Tons of potential, needs a little care
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Pros: Set in a very pleasant little family park. The course works around a small pond. It makes for a pleasant day of play.
For the area that the course designer had to work with there's an impressive variety of shots. There were several instances where I questioned the riskier vs. the safer angle. You don't often get that at the "family park level."
That said, it's still approachable enough for beginners. There's enough fairway for a novice player to work through without feeling like the disc is going to get lost. Considering the fact that disc golf is just starting to really spread through Germany (and Europe at large), it's important to have courses like this.
Cons: The tees are tiny little slabs of concrete with painted on numbers. Many of the numbers were worn away and one of the tees was almost completely overgrown by grass. We probably would not have found some of the tee locations if it hadn't been for the course map uploaded here on this site since we visited in October and there were fallen leaves covering the tiny markers.
Two of the baskets were missing when we played, which was a shame since the course is already so short.
There's no clear signage anywhere in the park telling you the layout or even just where hole #1 starts. This was a bit frustrating since the tees are too small to see at a distance. We found hole one just from following around the numbers on the baskets and, eventually, using the drawn course map uploaded here.
This is a family park so you do have to watch out for children and pedestrians. But the park is situated in a smaller village so it did not feel overly crowded. I only had to wait to throw once.
Other Thoughts: I had the distinct impression while playing that this course was installed some years back (maybe by the city?) and then forgotten about. This is sad to me because it's a great layout and concept that just needs a little love from a local DG club if one were to form.
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Pros: This public park is very well maintained. The grass is cut, the trash is picked up, the hedges are trimmed, the baskets are new and in great condition, etc... it was a treat to play here.
Usually public parks (especially in Germany) are aimed at red level players, but I think this one is not an easy 27. With an average hole length of 344 feet (2nd longest in Germany, only after Flensburg) and a few trees in the way, getting more than one birdie here is quite a feat.
The design is very logical and flows very well. Usually the holes will follow some sort of walking path which act as quasi-fairways. Since this course is only three months old, the tee pads are cement pads that are about 1 foot by 1 foot and only have the hole number on them. I found all but 2 of these little blocks on my first round and if you use a little bit of common sense, it shouldn't be hard to navigate without a map once you find the first tee.
Hole #5 is the signature and my favorite hole. The risky (yet rewarding) route is a big hyzer over the pond in the middle of the park. It's really cool to nail this shot.
Cons: As aforementioned, no tee pads or signs yet. I'll approximate distances (via Google Maps or something) later and post them, so you guys have an idea.
The park isn't that big and there's no room for expansion, but it's a nice fit for 9 holes. Since the fairways are walking paths, you can count on park goers walking around. This place is not exclusively disc golf, so you have to watch out a bit.
Other Thoughts: This is one of the 10 new courses built in 2011, and I like the explosion of disc golf courses in Germany. Not only this, but if the other courses built this year also don't have a terrible design, then I'm a big fan of the direction it's going.
I wouldn't say that this course is a huge destination, but it's a great place to stop if it's on the way to somewhere.
(And for the immature guys among us...I lol'd when I saw #6 and #9 on the top of the hill together. Maybe you will too, hahaha)
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