Pleasant, fun and relaxing.
Pros: The Prater disc golf course is actually two seven basket courses. The first seven play along a well populated jogging, bicycling and equestrian trail. Long and short tees are on each drive. The unique feature is the baskets are not regulation. Large numbers adorn the top of the basket which aid players to which basket to throw at. Tees are dirt with a horizontal log at the top. Another log, which is vertical is adjacent to each tee which might have tee information. The first half plays like a course from the 1980s: short technical drives. The second half is more open on a set of pastures with longer drives. Regulation baskets are here but without any numbers. Both sections of the course will not cause to much stress to a seasoned player and neophytes will appreciate the ease of this course. Most baskets can be reached in three and birdies can happen on any drive. The drive that is under a bridge on the front seven and the tunnel shot on the back seven should not be missed. The aesthetics of the course are excellent.
Cons: Experienced players might find this course insipid. The abundance of straight or short drives will not require great technical prowess. The first seven baskets are smaller than regulation and the chains are not effective at catching a disc. Tee signs are missing and navigating the back seven was a bit awkward. The short tees were tough to find on some drives. The horizontal log prevents players from allowing their momentum to carry them past the tee when conducting an opening shot. Lastly, the high grass on the back seven can hide a disc thus players need to follow their drives and use mental marks to retrieve their disc.
Other Thoughts: This course is located in a beautiful municipal park. Pedestrians are numerous but were not near the course except on Five. A child's park is nearby and thus can be a place for the family to hang out while the disc golfer plays a quick round. Washrooms are located near the stadium parking lot. Although the walk is slightly longer, I recommend getting off the U2 at Stadion and walking past the stadium to the park and taking the path left to the course. There are more services along the way which include, a mall, food stands and washrooms.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Play 8-14, they're much better
Pros: Good for beginners or training - Holes are between 40-105 m long
Good location - easy to get to by subway, bike or car
Cons: No elevation changes
Tees have rather high wooden bars at the end - beware.
Teesigns are mostly missing
Many people around
Other Thoughts: Baskets on holes 8-14 are good - much better than the ones at 1-7
Some open space for driving practice can be found (as long as there aren't too many people playing the course)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
hard to belive this is a course
Pros: 1st Discgolf Course in Vienna
Hole #3 is nice
2 Tee-distances (short and super short)
Attractive to beginners
Cons: awful Baskets
extremely short holes
lots of people around the course
no use for ambitious players
Other Thoughts: nice for approaching or getting started
watch for dogpiles
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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