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Pros: Frog Rock offers a nice atmosphere for some enjoyable recreational disc golf. Located in the Louise Suggs Memorial Park, the course is peaceful and the canopy of trees provides privacy.
Each hole offers three possible pin locations, and some black bucket-like markers make it easy to identify which pin location is in play. Each hole also features two teepads with red (short) and blue (long) indicators.
The "Next Tee" markers aid the navigation, which isn't difficult, but there are a couple holes where the direction of the next hole isn't obvious.
Cons: Nearly every hole is the same. Most holes feature a similar distance with some sporadic trees slightly blocking your path to a randomly placed basket straight ahead. There is rarely a clear indication of the best path to the basket. As reviewer GoobyPls pointed out, the fairways are "loosely defined." Since 18 holes are shoehorned into this location, there isn't much room for dogleg left and right designs. And there's almost no elevation either.
The footing during winter could be difficult. With the ground covered by leaves and pine needles, traction is at a premium. I felt like I was walking on ice in spots. Also, with the tree cover, the course is slow to dry and is susceptible to muddy conditions after a bit of rain.
There is a path around the perimeter of the park, so be on the lookout for walkers.
Other Thoughts: To find the park, follow the Directions under the Location Details. The park is on Spring Street, but my GPS balked at trying to find the course without an address number.
Frog Rock is a nice course in a nice park. The course is a good choice for beginners. But the lack of originality factors greatly into my rating.
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Pros: Nice concrete pads
Lots of shade
Almost never busy
Cons: Difficult to navigate
Extremely flat course
Little to no "rough" or penalty for errant shots
Only 9 holes
Other Thoughts: Frog Rock provides a relatively straightforward version of disc golf. It almost feels like what it would be like to have baskets in your back yard. There are plenty of trees spread out relatively evenly to the point that you don't get a "fairway" feel but instead more of a "which trees to go around" kind of vibe.
The concrete pads are great. They are flat and generously sized and pointed in the right direction. The red (short) pads generally just felt like shorter versions of the blue pads and mostly didn't change the dynamic of the holes.
There are nice tee signs (at the long pads only) that state the distances to 3 basket locations (6 distances in all with red pads) which feels a little overwhelming at times, especially since there is no marking system in place to let you know which pin is actually being used. That was usually frustrating, and so was throwing from the red pads with no tee signs at all.
The layout of the course feels confusing. There are no signs pointing to the next tee at the baskets. To get from hole 2 to hole 3 you have to walk across hole 9 (near the pads). I (and others I witnessed) initially walked toward hole 9's tee thinking it was the closest one so it must be hole 3 then realized it was 9 and figured I must have gone the wrong direction. After turning around and wandering around to other wrong tees I finally wandered back and found hole 3. To get from hole 4 to hole 5 you have to backtrack a good bit (half the hole or so) and to get from hole 7 to 8 you have to backtrack the length of the entire hole. To get to hole 9 you have to walk past another hole up a small hill back toward the parking lot (you can't see the pad from 8's basket).
The course has a nice secluded feel to it. I saw a deer last time out and some others have seen a baby deer and some snakes.
I enjoyed playing the course. Some of the shots were really fun to throw including but not limited to the par 4.
They are currently working on installing the back 9 holes and it will be more worth the trip when these are complete. Looking forward to updating my review then!
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