8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Short, challenging shots with many obstacles, uphill, down and across small valleys. Many aceables, from the shorts and 3 tees to each pin. Sedgley will make you work your accuracy much more than your distance, but remains very beginner friendly as there is only maybe one hole, 8, on the front 18 that could be considered a kind of tunnel. The front 18 also gives throwing lane options. A majority of the holes have more than one lane to the basket, providing some descent decision making and an very 'lefty/righty' friendly course. The back back 9 plays longer, provides additional challenge, especially from the reds, and gives you the feeling of being out at a park in the country instead of next to a major city. Holes 19 and 24 sport greatly elevated pins and hole 20 is a great, tight tunnel shot from the red/yellow that will put you at a nice landing zone for you up shot. Thanks to a dedicated local club the course is continually improving. Rubber pads are slowly being integrated on the poorer natural tees, walkways built over muddy areas, and stairs on the steeper climbs. The back back 9 is also becoming easier to navigate. The addition of signs and the wearing down of trails is making it easy to figure which way to go.
This is also one of only two courses I've played that has duel practice baskets to back and forth at. A nice real feature and I'll never understand why most people throw at basket 18 for putt practice.
Cons: Many of the first 18 holes run right next to each other so watch for errant discs (I've hit players twice and narrowly avoided being hit several times) The course can get crowded on most days. Also, back back 9 (19-27) are hard to navigate the first time without someone showing you the way, but is steadily becoming easier to figure out, though, still no tee signs on 19-27.
Other Thoughts: Find an alternate route besides I 76, its easy to get to from the art museum area. The park and surrounding area is not as dangerous as its sometimes made out to be- I lived in the area for years and played the course by myself dozens of times.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Lots of History in this park for Disc Golf. Trees and semi-open holes. (bad part of town, so be careful) Hard to find your way around the first time through. All around good course. (oldest permanent polehole course that still exists) Good use of the land available. Always people around. Holes can be kind of close to each other so watch out for errant throws. Everyone should play this course once, just for the history.
5 of 10 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 4 Not
My local course
Pros: Short lengths perfect for beginners. Many elevation changes, obstacles, left & right doglegs. Hardy locals are always a good time.
Cons: Poor teebox conditions. Crowded. Signage is rarely accurate, and there is no signage for the 3rd 9 (play with a guide).
4 of 8 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 3 Not
27 Mach 3 baskets
Pros: 27 holels...lots of league play on Thurs, Sat & Sunday...discs for sale usually during these times...friendly local golfers...historic old course..plenty of league competition can be found here...mostly shaded in the hot summer times...being the 1st course on the east course it is historic like the rest of Philadelphia...scorecards with a map generally available at the kiosk
Cons: crowded course since it is the only one in the Philly proper...short course...lots of trees...outback 19-27 has no tee signs yet, but directional arrows pointing you along the right way.
just minutes from the Philly Art Museum...if just visiting, drop the family off and come play disc golf.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: 27 holes with baskets in fair shape. Mostly shorter holes with a few longer holes (most of the back 9, 2, 12. Some open fairways and some tighter ones. 3 tees to a basket. No water, and the holes steer clear of the road. Easy to find and just minutes from 76.
Cons: The only real bad marshy spot I found was the pin location at hole 20. The back 9 could use signs, but i found my way through with no problem. The holes are tight together, so watch out for groups in front of you when teeing.
Other Thoughts: The camaraderie here is almost second to none. Even an outsider would certainly feel welcome at the Woods. It seems peaceful despite the fact you are mere minutes from 76, and downtown Philly. If you're in Philly or close-by, take the time to check out one of the oldest courses in the world.
3 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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