Pottstown, PA 
Kennilworth Park Share



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Bait-n-Switch

1    9/18/2014   9/21/2014
Review By: swatso
Played: 369  Reviewed: 348  Exp: 6.2 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Even without a map, fairly easy to navigate, assuming you pay attention to the "next tee" information at the current tee, and the surveyor tape at the bottom of the baskets is still there.
Cons:
Single tee/basket. While the tees are framed by wood, they're still natural, and can pose as a bit of a tripping hazard.

From the tee, at times you'll see several baskets - make sure you play to the correct one!
Other Thoughts:
Don't let the first five holes fool you into thinking you're playing an entirely wooded course. These first few holes are all short (225' or less), have been carved out of a dense (smaller tree) wooded area, and are primary straight tunnels requiring a turn or fade at the end.

The remainder of the course is located in what can best be described as a large, open, grassy field, with a slight slope to it, and bordered by a combination of trees (mostly), back lawns of houses (somewhat), and a pond (minimally). Then, take a mixture of hardwoods, evergreens, and bushes, and combine them into pockets, with footprints ranging from a small shed to a large house, and scatter them across the open field. These thirteen holes, while longer than the first five, are not overly long (I rarely used a distance driver), and play up/down/across the slope, around and/or between the scattered copses of trees/brush. Right-turners are certainly more common than lefties, although the sharpest-turning hole is #16, a spike-hyzing lefty (too short, find a dense copse of trees, too long and find the pond).

A very solid course, with decent variety, considering the relatively small area it is set upon.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Beginner friendly & good deuce challenge for others

1    8/8/2014   8/9/2014
Review By: Js_TechX
Played: 42  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 5.4 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice beginner friendly course, mostly open, good deuce challenge for more experienced players. The off-fairway rough is not bad in most areas of the course. The course is in pretty good shape for being so new. The course map helps to navigate through the course and hole layout for first timers.
Cons: Some thick rough and poison ivy near some fairways but only in limited areas. On some holes, the course map has a better hole layout than the tee signs.
Other Thoughts: Could use signs from parking area to hole-1 tee

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Watch Out for Bees

2-4    7/19/2014   7/22/2014
Review By: Mountainman24
Played: 7  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.6 Years
This review was updated on 8/4/2014
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Each hole has brand new baskets and nice gravel tee boxes. The course makes good use of the land available and is well designed. It is located away from the pedestrian travel in the park. On one hole, a pond filled with snapping turtles is even in play. Many holes have the potential to be aced. One of the players in my group hit the basket on hole 18.
Cons: As of late July 2014, about 3/4 of the holes have maps and next tee locations at the tee boxes. Even with this said the course was still relatively easy to navigate. Dense vegetation is in play on several holes.
Other Thoughts: The course is only a few weeks old as of July 2014. The vegetation is very thick off of the narrow fairways for the first few holes in the woods. If you don't want to loose a disc, make sure you mark its landing location well. After the first four or so holes, the course opens up substantially with the remaining holes playing through a large grass field with "islands" of trees in play. Brush is only in play on a few of the remaining holes. However, when my friends and I played the course, a group of players warned us about a bee's nest located on hole 14. The group had thrown their tee shots and went to look for their discs in the brush. One of them must have disturbed a nest along the way, because they each got stung multiple times while fleeing the hole.

The course will be much more enjoyable as the brush thins out from more people playing. The course has great potential and is an excellent addition to the courses already in the area. I plan on updating my review as I play the course again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


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