Pros: So much potential here. It's still in progress. Some tees are poured and other have yet to be done. I'm going to assume that they all get poured in the near future and raise this course to a 3.5. Plenty of fantastic holes with the highlight being a few that cross back and forth over a valley. On these the tee and basket sit at a much higher elevation then the ground inbetween. You can attempt to make it all the way across for a chance at birdie but if a tree knocks the disc down, you are suddenly looking at a long climb to the pin. (Like a mini-Richmond Hill) I love this type of hole. So much exhilaration as the disc bends around the last tree en route to the opposite high ground.
There's quite a bit of elevation here beyond the valley holes and it is all good stuff. Real disc golf elevation holes, that well-thought out flight paths can take advantage of. There aren't lot of sudden drops or overly steep climbs. (unless you go off course) I love those dramatic drop-offs from an aesthetic point of view but throwing wise, I prefer the more gradual descents that are present here. They allow the shot to be not just a drop but a coolly curving drop that bends to the right or left around a line of trees.
For a new course, the navigation is surprisingly intuitive. Often, that is one of the last things to be added to a course, but visitors should find their way around without a problem. The course is in remarkable shape for such a new project with the fairways pretty well established and the rough manageable.
Cons: Sometimes, it's hard to find cons for an unfinished course, because you don't know what's about to be fixed. Typically, I can always find something to put in cons, even for my favorite courses. But on a new place this, with so much potential, I will have to leave cons to those who play the finished version. I'll only say that, yeah, it's not finished yet and while it is already a solid play, the true value is still in the potential.
If Lufberry continues to improve it should challenge Cranbury for the number two course in the state. The elevation available on site is just that good.
soon to be my favorite ct woods course
Pros: awesome technical holes with great elevation changes
super clean course (no trash)
awesome DETAILED tee signs
nice quiet park
work in progess (yes its a pro, its nice to see a course progressing quickly, work was being done on a SATURDAY while we were playing)
new 9 holes and paths marked, even though temporary, they were still well marked.
Other Thoughts: can't wait to play this course again!
Potential to be one of the best in CT
Pros: -Excellent use of elevation change. A lot of the holes are up, down, around, and you're often not just shooting up or down, but also left or right, further adding to the awesomeness of seeing your disc hit a tight gap.
-Chainstar baskets are brand new and are in great shape.
-Paths between holes are very well marked. Never a doubt where you're going.
-Located in a beautiful park in Wallingford, CT. Sleeping Giant State Park is right down the street, so the course + the park makes for an excellent day trip
- Has a very 'clean' feel. Fairways are very clear and obvious, and you can see the gaps that the course designer had in mind when making the course for almost all the holes. Brush and thorns are mostly cleared away if you happen to stray off the fairways.
-Some holes just feel epic because of the elevation change and the challenge. The course does a great job of making almost every hole feel important.
-A lot of really fun shots:
#8 is a cool short risk reward hole, with the pin perched on the edge of a cliff. Forehand line goes away from the cliff, but there are trees in the way. Backhand line hyzers toward the cliff, but is a little more open.
#12 is my personal favorite hole on the course. A HUGE downhill swooping right to left shot with a beautifully laid out green.
#13 is a great set up hole for #14. Very short, over an ENORMOUS canyon through a narrow gap. Super technical.
#14 is easily the signature hole on the course. You have to pure about a 10-15 foot gaps across a canyon, then you play through a clearing to a pin drilled straight into an enormous rock, to create a naturally elevated pin.
Cons: -Natural teepads, which are a real problem for such an up and down course. You're rarely throwing from a flat surface. Course just isn't completed yet. Also no benches or trash cans.
-Just a little tight here and there. A lot of holes are honestly just one tree away from being perfect, although taking down trees is easier said than done.
-Some of the holes feel like, 'Throw it and pray' shots, like #1 and #4. You can park these holes, but not without a bit of luck.
-Bathrooms are locked up.
-No open holes. There are definitely holes where you can unleash a big drive, but if you miss your gap you're gonna have a bad time. There's a big open field right next to hole #15, and every time I walk by it I wonder why it wasn't utilized.
Other Thoughts: -When this course is done, it's going to be one of the best in Connecticut. Locals seem dedicated and they're throwing tournaments left and right to raise money for tees.
-Feels a lot like Page Park, in Bristol. A lot of really fun shots and a lot of birdie shots, but any hole can ruin your round if you're not careful.
Good work in progress
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Pros: Course is shaping up very nicely. A very technical course - a lot of narrow fairways and woods that can be tough to get out of. The front 9 is the closest to finished - some holes without tee boxes, but all have signs that are clear and very helpful. The back nine has its fairways set, but no tee boxes or signs in place yet. However, they have placed ribbons to lead you from one hole to the next. There are some great holes in the back nine that would be a shame to miss - 13/14 are especially fun, especially if an errant tree jumps in the way of your disc!
Course is always quiet, even on weekends. Also makes for a great hike with plenty of hills and walking between holes.
Cons: Still a work in progress - will be even better when all the signs are in place. Some of the tee boxes are uneven, have rocks, roots, etc - hopefully this will change, but there is room to throw safely even with the obstacles.
Other Thoughts: Another good CT course - offers a real challenge to newer players.
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Fun Tough Course
Pros: Ample free parking. Some fun, challenging holes with lots of trees. Played often during the week and seldom saw others on the course.
Cons: Long walks between some of the holes. Enough brush and fallen trees to make a lost disc possible.
Other Thoughts: Have not played since the other 9 holes were added. With a full 18 this course definitely should be checked out.
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Pros: * Free to play public park course with plenty of free off street parking.
* Right off the Merritt parkway
* Large info kiosk/sign showing you where the course starts.
* Excellent use of elevation,
* There are tee signs on the original 9 and they are very nice. I'm sure the new round of tee signs will be done soon.
* Foliage is generally kept in check unless you go way off the fairway.
* Great use of space between the established walking trails.
* Good up versus down balance
* Hole 14 is an obvious signature hole.
Cons: * Natural tee areas are not flat, and some have rock/root issues.
* No benches
* Few garbage cans
* Some awkward tee shots
* A few too many blind shots
* No bomber/open shots
Other Thoughts: * Chainstars are in great shape.
* Flow is pretty good, there's a walk from 7-8 and a walk from 15-16, nothing too bad.
* Restrooms are usually locked.
* The newer back 9 holes up the challenge from the front
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Fairways were very clear and defined. Very challenging great lines love the ravine holes the back 5 reminded me of paw paw
Cons: When you get into the rough you are in the rough lol wish the whole course was finished
Other Thoughts: I loved it
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Under rated course!
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Pros: Short, technical holes aren't for everyone but it's a great little course in the woods, very rewarding to play, well marked with good paths between holes
Cons: The woods are a little dense, 1-2 trees I would take down on most holes, and the underbrush could be cleaned up a bit. Might lose a disc if you're not paying attention.
Other Thoughts: Other reviewers docked this course for being 9 holes... that's only because they liked the first 9 so much! Everyone's reviews say it's a great little course, but it's only 3 stars. I think it's very under rated, a short, high quality 9 holes of disc golf.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Found this course 1mile away from my wife's parents house. With low expectations I went there along with 3 first timers. Had a really good time. Really fun wooded course. Good mix of tight wooded holes, uphill, downhill, right and left doglegs. Nice signs and maintained very well. I have played it 4 times in the past 2 months (November-December) and the walkways were raked and fairways were clean considering all the leaves and snow around. The newbs that I have brought with me got hooked and I have gotten them all pumped on dg from playing this course.
Fun holes that allow you to practice different shots with lots of trees and some elevation
Cons: No open holes/ no chance to throw a long drive.
Short holes that are too wooded. (You can throw an almost perfect drive and always seem to catch a tree somewhere along the way) I've thrown several finesse shots that seem perfect but somewhere along the way there is a random branch or twig hanging that messes up that parked shot.
Other Thoughts: Back 9 should be cool. I've walked some of the area but it seems like its going to be more wooded holes. Hope they make some longer holes that let you throw a driver. I was able to throw mids and putters the whole round.
No one in the area seems to know about the course unless they have been on dgcr. I have brought several people from the area to the course and they couldn't believe how close it was to where they lived and no one knew about it. They all said if more people knew it was there more people would go play.
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Pros: Fun, challenging, tight and technical. Completely wooded. Flows nicely from hole to hole, good use of terrain with a mix of elevation and turns. Navigation simple even before signs added on all holes except the majestic 8, which speaks for itself, I guess.
Cons: Tee pads are natural and mostly in great shape, but some awkward spots. Could lose a disc here if you go off line, lots of under brush. All par 3's except for one which I think could be a 4, and wish it was. The hike between 7 and 8 is funny to me but could be absurd to some. If you plan on playing through twice, don't take the long path back. Double back through hole 7 tee pad down through 6 back to the 1st hole. Don't think I'm the only one who noticed this.
Other Thoughts: Signs are new to me as of 8/20/12 and bag hooks on the posts are a plus. Anxious for the planned back 9 expansion, and would even volunteer to assist. With a great back 9 and some TLC this could be one of my favorites in the state.
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