10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good tee pads, easy to follow, benches, plenty of shade in the summer, alternate pins and tee pads. Enough trees to keep you honest, and a nice selection righty/lefty/straight shots that teach solid fundamentals. Park is well maintained and an easy stroll for beginners. Kiosk with a map shows location and directions for most of the local courses. Note: The tee signs are the originals dating back to 1980 with Par 4s and Par 5s suitable for beginners only.
Cons: Can flood after rains, short by today's standards. The loss of many, many trees over the years has made it much easier.
Other Thoughts: My first basket course back in 1984 and still one of my favorites, even though it is primarily a recreational course by today's standards. If the course is empty try playing The Nines...tee of 1 to basket of 10, tee of 11 to basket of 2, etc. Makes for an 8000 foot layout where 54 is tough for top players. Maximizes criss-cross, so course must be deserted.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Underneath and About the Trees
Three tees per hole. Concrete tee pads. Multiple pin positions. Distance/flight path info at each red tee pad. Arrow at each basket indicating next tee area. Mandos. Minimal chance of losing a disc
Flat terrain/similar sized trees throughout make it difficult to provide much variety.
Blue/White tees same 8 of 18 holes. No very long holes. Course plays much more difficult from the blue/whites than the reds. Excellent use of a minimal amount fo space. Need to hyze, anhyze, and S-shape many shots.
Great course for beginners, but still challenging enough for more experienced players.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Easy to follow course layout and nice concrete tees. Very hard to lose disc. Great for quick round or 2. Very good for a chuck and run(speed golf) as the whole course is flat and can be done in 20 min, but watch out for divots! Good for practicing low line drive shots and accuracy. I love this course on hot summer days cause its almost all shaded! Can play in shorts and sandals.
Cons: Short, simple, not very challenging, can be crowded. Trees are the only obstacle and no hills whatsoever. Some signs are not accurate and can be difficult to figure out which basket to shoot at. Hole 1 holds some water after storms(like a water hazard). Bitting flies especially on hole 10 for some reason loves my bald head. Mosquitoes are nasty during summer. Bring repellent!
Other Thoughts: I wish I had known about this course earlier as it is great for beginners, although I still love this course after 100+ times! I kill my friends on this course with my sidearm. It is cool that you can see the whole course and when it is crowded I often just jump around to other holes and come back. I played this course in a hurricane like downpour as the rain was sideways and it was still fun. I've never had an issue with mud here really.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Easy enough for beginners with enough challenge for more advanced players.
Very dedicated group of locals do a nice job keeping it clean. Plenty of shade.
There are mulitple tees and pins on each hole. You will need to be able to make all of the throws (flat, hyzer, anhyzer, rollers, etc) to score really well here. No truly giant holes but there is enough distance to make it interesting.
Cons: Flat!!! Storms and old age have left a lot of open throws where there used to be trees.
Other Thoughts: One of the very oldest courses on the east coast with a long history.
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Great course for families
Pros: Low frustration level (once you figure out where to go), little brush to get stuck in, nearly no chance of disc loss, It is a very nice course for the whole family to play, or a good introductory course to get your friends interested in Disc Golf.
There are 3 tees for various skill levels.
Cons: The course is short and open making it relatively simple for advanced players. with one good throw you can land next to the basket on the par 5 holes. There are no major hazards and no elevation. Some mandos, but they are not overly challenging.
Some signs are old, so pay attention to the arrows on the trees for mandos. The tee sign for 15 has recently been torn off the pole. The course is begining to show it's age.
Other Thoughts: Disc for sale just down the road.
lots of family traffic on the weekend
I took a dozen 6th grade first timers and no one lost a disc, and they really liked the course. It has now turned into a yearly trip. The second year the kids got frustrated with navigation of the course and some gave up because the could not find the next tee.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 2 Not
Good starter course
Pros: Nice looking course and well maintained. Plays through the trees but is still pretty open. Good for all skill levels. The alternate tee boxes are well placed and add some good distance to the holes.
Cons: Very small space to fit 18 holes into. Keep an eye out for discs when the course gets crowded. Can be difficult to figure out which basket you are shooting to because the holes are cramped. The diagrams for the holes are not always helpful. Not very challenging as you get better with the sport.
Other Thoughts: My first time playing disc golf was on this course and I was still able to have fun and feel I was doing good. This course is great for beginners and poses a few challenges to the more advanced players.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Simple and compact
Pros: Compact course is easy to play for a quick round. Short holes and low difficulty level make it a good beginner course. Lack of vegetation makes it almost impossibe to lose a disc.
Cons: The layout makes these 18 holes somewhat monotonous. All holes are flat and open aside from some large trees scattered around.
Other Thoughts: This course is so open and lacking in small brush that you can see the entire course from just about anywhere on the course. For a small park in a dense suburban area, Calvert Rd packs in pretty good disc golf experience, but for top notch disc golf, you need to get farther away from DC.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Flat and Fun
Pros: Smartest use of 4 acres you'll ever see. Lots of gorgeous trees. Well maintained, grass is always cut and rollers scream. Excellent tee pads. Great volunteers that help maintain course and move baskets a lot.
Cons: No elevation. Course below street level and holds water. Fairways are up against each other. Easy to get hit by a disc here.
Other Thoughts: I learned how to play disc golf at Calvert in 1988. I bought my first 2 golf discs, a DGA PowerDrive and SuperDrive here. Back then, the place had Mach 1s that were literally falling apart. The old tee pads were junk! Dave Devine got the money to face lift Calvert in the 90s and it's never been the same since (thanks Dave!). One of the best 4-acre courses anywhere. Great baskets, multiple concrete tee pads, benches. But alas, even with all the amenities, it's still dead flat and only 4-acres. A two-some can finish a round in under an hour.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great use of a small space. Just enough trees and rule boudaries to provide a challenge. Multiple tees make it like 3 courses in one.
Cons: Navigating hole to hole can be confusing at points and the baskets are constantly being moved around. No water or elevation.
Other Thoughts: It's very unique to stand on the first tee and be able to see the entire course in front of you.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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