This Will Be Great
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Brand new Innova Discatchers. Practice basket is yellow - most others are red which make them easier to spot. Single basket on each hole but alternate pin positions marked. Played from the long tees - nice variety of hole lengths. A few long open holes but mostly medium or short technical holes through the woods. Fairways have been cleared of large trees. Good variety of shapes - you can use all your throws here. The park is beautiful and has lots of parking and has restrooms. Alternate shorter tees are available (although I didn't find all of them). Back nine features one great hole after another - loved #10, #13, #14, #15 in particular. First hole is wide open; second is mostly open which allows you to get some warmup. Number #4 is 766 feet of wide open for those who like to show off their big arm. It had rained a little the previous evening but the only wet spot was the grass leading up to the 18th tee.
Cons: No tee pads yet. Navigation was tricky even with the map but that is a 1-time only problem. Some nasty shule off the fairways including poison ivy. Hole #1 is too close to where people hang out and play. Number #4 is 766 feet of wide open which won't be fun for smaller arms. The woods are crude and there were many insects. Some of the shule looks like it will grow up into a maze so expect to spend time searching for your disc if you go off the fairways. No benches or trash cans or next tee signs.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed this course and expect to bump the rating to 4 or 4.5 depending on the improvements. People have put a lot of work into it and it is a proud addition to the I-81 corridor (it will remind you of Whispering Falls and Poor House Farm but prettier than either of those). When I got to #10, I thought "This will be my favorite hole" - long and straight but narrow and slightly downhill. Then I got to #13 and thought "No, this is it" - big downhill through the woods with scattered trees (plus I deuced it). Then I played #14 - uphill with the basket perched up on a ledge that forces you to land your disc nearby for a par - awesome. Then I played #15 - throw off that same ledge and curve it along the valley with scattered trees to a basket at the edge of the thicker woods. #18 finishes uphill with a 584-foot job that actually wasn't as hard as that sounds. The course really needs pads to move up; next tee signs would be helpful but of course aren't needed after a few plays. I look forward to coming back frequently and raising my rating (so fanboys if you are upset, let me know when improvements are made).
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Designer Response by: ferretdance03
We are still in the very early stages with the course. Signage along with two concrete tees per hole will hopefully be installed by Fall 2013. A temporary signage solution is being worked on as we speak. We are expecting the second set of baskets, to give us a permanent short/long layout late 2013, early 2014. The county is doing their best to keep up with mowing/ivy eradication. Keep in mind they also are responsible for many multi-use facilities throughout the county as well as baseball, soccer and lacrosse fields. Trash cans, benches and next tee signs have been on our list since the start. Not sure we can help you with the insects though.
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