Ship Rock DGC
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Other Thoughts: Ship Rock is a long mostly open course that features a few memorable holes but becomes monotonous towards the end.
I do not recommend this course for beginners, as the length alone will frustrate players without big arms and the grass is rough enough that it is surprisingly easy to lose track of discs, even in the fairways.
Advanced players may find the course more enjoyable, particularly those who favor open holes where they can bomb massive drives.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful scenery.
Good mix of distance holes and precision holes.
Very Nice new rubber tees.
Cons: high grass in many places. Long pants recommended.
Other Thoughts: Once this gets broken in a bit, and perhaps once they plant a few more trees this course could be a 5/5.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
A good play
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great new course for the area.
-Great tee pads and marking, not difficult no navigate at all.
-Good use of elevation and reasonable fairways, challenging, but not obnoxiously tight.
-Some really creative holes. One plays around an over grown barn, one drops off a 20 foot cliff (with the basket right at the bottom). It provides for some very fun holes.
-Just because my "pros" list is shorter than my "cons" list, don't be fooled. It's a good course.
Cons: -New and still rough, not in hole design, but in upkeep. Lots of grass, so unless someone is spending a lot of time keeping it up, it'll likely get fairly over grown.
-A lot of open field rolling terrain, which while sometimes very fun, also gives you practically no reference points to find your disc. As soon as it flies over a slight hill and its landing point is out of view, it'll likely take you a good amount of time to find your disc, even if it's not hidden. I spent a frustratingly large amount of time looking for discs in the wide open. The grass wasn't all that long, but long enough to hide the disc unless you were within 10 or 15 feet.
-Spotters are useful for many holes. Playing solo would be doable, but far from preferable. There's a few blind corner/obstructed view shots
Other Thoughts: -Make sure you know exactly where you're going. The driveway is very well hidden in the corn fields and marked with a sign that doesn't currently stick out very well.
-If you're from the area, this course is a definite play. If you're just passing through, Buchmiller park offers a shorter, but more well done course. You pick.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Course Mixes Things Up
Pros: This course has a great variety of open, long distance holes, and tight, technically challenging holes. The pads are well constructed and have tons of grip, and the baskets are brand new. The course uses the space really well, as it never crosses itself and it brings you right back to the parking area. The best part about the course is the uniqueness and creativity incorporated in the hole design. None of the holes are the same, and holes 3, 10, 11 and 12 come to mind as particularly fun designs.
Cons: Being a new course, it is still rough around the edges, and it isn't too difficult to lose track of a disc. The open holes have wide open fairways, but it is easy to lose your disc in the grass if you don't keep an eye on it. Holes 13, 15 and 16 have some particularly tall weeds that are easy to lose a disc in.
Other Thoughts: This course might not be the best course for beginners, as it involves a number of very long holes and tight fairways, but it can still be a great time with the right attitude. A great place to play, that will only improve as they continue to work on it. I would recommend using spotters for a number of holes with high rough next to it (especially 15 and 16).
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
You should try it
Pros: This is a great new addition to the area. The course has some long holes (600-800 footers) that might not appeal to all but they make good use of the terrain and avoid being repetitve. There is also a good variety with some shorter wooded and some water. It has great signage for a new course.
Cons: It suffers from the normal challenges of courses with lots of open grass. Bring a friend or use a spotter if it hasn't been mowed in a while.
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course even with the distance. It could be rough on players throwing 250 or less but it is a fun challenging course that deserves some play. props to course designer and the crew that put it in.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Picturesque Lancaster County
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Wow! Lancaster County needed a course like this. big distance while still technical. Lots of nice features (like stairs, platforms, trails, etc). Incredible setting. You have to "golf" here to get a good score. Hole 11 is unique. Good use of elevation. The Pequea Creek runs along the back side offering a water hazard.
Cons: Not a lot of shade, yet...I know there are trees being planted that will take care of that.
Other Thoughts: Probably a tough course for beginners, but not frustrating for them (like Quaker's Challenge, for example). This is playable for any skill level. Great challenge for the pros.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Excellent tee pads (rubber fly pads that grip every time). Great Hole signage, making it easy to identify distance as well as the location of the pin. The course is easy to navigate with arrows marking the direction to the next tee pad. The course loop brings you back to the parking area to refill water/ grab food etc on hole 6. There is a Variety of elevation, distance and mixture of open and wooded holes. Water hazards come into play on a few holes brings in a new factor many people are not used to.
Cons: Difficult to understand OB lines first time through the course although this is common for any course the first time you play it.
Can be hard at times to find you disc in the fairway even though the grass is cut, keep an eye on your plastic even if it lands in the fairway! Needs a trash can in the parking lot
Other Thoughts: The course plays extremely well, with minimal walking distances between holes. The first time through the course the OB lines can be difficult to understand but its nothing out of the ordinary for someone playing a new course. Each hole has its own character with little if any repeated shots, with the exception of the longer holes where your unloading some serious distance off the tee pad to set up a second shot for a potential birdie. Love the fact that its 8,333 ft and a par 64. Beginners might get discouraged by the distance, but over time this will improve their game and help them to develop as a golfer. This course definitely suits a player with longer distance drives (400+ ft) if you really want to shoot a hot round and attack the longer holes. Very fun, can't wait to play again!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Ship Rock DGC
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: This course takes the game of disc golf to a new level, which challenges you to really get your birdies with longer and more accurate throws. The course flows very well from one hole to the next, so you can play this long course in roughly 2 hours. The tee signs are also very accurate and detailed.
Cons: Some fairways are tight, so watch out for discs. Trees will be going in soon, but at the moment some holes are fairly open.
Other Thoughts: The course has plans to put some trees in soon that are 35 feet tall, which will really help close up some long open fairways.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Central PA's Newest Course
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Brings a slightly more technical course to the area.
Great use of space.
Fairly balanced amount of open and wooded holes.
Cons: Too many extremely long fairways as of 8-18-12.
One Mando is not really specfied. Hole 7, I think.
Other Thoughts: As far as the long fairways go, I have heard that there are plans to bring in trees to add some directional obstacles to the 650+ foot fairways.
This really is a great course, it's delivering a whole new level of play to Lancaster disc golfers.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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