nice beginner front 9
Pros: The front 9 is a great beginner course. I'm not very good but I managed to par half the holes. Nice baskets. Every hole has a map. Not a long course and holes are close together.
Cons: Lack of a concrete pads. Some might argue the short/easy holes are a "con" but I rather enjoyed them.
Other Thoughts: I've only played the front 9 but I'll be back for the back 9.
Take a photo of the course map at the parking lot entrance. It can help you find the next tee on the front 9 as some of their locations can be confusing. (holes close together).
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: New Brooklyn is a course with two personalities: the front 9 is a beginner course, and the back 9 is an advanced course. You could think of the Brook as two different 9 hole courses to test different skills. The entire course is relatively open, with thick rough that can be very punishing if you find yourself there. The front 9 can be a birdie-fest if you are playing well, but there are a few difficult shots found in holes # 3, 6, and 7. The back 9 requires 350-400 ft of distance to score well in addition to decisive strategy on the longer holes. # 11, 15, 16, and 18 are all challenging long holes that can rack up big scores if they are not played carefully. At New Brooklyn, about half of the holes are really well designed, and the other half feel like filler holes due to the simplicity of the land.
Cons: The land for the course is very boring. This leaves about half of the holes at New Brooklyn as unremarkable. The teepads are in various condition. I have helped install the concrete pavers on a few tees, but nevertheless I worry about the uneven footing. The course is a little righty-backhand friendly.
Other Thoughts: I enjoy playing New Brooklyn, especially when the wind is low. When the wind is up, it is a very tough course because of its open fields. BEWARE of water on the right side of holes 15-17, as you can't see it off the tees. I would like to see some alternate tees and pins in the future to expand on the options and improve shot variety.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
A Decent Effort
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Recently installed 18 hole course located in a clean, well- maintained county park. Practice basket located by the parking lot. Nice, colored signs depicting par, distance and desired flight path at all tee areas. Navigation pretty easy. Complements the much more wooded Stafford Woods course 15-20 minutes away. Features an elevated basket on hole 14. Provides something for all skill levels and rec. players could play the front 9 loop only if desired. Porta-potties on site and course is close to various restaurants and convenience stores.
Cons: The front 9 plays in close quarters and features some potential trouble spots where holes run perilously close to one another. Tee pads a combination of pavers, dirt and carpet and are a work in progress. Not much elevation. Deceptive, hidden water bordering hole 17 to the right. Pedestrian traffic and other park activities a potential hazard on the front nine. No benches, bag poles or "next tee" signs which always add to the overall quality of a course.
Other Thoughts: I enjoyed my experience at New Brooklyn Park, but it's not nearly the quality of Stafford Woods or even South Vineland. It's an unusual venue in that it looks like two entirely separate courses built by entirely different work crews: Holes 1-9 are primarily short holes featuring numerous birdie opportunities and run very close together on one side of the park while holes 10-18 feature a much tougher, longer layout. While on its face, this would seem to provide balance, it instead makes the course appear disjointed and uneven.
I cannot stress enough how uneasy I was on the paver tee pads, which are a major red flag. Whereas a solid paver would be fine, these have holes in them where they come together and have "reconstructive knee surgery" written all over them if one were to stumble. Other options should be examined.
The efforts of the South Jersey guys should not go unrecognized for the tremendous inroads they've made at growing the sport in-state and the work they've done here. As such, a 2.75 venue easily gets bumped up to a 3. I have no doubt they'll continue to improve NBP.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
My Home Course
Pros: Mix of long and short holes, with some in open space and others lightly wooded. Well maintained grass as it is in a County park. Brand new Discatcher targets and multiple pin locations on several holes. Nice tee signs. Good parking and a playground for the little ones not quite ready for disc golf.
Cons: Incomplete...Tee pads are coming and the community is working hard to reduce the briars and brush from the course as they can. A little soggy after it rains with its close proximity to a creek/stream on the back 9.
Other Thoughts: Love that this course is close to home and my daughter and I can go out and play. She is only 7 and will benefit from the relative short holes on the front 9 and the big open space in the middle section as she is learning to throw and control her discs (as will I as I am just beginning to play as well). For those that say the course isn't interesting enough, I'm sure with some roped off OB, island greens, varied tee positions and mandatory lines this could be an interesting tournament style course.
Did Not Enjoy
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Not a far ride from where I am.
Cons: Bad layout. Thorn bushes were over grown. Poorly mapped out. Had trouble finding some of the baskets, and some of the holes were laid ride next to a busy road, to where it was possible to hit passing cars
Other Thoughts: Nothing about this course really excited me. I was ready to quit by the 5th hole, but played on just to see if it got better. One hole was placed next to a party pavilion to where if you had a bad throw you would hit some one, as well as another was placed next to the hockey rink, and if a game was going on you would be dodging balls and discs
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: New course with a lot of diversity,has something for all short tight holes,long bombs. Course need some time to mature but is a really nice course.
Cons: Tee pads are rough but waiting on county to supply materials, a few of the holes on the back 9 are a bit wet. No signs yet but they are coming.
Other Thoughts: This is a really nice course and will get even better with time.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Very nice course
Pros: Lots of mixed holes, from wide open drives to tight forest curves. Long, 1000' holes to short 150' gimmes.
Cons: Signs aren't up yet, so we didn't know of the water hazards until we threw 2 discs into it. But signs will come with time.
Other Thoughts: It's new, so tees, signs, and other amenities aren't fully up yet, but the basics are there, and they work just fine. Throwing into the dense scrub pines was rough, so try to avoid it.
It's nice to have a course in Jersey we could go to as an alternative to Sedgley, Tyler, or Delaware courses.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Camden Counties 1st 18 hole course
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Brand new Innova Discatcher Pro 28 targets. Fun, enjoyable course for all skill abilities in an area desperately seeking more courses. Good use of the land allowed. Course is set in a well maintained county park that was an old par 3, ball golf course back in the day.
Cons: Being a new course that hasn't matured yet, It's a bit rough off several fairways due to nasty green briars.. Veer off the fairway with your disc and the term, 'cat scratch fever' takes on a new meaning.
Other Thoughts: A great setting to play a round of disc golf in a ball golf type atmosphere. Course was designed for all skill abilities which is evident between the front and back 9's. As with all new courses, it will take time to mature and to gain all of it's ammenities. Cement paver tee pads, tee signs and information kiosk to be installed before years end. As for the rough, time heals all wounds. Time will heal the rough as well, as players throw a little TLC towards the course.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
New brooklyn park.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This course is not yet finished, and is a bit rough around the edges at the moment. When it is finished, i think it will be about a 3.5 star course, but without finished tees and tee signs it is a three currently.
-this course is a great contrast to stafford woods, the front nine is full of ace runs, with 6 and 8 making you work to get par. The back nine is long and open requiring a big arm and an abundance of shots to score well. The front nine caters very well to a rec level player. Hole number 14 is probably the signature hole at the moment, it is long open and dead straight. However there is danger, go too far right and youre in a clump of on in a clump of trees. The basket is situated on an 6 foot high elevated green which will cause a lot of putting frustrations. Be carefull, wind will be a big factor on n the back nine. The plan is to have professional tee signs and concrete pavers for tees. As of now, the tees are in the process of being completed, and a bunch of holes have alternate pin positions.
Cons: This course is not done yet, the course is in the process of being finished with mostly natural tees and relatively rough fairways.
This place can get pretty waterlogged after a rainy day.
Be careful, the creek on the right side of holes 15-17 and most people dont realize that it is there. The creek is alot deeper then you think and it is a disc eater, because it is black water.
Other Thoughts: Please do not bash this course as it is in the process of being completed. Come out for the grand opening on the 26th
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Work in Progress
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I'm co-designer, and course builder with Dave Myers, so I;m biased - but will review honestly. And UPDATE as we make changes and work progresses).
Brand new 24 chain Discatchers!
Front 9 is designed to be a birdie-fest and plays fun and exciting, several ace runs.Par 28 front 9.
Back 9 is designed to be an entirely different animal, long par 4s, a birdie is a very good hole. Par 30/31 back 9 depending on Hole 14 location - par 4 on the elevated green, Par 5 when placed at 1,005 ft location. It'll mostly be on the levated green though.
This course is mostly open, currently natural grass and sandy tees, but soon will have concrete paver tees.
Awesome elevated green on hole 14, built up from 6x6 timbers and several tons of dirt/sand, with a raised basket (Charlotte style) up op top!
Ample faiways as this is on the site of a former 9 hole ball golf course. Uses the small hills and mounds from the ball golf course tees and greens well, as South Jersey is very flat we had to use ANY small ft hill the best we could.
Cons: NOT nearly finished yet, tee signs coming soon, course kiosk/message board coming soon, tee pads are currently natural grass or sandy until concrete pavers arrive and can be installed.
Next tee signs not installed yet, but very soon.
Ther are a few spots that a disc can be lost in the creek running along side holes 15-17, deep in the rough has stickers and can be unkind if you go off the fairways - so throw clean.
Other Thoughts: As this course is still being built, we put the baskets in first to increase the volunteer efforts and entice them with baskets to play. Please be nice on reviews as the course is no where near its finished state yet. - - but we are working hard daily!!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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