Birdie sanctuary, no cats allowed
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Decent beginner to intermediate layout that is friendly for all skill levels. Pros are collecting birdies like Pokemon out there, while novices aren't discourages, as there aren't many obstacles after the first few holes. It's a nice park and property. Over time, if the make long tees and/or more protected basket positions, this course has some good potential. This is a great place to teach someone the sport, while still representing the sport somewhat accurately.
Cons: A lot of open shot with few obstacles through the middle of the course. Making the course more difficult over time would be a great addition to the area, as Boyertown is also easy. A harder Kenilworth would pair nicely with Sankanac not too far away. This is worth playing if you're in the area, but not a travel destination course.
Other Thoughts: The first 6 holes are really nice. Holes 1-5 are all short, semi-technical woods holes with different shot shapes. Definitely the defining part of the round, as they are all birdie-friendly holes, but enough going on where you can fail to convert quite easily. Hole 6 is the first open shot, a nice left to right to avoid a big tree grouping in the center/right of fairway. Hole 7 is a 125. ft. downhill freebie....filler hole, pretty much a par 2. 8 is a relatively open uphill shot, somewhat hard to reach off the tee and some dense growth right of the basket to watch out for. Hole 9 is probably the signature hole, a longer downhill right turning shot. Despite the distance, you're better off throwing a mid-range turnover and letting gravity do the work. Hole 10 is slightly easier version of hole 8, a straight uphill field shot. Hole 11 is the mini version of hole 9, slight turnover downhill putter shot, definitely one you want to deuce. Hole 12 is the toughest hole here (if you're playing everything as par 3, which you should), a long uphill hole with trees on the right and big dense bushes left of the basket, hard to reach off the tee without some risk of finishing in those bushes. Hole 13 is a straight slightly downhill open shot, gotta get your 2. Hole 14 is a tricky narrow low ceiling gap that seems like it should be cake, but proves a little tougher unless you get your disc selection right. Hole 15 is the uphill version of hole 13, a straight open shot. Hole 16 is a neat mass spike hyzer around a big island of trees protecting the basket really well...the straight line to the pin isn't far and it's slightly downhill, but you need some power to get that big hyzer with a Gator or another overstable disc. Hole 17 is a short tunnel shot with a left finish, only trouble if you don't have 200 ft. on a straight line before fade. Hole 18 is a medium range smooth left to right open shot to finish.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Fun, short course
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This course is on the shorter side. Great for beginners and good for advanced players to work on their short game. Even though the course is shorter there are still some very well thought out holes. You will need a variety of shots to navigate this course. Concrete pads are nice size. Tee signs on every hole and arrows to next tee under each basket.
Cons: There are a few open holes where you could possible throw towards the wrong basket.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Great Local Course
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: - Shorter course; smaller arms will love this course
- great upkeep
- concrete pads
- great signage
- easy to follow course layout
Cons: - shorter course; not too many opportunities to open it up
Other Thoughts: Don't have too many bad things to say about this course. It's a great local course and much less crowded than Sedgley, etc. I would recommend this course to anyone in the area, fun little course with some tricky holes.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: VERY beginner friendly
Huge map by hole 1
Concrete tee pads
Good signage including 'next tee' arrows on every basket
Variety of wooded and open holes
Practice basket near the parking lot (on the opposite side of the lake from the course)
Cons: Might have been the muddiest round (course?) I've ever played.
1's and 4's tee boxes are close and in griplock/early release/tree ricochet lines
Other Thoughts: This is a fun little course that would make a great place to introduce new players to the game. It has wooded shots, open shots, hyzers, anhyzers, uphills, downhills and even a straight shot or two. There is as much disc golf as possible packed into this little piece of property without sacrificing safety other than where the tee boxes for holes 1 and 4 line up. An errant throw or early tree can send a disc full speed at the other pad leaving little time to react. My drive from 4 landed on 1. There were a couple of places where I felt like I was getting too close to the houses but as soon as I would start to think that, the course had me turning my back on them and throwing in the opposite direction.
Looking at the pictures on here and then playing the course shows a lot of recent work having been done. All of the tee pads were upgraded to concrete. From the looks of it, they drove heavy equipment along the wooded fairways, perhaps to pour the pads. The fairways are wider than they look in the pictures and any trees that were in the actual fairways are now gone. The work was probably recent as there was hay and sprouting grass seed. Because it's late February, the ground is still frozen so there's not much drainage but frequent rains and warm days have turned the woods fairways into sloppy mud slicks. My duck boots were sinking as much as 3 or 4 inches before getting down to the frozen layer. None of the grassy holes (6-18) on the hillside looked wet or muddy, but much of it was like walking on a floating carpet. Hopefully the wooded fairways will mature and the grassy hillside is dry most of the year.
There's nothing overly challenging here (hence the noob friendly), the longest hole is 395 and it's a downhill that even us noodle arms can reach. What there is here is a lot of fun and a chance to score well. I came here on my way home from French Creek so I really appreciated the opportunity to air it out a little, have some ace runs, including a beauty of a sky annie on 11 that spiked in 3' in front of the basket, and card a pile of birdies. With all but 4 of the holes playing 250 or under, this might be a putter course for higher level players, probably nothing faster than a mid. required.
The course is well thought out though, taking advantage of what the property had to offer. Many of the baskets are tucked into or next to the little patches of trees dotting the field, nothing gimicky or silly, just things that make the throws more interesting. 11's sky annie at a guarded basket, for example or the even bigger anhyzer throw on 12 because you're throwing around trees at the tee as well as up by the basket. 14 is a doorway shot through a wall of trees 1/3 of the way to the basket.
Overall this is just a fun little course to play. Newer players will appreciate the wide fairways in the woods and open field throws, more advanced players will probably enjoy the variety of upshot practice and us bottom/middle of the pack players have a great chance to card that elusive sub par round on what looks and feels just like a real course (I jest). I will absolutely be back to Kenilworth!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Short, but fun.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -New concrete teepads at all the holes (Couldn't find a couple in the deep snow, but I assume they are there somewhere).
-Good signage at every hole.
-Good use of the limited trees and bushes. They made a very wide open course challenging and interesting.
Cons: -It is a little bit of a walk from the course to parking lot. Not too far, but just enough that it would be a bother if you forgot something in the car.
-There are some thorns if you end up in the tree groves.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course if you wanted to play a short round, or if you wanted to try the sport for the first time. Most of the holes are just a little over 200 feet, which is just right for new players. The first 5 holes are in the woods, after that you are in a field for the rest dotted with groups of trees. The Basket placement in and around the trees makes this short course interesting and fun. There are very few wide open, big dumb hyzer holes. With the new teepads, signage, Discatcher baskets, and excelent use of a small space, I can't think of any negatives for this course.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Putting in Pottstown
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 hole par 3 course with nice concrete teepads and easy to see DIScatcher baskets. Course starts out tighter for the first handful of holes before opening up into a field with pockets of trees here and there. Decent mix of lefty and righty holes and some elevation change as well. There is potential to have some really low scoring rounds with clean drives and solid putting. Tee signs are nice and (mostly) accurate. Navigation is pretty easy with arrows below the bottom of the basket to point the way. Grass short enough to get down a roller if you so like.
Cons: Some of the open holes leave you looking at two baskets with no clarity as to which basket you're throwing at. Nine might be the best example. Both baskets look to be similar in length, one straight and one slightly right, and the tee sign says the hole is straight (when the basket to the right is the one you are throwing). Tees do collect water and get hard to brush off. Not a true con, but there is no real signature hole here. They were putting in a PVC pipe on four when I played, so that hole is all torn up (it's playable, but really muddy down the fairway, just to note).
Other Thoughts: It's no destination course, but if you're looking for short game work, or something to warm you up for, say French Creek, then Kenilworth is what you want. Good job to whoever designed it in utilizing some land. Also, be considerate of the neighbors that border the course.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Pitch and Putt
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The first 4 holes are great gentle putter lines that require some precision to birdie.
Cons: Teepads are a bit small and gravel. Not very well maintained, most teepads had big dips in them where people had planted their release foot. Some pads had a little mini rubber pad at the end which prevented that.
The signage was remarkably confusing for such a small course. 3 times I threw at the wrong basket on my first round.
Holes 5-15 were mostly boring open field shots. Only about 3 of them actually require a driver. Mostly putter shots an some mid ranges. Even the par 4's were very easy. I got 2 eagles on my 2nd round..
Many of the holes are really close to houses, that will probably cause issues if the course gets really popular as nobody wants degenerate disc golfers in their back yard.
Other Thoughts: Good course to work on putter drives and up shots. It's basically miniature golf, but without the excitement of a windmill hole.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 8 Not
Home course # 2
Pros: This is an ace race course if I've ever played one. Front five are very tight and technical wooded shots. The rest of the course includes a number a varying field shots. Its a fun course that isn't very demanding physically to play. Great for beginners learning how to achieve distance accuracy.
Cons: Lots of spots on the sides of the fairways that make it easy to loose a disc or get caught up in briar patches
Other Thoughts: I currently have holes #3 #13 & #15 aced. My current par score for this course is -12. Anyone top that yet?
The par for this course is very forgiving. Its a 58 (four fours) but really should just be a straight three average course.
1 of 9 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Interesting short course
Pros: - Some challenging shots
- Good to work on your midranges and putters
- Fun little course
Cons: - Teepads are well beat in, uneven on some. Some have a mix of rocks and dirt
- Middle of the course can be a little bit confusing on what basket is for which tee
Other Thoughts: Played this with someone who was experienced at playing here, so navigation wasn't that much of an issue.
From my understanding, this is a boy scout troop built course. Some very short holes at the start, that open up to some longer shots on the later holes.
It was very enjoyable round, good course to test your short game. Will be back to play again.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
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.
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!
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.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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