New gem in the capital district
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Pros: Located only 40 minutes from Joralemon Park and only 25 minutes from Bousquet, this course sits on about 100 acres of Chatham town land. There are currently 9 discatchers installed, with plans to install as many as 27 more holes. The 9 holes are exciting, better than any 9 hole course I've played. I've played the course close to 100 times now, and it has yet to become dull. For a new course, there is great signage on the holes, and arrows on the trees to point in the direction of the next hole. The course flows really well and there is no problem of landing in another fairway. Hole 5 is a straight uphill 200' ace run and will get your adrenaline going every time you throw it. There are maps and scorecards located in a mail box by hole 1. The Chatham Brewery and the rest of downtown Chatham is only located 2 miles away for a bite to eat after you play.
Cons: The obvious con is that there are only 9 holes. After surveying the land and seeing the possibilities, I have no doubt that this will increase in rating to 4.5 and soon. There is still quite a bit of dead wood laying around on some of the holes, but it has been diminishing very quickly since the course was built, thanks to the volunteers. Hole 9 is very easy to lose a disc in the honeysuckle dividing 9 and 6. I would recommend a lay-up shot or a spotter on this hole. Hole 5 can be somewhat treacherous, as there are a few cliffs or very sloped landing areas. Some steps have been installed, but it needs more. Be careful!
Other Thoughts: The course volunteers have been putting in countless hours to clean the fairways and it shows. The next phase of design is to install 9 holes in and around a reclaimed gravel pit. While 7 of the original 9 are shorter, but technical holes, the incoming 9 in the pit will include some long and open bombs up and down the slopes. Hole 6 and 9, the only par 4's on the course, will text your ability to throw it long and accurately. Hole 6 shoots across a somewhat open meadow to the landing zone, then down towards a creek and back uphill to a basket with spectacular views of the entire property. Hole 9 is a very long and technical tunnel shot that requires great placement shots. Pros and ams will both have a lot of fun on this course. Can't wait for new holes and tees to appear! Thanks to everyone who made this course possible!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: Well defined fairways throughout the course. Technical course that forces you to throttle back to stay on the fairways. Discatcher Pro 28s catch well. Great use of pine groves and rollaway greens.
Cons: Some long walks between holes. The rough is REALLY ROUGH. Should thin out with more playing. Tees are gravel.
Other Thoughts: Some holes will be changed as we play it more. Once the reclaimed gravel pit grows in, a championship 18 will be added.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Pros: A brand new course that needs lots of work and workers. Nine well laid out and well marked holes. Fairways well defined. Metal fence posts instead of baskets to facilitate fine tuning the course. On every hole, several orange flags are near the pin and viewable from the fairway.
Cons: Very easy to loose discs in the shule. The vegetation is still thick most everywhere. Still needs a lot of weed whacking. A small swamp on left side of fairway on hole 4. Creek OB 30 feet from pin on 8. A few paths cross and use fairways which will be solved next time we run the brush hog there.
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