Mountain Top, PA 
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Accuracy is a must!

5+    7/23/2016   8/2/2016
Review By: ruraljuror
Played: 19  Reviewed: 7
This review was updated on 11/20/2016
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -excellent signage (except for 11 which has no sign or even marker). Take a look at the maps which tell you how to get to the next tee
-great use of space
Cons: -absolutely nothing to mark the tee for 11
-the trailers are an eyesore-- currently on hole 7 for Halloween and haven't been removed
-walk from 18 is about a mile long back to the parking lot
Other Thoughts: -favors RHBH
-bar goers have all been friendly with me and always want to chat about disc golf

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Fun course

5+    4/26/2015   4/28/2015
Review By: tbrust311
Played: 23  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 4.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: One of my favorites in the area. Nice wood burned signage, well maintained, pretty straightforward layout, but I can see getting lost on hole 11 as I think it's the only hole without a sign.

Lots of variation, good place to practice different kinds of shots. I tend to play backhand with both hands so I find it fun to be able to have a different strategy for each hole.

Mix of elevation, wooded fairways, wide open fairways, tricky navigation. All-in-all a great place to fine tune your game.
Cons: Walk from hole 18 to the parking lot is pretty far, as others have stated. I make it a point to do long drives in the field on the walk back, because why not?

A lot of holes need to be played perfectly, getting into the rough here will really affect your score! Can be a bit daunting for beginners looking down the "hallway of trees" on the first hole.

Hole 6 is my least favorite. You need a near perfect tee shot to hug the road and S back to the narrow path to get up to the basket. Very rewarding when you do, not so great if you shank the shot.
Other Thoughts: Being the closest course from Wilkes-Barre, this is my go-to spot. This course has really helped hone my game with the plethora of technical holes.

Be mindful of the rules--mainly parking. Don't interfere with foliage on the fairways, baseball games, or events taking place at the pavilion, etc.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Solid Course

5+    12/27/2014   12/27/2014
Review By: carouselzero
Played: 17  Reviewed: 5
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Beer on site!
Multiple lines to throw for each hole
Navigation is easy and signage is good
Rewarding when you're having a good day
Good mix of open/semi-open/tight holes
Plenty of parking
Very clean
Cons: 18 finishes very far from the parking lot
Additional uses of the property could render some holes unplayable
A fair amount of "poke and hope" holes
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is just a fun course to play. Removing just a couple trees would make this one of the best courses in the area. Everything is well maintained and very clean.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 beer on site!

5+    12/16/2014   12/16/2014
Review By: 21111
Played: 103  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 19.8 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Another local course with 18 Innova Discatchers.
Tee signs are hand made an offer a nice touch throughout.
1 asphalt tee box (hole #8)
16 natural tees, consisting of crushed stone.
once you know where you are going it is quick to play.
18 distinct holes, not at all repetitive other then being tight and technical.
Memorable holes #5, #9 and #18
Cons: Hole #11 is lacking a tee box
Hole #7 at different times of the year has, trailers in the middle of the fairway.
Excessive walking between holes and at the end of the round.
Other Thoughts: Fun course to play. Flick friendly design for the RHBH player. You'll want to place an emphasis on accuracy and good putting to ensure a good score. I had some navigation issues the first time through in large part to the tractor trailers on the 7th hole, and lack of signage getting you to the part of the course where holes#11- #18are located. Tough course for beginners.
Beer is available on site.
Start on hole #7 or #8 and eliminate some of the walking.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Tough congested course

2-4    8/10/2014   9/4/2014
Review By: nwinnie34
Played: 11  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 3.2 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Course was challenging, left me feeling satisfied, great mix of tight woods, open-ness, obstacles, baseball fields haha, and very very fine line shots to be made. Baskets were in excellent condition, signage was good enough to figure things out, luckily i went with someone who played the course before.
Cons: Course is challenging as hell, there are about 4-5 holes where there is no line.... just throw.... hit trees.... hopefully bounce somewhere so that you do have a line. Not sure where they were going with those holes, absolutely no where to throw but into trees and hope for the best. I played when it rained.... place was a mess.

Legion people can be pretty pissy with people parking in the parking lot. You must park off to the left before you get in the lot, the workers at the Legion were VERY quick to tell me if im playing disc golf they will tow my car as soon as we started playing. Thanks bud, hope you have an awesome day too.... there were 40 open spots, but your were concerned with the one i was parked in.
Other Thoughts: Overall I cant complain, I would go back, I WILL PARK in the area NOT in front of the Legion haha.

Cool place... i enjoyed myself, nice mix of shots, flick, backhand, tomahawk, if you play par golf here, you had a decent day.

Played +5 my first round, played +1 my 2nd round.... was soaked so i went home.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Am Legion is a go

1    7/25/2014   7/27/2014
Review By: garman2112
Played: 70  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 19.8 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Excellent tee signs and easy to follow. Mowed and really fun. Wood and fields.
Cons: 1/4 mile walk from 18th hole to parking. course is fairly long to begin with.
Other Thoughts: 1st tee is just right of the main hall near the playground/swing set

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 A nice Club course

1    4/19/2014   4/22/2014
Review By: jrawk
Played: 83  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 7.7 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Update: 4/23/14 - I received a message from one of the designers and he confirmed that restrictions were placed on removing foliage to find tune fairways and the trailors we're put on 7's fairway without warning. They are currently pursuing a revision to hole 7. I have to give the course designers some praise here because given their restrictions, they really identified the best parts of the land for holes which is the hardest part of course design especially when you can't cut foliage.

I rated this course a "2.0 - Reasonable" because "reasonable" is how i'd describe the course to others who have not yet played it. I feel my review below supports that rating.

The most notable thing I took away from this course was the Designers' obvious intimacy with the land used for almost every hole. Some other reviews state there are some lengthy walks between holes. Nothing was huge (other than 18 to 1), it is obvious the guys building this course knew the best parts of the woods with unique features to drop in a challenging hole. There are some unique rock formations (natural and/or handmade) that come into play, as well as the elevation changes. It is unfortunate that many holes (4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11) are designed near or sometimes on top of areas used for other activities.

The wood burned tee signs are beautiful and effective. Bravo to whomever took the time to create them all.

As of April 2014, seemed like all holes had direction arrows pointed the way to the next tee pad, however, we didn't find a definitive tee pad or tee sign for hole 11.
Cons: Very plug and play. Unfortunately this course has an overwhelming feeling that the designers said "plug the tee pad here, plug the basket there, ready? let's play". Perhaps I didn't look hard enough, but I did not notice many stumps or tree limbs removed to facilitate a refined/tweaked fairway. At least the places where they put those tees and baskets were chosen wisely for the most part.

I feel like widening/defining a few of the front 9 wooded fairways would go a long way on improving the course. The poke-and-hope method takes over early, as me and my friend traded exchanges 3's and 6's every other hole. When I'd get a 3, they'd get a 6. When they'd get a 6, I'd get a 3..... on 280ft par 3's. We both got frustrated quickly. And I knew I better wait a few days before writing a review.

Balance and Bias - The majority of the course is RHBH biased with most baskets finishing on the left side of the fairway from the center of the fairway. There are some dog leg rights on the back 9 that add a little diversity, but even those have a basket positioned on the left side of the fairway. I usually don't pay any heed to this when reviewing courses, however for how heavily wooded these fairways are, basket-position balance should be considered when most holes have very limited recovery options. Sometimes even an overhand shot was not a recovery option for a lie 5 feet off the "fairway".

Hole 7 basket was hard to find because it was behind some trailers. This hole has an extra alternate tee location that is to be used when the grass/gravel parking lot it plays over is being used. The day we played the parking lot was without cars, however the top side of the lot ( the side closest to the basket) had 4 semi-permanent trailers parked end forming a square (each trailer was a side of the square). From either tee pad, we didn't feel comfortable throwing at the basket tucked behind those trailers so we skipped it and went on to hole 8.

Hole 11 tee is not easy to find, and I still question if we played from the correct spot. We ended up playing from what appeared to be a toe board in the middle of the gravel roadway that runs between the woods and the baseball back-stop. There were no markings or orange cones nearby as others have mentioned in their reviews.

Hole 18 finishes very far away from the cars, and even farther away from hole 1 tee. This, too me, is only a big deal if the course will host shot-gun start events when players would not be starting on hole 1.
Other Thoughts: While it's a nice Club course, it is not a tournament friendly course. The long walk from hole 18 to hole 1 doubles back across many other fairways. Too many delays would be needed to allow the players to walk from one end to the other so they can continue play. The property would have to specifically halt many other activities such as organized baseball, skeet shooting, anything that requires overflow parking.
As an out of towner without knowing the current conditions at the property (ie. Will a baseball game prevent me from playing a hole or two) I don't think I will come back the next time I'm passing through visiting family. I will likely continue on to a different course I have not yet played.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.


2-4    3/30/2013   11/2/2013
Review By: TMF2
Played: 11  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 6.8 Years
This review was updated on 4/23/2014
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Maintained well. Decent mix of holes. A couple of memorable holes. Liked the tee signs on the first few holes. Nice locals. Pub on premises, gotta dig that.
Cons: 18 finishes in a different zip code. Holes 6 and 11 seem kind of stuck there to glue the rest of the course together. Hole 5 needs a fairway.
Other Thoughts: Ran into a couple of very helpful locals. Helped me get about.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Long walks and tight fairways

1    10/15/2013   10/15/2013
Review By: nstraz
Played: 64  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 7 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Free to play
Tight technical course
Good signage at tee boxes
Lots of "Next Tee" signs on first 7 holes
Cons: Long walks between many holes
"Next Tee" signs drop off after hole 10
Some fairways are huck-and-hope.
Hole 18 finishes far away from hole 1's tee.
Other Thoughts: I stopped here as a rest stop while traveling across PA on I-80. I played at noon on a week day and there was no one else playing. There were police officers using the hill below hole 8's basket as backing for target practice so we didn't play from hole 7 to 9.

There is plenty of room between some of these holes for additional holes to be cut.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 a welcome addition

5+    9/14/2013   9/27/2013
Review By: Gerry
Played: 15  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 5.7 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Many of the holes have very nice tee signs, and all but 2 of the tee boxes are in great shape There is good balance here, about a third of the holes are mostly open, the remaining 2/3 have varying degrees of tightness.

Very well maintained, they even shovel the snow off the tees! Friendly group of of club members were very welcoming.

No one throwing style has a big advantage here. Those who play it right to left ( rhbh,lhfh) have it a little easier with 7 of the holes favoring them. However, flickers have their chances, too, with 4 holes that clearly favor them. The rest are more or less neutral.

This is still a relatively new track, and, judging from what I've seen, it will only get better.

Cons: As mentioned, number 11. 18 finishes a long way off. Hole 5 could use a bit more fairway definition. Just a bit though, because it is close to being a great hole. Number seven shares a parking lot and sometimes has to be played from a an alternate tee. The trailers parked off the fairway and the nearby debris show a sharp contrast to the rest of the course.
Other Thoughts: A nice addition to the growing number of courses in Northeast PA. Geographically, this is a perfect fit, as a couple of nearby population centers needed a closer course.

The course requires a number of specific shots. Execution, rather than creativity, is needed here.

You start off with a wooded downhill tee shot at just under 300 feet. This sets the stage for much of the course. It's tight, but playable. Number two is a fine hole. Shorter than the first, but a little uphill to a neatly guarded basket. Three is longer and level, with plenty of trees on either side. One thin tree right off the tee has to be contended with if you throw rhfh. Hole 4 is a downhill right to left, open and ob on the right, and trees if you fade it too much. Number 5, 288, slightly uphill, very, very hard to get through. Hole 6, ob right, heavy trees left. At 400, it still manages to play as a par 4, as the basket is tucked well in on the left and is tough to get at. Hole 7 is a straight shot with a few trees standing guard across the fairway. The alternate tee is a shorter sharply right to left shot. Hole 8 is a fun and challenging hole. Uphill to a very open fairway, followed by a tight approach to the basket. If you land in the trees, getting out is not easy. Hole 9, another favorite, downhill right to left to another neatly guarded green.

10, short, narrow right to left with a low canopy. Matter of fact, much of the back nine has a low canopy. 11 is longer, wide open, across the field. 12 requires a very precise, low right to left tee shot. Missing the fairway is costly. 13, a good flick hole....straight at first with a left to right bend at the end. Woods on both sides and a couple of trees along the way. 14 a couple different routes along the wide downhill fairway. Trees if you miss it. 15 is a tough, but doable par 3. Like most of the back nine, you have to keep it in the fairway. A mid-range flick or turnover around the corner will set up your second shot through more woods. 16 is another that rhfh will like, birdie chance if you can avoid the lumber. 17 is a fun downhill drive with trouble left and right, but a good amount of room. A few fairway trees for you to go around. 18 is slightly uphill, trees on the right and in the fairway, open green.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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