6 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well kept- the course was well maintained. Grass was mowed and no fallen trees on the course. All the it is a Delaware park so i can imagine that the grass is usually mowed here
Technical- i really enjoyed this course because it was so technical. The course really tested your accuracy and made you shape some different lines. You had to throw through small gaps and if you werent comfortable throwing a certain shots the trees really got into your head. I found myself throwing multiple shots that you normally wouldnt throw on your average 18 holer.
Practice baskets- there were two of them by hole one
They were spaced well apart to practice upshots and longer putts.
Variety- even though most of the holes were wooded there were some open holes that provided good contrast to the wooded ones.
Amenities-There is a pavillion and bathroom 30 yards from hole one.
Baskets are in good shape- considering this course and its baskets are pretty old, there is no rust and the baskets catch pretty well.
Course flow- you couldnt get lost very easily here. There are well defined paths on every hole leading to the next tee.
Cons: Safety issues- some holes are too close together and on some hole if you hit a tree you may find yourself standing on an adjacent holes teepad. You may have to wait for another group to play while you sit on the teepad waiting for them to move out of the way so that you can feel comfortable throwing.
Pointless mandos- this was a real annoyance as on some holes there were pointless mandos to make the hole longer or tighter
Fence on hole 4- there is a fenced in area right in the middle of hole fours fairway and you could loose a disc despite it being right in front of you
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed this course and had a good time, but for this course to get better they will need to fix some of the saftey issues
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
great for starting out.
Pros: I played this course often in the early days and kept coming back. I really like the course. Especially the wooded areas. Several challenging holes. Easy course for the experienced player.
Cons: Short, but in a fun way. Not reallt a con then, is it?
Other Thoughts: Another course in De. You might as well play them all since the state is so small/ Close to alot of other courses.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 3 Not
I kicked its A$$
Pros: it was a fun technical course. lots of trees to get in the way and lots of lefts and rights. has some long holes and some fun short holes.
Cons: a few of the wholes have ALOT of trees. you either gotta be good or get lucky to make it through them all.
Other Thoughts: i got lucky and had a good round. im not sure it will happen again the next time i go to play there.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Still Holds Up Pretty Well
Pros: Located in a nice state park, Lum's is a technically challenging course that tests both your accuracy and your patience. Two practice baskets greet you by tee #1. The course is primarily wooded with a few peaks into the surrounding open fields. A nice variety of holes requiring different shot selection is offered. Most holes have dual pin placements and there are good sized concrete/paver tee pads. Course navigation is a piece of cake and tee signs give you the hole, distance and projected flight path. Baskets, though older, are in good shape. This course appeals to both amateur and more advanced players.
Cons: Some might say this course is TOO wooded in spots- and it would be a fair criticism. The course crosses the line between being technically challenging and flat out oppressive on several holes. Good drives can go completely unrewarded, and luck plays a larger role than it should. A few holes on the front 9 play perilously close to each other. The signage needs to be redone, as age and weather has taken its toll. Would be nice to have benches at ALL holes and also some 4 x 4 posts to hang your bag. Some areas (esp. hole #3) unplayable after snow thaws or heavy rains. Pay to play not cool, but in Delaware State Parks that's part of the deal.
Other Thoughts: Lum's still has appeal despite the presence of the nearby newer and more challenging monsters at Iron Hill and Carousel. Big arms need not apply here- after hole #1, it is all controlled throwing. Delaware has some excellent disc golf courses, and Lum's won't disappoint; I'd come back again anytime.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Tight and Tasty
Pros: There was a time when Lums was considered a very difficult track. Course proliferation and advances in disc tech have softened it's rep some, but it still can get the best of even a good player. It calls for accurate drives, and opportunism- get your birdies where you can. It will make you throw every shot you have, and demand some you probably don't have. It's a great flowing course, with no long walks, and no interference among holes. Each hole stands alone, and each hole offers a different challenge. A great tournament venue.
Lums has stood the test of time well.
Cons: It can get muddy, and some of the tees are iffy. There are routes a disc just plain won't navigate without a degree of luck.
Other Thoughts: Lums has very hard holes and pretty easy ones. On the whole it's a very fun course, and one you should try to add to your "played" list.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Decent challenge here, not so much in distance, but Lums certainly makes you work on your accuracy. Every hole involves the woods in some way- throwing down narrow fairways, into or out of small openings in the treeline (a couple/few holes both as you throw across the field.) and navigation of low hanging trees and large pines. A number of holes require, except for maybe the top pros, a smart layup to stay in the fairway and plan your second shot. At Lums an errant shot into the dense woods can easily lead to a 6 or 7 on our card. As a result the course is a great place to work on your precision and accuracy. About a third of the holes play near the pond (largest fresh water pond in Delaware, practically a lake) and due to its size these holes typically have a breeze coming off of it. Hole variety is nice, mostly wooded will test every shot in your bag. A little more than half the holes have two pin placements, some adding distance, some putting the basket into more protection and some changing the feel of the hole entirely. Due to fairway turns and thick woods many shots are 'blind' and the location of the basket on holes with 2 pin placements can be unclear. Not to worry, check the tee sign, on the pole under the hole map is a stenciled A and B. A clamp is placed around which ever letter position the pin is currently in and the course pros do a good job of keeping them updated. The hole maps always show position A so if B hasn't been drawn on the map you may have to look around a bit for the basket.
A signature hole would be 16, a 400+ ft hole with a horseshoe shaped fairway that has a small very high-risk window to cut through the middle. The perfect course to improve the accuracy of your throws.
This is also one of only two I've played that has duel practice baskets to throw back and forth at. Nice feature.
Cons: Hole maps and tee pads (cement tiles though sufficient have become a bit uneven overtime) can certainly use an update. Hole maps don't have alternate pin placements on them or if they do its hand drawn. If accuracy is not your game then you may find your drive off a tree and ten feet from the tee pad, but hey its part of the game.
Other Thoughts: Lums is one of my favorites of northern Delaware, which contains a number of high quality courses. But players beware- If you, like me, enjoy an adult beverage or two on the course, think twice about doing it here. While drinking is legal at Lums Pond SP, it is not on the disc golf course. Its a shame they felt the need to do this, but be warned, if they catch you they will fine you and big brother is watching. That goes for all other park rules, speed limit, closing times, ridiculous stop signs, etc. That said, please don't let it deter you from this quality course.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Fairly flat with relatively new baskets. Concrete tees add stability.
Cons: Between 5 of us, we must have hit 100 trees. Very hard to not hit a tree on a drive. The tee signs need a little work.
They should utilize some of that open land for extra holes.
Other Thoughts: Nice place with a great pond. However, the pay to play factor is just too great during the summer when I make the 2 hr. trip there.
1 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The surrounding park is very nice. Course is labeled well and is flat, which makes it easy to walk. Some holes require good course management skills. A good variety of holes.
Cons: Many trees. Some holes are very difficult to get a good tee shot off (#6 & 12 come to mind).
Can get very muddy & it takes some time to dry out (especially holes #3).
Other Thoughts: Nice course to bring a beginner to, as the holes are mostly short & there's little rough to lose your disc in.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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