A walk in the woods -- the hard way
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful wooded setting. Nice elevation changes. Meandering stream. Rocky elevated baskets. Awesome signage. New rubberized tee boxes. Seating on every tee.
Cons: some overly wooded fairways that seem borderline fair. Some home cooking quirkiness/ unorthodoxy that can make your first round a head scratcher. Lacks go-for-it holes. Thought a handful of the par ratings were bullshit.
Other Thoughts: In from out of town... Really challenging first try at this course. Lots and lots and lots of wood out there. Heavy penalties for missing the tight fairways. As this place matures, some of that spare lumber will come out, for sure. A tame grouse followed me for a hole-- pretty cool!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Great addition to Seacoast Disc Golf
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great Signage (digital hole signs and directional signage), rubber tee pads
Great use of Terrain / elevation changes
Challenging but fair
Uses many throws in the bag
Cons: Transition from hole 4 to 5 was a bit confusing. Cross the swamp then fork to left.
This feels like a push, but I play with a gotta go cart and the course, especially the walks to next tees, were not cart friendly.
Other Thoughts: This course was a blast. I strongly recommend it if you need to find a course to play in the seacoast. Lots if putter and mid drives, some fairway shots. Course design was really interesting. There were a bunch of memorable holes that all play different. While the holes are tough, they are generally all fair. One exception was hole 15. I couldn't figure out how to par that hole. The approach was fully guarded, I would love to have seen at least one 8 ft wide route to pin.
Kudos to course designers and maintainers.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Great New Course
Pros: Great layout and challenges for all abilities. Very cool terrain and great use of elevation changes. Lots of trees strategically left in place and pin placements were well thought out.
Cons: Still a very new course and needs to be played and worked in a bit.
Other Thoughts: A big thanks to those who crafted this course. It's going to be a true gem in NH. I only wish someone would build a course near Manchester,NH...The black hole of disc golf...
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Great design and bigger potential
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Excellent hole variation
- Pars are spot on
- Land features used to fullest extent
- Tough but Fair
- Quality Baskets
- Free to play
- Devoted volunteer caretakers with a proven track record of excellent course upkeep (see Bellamy Park)
Cons: - Difficult navigation
- A few spots that smack of muddiness
- Shared land means occasional course closure.
Other Thoughts: OK! I'm updating the review as there have been significant upgrades to the course. I am a local, but had no hand in the design or implementation of the course. Most of the cons I originally mentioned (teepads, signage, swampiness) have at least been partially addressed. So on to the review. Squamanagonic is going to be a destination course once it gets seasoned in. The holes are greatly varied and make excellent use of the significant elevation available. There are several holes with streams (or one meandering stream, I couldn't confirm) that are/is perfectly placed to provide an extra challenge without being a risk of losing a disc. All five of the par 4s are honest to goodness par 4s, meaning the locals aren't going to be saying "well the card says 4 but you suck if you don't see a 3" like a few holes over at Bellamy Park. The par 3s were all interesting and difficult, with even the short "throwaway" hole 4 making up for its length (around 200ft downhill) with a very tight but manageable fairway that will separate those who can truly aim a disc from the chuckers. The par 5 is brutal, with the possibility of a 4 for quality players and a 3 for the chosen few, but a reasonable expectation to 5 for the average joe. Nothing feels gimmicky and the course never throws similar holes at you in succession.
As the course is new, the concrete teepads have yet to see the light of day. There are currently framed teepads with rubber mats installed, which, wile not holding a candle to a proper concrete tee, are leaps and bounds above the previous tees. Several spots on the course are pretty much swamp land, and mosquitos abound. The course designers and some local business partners got together and crafted some fine bridges over the worst of it, so no more hopping from treacherous log to treacherous log. Finally, the area is used by the Rochester Police Department for target practice, so on Fridays the course will be closed for their use. There was talk of relocating the RPD, but that seems to have fallen through. Overall the sheer potential of Squamanagonic is staggering. With great land that is well used, the fun factor more than makes up for the flogging that the course will give players that are less than high end Intermediate level. Bravo to the designers!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Squamanagonic's time to shine!
Pros: Nice scenic course with a great trail system and unique natural features built into the course.To the team of guys who have done work on this course led by Jim Chambers,Rob Feeney,and William Marshall great job guys! you have helped to create a movement in the community that is sure to take hold at Squamanagonic,Great Job to all that have worked on giving this course a great start!
Cons: Are there any? Oh just stop complaining this course is gonna own!
Other Thoughts: The course should be completed and ready to crush your so called skills by spring but it has a playable 9 now that is still challenging for sure.Yeah even for you!
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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