6 Helpful / 0 Not
* Despite playing near two paths in a park popular with walkers, the tees-fairways-baskets are placed such as to minimize negative interactions.
* Makes good (frequent) use of the shallow, not overly broad stream, i.e. only a few places where your feet may get wet, minimal chance for disc loss.
Practice basket. Practice area, i.e. room to work on approaches and drives, too.
Prone to dampness. Varies from quite flat to mostly flat, but does utilize what little elevation is available.
A bit of a dead-time walk from 7 to 8 - at least connecting hole 16 exists for the walk from 15 to 17.
Course is located in a popular public park, playing near a small stream, across open spaces, within tiny patches of woods, and around scattered hardwoods.
Parking, via an alley, can be found near tee-1, or a larger lot next to Walnut Street, walking across the road, then open space, then road, to start at tee-8. Between the online map and the many directional arrows, navigation was quite simple. W/o the map, just realize that holes 1&2 are on the other side of the small parking lot from tee-3.
While there a couple of holes where you can launch your favourite distance driver, the course is on the shorter side, averaging about 290', with half the holes under 250'. With over 2/3rds of the holes having their baskets near the water, and some of the baskets raised, a very accurate approach/midrange game will be needed.
Holes range from wide open to fairly tight, and everything between, but nothing unfair, and mis-throws will typically be easy to recover from. A fairly even blend of lefts/rights/straights are needed off the tee, only a few being sharp.
Tees areas range from fully-outfitted (i.e. hard pad, bench, sign, baghooks, trashcans) to minimal (the tee location, nothing else).
Favourite Hole: #12. The ~200' fairway is a small stream, needing a touch of turn or fade at the end, depending upon basket position. Too long, and you enter the tunnel from which the water flows!
Good course, making the most of the available natural resources, definitely worth a visit if nearby. Avoid being too left/right/long, or be wet!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - This course is a great place for disc golfers new and experienced.
- The course offers a great mix of shots from left to right, straight and right to left.
- The course offers heavily wooded shots, water hazards (had to fish out two discs during my round) and wide open fairways where you can really rip your discs.
- Elevated baskets really add to the variety this course offers you.
- This course is maintained very well and you can tell from the teepads, trash cans and fairways. It was a nice treat playing in such a clean park.
Cons: - I had difficulty finding the first tee, perhaps I just parked in the wrong lot though. However, once I found hole 3 and 18, I knew I was close.
Other Thoughts: This course just adds to the fun that is located within Bucks and Montgomery County. You can start the day here and head to Tyler or Nockamixon to round out the day.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course has really taken off since being expanded to 18 holes. One of the best aspects of this course is variety. You get wooded holes with moderate length, tight wooded holes that require pin-point line shaping, a few open bombs, elevated baskets, elevation changes, etc. Every hole now has two baskets and two tee-pads which adds to this variety.
A small creek runs through a majority of the course so OB water comes into play on many of the holes. This provides an interesting risk v. reward scenario on nearly every hole. This tends to be particularly true near the baskets; accurate up-shots and solid putting are crucial at the Ville.
My two favorite holes and what I consider to be the signature holes of the course are holes 12 and 18. Hole 12 is a 230 ft slight hyzer shot with an OB creek as a fairway and a beautiful view of the train tracks and tunnel as you stand on the tee-pad. Trees line both sides of the fairway so you need to shape your shot perfectly to get your 2. 18 is a short (220 ft) straight shot that requires you to carry over the snaking creek twice to get to the green which lies on a peninsula. If you are not feeling bold you can always lay-up on the middle island and play for the 3, but it is certainly a birdie-hole.
Finally, another great aspect of the course is the many added amenities and constant improvement all throughout the course. Benches, signage, 10 m markers, trash cans, OB lines, bridges, stepping stones, and more. Overall Sellersville provides a great disc golf experience.
Cons: Because the course is in a low-lying area of the town it can become very soupy, especially after it rains. The open fields on holes 3,4,13,14, are the worst culprits.
Navigation can get a bit screwy and there are two places where you have to take a relatively long walk to get to the next hole. I know the challenges the course designer faced with the available space so it is a necessary evil, but still a slight pain in the butt.
Safety is always a concern when playing in a public park. The designer took great lengths to minimize this risk but is important to aware of your surrounding and realize we are sharing the park with other activities.
Other Thoughts: I have to admit I may be slightly biased as I am on the small team of volunteers who works hard to make this course what it is. However, I feel I gave a fair and accurate review of the course and encourage any local player to make the trip; its worth it. With so many world-class courses in the area it would be hard to make the case to choose Sellersville over Nockamixon, Tyler, or Jordan Creek. However, it does provide a nice complement to these courses and is probably the only difficult all par 3 course in the area. It is a great course for any level of player...beginners can get through and have fun without wanting to quit disc golf and there is enough to challenge even the pro level player. Sellersville is an excellent course that is continuing to get better and better...cheers
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course is really well done. There is a great mix of open holes, wooded holes, and water shots. They also spice things up with a lot of raised baskets that make for interesting putting.
I love the 18th hole. A true island green. You have to really commit on this hole.
Cons: The long walk in the middle is annoying. And it is often very muddy.
Other Thoughts: For a great day of disc golf hit nockamixon first, and then this course. They are only about 20 minutes part.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: One of the great things about this course if the upkeep and constant changes. The course is constantly upgrading what does not work so well and changes pin positions based on players feedback. Each hole is looked at regularly to fix any problems with drainage, steps, etc. It has a few holes where you can really air things out and also holes that are tight and technical. It also is a great layout given the ground available. Holes 12, 13, 17 and 18 are particularly awesome. Hole 13 was recently changed so the basket is extremely high off the ground and is a one of a kind. Very awesome! There are also alternate tee off locations if you are up for doubles rounds
Cons: It is still a new course so some holes are still a work in progress. Hole 9 tee could be better in particular. If the tee was moved to a more flat surface that would probably help fix the unlevelness of the blocks.rubber.
Other Thoughts: Excellent work by all volunteers and people who maintain/upgrade the course. Neautiful park and passing people always seems to be friendly.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Way to go Optidiscic
- I Got to Play with Opti. Optidiscic hit me up because he knew I was coming through his region and told me they were having their weekly singles event on Saturday at 10:00 AM. We played on the same card and had a great round. Not only was it cool to play with him because he is one of the more recognizable names on DGCR, but it was cool to play with him because he designed the course… and was cool as hell too.
- Use of the Creek. Due to a decent sized, shallow, creek that flowed through the park, Sellersville had some amazing pin positions. I could easily state that more than half the holes had water within 30' of the basket. The use of the creek turns what would be a rather ordinary park course into something much greater and much more fun to play.
- The Extras. Opti and his crew have really done a great job with the added amenities. There are great next tee arrows and a few directional signs that explain two rather long transitions that happen in the course. They have also installed an island green and a few raised baskets.
- Holes 17 and 18… super fun finishing holes. Both had amazing pin positions with exceptional use of the creek. Hole 17 was 280' with the basket on the other side of the creek, which really makes you think strategically about your drive, approach shot and putt. Hole 18 was a short putter Hole that had an island green created by an ox-bow in the creek. You either park it… or, proceed to the drop zone.
- Two Awkward Long Walks. There are two really long walks on the course that need to be navigated. You literally have to leave one part of the park, cross the street and walk through another section of the park, and cross another street to get back onto the course. However, there would have been no other way to have an 18 hole course; and, as mentioned above, they have great signage explaining what to do.
- Overall. I played Sellersville on my last day of a 10-day, 16-course roadtrip that included some of the best courses in the upper North East, including: Iron Hill, Maple Hill, Warwick, Joralemon and Tyler… and, while Sellersville isn't on the level of those courses in terms of "Championship greatness", it is FUN as HELL. I had a great time playing with Optidiscic and his boys. The use of the creek on 90% of the courses' holes was fabulous. The amenities -- in terms of next tee-signs/arrows, tee-pads, and extras around the pin positions (raised basket, brick lined OB, etc…) -- were done with care. Etc… Optidiscic has really created a super fun city park course that is appropriate to a wide variety of golfers, beginners to pros alike.
- My Score: -4 (with a few bogeys and a 4 putt on the first hole - Yikes!)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 2 Not
two 9 holers squeezed together
Pros: So much more character has been added since making the move to 18 holes. Several scenic holes have been added.
Hole 12 throws at a tunnel under a bridge with a creek separating the 2 possible pin locations. In the right lighting it is nearly calendar worthy.
After hole 7 there is a sign with written directions and a visual map to get to hole 8. If that is not enough there are numerous bright yellow arrows to guide you the entire wat to hole 8.
13 throws up rolling hills and will soon have an interesting second pin position.
Hole 16 has a small "waterfall" next to the basket. Hole 18 is old hole 9 where you throw over the S shaped creek.
Course is constantly changing. Jerome is always on the course looking for ways to tweek the course.
Lots of water provides numerous risk vs. rewards.
10M marks have been put in most holes so you know where the putting circle is.
Many of the holes had 2 pin positions and 3 tee areas.
Interesting practice hole
Porto-potty on site, several trash cans that are frequently emptied, and there was a map at hole 1.
After playing so many courses in sketchy areas it was very nice to play in a small town course that I am 90% sure is protected by Sheriff Andy Taylor and Barney Fife.
Cons: If you can not find the basket, look next to the water. a majority of baskets are right on the edge of water which can be seen as gimmicky.
Navigation is quirky. You play the first 4 holes then walk back past 1 to play 5-7. then you have the long walk across the street to the new holes. You play 7-16 and have another walk to get to 17 and 18.
If you are looking for championship caliber golf, go back to Nocky. This course is more family friendly and less stressful.
One of the holes had black netting that was impossible to see. The first set of netting was clearly for safety, but I was not a fan of the netting near the basket that offered a blind surprise obstacle.
Due to vandalism, signage is minimal, but adequate. You are not going to see perfect tee signs here, it is simply not a priority for the designer.
Other Thoughts: NO ALCOHOL! This course is a dry park. Nearly all of the neighbors are on board, but if their properties become littered with beer cans, or they are bothered by loud vulgar players, they can shut down the course.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 2 Not
Good use of busy park
Pros: What I thought was cool with Sellersville was that it is segmented into a sort of "outside 9" and an "inside 9"--holes 1-7, 17, and 18 (outside) are in the main section of the park, while holes 8-16 (inside) are in a more remote satellite portion of the park that requires a quarter mile hike to and from this Middle 9. Though I suspect it has to do with added holes and park layout, I would like to add originality points toward my rating anyway, because that is a unique touch that discards the traditional front 9/back 9 concept as yesterday's fad. The method of naming outside and inside was based on the idea of looking at a linear score card (the beginning and end holes are on the outside of the line, middle holes on the inside) Besides the layout, there are quite a few positives about Sellersville. For one, it is a par 3 course with moderate hole length, meaning pars aren't too difficult but birdies are harder to come by. This climate of difficulty gives novice, rec, intermediate, and advanced players a challenge since their goals are different....more inexperienced players strive for par, while more skilled players strive for birdies. Pro's however will find this course a little too easy I imagine (coming from a borderline Intermediate/Advanced player who shot a 55 first time here), and would probably shoot in the mid 40's. Many holes, especially on the Outside 9 in main section of the park have signs, but I recall some of the Inside 9 holes lacking them. The tee boxes were decent for all holes when I played. This is mostly an open course dotted with obstacles. There are plenty of trees but I wouldn't call more than a few of the holes "wooded." While there are some elevation changes in the Inside 9 satellite part of the park, this is mostly a flat course, but the hole design makes good use of what's available. I liked the wealth of water around the course (a creek that plays into about half of the holes on the course in some form or fashion and a pond on hole 15). The Outside 9 in main section of the park mostly require straight accurate shots. There isn't much in the realm of bootlegs, but some baskets are tucked away to add difficulty. On the Inside 9 in other portion of park, this is the exact opposite--elevation, bootlegs, creative lines calling for hyzers and annies alike. Something else cool--not only is there a practice basket but a tee box, too, that creates a short little ace run practice hole! Nifty...
Cons: There was a little bit of confusion finding the tee for hole #4. In my opinion, the wooden arrow saying next tee was misleading and pointing somewhere the tee was not. An epic pause in play walking between hole 7 and 8 and hole 16 and 17...from what I understand this course used to be only 9 holes, so I'm guessing that if we wanted 18, they needed to jump into that farther away section of the park. The grass on holes 13 and 14 was unacceptably high. I nailed a 375-400 footer dead center of fairway on 13 that took us 10 minutes to find even with a good reference mark. Some of the holes are pretty close together and could potentially be a safety hazard. There's a lot of kids, dog walkers, and other non-DGers all over this very public park. I had someone pick up my drive to return to me, which always sucks, considering it is an act of kindness, but that gets aggravating in either case. I also got a mean look for throwing a bomb that sailed a little far right on hole 3 but still didn't come anywhere close to hitting the pedestrians (it's like they had no idea it was a course also and were 'annoyed' that I 'chose' that particular place to throw my weird frisbee). This course is right in a populated suburban town in a well-known to locals public park, so while it is a really nice course, you have to be patient and accepting of others, as regular park guests will outnumber DGers. Additional thought: the entrance as mentioned in the description is in fact very much so disguised as a driveway and you will probably pass it as you recognize while driving by that you should've turned there, but no worries, a u-turn fixes that!
Other Thoughts: Hole 12 was really cool. You shoot along side but over a creek toward a tunnel that passes under a road, with the basket on the opposite side of the creek at the tunnel entrance. Sellersville makes a great warm up round before hitting Nocky, only 9 miles away, on a double round day. Kudos to the design--a successful use of a course in a busy park.
8 of 10 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Great work Jerome! This course was great for both experienced and non experienced players. The holes aren't ridiculously long so its good for newer players, but experienced players will have a challenge to make birdies. The course is all Par 3's but you have to be precise on many of the holes. Trees line some fairways and water comes into play on some holes. 18 is a great hole that, if played right, can be easily birdied. But if played wrong can end up with a wet disc and a higher score. Lenape Park and the surrounding area the course is on is very scenic and relaxing. There is also a sweet practice hole to get you ready for the round or unload your bag and try for an ACE!
Cons: -There is a short walk in between holes 8 and 9 and 15 and 16. The course is marked great with maps and arrows so it isn't difficult to navigate, just a little more exercise in between those holes.
-Mild shrubbery, weeds, prickers
The entrance to the park looks like a driveway, but isn't. This site has a good description of where to pull in.
Other Thoughts: I thought this course was great. I would compare it to a mini Nockamixon. I recommend it to all levels of players.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Hot like fire!
Pros: This review is from a mid-pack AM2 player. This course has a nice mix of open and tight wooded holes.
The really open holes (3 and I believe it was 14) are 400+ which allows you to open up and let it rip. However, do not mistake openness for weakness. 3 has some guardian trees that if your approach shot goes the wrong way, you will go from a 3 to likely a bogey or worse. 14, which is a slight right to left hole, has the creek right behind it that if you overthrow your approach/putt/tee shot (if you have the distance), you will pay dearly. There are a few other open-ish holes as well. But, those two stick in my memory the most.
The tightly wooded holes are a variety of distances and turns. My most hated hole is #2, a RHBH anhyzer from tight woods into a more open area with lots of trees and a creek off to your right. As a lefty, you have a backhand lane, there. But, it's a strange angle. I try to anny a FH through the gap. Even still, it's very fair in that you hit your line, you will get out alive. 16 has an epic waterfall (Usually... The drought has taken it from a flow to a trickle) near the pin. Adding to the variety is that some of these holes do not have high ceilings. #16 is one of those. Also, #14 has some branches that extend, forcing you to go low. My favorite hole of the tight wooded ones is probably #7, as I am a LHFH thrower, primarily. It's a super tight Teebird flick for me. It is one of those 90% half mental holes, where if you psych yourself out, of course you are going to hit an early tree. #11, while not tightly wooded, is my favorite of the new 9. It's a gentle LHFH ace run, with the creek running the length of the hole on the right. Make sure that RHBH or LHFH has some fade at the end or you'll be wet! #9, uphill and super tight, is probably the most challenging of the tight wooded holes in my opinion. It turns a little to the left. And, at 380', it is quite a beast to even have an attempt at par.
This course ranks up with Nocky and Tyler in terms of having to be precise on every throw. It makes you think about risk/reward, quite a bit. Most greens have water behind or to the side of them. There are also some elevated baskets that come into play, along with random chicken wire fences if you go the wrong way, and one or two mandos.
Alternate Tees - All levels of players can play this course and have some fun. There are short tees, usually marked by a colored paver or slab of wood. Some flypads exist on the new 9 for alt tees.
Did I mention there is water everywhere? #18 forces you to throw over the creek twice. But, don't go too far, creek behind the basket too! 220 feet of absolute madness. I would say at least 65-75% of the holes has the creek or pond potentially coming into play.
Cons: There are only a few, which keeps me from putting this to a 4.5 or 5.0.
There are no par 4's or 5's. While a lot of this issue is alleviated by the creek/pond being present, and much of this is of no fault to the designer with the land given, it still managed to creep through in my reviewing though process.
Speaking of the water, since the creek is low right now, it's sometimes hard to tell where the OB begins and ends. I noticed 17 has yellow pavers present along the creek, which makes me think that this is being worked on.
Other Thoughts: When I played the original nine, I thought of how much potential there is if this course goes 18. I was right. The new 9 is absolutely epic. The course is getting beaten in very quickly. I was surprised to see this with the new 9 not being installed for very long.
A few things:
1. The entrance to the parking lot where hole 1 is looks like a residential driveway. Be careful not to overshoot it. If you do, there is another parking lot where you can start on 7 or 8.
2. Some of the new 9 has some tall grass. If you play after a rain or early in the morning, prepare to have some wet legs and shoes in the summer.
3. There are two long walks, I believe it is 7 to 8 and 16 to 17. Wooden Arrows in the ground, and maps, are your friend!
I am extremely happy to see another course in the area of Nockamixon. You can play Sellersville after getting humbled by Nocky, to get humbled some more. Or, you can use it as a warm up, with 563 being really close by. This course was very well thought out, and makes use of all the available land. Jerome, great work designing this course! And, whoever maintains it, wonderful job! I will be back as much as possible to play this. There is fun and a nice challenge around every corner!! This is a thinking persons course.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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