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donovan beat me to it
Pros: -brand new baskets
-great use of open and wooded terrain and elevation changes
-variety of distance and difficulty of lines
-well thought basket placements
-rest rooms (locked when i was there)
-plenty of room to expand or add dual tees or alternate pin locations
-already obvious paths through the woods from basket to new tee from 2-5, lined with tree branches too
Cons: -course is still green so the rough is very rough, lots of thorny stuff
-saw some poison ivy but not too much considering how much schule there is
-no signs or tees yet so navigation is tough on the first two holes
-no trash cans, lots of trash all over
-lots of brush has been cleared out but there are many small stumps, etc. that are easy to trip on.
Other Thoughts: This brand new 9 hole has a lot to offer. The course is not yet complete so, like Donovan, this review is just a preview for people to get an idea of what the course is like. I will be back to update when the course is finished or as it progresses.
The piece of land for the course is great. The road into the park bisects the area the course is in so the holes are split between the two areas. Each side has wooded areas so the holes play into the wooded areas, then through them and then back out. Gives a great variety for 9 holes as the open and wooded holes are mixed together well.
There is still plenty of space around the existing nine holes. The course could easily be expanded and/or support multiple tees or pin locations. The current pin locations make use of the natural obstacles with many placed behind trees on the open holes (1, 4, 8) or tucked into well guarded areas that are tricky to approach (2, 6, 7).
The tees are currently marked with red/orange flags so look out for those. Flags for the first tee are missing but apparently it should be behind the restrooms. I just played from this spot anyway, lucky guess. From basket 1 go toward the boat loading area and then head to the left. Hole 2 plays down the trail. After this the navigation is pretty straight forward. Cross the road after 5 and walk around to the right after 7 and cut into the tree line to find tee 8.
Quick run down of the holes:
1. Open shot across a field with a slight downhill elevation change. The basket is tucked behind two mature trees. About 300'.
2. Long corridor shot that starts off with a left to right curve. Then it straightens out and finally hooks left to a basket hidden behind a small cluster of trees. The rough on the left side is thick, don't hyzer out here!
3. A wide corridor that opens up to a basket on the right side of the clearing, blind from the tee. 250-ish turnover shot for an easy birdie.
4. You'll be glad you bagged that birdie on 3 when you see the window you have to hit on this one. A 3' gap about 20-30' from the tee gives you a slight left to right line. There is an even smaller hyzer route to the right but it's REALLY small. Past the window it's only another 70-80' to the basket. A controlled putter shot through here should have you looking at a birdie putt if you hit the gap.
5. Starting at the edge of the woods you shoot over an open area to a basket hidden behind a tree. Around 250' or less maybe.
6. Open tee across a small field to an opening in the tree line. A quick right turn into the woods and the basket is about 30' deep in the trees.
7. Tees off from inside the woods and plays to a basket just outside the edge of the trees. Fairly open hyzer fairway inside the trees from the tee but the last 30-50' before the before the basket is guarded by a wall of trees on the edge of the woods. Risk/reward situation where you might go for it with a driver and see if you can make it through but a bad bounce off a tree might leave you with no approach. A layup in the landing zone will work too but even then the approach is tough. Fairway is slightly uphill and there is no spike hyzer window.
8. Starts back inside the tree line and out into an open field with a slight downhill. Basket is behind a tree with an OB road just past. Under 300'.
9. Tee out in the open shoots across a field uphill. Basket is between two large trees with an OB road off to the right. About 350'?
I will be back to update this review as the course progresses.
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I am going to write this review with the promise to come back and update it thoroughly. I just think it would be nice if people actually knew a little about what to expect if they go out there before things are finished. So the 3.0 rating is really just temporary until it is really ready to get a complete rating.
This course has open-holes, wooded holes, nice pin locations, and good tee locations. Because it is new, traffic has not made an impact on the wooded holes yet. I kind of like them a little rough and tight anyway. There is a decent variety in hole length throughout the course. I like that you hit wooded holes and open holes on both the early and later holes. That is a nice variety that keeps things interesting. My favorite hole right now is #7. It is a wooded hole that spits out into the clearing. There are a few routes available right now to choose from. There is a restroom, but it was locked when I was there. Parking is great and I don't expect to many walkers to be in this area very often. The baskets are obviously new and in fine shape.
Cons: The grass really needs to be mowed, as I am sure it will. Watch for the 2 little marker flags for the temporary tee areas. The flags were missing for hole 1 when I was there. The first hole starts behind the restroom. There are not any trashcans out there as of yet either, so hike it out with you. At the time of me playing here the ground was starting to dry up so, I did not run into anything unplayable or too muddy.
Other Thoughts: The Fun Factor was pretty good. I think there was at least 4 holes where I could see myself wanting to throw another drive on and a couple of basket locations that had me really thinking about how to get to them. That makes a good 9 hole course. I am looking forward to this thing to really start taking shape. You do pay a dollar into a machine to get into the park, but it was not a big deal. Use the restroom right after you pay before driving the rest of the way, just in case the other one is closed. I am looking forward to going back here for sure.
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