A must play for serious disc golfers
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - Difficult (in a good way)
- The scenery
- I like that there is an easier course on one side of the road and this is the more difficult course
Cons: - If too many people are playing at once the first few tees are close to the previous hole baskets, but it would have to be very crowded to make this an issue
Other Thoughts: Get ready to walk! This course starts its first few holes heading up a very large hill. After these it levels out though and is less hilly, although you will hit a few smaller ones throughout the course. The pars on this side vs the south side are much more difficult, but they are meant to be. I would suggest starting on the south side of the road and then coming over to the north side. My personal favorite hole was #11. It veered downwards towards a creek. There is also some waterfalls if you steer off the trail by about 300 feet which is the perfect place to take a break. The baskets on this side have two layers of chains for the more serious disc golfer. It really amazes me that this is the first year these courses are open, the owner did a great job with basket placement. If you love disc golf and are great at it, this side will certainly be a must play and a challenge for you.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Absolutely worth it
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful course. Easy to follow. Very challenging.
Cons: None really. This course is a must play.
Other Thoughts: This is by far the best course that I have played in central New York. If you have played Oxbow falls, this is the next step up.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
This could get good...
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 additional holes across the street from a nice beginner friendly layout. New baskets and well done, crushed gravel pads. The North course is the big brother to the South course. If you feel you shot well over there, come on over.
This course plays entirely in the woods. The lines are tighter, and the elevation is used more than the other course. Hole lengths range from 210'' - 396'. This course is tight and technical so be ready to hit some lines and thread some needles.
Once again the course fairways are almost entirely built from the ski trails so everything is neat and orderly. Maintenance is top notch and fairways are well cleared. Next tee signs throughout to help with navigation are in place. Hole 2 lets you know what you are in for right away. A nice, tight line with little room for error.
With the additional length on the North course, lines are stretched out and some multi-turn shots are needed. There are several fairways with tight S-curves and tough angles to hit. Plus there are spots where you can try, if you dare, to hit a small gap and take a short cut. It is fun and challenging. Course management and knowing your limitations will be critical here.
There are more severe ups and downs here so be ready for a decent workout as well. But don't worry there are some fun downhill shots as the payoff.
Cons: Seemed a little repetitive in spots due to the nature of the ski trails.
No wide open bombs.
A few tees very close to baskets. Keep your head up if other players are around.
Some long walks between holes.
Other Thoughts: This course has a similar feel to the South course, but takes the length and tight lines up a notch. It is not brutally challenging, but if you can't stay on the fairways the rough is pretty punishing. There is a nice mix of lefts and rigths, as well as ups and downs. More so than across the street. This defintely adds to the challenge and fun. And to top it all off you get a sweet 396' downhill shot on #17. It's tight so you can't just let it rip wildly, but it is an awesome hole to play.
There are a few spots where the S-curves don't seem to be shapes a disc can hit, or the sweep of a fairway just seems a little off, but some of that will change as the course ages. Remember, this facility has only been open about a month. It's a lot of fun now, but not perfect. And the fair, clean fairways that you'll enjoy will also dictate some of the limitations you'll notice. But, in the end the good far outways any negatives.
The two courses here sit on about 220 acres. The owner told me he has plenty of room for more disc golf. So please, take a trip here, and let him know you enjoyed the courses. Support this effort, and just maybe we'll see another course added for our enjoyment. And be sure to take care of what is there. Right now this course and it's little brother across the street sit on a beautiful site of woods, creeks and hillsides. Let's keep the course as well cared for and neat as it is now.
The pro shop across the street has a nice selection of discs, bags and accessories. Camping is nearby, and the town of Camden is about 10-15 minutes away. There is a sub shop, pizza joint and some fast food restaurants available. Osceloa Tug Hill is fairly remote so bring what you'll need and enjoy the round.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Osceola Tug Hill north
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: challenging course. 100% in the woods. 5292 foot par 59. hope to make par sometime. elevation changes, left, right and roller shots. Hole 11 drops down next to river. Mostly, open hardwoods so have not lost a disc in 4 rounds
Cons: still some branches getting cleared out as it is a new course. Pay to play, but with 2 courses, it is still a nice course to try.
Other Thoughts: good shoes recommended. Flip flops do not provide enough support
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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