4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Pitch and putt course with 8-9 holes over 220ft. A handful of holes are possible ace holes (example #1/10 is 100 feet straight), so that is fun. Some of the holes like #2/11 have 90 degree turns from the pad half way to the basket which makes for great practice of bender shots. Beginners and young kids would find the course fun and challenging. Homemade baskets are interesting (kind of cool to look and throw at) but won't hold power throws very well.
Cons: No tee pads, each pad area has a nice sign but the ground is tall wet grass and can be uneven. I found it hard to throw a proper backhand...most the time I took one side step then threw. Hole #3 pad is the worst. Even with signs you still need the map. Download from this site, the map box contained two which were ruined because of the moisture. Map is not accurate but it is okay in a very general way...hole #4/13 is an example. You need to walk in the direction of the map down an old road but the distance is way further then the map indicates. Couldn't find tee pads or signs for #17. Might have just been me.
Other Thoughts: Church property course, pretty rugged as far as upkeep...you were walking thru 12-15 inch high wet grass. But it is great that this church has a playable course for Federal Way area. Not very many courses around that area. Fun course for the churches school kids and attenders. I'm glad I brought a change of socks and shoes...they were really soaked and it hasn't rained in a few days.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Brooklake DGC is an eighteen hole course which uses duel tee pads for nine baskets, allowing for variation off the tee. Located on a church property in Federal Way, this pitch and putt course has a lot to offer those who are new to the sport. Although most holes are less than 225 feet, there are a few longer and more difficult holes to be had. First time players MUST print off a map in order to navigate both the recreational and pro layout. If the course is busy, the pro layout will be near impossible to play considering it has disc golfers throwing over other tee pads/fairways.
The homemade baskets are more than adequate considering the course was created for the less experienced. However, the addition of some galvanized baskets would go a long way in improving the overall quality of the course. The current baskets are slowly deteriorating and are not the best when catching long putts and ace runs.
Fairways on the course are extremely overgrown in certain areas, with huge clumps of tall grass and brambles all over, making even the simplest shots difficult to spot. I used a putter on almost every hole so that I could keep track of where I was throwing without having to spend time searching. I like how the fairways make disc golfers throw certain lines due to the shape of the rough, but feel if it were better kept up the enjoyment factor would be MUCH higher. I was just glad to not see every hole dead straight.
Tee signs are primitive; with wooden stakes about two feet up letting players know where the tee pad is...or should be.
Currently, there are no official tee pads but more like patches of dirt next to or near the last basket. Good enough considering the length of the course, but improvements can still be made.
Steve and some of the other local players have put a lot of work in to making something out of nothing. The course is great for those who are not super serious about the sport, and may be ideal for those throwing big lids. There would be less errant shots into the thick foliage and therefore less lost discs. Over time this course could improve its current rating, but the amount of work needed far outweighs what has already been done so far. I wish Steve and the others the best with their venture and hope that people continue to be respectful when on the church property. Although it wasn't the best of courses I still enjoyed myself, as something is ALWAYS better than nothing. Thank you!
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