11 Helpful / 1 Not
Pleasure From a Cruel Mistress
-Mix of Open and Wooded, Short and Long Holes
-Very Challenging and Fun
-Crowded at times
Dexter is my home course and she can be a cruel mistress. It says something about my skill, but more about the course, that although I play there more than anywhere I still do not score well consistently. This course challenges all aspects of your game. You will be punished in the woods if you cannot hit the line off the tee. To score really well at Dexter you need to be able to shape shots in every direction, and a good roller in the dry season will help too.
Dexter is not a great beginner course, but it does see a lot of beginner play, which can be frustrating when you are trying to get around on a nice day. Large groups of chuckers with loose dogs and more beer than discs are not uncommon on a nice summer day.
It is a great course for newer more serious players to learn how to shape shots and handle challenges. And it has high replay value for veterans of any experience level. Dexter has been dinged for being too hard, or unfair even. I don't agree at all. Some of the lines are challenging, and the rollaways on the hillside can be tough. But that's disc golf. Not every course needs to be the same, and that's why we love the sport.
From wide open holes requiring maximum distance to short and steep uphill and downhill touch shots with tight lines, Dexter has a little bit of everything. Recent work in the park to restore oak habitat has been a source of irritation for some people. Personally, I think it was really needed for the overall health of the forested parts of the park and I don't feel it has made the course all that much easier. The fact that there are a few new lines and somewhat better chances for birdie on some holes has made the course better overall.
Best shot doubles on Sundays at 11 a.m. is a great event for anyone looking for a fun competititve round. Local "Dexter Doubles" rule is that a pair can each play their own shot if they want, for those times when you just can't agree.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Long and challenging, often tightly wooded fairways, mixed with some open. Several unique holes. Good use of elevation, featuring a steep downhill putter throw through woods, and later 2 steep uphill tunnels. Great tee pads, has signs. Tough even for a top pro.
Cons: -Poison Oak
-No next tee markers could make it hard to find a few holes
-No pin position marker (though an attempt was made)
-I didn't experience this but have heard of it being hard to deal with local drunks, getting thrown on
Other Thoughts: I'd change a few holes to make them a bit more realistic and fair, yet still wooded and tough. Some holes just don't teach worthwhile skills, requiring too much luck to cut through tiny gaps.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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