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Catch a quick game.
Pros: Free, close to town, shaded/cool, well manicured, short, lots of birdie potential.
Cons: Terrible tee boxes, deep ditch along #4 & 5, only 9 holes.
Other Thoughts: This is a neat little 9 holes course, that can be played on a lunch break(during our brief spring/fall when the temp isn't terrible). The tee boxes are rubber, and too short or misaligned. Otherwise, it's a great short course, all under a tree canopy of pines, hickory and oaks.
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Can you fit 9 holes in 4 acres? Why yes you can.
Pros: It is easy to get to. It is free. It is a short walk - you can play this whole course in less than 30 minutes. It is shaded and has mature trees. This would be a great course for teaching new players and children to play, as long as they are wearing good shoes (see Cons below). The more I play this course, the more I am learning to appreciate it for what it is. It's a good course for a very short course.
Cons: Broken glass and other building materials around the first tee area along with old asphalt shingles which makes me wonder about roofing tacks. Big ditch along holes 4 and 5. This is a drainage ditch that apparently picks up some nasty stuff when it rains. Forget about scrambling down and up after a rain, the sides are steep and slippery. This course holds water in a lot of places despite having a drainage ditch run through it.
It takes a while to find the first tee. Seriously, I'd never thought about it before, but fat, red numbers on baskets are almost impossible to read in the shade. Could basket designers not use high contrast black and white, and thinner numbers? This is an issue on this course, you can see 4-5 baskets from the first tee. Better make sure you know which one is number "1" before you throw. Also, these holes are crowded in on each other. Mutliple groups playing at once could be a problem.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention that the tees are 4x4 feet squares of rubber matting that were apparently placed on the ground with no attempt to level the ground first (or pick up broken glass). This essentially prohibits any run up if you need on. To be fair, most of the holes are so short that you won't need one. The rubber mats are actually more of a tripping hazard than an aid to throwing.
Other Thoughts: There is more water on this course than just holes 4 and 5. There is a creek behind the basket on hole 3 that could easily come into play. You could also get there along the second hole and it is reachable from the first tee.
If you are in the Alexandria area, play the Buhlow and Martin Park Courses if you want a challenge. If you have small kids or are looking for a quick game, Kees Park is a good choice. It will be cooler and a much easier walk and the kids can play at the playground after you finish your round.
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