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Pros: For someone who grew up in these parts, Bittersweet is like playing in your backyard. If your backyard had a sweet disc golf course in it. The layout is on the short side but theirs is quite a bit of elevation and it weaves nicely through the trees. Honestly, I had this one pegged as a 3.0 until the stretch from 12 to 16. The holes get a bit longer and the elevation increases mightily. Overall, it's got a cool vibe with a decent amount of variety and elevation all over the course. The fairways are wooded but are typically very generous. A slightly above average course with one stretch approaching greatness.
Bittersweet does a nice job of catering to different skill levels. Mid-level players will be the most at home here but I can't imagine newer players being turned off. There is even a sign that suggests they skip a few of the tougher holes and a path provides an easy way for them to do so.
Aesthetically, the course is well on the way to gorgeous. Step up to the tee on 9, where the fairway drops off dramatically in front of you. Peer through the gap in the trees just in front of you and check out the gracefully curving hillside, begging you to throw a sweeping hyzer that bends with the hill and around the protrusion of vegetation. When you turn the bend on 12 and seethe basket high on the hill, it's a real moment. Or stand on 13 and ponder where to throw a completely blind shot down a perilous slope.
Cons: It definitely needs more wearing in. Occasionally, the distinction between fairway and rough is minimal. There are places where alternate routes are available that seem not to be intended. Some of that is places where some more needs to grow in.
While the entire course looks great, and there are some nice basket placements, the course doesn't bring much challenge for the first half of the round. A lot of open looks at the basket and fairways are a bit on the wide side. Definitely not a course that really considers par or landing zones.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Potential, lots of it.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Friendly owner and regular players, always a plus. Course layout does not require you to be a particularly long driver. Tees are good. Some of the holes are scenic and give you and excellent vantage to watch your shots. Worth the trip.
Cons: Overall course design favors backhanders. Here is another Maine course that will not be friendly to beginners; no forward tees & way too many trees (discouraging to new players, they don't return). Also, many 'pro' level players were present the day I played, and while it was awesome to watch them chew up the course, they were not all that friendly to the average player that I am (rand dubs).
Other Thoughts: Another course being built as we speak, with a design philosophy that should result in a longer more open course, good things.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great new course for the area. There is nice tee pads and new baskets. There arent many long holes, but there are some challenging ones. The elevation gain and loss in the back 9 are very fun and provide some challenge. This being a new course to the area isnt going to receive a whole lot of traffic this year and so I will be going back as much as I can in the next few weeks.
Cons: Its new, so there is some "breaking in" that still needs to take place. The course was well maintained, but a little more clearing of some of the stumps in the fairway would be nice. Aside from that, this is my type of rustic course. Again, not too many long holes, but it still makes for a challenging outing.
Other Thoughts: This is a no frills operation, worth a trip if you're in the area!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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