Pelham, NH 
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3 / 333ft. Par / Distance:
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 Worth checking out

5+    12/15/2012   12/15/2012
Review By: AaronMonier18
Played: 13  Reviewed: 7
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Muldoon is a free course located in a city park/athletic field complex in southern New Hampshire. It's about what you'd expect from a free course owned by a small community. I feel that it's in better shape than other free courses in the state (Pinnacle comes to mind). This is a fairly technical course that tests your mid range and fairway game. For me, there is also opportunities to throw distance drivers, though not everybody may feel that way. The signage is basic but it's informative and helpful. They make very good use of a small patch of land. The baskets are in good shape and the course requires a mix of shots and has varying lengths. It takes a few rounds to find what shots work as some holes have multiple lines and various obstacles to contend with. I enjoy playing this course and it's usually a relaxing and quiet day on the trails. The practice basket and ability to use the fields adds to the courses appeal.
Cons: The most glaring setback to Muldoon is that the teepads are in rough shape. When the frost thaws from a cold morning they can be downright sloppy and I have fallen on the second tee. Some will complain about the short "awkward" lengths of a few holes but I enjoy the challenge and think of it as an approach shot from the tee. Birdies require well placed shots and can be made on almost any hole. Unfortunately, some people feel the need to leave their trash and it reflects very poorly on the disc golf community. Because the lot of land is small some fairways are very close and caution needs to exercised in a few areas of the course.
Other Thoughts: For a state scarcely populated with disc golf courses Muldoon is a welcome haven for disc golfers in the greater Manchester area. I would LOVE to see somebody put a course near Manchester and believe it would do well since it's a most populated city in the state.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Fun and Woody

5+    7/4/2012   7/6/2012
Review By: PumaPaws
Played: 15  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 10.2 Years
This review was updated on 5/23/2016
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Good Challenge for most players. Easy Parking. Lots of trees/shade on sunny days. Overall a fun course.
Cons: Lots of woods, bring insect repellent. Some of the tee boxes are a bit bumpy but still usable.
Other Thoughts: Signage is not completely accurate but the course is still evolving. Much better than a few years ago where the front 9 was easy and the back 9 was tough. Hole 1 is no longer the hole behind the baseball field. The basket is still there as a practice basket only. The first hole is now near the playground by the nature trails.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 New Layout - June 24 2012

5+    9/2/2012   6/26/2012
Review By: KCole
Played: 16  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.2 Years
This review was updated on 9/19/2012
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: New Layout on holes 15 - 16. Holes no longer cross (hazard). New layout adds some extremely difficult (and much needed) length to the course. The new 15 would reasonably be a par 4, over 500 ft with some extremely varied terrain. Tight technical course overall.
Cons: No benches, no trashcans, only 1 set of tee boxes. Tee boxes could use some work. They are mostly hard pack earth, which tends to develop uneven holes over time. Course can be frustrating for beginners. While many of the holes are easily pared/birdied with experience, the tight wooded fairways do not lend themselves well to new players learning. Off the fairway is often very wooded, making recovery near impossible. This should thin out as the course gets more use.
Other Thoughts: This course has generated a strong core of players recently. Tags is now being played twice weekly. The new course redesign and improvements are very good and I expect the improvements to continue.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Muldoon Park

1    3/25/2012   3/25/2012
Review By: Lemony
Played: 11  Reviewed: 4
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Neutral hole design (LHBH, RHBH, and sidearm shots required)
Interesting holes (9 and 10)
Maximizing use of minimal space.
Relatively easy to find from 93.
New course layout increases distances and is much more interesting.
Seemingly built for lefty thumbers.
Cons: Tight, overly technical fairways, if your line is errant, expect difficult recovery shots.
Most shots are flex shots, either make your disc helix or miss the line.
Many holes are on top of one another, e.g. 14,15,16. However it was not crowded so it is tough to say if this is a problem.
Other Thoughts: This is a course that is a solid place to play, it's not on my top 10 but it is absolutely worth stopping by. Muldoon park will reward technical shots, and only technical shots, leave your high speed drivers in the car. If you want to avoid this predicament on many holes throw overhand, it will bring you over the trees and to the basket.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Wow, what an improvement!

1    3/22/2012   3/23/2012
Review By: frizgolfkiller
Played: 24  Reviewed: 11
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great tee signs and fairway markers helping locate the baskets. Good use of the land. Pretty good flow from hole to hole. Fun technical course.
Cons: Some tee boxes were in rough shape, they really need to be filled in and smoothed out. Criss-crossing fairways on 15 and 16 caused backups. There were a few holes that could use better paths to the next tee, I think 14 was one were you had to walk onto 14s fairway and go down to the tee box, this caused backups.
Other Thoughts: Reminds me of Devens, but with tighter fairways. Bring bug spray! I was getting eaten alive by mosquitoes and it is only March. Better tee boxes would definitely push this up to a 3 for me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 New Pelham Rules

5+    2/11/2012   2/18/2012
Review By: NH Disc Dude
Played: 44  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 8.3 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course was revamped this past year. Roy D. put alot of effort adding length and difficulty to this course. The tee signs are brand new and well done. This is one of the closest to me and i play weekly in the summer. If you havevt played Muldoon recently than you havent played Muldoon at all.
Cons: Tee boxes are ruff and need work. Trash is scattered (pick some up if you play plz) Other than that its a friendly course with all different shots required to be successful.
Other Thoughts: This place is a tick heaven in the warmer months, use good bug spray and you'll be fine.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Nice and comfy.

5+    2/11/2012   2/16/2012
Review By: chrisq
Played: 4  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 5.2 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Closest course to me that isn't Topsfield.
Hole 10.
Nice signage.
Quick and fun (multiple rounds).
Friendly people (usually).
Country store right down the street.
Cons: Dirt tees are abysmal when it's wet.
Needs more trash barrels/bags.
Other Thoughts: Really fun course, i usually end up here at least once a week. Seems like a pretty regular crowd here as i see more familiar faces than new ones, which is neither a good or bad thing, just an observation.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 

5+    9/25/2011   9/29/2011
Review By: Iamthemo11580
Played: 22  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 5.3 Years
Pros: A nice mix of different types of holes so you can practice shooting in lots of situations. The course is easy to follow and loops back nicely to where you started. Muldoon Park is in a clean quiet community and there are fields where you can practice driving and there is an extra target where you can practice putting. They have put a lot of work into this course recently and if you haven't played there in the last month, you should give it another chance.
Cons: The fairways of 15 and 16 criss-cross one another and the fairways of 7 and 8 don't have much buffer between them. There is also a lot of dense undergrowth on this course so either pack a machete or play conservatively.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course - it's about 4 miles from my front door - so I have a real soft spot for it. I would like to see better tee pads, trash bags/cans at every hole, superficial stuff like that.

 Successful Redesign

5+    9/16/2011   9/28/2011
Review By: bradharris
Played: 87  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 13.3 Years
This review was updated on 3/26/2012
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: What this course lacks in distance (very few holes over 300') it more than makes up for with creative hole design. There are very few holes that give players a straight look at the basket. Instead, curving fairways and well placed trees force you to consider every shot carefully.

Most holes offer multiple equally fair routes. So there is very little bias to one style over another.

Although the park can be quite crowded on weekends and evenings in the summer, the disc golf course stays relatively quiet. The course is built along walking trails, so there is some non-disc golf use of the space. But most walkers are aware of the course and make an effort to stay out of the way of players.

When the athletic fields are not in use, they are a great space for field practice.

Some nice signage was recently added. Distance, par, and a nice hole diagram at each tee.
Cons: The natural tee pads need some work. The ones made by 4x4s arranged in a square need to either be filled in or dug into the ground. Many tees are filled with roots making run-ups difficult.

Navigation can be a little tricky. There are some basic signs marking each tee number nailed to trees. If you keep your eye on those, you should be able to find your way around just fine.

There is a lot of trash. It's clear the park maintainers don't make much effort to venture into the trails for cleanup. A few trash cans could really help alleviate that problem.

There is a bit of overlap. The basket in view from the second tee is actually the third basket. If a group ahead is putting, you're throwing right at them. If you wait for them to clear, then they're throwing back at you since the fourth basket is right next to the second tee. And hole 15 just doesn't fit. The basket for 14 is just as close to 16's tee as it is to 15. The problem is that 16 then plays right back over the tee for 15. The good news is that this course is not very crowded, so this will rarely be an issue. But if activity picks up, it could become a big problem.

There needs to be quite a bit of work done to clear out underbrush. It is very thick with very little way out. If you get off the fairway even by a foot or two, it is tough to save par. Even good shots can be punished by sitting behind a tree clump close to the pin.
Other Thoughts: There has been significant work done to this course in the summer of 2011 (keep this in mind when reading other reviews). This course has definitely found an identity as a line shaping test. The more weapons (shot types) you have in your arsenal, the more success you will have here.

Bring bug spray. There are a couple ponds that attract mosquitoes and they can be bad if you're not protected.

Hole 1 is no longer the hole behind the baseball field. The basket is still there as a practice basket only. The first hole is now by the playground in the nature trails.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Fun course through the woods

2-4    7/4/2011   7/4/2011
Review By: bankspeople
Played: 10  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 9.4 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course starts behind a baseball field and winds through the woods ending up back at hold #2. The course is very easy to navigate. Good for beginners but also some fun challenges for intermediate players. The front nine are very short and back nine stretch out a bit more. A smidge of water on the last two holes. Tee #16 was a littel confusing. The tee box faces right but the basket is straight ahead. All of the baskets are numbered and good signage to show you which direction the basket is in. There is also a map at the beginning of the course but we didn't need to rely on it for navigation as the course was well marked.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.


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