Pros: -Course Map and Signs with distances & alt location
-Rubber tee pads & mach 5 baskets
-Lots of Parking
-Mix of long & short, left & right, uphill, downhill, & flat holes
-Practice basket right next to tee 1
-Right off the interstate
Cons: -Close to overlapping fairways
-Flow - 1 all by it's self, & the first six loop back to the parking lot (instead of nine).
-Other park users
-A few hikes between holes (esp. 1 to 2)
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course with good elevation. There are a few nice ace runs with a punishing dropoff behind the basket; 18 having the right to left slope on the green with the fairway also on the right side: do you dare go for it (or how do you even get your disc to stop)? The trees make for a good challenge and some tight fairways. A top of the world shot is always nice (6), but i could see this being a problem if the course was busy (it wasn't when i played). A number of the baskets are blind, so i had to guess a few times where the pin was & went to the wrong basket one time (13). More benches would be nice at the tee pads you have to hike up to (i like to catch my breath before i throw). I did have to search for my disc a lot in the tall grass, but that is just part of disc golf. In all, a nice stop right off of I-90.
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Awesome use of elevation on this course. Close to town for people that can not make it out to Farragut. Bring your technical game when playing Cherry Hill.
Cons: Disappointed in the redesign. There is no flow to this course with many tee pads and walking paths from hole to hole crossing over fairways, its just plain dangerous. I understand there is only so much land to use but I would rather see some average holes instead of making a great hole at any cost.
Hole 1 needs to be removed, nice fairway but not really part of the course at all and gets very congested with other park users most of the year.
Other Thoughts: Its only a matter of time before someone gets hurt on this one.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Such A Thrill In Cherry Hill Park!
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Pros: Cherry Hill Park is very conveniently located right next to the freeways. This large park features ample parking, tennis courts, restrooms, dog park and an easy find first tee. There is a excellent course sign with map. The course features nice rubber flypads. The baskets are DGA models with the large red numbers. Each hole has a great tee sign with all the useful information, including sponsor. Baskets can be in either the A or B position with the B position being the longer.
As most of the course plays up and down a fairly large hillside, naturally there are plenty of uphill throws along with a couple of great downhill tosses. All this up and downhill treking makes this course quite the workout. You will know you had a workout after playing Cherry Hill.
I loved the engineering that went into # 4's tee pad area w/stairs and muliple benches. The hole itself is just a short 175' downhill ACE run with a slight hyzer needed.
# 6 is the big bomber downhill hole on this course. It's either 450/480' to a basket set back in the trees.
# 11 and # 12 were both fun little downhill ACE runs in the 200' range while # 13 was a very nifty little 180/240' technical throw over a ravine with the basket sitting on the edge.
Cons: Previous reviewers are correct in the fact that the holes at the bottom of the hill are fairly close together. Original course designers chose to go for the big downhill throw on # 6 expecting players on 7 to be able to get out of the way. I don't see this as big problem although you do want to keep your head up down there.
Yes, the course is a nice workout. I'm 62 years old and I would keep coming back time and again. If it's too much for you, drive to Spokane Valley and play the flat pitch and putt course there.
Other Thoughts: I played the original course a few years back and I approve of this redesign. I liked the course then and I like it more now. Kudos to Geoff on all the work that's been done here, it's first class all the way. Don't let the Naysayers bring you down, you done good!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's a hill so lots of elevation change and great for a hike. Some good wooded holes and some good field holes too. Just off the freeway so it's easy to get to while on a road-trip. Several holes with alt-pin locations.
Cons: Still some crossover on the fairways. Ankle-breakers galore in the areas that were cleared out for the redesign. Easy to lose discs in the long grass in the meadow and in the creekbed that's on the back nine. Dog owners sometimes go out into the meadow area to allow their dogs to run so there can be some crossover there as well. Not well marked so it can be easy to get lost on several holes.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
fun yet hectic
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice and easy location. First tee pad easy to find. Great parking and bathrooms. Great city to visit. Most tee pads were good and all baskets were good. I believe it would be hard to lose a disc.
Cons: Wow, no signs or a few hand written on cardboard with some directions. Totally spent 1 hour trying to find the pads with the baskets to go with them. Luckily I was able to ask a couple of other players and mostly that my wife was walking with me and she would scope out a basket AND then we would try to figure out what tee pad worked with the basket! Sad because it would be a really nice round of golf if there were signs. (What is with courses that do not have signs?)
Other Thoughts: I will play the course anytime I'm visiting Cd'l now that I have some idea of which way to go and which way to throw.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Nice tee pads. A lot of brush and debris has been cleared.
Cons: Well, where do I start. Unfortunately the remodel in my opinion has had a negative impact on this course. There are really no thumb or tomahawk drives anymore. 90% of the tee pads are orientated only for RHBH drives due to overhanging tree branches, narrow fairways and trees in the middle of fairways. If you throw RHFH, you'll be significantly limited as well. The previous layout had a couple negative aspects but IMO did not warrant a complete redesign. A considerable number of holes were much better before. Unfortunately a couple of over zealous people have been a serious detriment to this course. Sad. BTW, there is SIGNIFICANTLY more up and down hiking now than there was before and an even BIGGER chance of losing your disc so keep a close eye on your throws.
Other Thoughts: On a personal note to mactavius (Geoff), disc golf course design is not meant to only accommodate your throwing style. Your signature hole 16 (a joke) only proves that further and I can't believe that you are comparing this redesign to ANY of the courses at Farragut. You still have a lot to learn.
1 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Good start on remodel
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I like this park. While not huge they have managed to put in a fun course with a variety of shots. They have done a good job building tee pads and have taken some of the confusion out of the course with the new basket placements. The park has other amenities so kids have place to play if not throwing and could do bbq or picnic in conjunction with round.
Cons: Remodel is off to a good start but still has a ways to go. My biggest reservation is that some of the holes, while better, are still very close to each other, especially at the bottom of the hill. The potential for being hit by a bad shot is higher than I like if the course is busy. Tee pads that are done are nice but there are still a couple rough ones. Maps are well stocked and makes course playable but there are still no signs on many of the tees. Couple of tees were hard to find from previous hole(on top of hill, 13 or 14) so 'next tee' signs would be nice. There were laminated arrows on some holes pointing to next tee. Grass is longer on meadow, not as bad as some courses I've played but still easy to lose track of disc. Baskets are hard to spot, especially ones in shade. Making hole numbers on top higher contrast(black on orange or yellow background) would help. There is a lack of garbage cans on course. There is only one long hole and it is downhill. Pros will need to look elsewhere for a serious challenge.
Other Thoughts: This is a nice local course and I am very glad to see the effort being put into the remodel but it is not a top tier course(yet?). It is well on the way to being one of the nicer area courses and I will happily update my review as the remodel continues as it is worth the 45 minute drive for me to play once or twice a month. Thanks for the work being put into the remodel, good to see a course being improved.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: I like this course better than any at Farragut. The new layout maximizes the use of land. Each hole is challenging yet fair; all parts of the game are tested. The new tee pads are excellent (save Holes 3 and 17, which don't give enough room behind the actual pad for a safe run up). The pads are solid and constructed to last. Fairway overlapping has been minimized. The temporary signage is decent, and the new tee signs should be less destructible than the previous ones. Be prepared for elevation changes.
Cons: The grass needs to be cut. I'm working on that. I volunteered a lot of my time to get the new layout in place. Now that we've finished building it, I will continue to focus my energies to clearing branches and cutting grass (if and when I get access to a lawnmower). Until then, make sure you pay attention to where your disc lands, because even good shots can be swallowed in thick grass (Holes 6, 13 and 14 immediately come to mind). I've got plenty of time until the fall semester begins.
Other Thoughts: Hole 1 starts near the dog park. After the hole, walk toward the playground to find Hole 2. Take a look at the pictures I took in the "Media" section. Please don't litter.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
The New Cherry Hill
Pros: Where to start. Very nice park with more than just disc golf. Tennis courts, BMX track, playground and a dog park. CDA know how to treat their residents. ELEVATION!!! You will throw up hill, down hill, across gully's, up gully's. Woods all over the places. Challenging mix of sloped greens and open greens. Multiple pin placements for every basket. Multiple routes for all types of throws. Errant throws can be severely punished by roll away's that go for a long ways. Risk and reward on a lot of the holes. A giant top of the world type shot from hole 6 really let's you air out your drivers. Water fountains and restrooms on site.
Cons: ELEVATION! If you aren't in shape or don't like hiking, don't play it. You will walk up and down the steep hill multiple times. No dogs allowed in the park due to the recent installation of a dog park. Which isn't a deal breaker but puts some people off as they aren't able to bring their dogs with them. Roll away's and accidental hyzers can cause a lost disc in a heartbeat. WATCH YOUR DISCS! Lot's of mosquito's at this time of year so plan accordingly.
Other Thoughts: When this course was first put in a few years ago, it was extremely rough. There was thorns, dead tree's, dead wildlife abundant throughout. Last year, the CDA Parks Department went through and cleared out much of the dead tree's and fire hazards that choked the fairways. Before the remodel, I would only play Cherry when I was either playing League or somebody really really wanted to go there.
The NIDGC started the remodel in November or December of last year and had the course redone by June. The new layout now is not only more challenging but eliminates a lot of the dangers from crossing fairways and blind shots. I will now make the 30 minute drive out to Cherry willingly and have played it more this year then I have in the 2 years previous combined. Big props to the NIDGC for making this course so much better and soldiering through the crappy winter months to make it happen.
Last note, the NIDGC has weekly league competition every Wednesday throughout the year. 3 dollars to play for non members (1 for current members). Ace pot and CTP's at every league event. Bag Tag's as well if you spend the 25 dollars to become a member (which also nets you a disc). Scratch and handicap play means everyone has a chance to win. League plays the 1st and 3rd (and if there is a 5th Wednesday) at Corbin Park in Post Falls and the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at Cherry. See you on the course.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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