Great Course in Spotsy, VA
Pros: -This course has a great deal of diversity and elevation. There are open holes and there are wooded holes. Some are uphill and some are down.
-The tee-boxes are in OK condition and it appears that they are updating a few of them momentarily.
- There are multiple tee-boxes for additional difficulty if desired and even several holes that have permanent secondary baskets.
-The baskets are in great condition and have crisp yellow paint to guide you through the course.
-The navigation was pretty seamless. Most of the holes have a visual representation of the hole layout and there were only a few holes that did not have such a visual aid.
I really liked the diversity in length and shape. Some were really straight narrow and wooded, while others were of the dog-leg variety. Hole #10 over the water completely was pretty awesome. Bring your swim suit if you don't plan to throw straight on that hole.
Overall, well maintained, at least in the fairways. Some of the open holes can tend to grow grass that is a bit higher, but if you keep them straight you will have no problem keeping an eye on your disc. There are multiple pin placements and long and short tee boxes. I have played this course 10+ times and I do not think that it has been the exact same once.
Cons: As I mentioned before, some of the grass in the fields can get a bit long and if you miss the fairway off the tee box you could lose your disc in the tall grass. Some of the tee boxes show some good wear and tear, however this is one of the best courses I have ever played.
Other Thoughts: I have played this course countless times and at all times of the day. My favorite time is around 3pm-5pm. Its still pretty light out, but the wooded areas provide just enough shade to prevent you from getting too hot.
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Pros: Good variety in holes. Several good for strong arms, especially the open holes in the fields. Holes in the woods were well established and involved. Especially hole three, a 200+ foot tee shot with an absolutely straight fairway and literally a fence of trees on each side...personally have never played a hole like it before. The course was long, a good walk/hike which made for a more enjoyable experience instead of having holes bunched up on eachother. The course was well maintained, and the pond on hole ten really made you think twice about your tee off. Overall an excellent experience, plus Loriella park itself is well kept and a nice family environment.
Cons: The only issue I had with playing it my first time through was that some of the tees were a little hard to find. If you go to the park office they have a map which made things a lot easier, however their map was a little out of date and some of the pins had been moved, so I spent a few minutes walking around trying to find the next tee; but in respect with the overall experience wasn't that big of a deal for me. I wasn't in any hurry. Also, on the open holes in the field...sometimes took a minute to find my disk since they hadn't mowed the grass in a while, but again, just a small thing.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed this course, there was a lot for everyone. The holes in the fields were good for people with strong arms but the woods holes offered the typical finesse shots and so forth. Definitely one of the better courses I've played and definitely worth the time to check it out.
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