Still needs more WIP'in
Pros: -Pretty good signage: Tee signs are mostly descriptive and include next tee direction. Next tee signs at the baskets in case you forgot from the tee.
-The layout is a good mixture of rights, lefts, and straight shots.
-A couple of holes incorporate elevation changes and/or include a canopy.
-There's a few benches and garbage cans along the way.
Cons: -Parking restriction.
-Lots of deadfall still.
-Overgrowth on a few holes, but not horrible.
-Although it is short, and should be beginner friendly, there's many 1 inch trees which should be removed to create some beginner lines.
-Some of the pars are a bit wonky, a pro for beginners I suppose.
-11's tee pad points at 13's basket.
Other Thoughts: I played the 5 - 4 layout due to the parking restriction.
It still has the newer course feel. It needs more play, and some "maintenance" in the woods.
Overall, I had a fun time. It's nice to have a course in the area and I'll play it again when I'm back in town next year.
Good but still needs a little work
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: - Good mix of wooded and open holes. I especially liked hole 13 although it should probably not be a par 4 (down hill tunnel shot about 325ft)
- Well marked signs
- Tee pads on every hole, although made of rocky-gravel. (Some will like it, some won't)
Cons: Hole 10 was a bit of a joke with the trees in full bloom. There wasn't really a feasible line other than a large hyzer bomb. Even then you'd need some luck to put it close.
There were a few tight holes that probably could be made friendlier by removing a tree or two.
Other Thoughts: This course isn't the best I've ever played but it has its own charm. Given that it is in a relatively small town, I was impressed with the quality. If I was living there, I would frequent this course.
The course isn't the most difficult, but it was fun. I shot a -6 the first time playing it and my dad shot +5 and he plays about 5-6 times a year.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
New Course - Has Potential
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Mostly well thought out course with a mix of wooded and open holes. Baskets are new and concreted. Tees are gravel and well marked with a hole map at each one. Location is on the campus of Binghamton University and is free but parking is not.Free parking is available on Murray Hill Road with a short walk across a pedestrian bridge. Water is in play on two holes, 11 & 14. Each hole has an arrow to the next tee, although a couple are a significant distance away.
Cons: Being a new course, some of the wooded holes still need a lot of clearing. Brush and downed trees are common. Hole 15 has large piles of trees where it appears they placed all the trees they cut down to make the course. Hole 11 has a pond on the right which should not be an issue as long as you are careful. Hole 14 has a small creek running the length of the hole along the right side. This is very much in play as my disc hit a tree on the left side of the fairway and deflected directly into the creek. The creek bank is 8-10 feet above the water and there is no safe way to go down except to slide down the muddy bank. Coming back up is equally hazardous. Holes 3 & 18 bring the Child Developmental Center parking lot into play.
Other Thoughts: Two holes were closed earlier before we were there today for an event at the Child Developmental Center, but were open by the time we arrived. This course has the potential to be quite nice, but still needs quite a bit of work, especially clearing some of the wooded areas and downed brush.Player safety should be considered on hole 14 as there is no safe access to the creek to retrieve errant discs.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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