Nice and Short Park Course
Pros: This 9 hole course is located in a very nice but small city park with little to no elevation changes but a decent amount of foliage to contend with on the first 5 holes.
The starting holes are very short but offer the options for a few different lines to get placement if you're not feeling throwing a straight shot. Hole #5 doglegs long and hard around the outer fence of a baseball field so a RHFH or LHBH shot is a must! Holes #6-9 are placed in an open field and allow for more bigger throws but only #8 & #9 have any trees to contend with... barely.
The tee pads are dirt but do have yellow toe boards and have very nice wooden signs next to them which have the hole # and distance listed in yards (weird but not hard to convert to feet in your head). The baskets are all in great shape. Maps of the course isn't necessary, just look for the big signs for the next tee pad and know that hole #5 is across the road from hole #1.
Cons: The overall layout for this course was done fairly poorly in my opinion. Holes #1-4 are placed within the tree-rich park and then across the road is Hole #5 with the remaining holes being even further away in the open field and hole #9, although a nicely done hole, ends far away from anything. It's best to just play the holes in reverse to get back to hole #1 since you have to walk the course back anyway.
The yards instead of feet on the signs but it's a tiny, minor con. 1 yard = 3 feet. Easy conversion.
Other Thoughts: When I played this course I was the only person on the course but not in the park. As to be expected with city parks, there is the ever-present hazard of people hanging around.
I decided to give this course a 3.0 rating because it is in great shape, nice signs and baskets and does have some shot placement requirements. The poor layout and little difficulty keep it from being more. I would recommend this course to anyone in the area for a quick round or 3, especially if you've tried Spring Lake DGC in Williston and are tired of searching for your discs in that crazy long grass. Nice beginner course though!
nice, small, fun, short
Pros: +nice tee signs (with the ability to hang the disc bag from)
+yellow painted 2x4 embedded into the ground to mark the front of the tee
+very nice baskets
+the park is very well taken care of
+nice area to picnic and there is a playground very close
+good use of the available obstacles
Cons: -tee signs do not include a map (but one is not needed)
-tee signs measure the distance in yards instead of feet as is usually the norm
-no pads of any kind
-the first 4 are very short holes
-only 9 holes
-no course map (this would be helpful as twice you need to move across the road to play the next hole from #4 to #5 and from #5 to #6)
Other Thoughts: Im not an expert but this course is definitely a beginner course - it was very easy but fun. the park is so well maintained that I thought the first 4 holes were on private property. hole 5 is a tough dog leg to the right. hole 8 (my favorite) has a shallow drain and some trees near it making for a water hazard and hole 9 is hidden behind a row of trees. when I visited there was no one else on the course but the first 4 holes could be troublesome if there were people out for a picnic.
To help those who are visiting for the first time: hole 1 is near the northwest corner of the park. once you finish hole 4 turn right (north) and walk towards the ball diamond across the road to find hole 5. After you finish hole 5 continue walking around the ball diamond heading northeast. you should see the holes and tees for the final 4 across the road.
I am visiting the Williston area for work and I would suggest checking this course out if you can make the drive. I posted a review on the Spring Lake Course that will help with the difficulty and blind holes that are present there but playing 9 holes twice here is not a bad way to spend some time either. The Williston course is nearly a full 18 (there is one missing hole and some are hard to find) but it is not maintained well so it is nearly impossible to navigate the course without the help of a local or spending a lot of time searching for discs and holes. The Williston course has "blind" tees where the hole is no where to be seen and there is no map at the park.
A City park course again!
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Pros: The baskets are in great shape, but they are new. The layout on the back four, give you some room to air out your disc. The first five, will make you work on your controll throwing. I do perfer grass tee to other tee, so the grass is not worn down.
Cons: I like to see an overview course layout sign. There is no Tee signs, just an yellow painted wood log on the ground. Hole # 5 is across the road behind the ballpark and 6 thru 9 are arcoss the road again. There a long walk back from 9 to 1, if you want to start another round. Because the first four are in the main park, you need to watch out for other people.
Other Thoughts: This is a well maintain park, with camping near by and a swimming pool. Tioga is in a middle of an OIL BOOM, so there is lots of traffic in town.
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