Greenwood, IN 
New Hope Church DGC Share
Uploaded By: ajbova Hole #2 (Taken 12/2011)
3 / 170ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #2 Basket to Tee



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Intended for Casuals and Course Baggers Only

2-4    11/22/2014   11/23/2014
Review By: sisyphus
Played: 176  Reviewed: 158  Exp: 3.2 Years
Pros: This little, six hole, casual, church-grounds course has natural turf tees marked by 16" red brick pavers (nicely stenciled in yellow paint) and 18 chain DGA baskets, each with a course map on top, joined by an inspirational saying or a course sponsorship. Kudos to the church folks for asking an experienced player/ designer for advice, because they wound up with the right number of holes for the space available, and they each still play safely around the other amenities (a nice playground, shelter, parking, walking path, and landscaping). The holes only range from 140 to 210 feet, but #3 forces a little bit of a right to left line around the trees in the front, # 5 plays a little longer, up slope toward the (safe) brick wall side of the church building, and #6 plays back down the gentle slope.

Half the tees are close enough to use the paved path for better footing, when it's really wet, or if/when the grass wears in and becomes uneven underfoot. Only a couple of the holes play over or near the path, but visibility is great for all shots, so courtesy will lead to safe play. The first tee is just between the end of the front parking lot and the middle gate entry to the playground. You'll play in a clockwise loop around the 'front yard' of the church.

Finally, for folks who live nearby, there's plenty of opportunity here if you're looking to pad your ace tally. You will have to be honest though about the fact that, once you start racking 'em up here, you need to go to a harder course. This one was built for beginners, kids, church members and families, after all.
Cons: Obviously, it's not going to challenge most regular players. It's all short, level, and not technical. The natural turf is already wearing down a little at one or two of the tees. The maps on the baskets are nice, but would normally be expected at the tees. Three times around for a full 18 would get redundant really quickly. Clearly, you shouldn't play here on Sunday mornings.
Other Thoughts: I tried to give this a rating for doing a good job at what it is intended to be, but to reflect the notion that it's not a course for the competitive disc golfer.

 Short, quick, fun, decent play!

1    12/19/2011   12/23/2011
Review By: ajbova
Played: 74  Reviewed: 57  Exp: 8.7 Years
This review was updated on 12/25/2011
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Near the start of the course, there is a laminated poster that has a course map, a short description of disc golf, a description of the different types of discs, and a description of each type of throw.

- The baskets are new and had zero ware. Each basket had a course map on top of it and was surrounded by fresh mulch.

- This was a great course to practice new discs and to help with putt and approach shots. It is extremely beginner friendly.

- This part of town did not have a disc golf course and now it does. According to the poster, it was created by Jordan Miller.
Cons: -Some of the throw spots were difficult to find due to leaves covering them. If it were played more, the grass would be worn away and the throw areas would be easier to locate. The markers could also be raised out of the ground such as on a rock or stone. -.5 tee spots

- This course could use some more trees. I think there were 7 trees total. Every shot was wide open. No hole was over 300 feet. This course is not much of a challenge for experienced players. -1.5 for being too simple

- Only 6 holes. Alternate throw spots to make this course 12 holes would make it that much better. They did the best with that they could with the space provided. There was not much variety in the holes. -1.5 for lack of variety.
Other Thoughts: I found this course by taking a wrong turn on the way to a family reunion last month and randomly saw this course. I did not have my discs and was not able to play it until last week. I noticed it was not on this directory so I created a page for it.

My friend and I enjoyed playing this course. It was a very quick play. It was fun target practice. If i would change anything about it, I would add dual tees and plant about 10-15 trees. It would make the course that much more challenging in the future. Any new addition to the disc golf world is appreciated.

If you want to learn how to play disc golf, this would be a great course to start.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.


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