a parking lot. There are two trees in the middle of the fairway about 70 or 80 feet from the basket; the one to the right is a tall, mature sycamore and the one to the left is a smaller, thicker tree. If you hit the smaller tree, your disc will not go through it (and may not even come down--it has the thickness of a weeping cherry, but it's bigger and it's some other kind of tree.)
#7 is a downhill shot. The basket is set in a line of mature pine trees. If you go too far there is OB behind the basket, but that rarely comes into play.
* The alternate placement, which will usually be the one used, is about 20' farther than the original one. Two trees were taken out to make the path to the basket more open, but the likelihood of going OB into the road is much greater.
#8 Goes slightly uphill, then there is a flat area just below a hill that elevates about 15 feet. Most discs will land in this flat area. There is a parking lot right of the basket about 20' that is OB.
*Alternate basket will be most often used. It is right of the existing basket, adding about 10 or 15' and sitting much closer to the parking lot than the original basket.
#9 was originally considered a par 4, but after our pros were getting pretty close to the basket it was reclassified as a 3--it is a difficult 3. The teeshot is downhill through a tunnel. Go too far straight down the hill (or let it turn left once the fairway opens up,) and there is a fence that is OB. The fairway opens up wide at the bottom of the hill and turns right. There is a small stream that runs from about the end of the fence all the way down the left side of the fairway that is OB. The basket is about 20 or 30 feet from the stream tucked under trees.
*The alternate pin makes the hole about 25-30' farther, but not necessarily more difficult. Instead of being tucked under trees near the creek, the basket is in the open field to the right. The road is OB behind the basket if you overshoot too badly.
#10 is the most wide open of the short holes and it has a basket placement near the top of a drop-off to the rear that can take you down about 10-12' in elevation.
* The second basket is right of the original one, taking the rough to the left out of play. It also shortens the hole about 12'.
#11 is a par four that, from the long pad, crosses a ravine with trees. Clear the ravine and try to avoid going too far to the left or you'll have no second shot. You will likely throw a hyzer (for a RHBH) around a large grouping of trees towards a narrowing downhill tunnel. Go too far right before you hyzer and you could be OB.
*The second basket shortens the hole to a 333' par 3 with no dogleg.
#12 is a short downhill tunnel shot with OB to the left (not very deep in the trees,) wrapping around behind the basket.
#13 is another par 4, slightly uphill. Tee shot from the longs must turn right, and there is a mando to the right of the fairway and OB to the left if your drive stays straight. You second shot will have to contend with a grouping of trees in the middle of the fairway. The best route is to the right, but if your drive gets too far to the left there is a small alley.
#14 is a par 3 that is not quite 300', but plays longer than it appears because the basket is set atop the end of an earthen dam, about 10 feet higher in elevation than the teepad. While it's a fairly straight shot, there is OB to the right, a large tree that can affect your second shot if you're too far left and short, and the earthen dam is only about 5 or 6 feet wide at the spot of the basket--it drops off the back side as severely as the front.
* The alternate basket, which is the one played most often, makes this a par-4 dogleg left. Unless you can clear the end of the dam atop which the original pin placement sits, you'll probably want to stay near the center or slightly right of the fairway so that you can have an unobstructed 2nd shot. The road runs along the fairway and comes into play near the basket.
#15 is a tunnel shot down the rest of the earthen dam. While there is trouble to either side, if you get off to the right you can have virtually no shot.
*The new pin is at the end of the tunnel, slightly right but a far more straight-on shot than the original basket.
#16 Par 4. The teeshot will have to go to the left of the area of trees directly in front of you (there is a tunnel to the right but you won't have a 2nd shot at the basket, and the tunnel is very narrow--you'll only use this by accident unless you are one of the 1% who have the ability to throw a massive hyzer up and around the trees,) but there is also rough to the left. Your second shot will go between this group of trees and a smaller grouping of trees that is centered around a tall dead tree to the left. The basket is through a line of pine trees. There is a small gap to walk through them, but the shot you play will most likely be over the trees.
#17 is a slight downhill, fairly narrow, with potential thick rough on either side. The basket sits behind two tall trees in the middle of the fairway and you'll have to go right of them, as there is a lot of growth to their left.
#18 is probably the most difficult of the par 4s. Your drive crosses a road (OB) that also lines the right side of the fairway (and becomes a parking lot, obviously, also OB.) There is a mando to the left. Get too far to the left and near the mando and you may not have a second shot. When you go around the mando, it is virtually a 90 degree left turn into a narrow fairway. The basket is tucked up on a slight hill to the right.
*The 2nd basket is set in the trees behind the mando, essentially making the hole play like a fish hook. It does take about 35' off the distance.
Cons: The course drains well in most places, but there are still some problems. There have been two small footbridges put in to begin and end #13 that allow you to clear the water.
Benches have been added in a few places but it could use more (#12's tee would be a good place to put a bench.)
While there are bathrooms and water available, you won't have access on the back side of the course. You have one water fountain that you can hit between #3 & #4 and another you can hit between #6 & #7 or #8 & #9--it's actually not a fountain, but a spigot. The restrooms are at the beginning and end of #6.
Ticks and mosquitoes are usually thick--bug spray is strongly suggested.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Challinging yet fun
Pros: Great course! You can air it out on several holes and the woods provide a technical balance.
Cons: Some holes are too open which is a liabiltiy for ams (vs. pros).
Other Thoughts: This course is a lot of fun with a variety of rbh, turnover, sidearm, and elevation change shots. This course has it all!
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The redesign here took a ho hum course and made one that is challenging and fun. The course is a mix of grassy areas with brushy rough, some tightly wooded holes, and a couple open field shots including a 1000' monster. The terrain available is used quite well, there is a nice mix of uphill and downhill shots and there are a few nice tricky pin placements with good roll away possibility.
The coure plays pretty balanced between right and left turning shots. You'll need to hit different lines to score well here, and thick rough comes into play on most holes so you'll need some tricks to get out of trouble. I liked the mix of hole lengths, with some ace runs and some bombers with a good variety between.
Cons: The tees felt a little small, especially on the longer holes. The am pads are tiny rubber pads that aren't laid well. They are often lumpy and not level, and most don't offer any very different lines from the concretes. It looked like some holes had alternate sleeves for basket placements, none of these were marked on the signs (though it's hard to tell with all the sleeves still in the ground from the previous layout). Several areas of the course held water, including one tee (4 I think) that was completely under water, hopefully as the grass grows in the course will drain better.
Other Thoughts: I think it's great that the course was redesigned, and it improved the course quite a bit. Beginners will find the course a little tough, even from the short tees, especially with the thick thorny rough. More experienced players will find some really nice challenges, and good variety with bombers, tunnel shots and lots in between.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: HUGE improvement over the previous course layout.
-Flow from hole to hole is very good, with signs pointing to the next tee.
-Signs are fantastic.
-Good variety of different types of holes: wooded, open, left, right, flat, hilly.
-I really appreciated the addition of the 1000 ft hole on 15, after playing half the course through a technical wooded area, it was nice to rip a few.
-Teepads were good.
-I'm not sure if it was because we played this course in early April as opposed to summer, but the thorny rough never came into play at all. This is significant because the old Cavan layout had some of the nastiest rough I've ever seen.
-Has several "interesting" basket placements (on slopes, on ridges) that provide risk/reward opportunities.
-Some really nice "signature" type holes (all of the par 4s were fantastic, IMO)
-Inclusion of Am pads is nice, even if only rubber (was it just me or were most of the Am pads pretty close to the Pro pads?)
-We played right after a downpour, and drainage was good. Not much puddling.
-Park is well kept and regularly mowed.
Cons: -While you can practice putt on 18s basket, there's really nowhere to warm up your arm or practice driving before your round.
-This course has more tunnel shots than any course I've ever played. I think I counted 6 or more. They started feeling repetitive.
-The course makes a big loop around the park, so once you leave your car, you won't be back until you've played all 18.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: I grew up in New Albany just a few miles from Georgetown and never knew about this course until about two weeks ago. This course is awesome. Good mix of holes. Some longs shots, curvy shots, and hallways. I loved the 1000 footer! I'll be returning ASAP.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Solid if not Spectacular
Pros: - Seviren Lang provides variety in both style and length throughout its 18-hole layout. The first 7 holes wend in and out of small copses of trees, some with thick undergrowth that definitely will add strokes if the fairway is missed. The middle of the course is comprised of tightly defined fairways, again with some punishing rough. Finally, the
course opens up again for the massive #15 and finishes near the parking lot.
- This course claims to have several true par 4's and 5's. Usually I ignore these and play everything as a par 3, but on this course, they just might have a case for a higher par. Several of these holes can be brutal if you miss your line. #15, clocking in at over 1000', will slap your momma and call you Sally if you miss the fairway and land in the extremely thick schule to the left (which is easier to do than it looks). The rough in some places can cost 2 strokes just to hack through it trying to regain the fairway.
- Good concrete pads for pro tees, rubber pads for ams.
- Signage for the most part is good. Next tee signage as needed.
- Bathrooms, water fountains, etc. on site.
Cons: - Am tees do not have tee signs.
- Some holes had large concentrations of tree stumps. Watch your step or risk tripping and/or stubbing a toe.
- The park-style layout coupled with the nearby suburban homes detracted a small amount from the natural beauty, in my opinion, but does not affect discing in any way.
Other Thoughts: - Perhaps not a valid con, but there just didn't seem to be any signature hole or holes that stood out as unique or otherwise outstanding (#6 and #15 came the closest). Every hole was solid and fun, just not spectacular.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Fantastic design and challenge
Pros: Great course design with a good mix of open and tight holes as well as challenging forehand and backhand shots. The use of the natural elevations is great.
Cons: Rubber teepads one hole was challenging due to weather. Would love to see a practice basket and more restroom facilities, but these are only minor requests to an already outstanding course and park!
Other Thoughts: Tremendous redesign of a course that before hand I had no desire to play to know I want to play it all the time. Superb job to all who helped but especially Adam Higdon for helping to make our sport better.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Seviren Lang is a very fun challenging course that winds in and out of open, tree lined, and wooded fairways. The layout has great flow and circles the park so that you will face the wind from all directions throughout the round. The par four's can easily be reached for a birdie three, but basket placements make them harder than they look, either way they are a blast to play. Holes 4 and 7 are signature holes that play around giant pines. The course has great variety with alot of different shot's for all types of golfers.
Cons: Hate to complain about fresh concrete pads but a few seem just a tad short for my liking. The chains on these baskets are super light causing more than normal spitouts. I thought I was crazy but it was a topic of conversation during league rounds and I think they are working on the standard heavy chains. None of this should differ you from the course.
Other Thoughts: The best course in the Lousiville area, the design takes full advantage of what area the park has. The mix of par three's and four's and the lone five make this course fun for all skill levels.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
New Layout just bumped this course up to Major tournaments in real near future
Pros: Concrete teepads
significant skill levels
Technical with plenty of duece opportunities
Par 61 may change to 62 when hole # 7 pin adds a second pin placement.
Cons: Still young since total course redesign.
Needs some cleaning up brush still needs more work days.
pad 5 needs attention due to water drainage
Other Thoughts: only cons are mentioned is things that the local club has on agenda and wont be cons for long. Still very young but day and night improvement from previous layout.
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Pros: General Info:
-Length: Pro Tees 6623ft Total (368avg); Am Tees 5392ft Total (300avg)
-Baskets: Single Position, MachIII baskets are in great condition.
-Tee Pads: Pro tees: Concrete (Excellent condition); Am Tees: Rubber mats (Good condition, the rubber tees are fine in dry conditions but not the best when wet).
-Signs: New tee signs on all holes that show hole#, layout, par and indicate direction to the next tee. Tee signs are located at Pro tees only, no signs located at the Am tees.
-Navigation: Direction to next tee indicated on tee signs plus additional navigational aids in place as needed. The course is straight forward and easy to follow.
Course Design & Layout:
Seviren Lang DGC offers a challenging Par 61 layout with great variety throughout the entire course. The course is comprised of a single 18-hole loop. There is good balance in the layout between the 3s, 4s, and 5. Although some of the holes are similar in layout and feel, they are different enough and spread out to keep it interesting and not feel redundant. The park is full of minimal to moderate elevations that create a good mix of up/down/flat holes as you work your way around the layout. Pin positions throughout the course take full advantage of the present elevations and landscape to create some nice greens with several pins located on or near slopes and drop-offs. The fairways are a good mix of open, technical, and semi-technical lines with nice variation in straight, right, left and variable layouts. Seviren hosts 5 really nice Par 4 holes, and one Par 5 that extends over 1000ft! While length is certainly an advantage at this course, control and placement are equally important to yield low scores.
The original course didn't have any "wow" holes that really stood out and it didn't leave me with a very good impression. The redesigned layout offers major improvement in challenge and aesthetics, and has a lot of really GREAT golf holes.
Holes 1,5,13,16,& 17 are all more "open" style par 3s with plenty of room to work the disc, but none are gimmies. The pins on 1 and 5 are located near slopes, running at these baskets could easily add strokes. Hole 13 offers 2 fairly open, but distinct routes (hyzer or anhyzer) with OB near the basket. The basket on 16 is very well guarded by a stand of pines, if you get in the trees on the left, there is hardly any gaps and you will be hard pressed to find a direct route to the pin. No.17 is wide open except for one large tree offset slightly to the right just over midway through the hole. Although a shorter hole, it plays along a continuous uphill slope that gets more severe near the basket. The hole plays a lot longer than the posted distance, and the slope near the pin can yield unwanted results if you miss your putt or approach.
Holes 3, 6, 8, 10, & 12 are short, technical "tunnel" type shots with thick rough and trees guarding the edge of the fairways. Hit your line, and you are rewarded with a good look at a deuce, miss the fairway on these holes and you will definitely work to save par. Holes 3 & 8 play slightly down hill with narrow fairways, while 6 & 12 are flat and a little more open. Hole 14 is a little different, a very short downhill par 3 with an open tee shot that fades right to left into a narrow tunnel in the tree line. Getting back to the pin on this hole requires good speed and line control to hit the gap and follow the path down to a well guarded basket.
Holes 2, 4, 7, are longer par 4s where placement is key to scoring. These holes have a "semi-open" feel off of the tee and plenty of room to let it rip, but if you end up in the wrong position, you may not have a good look at the pin for your approach. Hole 9 is has a tough tee shot with OB right (road) and a mando on the left. Although the first part of the hole is open, the fairway makes a hard left into a "funnel" that gets more narrow toward the basket. If you are short of the mando, or throw to far without fading into the tunnel, your second shot will likely be a placement shot to position for your approach to a pin tucked into a tight gap on a small hill. At only 339ft, the par4 11th is definitely a placement/strategy type hole. The tight line off the box leads to a small landing area where the fairway makes a sharp dogleg right around 220ft or so, and then follows a narrow tree lined approach to the green. With the narrow lines and many, many trees, birdies will have to be earned.
-The par 5 15th plays slightly downhill at just over 1000ft and is relatively open, but with the fairway sloping right to left, there will be a greater tendency for the disc to fade hard to the left, which is where all the trouble is on this hole. The rough in this area is very dense and can be difficult to get out of. It is very tempting to air out a drive (or 3) on this long demanding hole, but don't get careless with placement, or you will find yourself struggling for par.
-The finishing hole at Seviren is one of the best finishing holes I've played. A long par 3 with a downhill tunnel shot off the box that turns right into an open fairway. If you go straight or fade out left, you'll find yourself in some very thick rough and possibly OB. The approach is pretty straight-forward, but the basket is tucked behind some trees with OB near the basket.
Cons: -Tee pads: There is still a lot of dirt around many of the tees, the day I played here it was wet and very sloppy around many of the tees making for some slick tee pads.
-Fairways: Several new fairways with little grass also made for some very sloppy conditions.
-Excess Brush: Still a lot of brush around the edge of fairways that have been cleared.
-Am Tees: Rubber tees that are slippery in wet conditions, no signage at the Am tees.
-Safety concern: The basket for 2 is located down a small tunnel and is not visible from the tee or left side of the fairway. You have to walk back up the fairway for 2 on your way to hole 3. It isn't a high risk area, but there is a possibility that someone could throw into your group in this area without knowing you're there, just keep this in mind.
NOTE: The tee for Hole 18 is visible from the basket on Hole 15 and kind of looks like the direction you should go. Red directional signs are located behind the basket to point you toward the tee for Hole 16 which is located near the small pavilion up the hill and to your right.
Other Thoughts: The new design plays in the opposite direction from the original Garry E Cavan layout, and makes much better use of the land in the park. If you played the old layout, you will notice a few holes that were modified slightly from the original layout, but still play along similar lines, however, most of the holes have been completely redesigned and the course as a whole is a drastic improvement over the original. If you are returning to the course to try the new layout, I think you'll be pleased with the changes, if you have not played this course, add it to your wish list! Seviren Lang is a solid 4+ rated course and worth the trip to play.
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