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Aesthetic-- plays through a large multi-purpose park with a second 18 hole course which intertwines with this course at many times. Hiking trails and roadways intersect this course many times.
Teepads-- Beautiful honestly. they have the course name "wildwood" imprinted in the "follow through zone" so there should be no confusion where you are. Another cool thing is the foul line is recessed into the concrete so that the line isn't painted and won't become slick when wet.
Teesigns-- at least they are there. they are basic, listing the long tee (blue) and the short (white). no maps or description of the hole but maps are available at the onset. Distances seems mostly accurate.
Baskets--nice new discatchers. visible with orange necks in the woods...
Multiple tees-- each gives a fully unique view of the hole. #8 gives the most radically different view of the hole. the tees form a giant "t" in the woods.
Challenge/risk v reward-- there are several dangerous hyzers that are available but carry you over thick thick rough. The variety of challenges here range from water to thick rough to marshy areas.
Routing/nav-- use the map, it's not an issue. Next tee signs are (overly) abundant
#14--nice to stretch your arm out after so many short holes. great to be able to air one out finally!
#18-- one of the most awesome holes ever. it may be short but it has a bit of everything, elevated long tee, elevated pin, water, guarded pin... truly an awesome disc golf hole.
Length-- seems kind of short BUT runs in line with the average length of the holes on the original course. I teed off with a midrange 75%+ of the time.
Pay to play--honestly, not a huge con because the upkeep is so awesome here but $6 might not fit into everyone's budget.
Rough--horrendous in places, but this will improve with use.
Minor minor issues here, but this course will only get better with time.
Overall very impressed with this complex.
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Rough around the edges, but tons of potential
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Pros: Good variety of shots from the long tees, with risk/reward choices to be made an many tee shots.
Short tees appear to offer a completely different course.
Water pump available to refill bottles about halfway through the course.
Nice long tees, stamped with "Wildwood". This is especially helpful since Wildwood is entertwined with the original Deerfield course.
Plenty of changing elevation adds an element of interest.
One shot that has to carry water, so Wildwood hits that checkbox.
Cons: The rough is BRUTAL! This is probably only a temporary con, but if I hadn't been playing with a large group of guys we would have lost discs for sure. Keep multiple sets of eyes on every shot for safety's sake.
Navigation can be a little difficult at times. Eventually a path will wear in, but for now follow the flags on the ground.
Course is intertwined with the original Deerfield course, which could lead to navigational confusion, as well as danger from errant throws.
Some clearing of scrub brush needs to be done in order to provide legitimate lines on a few holes.
Other Thoughts: Wildwood is a fantastic addition to the Deerfield complex. Wildwood seems to be intended as a slightly shorter, and tighter complement to the original course. Having two courses with somewhat different character allows for a more complete experience if you play both. Additionally, it allows for a more balanced competition.
Wildwood still has some work to do, but it has a world of potential, and will be a top notch course once it's done.
I didn't have to pay, as my brother has a season pass, but even at $6 this would seem reasonable to me as long as I had time to play both courses.
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