Solid Work in Progress
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I am really excited to see a completely new, improved layout at the NWS. This new layout has some serious potential. There is a very nice variety of wooden and open holes. Good variety of doglegs left and right. Overall considering the available terrain, this is a quite nicely designed loop.
9 brand new Innova discatcher goals...always a plus.
Long concrete tee pads and nice hole signs.
Hole 6 is a really nice par 4 with a double dogleg. Great basket position.
New back nine is in and is a nice complement to the front with a great balance of open and wooded holes.
Love the elevated baskets on 1 and 18.
Cons: The old baskets have been re-used for the back nine. They aren't in as good shape as the Discatchers on the front. Also, 15 and 17 are bucket targets which is a bit disappointing. It is disappointing to have a course where the targets are inconsistent.
Navigation is a bit difficult...it is easy to miss the new #3. Also, since now many of the baskets have the wrong hole number on them, it can be very difficult for new players to figure out which hole they are actually on.
Lots of potential for interference as this course plays in between and around softball fields, playgrounds, and the parking lot. I think the baseball diamonds which are fenced off should perhaps be designated OB, but that's just my opinion.
Watch your step...the terrain has a lot of holes that you could twist an ankle and some of the biggest fireant mounds I have seen.
As a civilian, I initially had an apprehensive feeling about being there. As I understand it, civilians are welcome, but it just felt a little weird the first time I was there...though the people I met on base could not have been any nicer or more welcoming.
Hole 18 is a bit of a mess. Its almost a triple dogleg, teeshot through a chute, over/around a baseball diamond, back up a hill, and to an elevated basket. There was a lot of open terrain near the 18th tee, and I wonder if a better hole couldn't be made there. Its a anticlimactic finish to an otherwise well designed course.
Other Thoughts: This is a great new course and awesome work in progress. Thanks to everyone involved. Its nice to see the layout has been updated to create a very nice layout of 18 holes. Looking forward to further maintenance and updates. It would be nice to be able to correct the incorrect hole numbers on the baskets...and would be great to at least have baskets on 15 and 17. The existing target buckets are quite anticlimactic. In a perfect world, we would have 18 discatchers, but considering the expense, its fine to use the existing old baskets.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Now 18 Holes!
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: * 9 Innova Discatchers on the first 9, and 9 DGA goals for the back 9.
*All Concrete tee pads in great shape!
*Great new layout allowing disc golfers to play even when events are held at this same park.
*Great use of wooded holes and open layout.
*This new holes are longer distances than the orginal layout allowing better skill players to have a challenge. The 18 hole course is "ace races" for pros, however challenging enough for the average player.
*Quiet, and relaxing with it being on the base. **Military Only"
Cons: *Navigation is not great, however, park signs might be added later, if so, i will update my review.
*The Grass needs more attention, the tee pads are new, the goals catch nice. But if the grass is 2 feet tall, it will discourage players from coming.
*Although this is a great step in the right direction, the hole distances is still on the shorter side, which will bore better players.
Other Thoughts: A great place to play 18 holes and have fun. When I write a review I try to focus on all player skill levels to determine the best way to score a course. Although I feel some of the holes are short in length, this new layout utilizes the wooded sections perfectly to counteract that for someone of my skill level. I generally drive 250 to 300ft depending on wind. So, if you are like me, I think you will love this course. If you shoot 300 and above, well then come get your ace record higher. Before you decide I rated this course too high, please play it first and you will see, pictures can not capture the unique holes feautured here.
I would like to thank anyone involved with this redesign and congratulate them for a great job! Your hard work, and time has saved this course. Thanks- Joshua
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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