1 Helpful / 2 Not
Open and hard to follow
Pros: Discatcher baskets are fine, but DGA Mach III's would be better. Easy to throw due to the lack of trees and obstacles. Good amount of parking. If you have a good roller shot in your arsenal, it will come in handy on this course.
Cons: Wide open, no obstacles to speak of. Very little shade. Relatively boring layout. Does not require a large shot selection.
Other Thoughts: I flat out could not find Hole #1. I saw some other players and I joined their group. I probably would have not been able to follow the layout of the course otherwise. This course could use some trees. Do not play in any decent amount of heat. There is not much area to retreat from the sun. But, at least it is a disc golf course that I can play for free.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Practice Course at Best
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Holes 6-9 make good use of the trees & vegetation
- Scenic, well-maintained park
- Can be played in about 30 minutes
Cons: - Most of the tee markers (white PVC poles) are gone. Unless you memorize the map near the parking lot or have played several times it's impossible to follow the course layout.
- No tee pads, other than a couple of bare dirt spots left over from the old layout. Since the redesign in summer 2011 it seems like the whole course seems unfinished.
- Several holes (1-5) are very short and unimaginative, can easily be played with a putter
- New course layout feels cramped & doesn't use space available
- Drainage issues around several holes, can get swampy after rain
- Flow from holes 8 to 9 makes no sense, you essentially have to backtrack across the park to get to the hole 9 tee pad
Other Thoughts: I feel that Roanoke County could do so much better with this course. There is a ton of area at this park that is not being utilized & would create some great holes. It seems like portions of the reworked course were crammed together without any real thought. At least the old layout tested your driving ability on a few of the holes.
I definitely think there is potential here, this would be a great location for an 18-hole course, or even a better designed 9-hole course. However, as it stands now Walrond is little more than a practice/putter course.
In case anyone's interested, I've uploaded an alternate 18-hole layout in the links section. Still not great but adds a lot of distance & allows for different types of shots. Feel free to message me with any comments/suggestions.
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