Womelsdorf, PA 
Conrad Weiser Open Course Share
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3 / 363ft.   3 / 387ft. Par / Distance:



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 Should be permanent!

1    9/16/2011   9/17/2011
Review By: zapplayer12
Played: 119  Reviewed: 40  Exp: 16.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beautiful, impeccably maintained historic homestead

Ten of the holes throw over/by the creek/pond adding an element of risk

Great place to 'rip it' as it's mostly open however
the tees are strategically placed to force a shot
around mature trees & hedgerows throughout the
property. Mandos are also included to keep players in check.

Since there was a tournament the next day, out of
bounds was clearly marked. Additionally the score
card (downloadable from this site) includes
unmarked OOB (generally water & on/over roads) -
all which increases difficulty and challenge.

The flow was seamless as there were no long
walks between holes. Strongest were the holes
that traversed throughout the property (see cons for
minor exception).

There's a short and long setup (mostly different pin
placements - one used for each tourney round)
which is one advantage to having a course with
mobile baskets (I played the short/round 1 layout).

Extremely high fun factor - this was frustration free
disc golf in a relaxing setting.
Cons: It's a temporary course. Because of this the tees
are natural, the mobile baskets are of inconsistent
quality and there aren't any navigation signs
(however there's a map to print on this site). All
this is to be expected with a temp course and
none of these are even remotely a problem. They
just need mentioning.

Some of the back/forth holes across the creek had
a repetitive feel

There's a few holes by Rt. 422 which can be loud
at times.

Hole 3 was wet due to recent flooding inflicting
mushy foot on those who couldn't out-throw it's
insidiously damp tentacles. This was not the norm
from what I was told.

Lack of wooded holes is noticeable but doesn't
detract from enjoyment.
Other Thoughts: Upon arrival I was fortunate enough to come across a group of five locals, asked them for directional advice to tee 1 and subsequently accepted the invite to play a round with them. It's always beneficial to have a course guide as you gain insight, understanding & perspective - especially on a scarcely played temp. course with such a vast (in eastern PA DG terms) tournament legacy: totaling 31 years now!

For those familiar with eastern PA disc golf, the obvious course comparison is Little Lehigh Parkway in Allentown, PA (I also felt a spattering of Ellison Park in Rochester, NY on the back/forth holes listed in cons). However Conrad's a little different as there are no extreme elevation changes or long walks between holes - it flows perfectly (so much so I was surprised how relatively quickly we got to 17 - even with 6 people playing!) & has primarily a peaceful, relaxing feel.

The true shame is that the course isn't permanently installed. For the most part, it avoids other park activities (save the 19th hole basket protected by the statue of Chief Shikellmy - awesome BTW) and would be an extremely low impact use of otherwise under utilized land.

The hope for the future is that this course is installed permanently (or at the very least seasonally - has this been proposed to the board of approvals? Perhaps a fall-spring compromise installment?)

Regardless, if you have the opportunity to play here, seize it as for the time being, these occasions are rare and without a doubt worth the effort.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Historic!

2-4    9/14/2011   9/16/2011
Review By: amusedbum
Played: 271  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 36.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great course for the big arms! Well balanced, good variety of shot choices. Hole 3 plays over a beautiful pond. Several holes play back and forth across an open field with a small stream running down the middle. There is trouble to get into with the park roads as OB. The final hole is in my opinion the signature hole, it's not long but there is OB on both sides of the fairway and a statue of Chief Shikellmy just before the basket.
Cons: That we can only play here once a year.
Other Thoughts: If you get the chance to play the Conrad Weiser take it. It will be well worth your while!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


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