Fun with room for improvement
Pros: Decent course with a good mix of technical hole layouts.
Full course offers treed alleys, open fields, water hazards, and slight elevation changes.
2-3 pad locations per hole.
Starts and Ends at same location.
Cons: Course set in a park that is heavily used.
Near standing water - BRING BUG SPRAY!
Pad construction - sub par.
Other Thoughts: This course will have you walking the entire park so get ready for some exercise! The park is large and heavily used, but there wasn't to many times where park users were in the way of the course. All and all a fun course but not the most technical or imaginative.
8 Helpful / 2 Not
Variety, making the most of the available terrain features
Natural tees (although sandy/well-drained and sans roots)
No map, but navigation was fairly easy (see below)
Signs warning of alligators and snakes, which is particularly terrifying for a northern urbanite!
Course plays across the open spaces, through scattered, large trees, across water, and through thick water-bordering brush of a large public park, located between a lake and a VA campus. There are two tees per hole, red shorter than blue, and for this review I played the course from the red tees.
While only a few holes are open or tight in their entirety, the bulk of the holes fall into two generic categories: open until near the end, when a window must be cleanly hit to continue towards the basket, or open, with some type of problem mid-fairway, including: mid-sized trees creating windows, large trees and their branches, or a significant amount of water. Only once (#10) did I decide the water-carry, of the ~1/3rd holes that have it, to be too much for my ~275'-with-any-accuracy arm - your mileage may vary.
From the tee, straight-and-true will serve you well on most holes, with only a few requiring continuous rights or sharp lefts. While most holes are quite flat, there are a few with some elevation changes. Nearly a 300'-delta between the shortest and longest holes, with a good smattering of distances in-between the extremes.
Despite not having a map, I, as a first-time visitor, found the course fairly easy to navigate. Some tips include:
- basket-6 is near basket-4; hole-5, a left-turning semi-circle, is to the right of basket-4, in a patch high brush/small trees
- from basket-10, you'll re-cross the water you just threw over to find tee-11
- from tee-12, the basket is slightly right (the basket to the far left is #14)
- from basket-15, pass the playground and cross the road to find tee-16
- from basket-16, walk down the road to find tee-17 on the left, just as the patch of woods turns away from the road
- from basket-19, you'll practically double-back to find tee-20
Favourite hole: #14. Water potentially comes into play twice on this long (495'/549') hole as, from a somewhat elevated position, you must initially throw over broad expanse of water, trying to avoid not fading (left) back into it. From the fairway, it is a wide open approach to the basket, but with water behind and left to catch any disc that has too much on it.
Good course, with plenty of opportunities to let loose, but enough dangers to punish wild throws.
8 of 10 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Very nice setting in a beautiful park by the river. We liked the open long holes and it was well marked.
Cons: We found the water obstacles very difficult. My husband lost 3 discs in one day! Swampy places to loose your disc if you are a novice like us.There was no basket on #5 when we were there. The wind also hindered us quite a bit.
2 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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