Not My Favorite
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Pretty wide open play, so it would be difficult to lose a disc here. I'm sure those intimately familiar with the course really like the fact that there are multiple baskets per hole (I did not, see my comment in "cons"). Some pretty good elevation challenges which is refreshing after playing flatter courses.
Cons: The course has no *actual* parking, so we parked along the street. This seems to be the way to do it, as several other players did the same.
I haven't been playing long, so I was a bit surprised that I didn't see a par rating on any sign. Is every hole a Par 3? Seems unlikely, especially when considering the longer baskets. As such, for the score-keeper app, we chose to use our judgement and allocate pars as we saw fit. Turns out every one is a par 5 and I shot -32. That's a joke. Many are legitimate Par 3's, but some, we thought, were probably 4, and made them such.
Our biggest challenge came from navigating the course. We even had a friend with us who had played the course before, and we still had problems with determining which basket we were shooting for, and with course flow. On the other courses I have played, if the next tee pad wasn't obvious, there were signs indicating direction. No such thing at this course. As such, we found ourselves walking from pad to pad on a couple of occasions.
Other Thoughts: With repeated play, this could be a good course, but for new players, who drove from southern NJ for a disc golf day in Baltimore, we were underwhelmed.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: New X-holes add variety ("X" holes are marked as X (9 total), OH (3 total), and NX (6 total)). Crude but effective hand painted maps at the X tees help you locate the many blind baskets. Nice folf tips on the main course tee signs. Lots of irregulars hang out at the start and can provide advice.
Cons: There is no obvious flow to the course, particularly with the addition of the many new X holes. The main course is sorely lacking in Next Tee signs at the baskets and hole numbering on the baskets, though these have been placed on the 18 new X holes.
The main course has two tee pads and two baskets per hole, confusingly called Wood and Metal. There are up to 5 pin positions per hole and the view from a tee pad typically takes in 4 or more baskets, unnumbered and possibly not for that tee. The intended baskets are often a blind shot. A vague system of hose clamps on a pole is intended to provide guidance.
Other Thoughts: If you backtrack from the #2 X hole basket to the "More Holes" sign you can follow well marked trails to OH holes #1 - 3 and you will emerge near the tee for X hole #3. Walk up the paved road to reach the alternate X hole #3 tee and further up to the primary X #3 tee.
The Sword of Damocles tree branch overhanging tee #15 creates a most unusual tee shot as conventional use of the pad is denied.
There are beaucoup opportunities for Black Aces here, if you're into that sort of thing. (each black ace is 2 off your lifetime total of aces LOL)
With the creation of excellent new courses like Turkey Hill the bar gets raised and old standard courses like this one get downrated if they don't get improved. There is a very active local club here and the course has many old quirks but also new perks. It's best to play your first couple rounds here with a local to learn the layout.
Perhaps this course should be split into two separate 18 hole courses. Either way a big improvement to the on-course navigation aids is needed to balance all the fine work put into the new X holes.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Loved throwing from the cement tee pads and the layout was pretty good.
Cons: My only complaint was that it was too short.
Other Thoughts: Being a short course it was easier to find your way around but it could still use more signage to help with tee box location and the map signs could use an update since they basically weren't very helpful.
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