3 Helpful / 0 Not
Just keeps getting better
Pros: What a fantastic addition to MA disc golf. Still in the rough stages of being built, but it gets better every time I play. Great mix of shots. Gorgeous scenery. Brand new baskets. PLUS we finally have a metrowest course?! What's not to love?
Cons: The only negative aspects to the course are things that I'm hesitant to even call cons:
1) No teepads = Some dicey footing on some holes.
2) Slightly confusing tee signs
3) Can be a bit tricky finding the next tee if you aren't familiar with the course.
I almost didn't want to include these because they are all things that are either currently being worked on, or the course designers have stated are already planned for 2013.
Other Thoughts: Really enjoy playing the course. Some very interesting holes requiring a wide array of shots. I love that a lot of the holes really require you to think your way through to make sure that you have a lane for your next shot.
Also a BIG fan of the fact that short tees have recently been put in. I like to play with my gf when we can, but she's a very casual player and would quickly get frustrated by how long some of the tee shots are. The short tees really open the course up to all levels of disc golfers.
In just the 3 months I've been playing here, I've seen incredible amounts of progress. Can't wait to see what this course looks like by summer.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Excellent addition to NE disc golf scene
Pros: The construction of Dacey Fields brings the first 18 hole disc golf course to metrowest. Dacey was built with a "disc golf first" mentality. Rather than trying to squeeze a course into some open space, Dacey was carved out of a 100 acre+ forest behind a multi-use town park. The landscape of the course is diverse and includes old farm roads and orchards, dense pine grooves, old growth hardwood forests with massive oak and maple trees, and a wide gently sloping hill which comes into play on holes 6-16.
The majority of holes here have a long drive to start. There are 13 holes over 280ft long and 8 par 4's. No two holes are alike at Dacey. The course demands a wide range of skills to compete and is a definite challenge for seasoned disc golfers. Great combination of dog leg left/right, up and downhill. Excellent use of terrain with shots over streams, off cliffs, through large fields, and carving through trees. Challenging greens with several elevated baskets.
Definitely play here the first chance you get. You won't be disappointed.
Cons: Work during spring & summer 2012 was focused on clearing fairways and trails and setting baskets. Tees are still natural. Work on rubber tees to begin in spring 2013.
Several small patches of poison ivy on holes 4 and 18. Nothing crazy (grass height or lower). Will be managed by the town over time.
Follow the white arrows to get around. All trails are cleared, although there is a large trail network on the course. Just follow the arrows and you're good.
Work is still ongoing to clean up and improve the course. If you're interested in volunteering, you can follow Dacey Fields Disc Golf on either facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DaceyFieldsDiscGolf
) or NEFA (http://forums.nefa.com/).
This course exactly what the sport of disc golf needs to grow and expand; a challenging course on a beautiful piece of property that is easily accessible.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Filling the Gap
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: An 18 hole, well laid out, and challenging course in an area that doesn't offer a whole lot of other courses. The baskets are Chainstars that are still in good shape. The course is mostly wooded with a few more widely spaced holes here and there. The fairways demand accuracy and will punish bad drives. Everything will be needed and executed in order to score well. A few elevated greens as well as a new hanging basket on nine. Tee pads are fly pads built on elevated wooded planks, and are really nice. Good mix of lefty/righty holes or lanes to throw as well. Swamp areas have really nice boardwalks to cross over. They are well done, sturdy, and a great plus.
Cons: A few holes still don't have fly pads as of writing this updated review, and so they are natural. While the course is starting to firm up from usage and continual work days, there are still some areas that you should watch your footing.
Other Thoughts: Course designer Jay Mello and many others have taken days, weeks, and perhaps months out of their own time to get this fully up and running. This is a delight to play, and is a major challenge that rival other great courses. This is worth the drive from areas nearby, and should inspire other areas to have a disc golf challenge such as Dacey, the gem of Metro West.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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