2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Great variety in the first 9 holes, wooded, open, and a water hazard (pond on 2 wholes).
-Well designed on the available land.
-Long and short tees for most holes.
-Close to major highways. Plenty of places to eat around the park.
Cons: -No trashcans throughout the course.
-Used to be farmland, old rusty barbed wire in some areas that you can't see until you're right on it be careful.
Other Thoughts: I just played the back 9 beta tournament, and the back 9 will be an excellent addition to the park (they're most likely getting approved for it).
Well worth the stop if you're in the area.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
I really like this course
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: I loved the rounds I've played here. It's well maintained, good mix of layout, woods/water/field/OB hazards, making for a challenging round of DG. Chainstar baskets are great. Nice design in a compact area. I understand they may be putting in 9 more holes...BRAVO if they do...I love playing here..wish it was closer.
Cons: Tee pads are in need of some serious raking. I wish more courses would have some rakes for the players to use...we'd keep them raked :)
Would be nice to have a course map on the Info Board.
Other Thoughts: Dog house for lost discs is very cool! Great course, fun and challenging. Can't wait for the addition..if it's happening. SJDG keep up the great work! Much appreciated!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 9 chainstar baskets with multiple natural tees and pin positions. Signage and navigation are excellent. Great variety and balance of hole lengths and challenges. Par 3 and 4 technical shots through the woods of varying fairness, over water and mounds. Couple long bombs in the field with tricky approaches and fast greens. Phenomenal use of the available land and terrain. Very little underbrush and well maintained course.
Cons: Driveway is a bit dangerous with some large pot holes and being single lane only from busy street, beware! I had to back into the parking twice for cars coming into the park, and once I got to the entrance I didn't even consider turning left for safety reasons and U-turned up the road, and cars stopped on the busy road as another car wanted to come into the park. Parking is also fairly limited and tight. Nit picking here some holes play a little close to each other. Decent chance of losing a disc in the pond on both holes that play over it.
Other Thoughts: This course is blast to play and fast! It has pretty much everything you could ask for out of a nine hole course and the variety is off the charts. I will not hesitate to play this course again when I'm passing through the area.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course has so much going for it; tight but fair fairways on the wooded holes, length where appropriate, interesting layout, tough and fast greens (I was told that might change due to erosion issues), fun.
Cons: Parking and park entrance need to be addressed. It was quite difficult to turn across traffic to enter park. Tee areas are small and with any amount of use will could become slipping hazards. I am not a fan of the gravel tee areas, the type of gravel was loose and not very well contained. Tee signs were ok, but for someone not familiar with the course, determining the exact pin location was difficult.
Other Thoughts: All-in-all this course was so fun to play. I will definitely, be back for more.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Could Eventually be Great
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very challenging 9-hole course on a large piece of township property. A practice basket sits at the front of the course. Good variety with a combination of both open and wooded holes. Quality chain star baskets. Dual tee pads at each hole with plans for added basket placements. Good use of what little elevation there is on the course, and water comes into play on two holes. Navigation easy with distinctive pathways and nice metallic yellow "next tee" markers showing you the way. Good signage, log benches and a tee pad at each hole. Varied distances and appropriate for all levels of play. Hole 6 (nice open field hole to elevated basket), hole 7 (shooting a gap over water to an elevated basket), hole 2 ( tough, long drive thru woods and right turn to basket) and hole 3 (similar to hole 7) are highlights. Amenities like food and gas are close by.
Cons: Too lefty friendly, in my opinion. Tee pads are stone and contain ruts. Ticks are in abundance here and some low-lying areas can get saturated after heavy rain. Errant shots around the water can result in disc loss. Parking is a major issue and will have to be addressed as this venue gets larger and more popular.
Other Thoughts: Stafford Woods is as challenging a 9-hole course as one will ever play, and once 18 holes are completed, this could be a truly outstanding venue. It is good now; it will be GREAT later. The local club has worked tirelessly at course improvement and has gotten much done in just a year's time.
The possiblility of both elevated water holes being eliminated due to the threat of erosion would represent a major bummer and would negatively affect the layout. Hopefully, the township will relent.
Stafford Woods is well worth the trip, and represents a fine effort at improving the NJ disc golf scene.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Great Up and Coming New Course!
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A new course in this area is a big plus. The land is used very well and some good thought went into fairway design and basket placement. While not the longest of courses, there is enough challenge for an amateur to find some nice balance to their shots.
Bright spanking new Chain Star baskets clearly marked. Pin placements are challenging but well thought out.
Fairways are clear and there is a clear path to the hole even in the wooded portions of the course.
This is a good mix of wooded holes that require accuracy and some open bombs away holes included in the 9. Nice use of the small frog pond in the middle of the course. Two holes go over it. While both are reasonably short in nature, water in play is always a nice addition to a DG course.
While only nine holes, every hole seems to have a uniqueness to it. The elevated basket on 3 and 6 are nice.
2 sets of tee pads allow for more experienced DG'ers and novices to both enjoy it.
As an out of towner traveling here, it is one of the best marked courses I have played. You don't need a map as the trailways from the basket to the next tee is lined with logs. No possible chance of getting turned around or wandering around for the next tee. Nicely done folks!
Nice homemade benches at each teebox.
Cons: While others complained about the debris on the course, I played this in October and the debris must have been covered up by leaves or they have picked up a lot of it. Small amounts of litter around which could be solved by a few trashcans.
I can see Ticks being a problem in the warmer months but I did not experience any while I was there. It had rained earlier in the day and temps were low which probably helped.
Dirt tee boxes might get ugly in the wet seasons.
Other Thoughts: I wasn't expecting much of a 9 holes course so I was completely surprised at how good this course really was. Fun factor was high. Enough holes of 400-500ft to allow for the driver to come out of the bag on a few holes. The variety of shots needed to play this course were decent.
I will definitely be back to this course when I travel back here. Well worth the time. I'd recommend this to anyone in the area.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: What another excellent addition to South Jersey as far as courses. Great mixture of both wooded holes and open land. Beautiful scenery! Very nice signage and tees are awesome as well. Some holes provide opportunities for aces ( 3,7) but also can prove dangerous if you end up short and find yourself in the water. Very easy to follow
Cons: Hard to point out any real cons. If anything I would say a lack of parking.
Other Thoughts: Very easy to get to and very easy to navigate compared to other courses. Excellent job to those who helped put in stafford! I look forwarding to playing the back 9 when that's done and approved.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Stafford Farms DGC
Pros: The course is built on preserved land on the border of Voorhees and Cherry Hill townships. At one time, the same tract of land was a working farm, with wood frontage, pond, farmhouse and field's. This translates very well into a variety of terrain and hole diversity.
The first two holes are cut through forest, and require more precision.
The 3rd hole over frog pond is being referred to as the "signature hole", and the elevated basket placement creates its own challenges.
From here the course starts to open up, allowing for more distance throws.
Hole 4 is a links type dog leg left, with the approach shot over the spot where the farmhouse once stood. On both sides of the fairway are large ravines filled with farmhouse debris. "The Toilet". The basket sits just in the woods.
Hole 5 is an open field par 3 with a nice basket placement to the left of a large tree, just behind and to the right of a small thicket. There is a nice view of the back of the still existing a working Staffordshire Farm. The resident herd of deer is often within eyeshot.
Hole 6 is a par four open field shot. The fairway slopes downward and slightly left with an elevated basket.
Hole 7 is the 2nd over frog pond with the water coming into play at the end of the drive. There is a forward tee, and a drop spot for the wet one's. This is a deceptive hole that plays longer than posted making it very easy to lose discs to the pond.
Holes 8 and 9 are again wooded, requiring more finesse and accuracy.
Cons: Lots of debris around the pond, including an old dock with exposed rusty nails. Watch where you are walking. " The Toilet" will eventually have to be cleaned up of the farmhouse debris. The pond is pretty deep and has already claimed one of my drivers. Some strategically placed trashcans are greatly needed. SIGNAGE, both on the course and off the course.
When exiting onto Evesham Rd, take a right turn only. You're coming out of an unmarked driveway onto a 4 lane road making it very difficult to see and be seen. Better to go right and use the next light for a u-turn.
Other Thoughts: All in all, I'm very excited about the course and the potential back 9. The course reminds me of S Vineland (wooded and water) and Tyler's open field holes. The layout and basket placement will truly have one using all shots in the bag. Hope to see some old pool equipment for retrieval of discs in the pond.
Above all, I'm hoping the sanctity of the nature preserve remains intact while we are allowed to use the land for disc golf. Please take home everything you bring to the course.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Great new South Jersey Course!
8 Helpful / 0 Not
-I went out and played Stafford this afternoon. Very happy with what is currently there and I know it will only get better as more work goes into the course. This really fills a bad void for Disc Golf in the area, so a huge thank you to everyone who worked to make this course possible.
-I was by myself but met Adam (Course Designer), Becky, and their friend on the course. They were nice enough to let me tag along so I got to hear some of the future plans for the back 9. When everything is completed this will make a great 18 hole course that will challenge every player. But, in order for that to happen Voorhees needs to see people out on the course. So go play. Now!
-I would consider myself to be an advance amateur/intermediate player. This course definitely has some challenging holes for my skill level, but not too challenging as to scare away new comers to the sport.
-For more advanced players, the long tees play great with plenty of difficulty. Once the holes have multiple pin locations there will be even more challenges that will really test your skills. I don't say this about too many courses, but I really think this caters perfectly to both Pros and Amateurs. There is something for everyone.
-Tee pads are clearly marked with most (maybe all) having a long tee and a short tee.
-Baskets are all installed. Some really good pin placement that uses the natural terrain perfectly. A mix of heavily protected pins and more open greens requires you to throw lots of different approach shots. I really like Hole 3's basket. Don't over throw that one, but don't under throw it either.
-Most cons for this course are due to it being brand new or due to natural problems. Most of the negatives that I saw will be worked out eventually, such as not all holes having tee signs and it being a little difficult to navigate in one or two spots.
-Lots of ticks and other bugs out there. Bring bug spray and make sure you check you legs and feet before leaving.
-The pond that comes into play on 3 and 7 seems to be a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other bugs. They didn't really bother me though so just spray yourself and you should be fine.
-The open field holes are currently nicely mowed. However, if the rough on either side grows out of hand the holes will become unforgiving to novice players.
-Small parking lot. It could get awfully crowded once people realize there is now a great course in Voorhees :)
Other Thoughts: -This really is a very good course. I am looking forward to seeing it expand and improve. You can tell that a ton of work was put in to get it to where it currently is. Make sure you support that effort and go out to play.
-Watch out for the rusted metal barbed wire fencing. It may be taken out at some point, but it currently blends in with the woods pretty well so it would be possible to walk into it. I saw it to the left of hole 3, on the way to hole 4.
-I have limited course experience, but I definitely liked what I saw. I am interested to hear what more experienced players think of the layout and course overall.
-Once all 18 holes are completed, this course will be excellent. The front 9 is a nice preview of what could be if the Township approves the expansion.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Just getting Started - Still Improving
13 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1st Course in South/Central NJ (between Vineland and I-195)
I'm the designer and bias, yet will post as fair a review as possible.
This is a brand new course, baskets going in July 28th, 2012.
The design is complete, yet the course is not yet.
Front 9 holes are challenging for all levels of player. In the 'standard pins' the front 9 will play lefty friendly, and the future back 9 will play righty friendly - in the long pins, those aspects will swap. Part of this design is to make the new players in the area learn 'all the throws', and challenge a seasoned player to execute their game.
Hole 1, tight drive through wooded lane with some 'protected holly' trees making the drive very tight.
Hole 2, another wooded drive with the second shot opening up into mature trees with wider lanes to each pin location.(only short is in now)
Hole 3, short over lake shot, into a steep hill with drop off behind. Make the right decision and get rewarded for proper execution, make the wrong decision or fail to execute and scores will climb quickly. Long pin will play much easier as it takes the lake and hill mostly out of play.
Hole 4, drive through lane into field, 2nd shot from field into another tree lane that opens up with a large clear 'green area'. Slightly uphill the whole way, beware of "pits", (old farm house debris is not cleared out yet and can be dangerous).
Hole 5, 390 foot field drive (usually into headwind), wide open grip and rip hole.
Hole 6, Field drive, downhill. Leave yourself in a position to make the 2nd shot into the lane leading to an elevated pin. (This hole will have more work done around the green area).
Hole 7, beautiful drive shot over pond into a slight hill on far side. (Long pin location will be interesting, up on top of hill and very difficult to drive to - make proper decision for your ability on the tee).
Hole 8, tight wooded lane into a left dogleg. making the drive & approach combo critical to staying out of trouble in the woods.
Hole 9, pick from very tight lanes through the trees, they are there, but difficult to hit as this hole has lots of trees.
Tee pads signs and NEXT TEE signs are in now.
Course sign on road entrance is by driveway.
Two practice baskets in back yard of the green house, Jan 2013.
Message board has gone in by the parking area, March 2013.
This house might have future nature education center run by the township, but nothing is set for sure.
Other Pros, there is a nice walking trail that separates the front 9 from the future back 9. Plenty of walkers enjoy the beautiful woods and setting. A pair of owls nest near the trail in the pines near the lake, if you are lucky you might see one or both of them.
Cons: Difficult course to find.
Tee pads are not done yet, some are stone dust and completed, others are still natural dirt or grass - these will mostly convert to stone dust as we can complete them... These are being worked on and are improving regularly. We are limited in materials we can use (stone dust, gravel, and natural is it - sorry).
No amenities, no bathroom, no water access.
Ticks, be prepared for south Jersy and have bug spray. Permethrin on clothing works best to avoid ticks.
The back 9 holes are not yet approved by the Township of Voorhees, they want to see golfers out on the course and continued volunteering before they give the go ahead to install the back 9. We are doing great, but this may take a while until approved.
Other Thoughts: This is a beautiful piece of land, with some nice sloping hills, which is rare for southern NJ, and variety of wooded, field, and water holes.
The course is brand new (July 2013), and still has lots of room to improve and grow - the design is in place for an 8,000 ft par 63ish course that will challenge all levels of player, and be both casual and tournament friendly layout. I can't wait for the back 9 to be approved, the layout is AWESOME if we are allowed to run with the plans...
Currently, most pins are in the short locations as the longer pins/fairways need more work.
Two tees will be on most holes, alternate basket positions are also laid out.
We are looking into raising Ginea Hens for natural tick removal. If you see a pen of small chickens in the near future, please leave it alone.
Come out to support our course, and let your friends know there is finally a course with baskets between Vineland and I-195.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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