Canterbury, NH
Top O' The Hill Disc Golf Share
Uploaded By: docsmock Hole #12 (Taken 5/2011)
3 / 300ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #12 Approach

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Great course, constant improvement

5+    10/19/2013   10/22/2013
Review By: JimBailey175
Played: 15  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 1.6 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +Well laid out offering a good shot variety and level playing field for LH/RH and FH/BH throwers.
+Easy navigation and good signage.
+Decent length and elevation on a mostly technical (tight) course.
+Rubber mats on large, level frames make for the best tee pads you'll find.
+Friendly and passionate owners (Marty and Betsy) improve the course in new ways every day.
+Fully stocked pro shop, ample parking, and complete warm-up area (practice basket and huck net).
+Nice finishing touches including big benches on most holes (handcrafted from cut trees) and water coolers at pro shop and hole 12/13/15/16 intersection.
Cons: -Some litter near tee pads (carry out, people!).
-A few holes are more like "throw and hope" than "follow the fairway" (1, 11, 13), at least for an intermediate player like myself.
-Hole 13 eats lost discs. Big hyzer bomb with blind hillside landing zone generates frequent rollaways where locating your drive is very difficult. Use a spotter if you can (I often play solo).
Other Thoughts: Thanks to the efforts of the owners, TOTH gets better every time I play it (which is too often). Brand new pro-shop construction is well underway and (already ample) disc/bag selection is expanding.
Continuous improvement is ongoing with brush reduction and selective tree removal to enhance the playing experience without compromising the challenge of the course.
I'm happy to have TOTH as my home course and I can't wait to see what the future holds here.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

home sweet home

5+    8/4/2013   8/9/2013
Review By: blumonk
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has a terrific variety of long and short holes and left/right turning holes.
As of this spring, all holes have framed rubber tee boxes.
There has also been some clearing of brush outside of the fairways combined with ordinary foot traffic that has made finding your mishap of a shot and making a successful recovery easier.
Marty is upgrading his pro shop as we speak which will only add to this already terrific course.
Cons: I would mention things like mosquitos, ticks, pricker bushes, and poison ivy like everyone else, but it's no worse than any other place in the woods of New England. Bring bug spray and watch where you step.
Other Thoughts: We stumbled upon TOTH in spring '12 and it quickly became the home course of my friends and me. Marty and Dave have put a ton of work into it. The holes flow very smoothly. Holes 8 & 11 are two of the last few holes to get rubber tee pads and their locations were moved slightly to provide a little more challenge.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Great Course

5+    4/17/2013   4/23/2013
Review By: jvaccaro
Played: 26  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 3.6 Years
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Solid course design rewards good drives with birdie chances, while offering a fair but serious challenge. Well balanced 18 with short and long holes, with both open and wooded shots. Not an easy course, but not too hard either, making me want to play it again and again. The surrounding area is beautiful NH woodlands with nice home made wood benches. Good signage makes it easy to navigate. Also, the owner of the course Marty is a really nice guy who you can tell truly loves disc golf. Large disc selection in the club house too.
Cons: Some of the teeboxes don't have rubber mats yet. When they're all finished this course will be 4.5/5 easy.
Other Thoughts: I played this course when it first opened and again late last year. From then to now, the improvements are dramatic. The underbrush is way less intrusive, cleaned up fairways, benches, and rubber teeboxes make this course very close to championship caliber.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Awesome Course

5+    6/18/2013   7/1/2012
Review By: davistd0
Played: 31  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 5.1 Years
This review was updated on 7/10/2013
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is a technical course that helps level out all players on the scorecard. There are only 3 or 4 holes where 350 foot drives are needed. The rest require a controlled mid-range disc or a smooth flick. Great hole variety and pin location as well: no gimme approaches.

Good tee signs on every hole. I had no problem navigating the course. Smooth flow from hole to hole.

They are constantly clearing the low vegetation along the eges of the fairways to give the course a more polished look and increase playability. The trimming is very strategic; keeping the challenge intact while making it easier to find bad shots/kicks.

A few holes have hand-crafted benches made from trees cut on the course. There is a practice basket and driving net by the parking area to warm up your game on.

New teepads have been installed and they look/play great!
Cons: The rough lining the fairways can be unforgiving where it hasn't been trimmed yet. Do not stray to the left on #3 or #6.
Other Thoughts: Course is in great condition and a blast to play.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful.

Good Job Marty

1    5/26/2012   5/27/2012
Review By: Chris Carr
Played: 39  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 7.6 Years
4 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Clean and quiet. A mainly wooded course layed out with variing degrees of difficulty, elevation changes and distances. Marty is doing a great job. Jarod and I were the first to play Hole 13 tee. Nice rubber on alot of stone dust. He has definatly put alot of time, hard work and money into this coure. It shows! Well done.
Cons: Usual blood sucking vermin.

Long walk to Hole 1
Other Thoughts: Great course. If a few more small trees were removed and maybe additional lanes on a couple holes it would be awsome.

4 of 12 people found this review helpful.

 Awesome course in the making

2-4    5/14/2011   5/14/2011
Review By: danman
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.7 Years
2 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Very challenging, nice wooded fairways, very good signage, awesome course owner. Beautiful brand new baskets. A couple of ace runs, and some really long legitimate par 4's
Cons: none
Other Thoughts: Awesome course still a work in progress. Loved it, would definitely like to play there again after its broke in a little more.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Finally a course less than an hour from me

5+    5/11/2011   5/12/2011
Review By: bigpygmy
Played: 49  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 4 Years
This review was updated on 10/10/2011
4 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Fun and challenging, good variety of shots come into play. No water...
Cons: The usual; ticks, poison ivy, bugs, etc.... No complaints about the course, only mother nature.
I guess the tee pads could be better, but they're still putting some things together as it's a completely new course
Other Thoughts: The course is brand new, once people start using it more and things become more established, I see this course becoming excellent. Pro shop and free loaner discs

Since May they have cleared literally tons of undergrowth, widened fairways, improved signage, painted the pro shop, installed benches, replaced the stolen sign(stolen the within first couple weeks they opened), got a website, hosted an awesome Ace Race, and overall have steadily improved the course over the summer.
Marty and crew are passionate about disc golf for everyone and his dedication to making it accessible is shown through this course.
Your $5 is what helps to make this course and it has put it to good use. As evident by the vast improvements that have taken place in only one season. It takes cash to run chainsaws, tractors, brush cutters, etc...
....and the shop never has discs because people buy them up as quick as he gets them in.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful.

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