2 Helpful / 2 Not
Great use of space...
Pros: Small area to work with..very well organized tees and baskets...very simple to navigate for a traveling golfer...good mix of shots with water and ob in play...
Cons: Pretty easy course
Other Thoughts: Would definitely play here again next time in Harrisburg
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Great for new players.
Pros: Great for beginners and recreational players. The front nine are quick and enjoyable with the only big challenge being avoiding the creek. The back nine are a bit more challenging, especially the section called Monster Alley (holes 14,15,and 16). Not too crowded but the people that do play are friendly as are the other pedestrians in the park. The park is well maintained and they often have some kind of tournament or other event going on in the warmer months. They also play some night games every once in a while. If you live within an hour of the place you owe it to yourself to check it out.
Cons: The creek can be a disc graveyard. It's easy enough though to fish your disc out if the water isn't moving too fast and you don't mind getting wet.
Other Thoughts: My friend bought a house on Erford Rd last summer so this course is literally in his backyard. We started playing shortly after and now play this course at least once a week. I've only played on two other local courses so I might not be the greatest judge but this is the best around IMHO. Nice park with a relaxed feeling and no hiking up big hills or wandering around the woods looking for your disc. Great place to bring players new to DG.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: This is the course I play the most on. Has a great variety of length and terrains. Well maintained in all aspects. Kudos to Jeff and all the others for keeping it "up to snuff."
Cons: A few of the fairways and holes are really close to the creek edge so maybe isn't the best for a beginner.
Other Thoughts: That darn creek has six of my discs!!! Play and learn I suppose.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Got to experience the "Creek"
Pros: This is a fun course to challenge accuracy. The fairways are squeezed in between the Conodoguinet Creek and the houses of the residents who live on Erford Rd. The longest hole is #14 in the long, 509'. Big arms can work on their midrange-short game as there are 8 holes under 300'. 9 play between 300-465' and of course 14. Beautifully laid out in a 16 acre township park, the designers have made the most of what they were given.
Excellent signage for tees and arrows pointing the way to the next basket make it very easy to navigate the course from 1-18. Good mix of lefty and righty holes. Tee sign for #1 has a well stocked scorecard box. The pavilion acts as tournament central when Creekside holds events.
Cons: The Creek has a nasty habit of catching the errant throw. It is not a big arm course, even in the long positions the course average is 320' at 5756'. Built on a flood plain there is not a lot of elevation change. Not a lot of parking, only 21 spaces to be shared by all who visit Ridley Park discers and non-throwers, but there is street parking on Erford Rd. Because of the narrowness, mandatories for safety make some fairways tight.
Other Thoughts: From the course map in the reader board at the parking lot and inside the scorecards, peolpe new to the course could easily get a round in about an hour. Great course for Glow golf as well. Weekly tag matches offer a chance to throw with a group, if you don't already have one. For those that do offer up a sacrifice or two to the Creek, there is a "recovered discs" box on the fence near #9 basket. Marking your discs with a name, phone #, email help to get your discs returned to you. All-in-all Creekside is just a fun course play.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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