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Pros: --Best short course in the Tonawandas
--Tees well marked
--Becomes more challenging when trees are in leaf
Cons: --Holes are crowded together
--Poor drainage/frequent swamping
--Too close to picnic amenities
--Holes are short (but not as short as Payne or Veterans')
Other Thoughts: Although this is no one's idea of a tournament course, it's significantly better than the other two town-park type courses in the Tonawandas. Signage is good, baskets are good, some thought went into pin placement. Par allowances are ridiculously lenient; other posters are correct in saying that all holes should be 3's. Although picnic shelters and playground equipment do impinge on fairways, Park is not -that- crowded, especially in spring and fall; I've played five afternoons in April and May and found literally no one using this section of the park.
Although the holes are not super-long, they will for most players require a drive in earnest off the tee, unlike Pinewoods, Veterans', or Payne.
Significantly more skill is demanded in later spring and summer when branches hang lower and take up more airspace.
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Pros: New discatcher baskets. Interesting lines but half of the holes don't have realistic fairways.
Cons: Holes are too close to playgrounds, shelters, and other tees. Only takes one errant shot on a crowded day of picnicker's for a lawsuit to happen and give the local disc golf scene a bad name.
Not really playable/safe on nice weekends due to picnickers.
Course can be swampy at times.
Other Thoughts: Course should be downsized to 9 holes and totally redesigned due to safety purposes.
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A nice starter course
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Pros: - New course in quiet neighborhood which may help generate more interest for the sport.
- Short course, both in length of holes (holes average about 300ft) and the number of holes (12), allow most players to get in a round quickly
- Very generous pars on the course. Par 5 on a 350ft hole? Now that is generous. I consider the entire course to be a par 3.
Cons: - Lincoln park can be quite busy on weekends and several of the holes play near shelters and/or playgrounds which can be a bit of a hazard.
- Only 12 holes. What an unusual number for a course. I typically will play 2 rounds as a result.
- No tee pads
Other Thoughts: I love having a course so near my house. This will be a boon (hopefully) for bettering my play.
There are trees in play on the entire course and you will have to be careful on most throw to either thread small gaps or shape your throws around them. This course will reward accuracy more than distance on your drives.
Holes 4, 5 and 6 play side-by-side-by-side. You will have to be careful if others are playing as your throws may easily encroach on the other 2 holes.
It would be great if they put in some tee pads. There are sign posts and for each tee but it doesn't say where the tee is. The ground is already getting flattened on one side or the other next to the tee signs but it isn't consistent. Some times it's on the right side of the post, other times it is on the left.
All baskets are new Discatcher baskets. They are not my favorite, but that is just my personal preference and opinion.
Kudos to the Town of Tonawanda Recreation Department for installing the course.
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Pros: its a nice course for those who usually dont play. yet at the same time its a longer version of veterans dgc. there are plenty of trees to avoid but no elevation changes. there are also no hazards minus non disc golfers.
Cons: i only got a chance to play 1-7 but 8-12 look like they are surrounded but picnic tables through out which might get alittle hairy.
Other Thoughts: plenty of narrow paths around trees other then that wide open space and not many hazards
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Great course for getting people involved in disc golf
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Pros: - bathrooms on location
- good parking (Some of the courses like this you have to find parking on the street)
- Nice central location. It should be used by many people who wouldn't normally play disc golf
- Hole design utilizes the trees very well as obstacles requiring you to shape your drive
- Tees are easy enough to find and baskets are numbered to make finding your way around quite easily
- some longer distances which is rare in courses of this kind
- Seems to be well maintained with park office on sight. One of the rec directors informed me that tee signs are on the way, and he gave me a scorecard and a full color layout of the course
- No worries of losing discs here
Cons: - there is not much variety in scenery as it is in a park. Every hole looks the same
- The park wasn't busy when I played but I could forsee the possibility of the course intruding with non-disc golf visitors. One of my drives landed in the middle of a swing set, luckily there was no one swinging there
- Regular disc golfers will only consider this a practice course because of it only being 12 holes
Other Thoughts: First I would like to mention that I only rate courses with less than 18 holes a max of three and this is better than the other area nine hole courses due to its ease of playability. This course is great for families and those people who wouldn't normally play disc golf while will still be used for quick rounds by regular disc golfers in the area. I was quite impressed with the maintenance of the course and how easy it was to find the tees and baskets. I had trouble with this at the other nine hole courses in the area.
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