Greatest Park in Richmond
0 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Wonderful Park...Long and Short Holes...Holes over and around water....elevation...Right and Left Shots...Wonderful group of players...
Cons: It's a public park with people walking around...Tee pads are natural...due to the park rules..but permanent tees are on their way...
0 of 7 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 9 Not
Richmond Disc Golf Oasis
Pros: Every hole provides a unique challenge. The baskets are pretty awesome, especially with the painted markings on top to direct players to the following tee pads. Tee pads are well marked with distance/par info. Good for people watching, lots of other things going on. Tuesday markets, soccer games, picnics, dogs etc. The ice cream man rules! Nice mix of short and long holes with big tree obstacles. Course is constantly evolving with 3 pro tees to complement the short yellows and long blues.
Cons: Sometimes the tee pads get run over by lawn mowers. Hole 16 floods after big rain. Could have some more woods challenges.
Other Thoughts: Beautiful walk through the park, fun in the winter, great course for beginners and pros alike!
6 of 15 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Extremely challenging, very beautiful, a lot of variety, and a lot of great scenery
Cons: Certain Shots are "water shots" and you will lose your disks if you are not careful.
Other Thoughts: I play at Bryan Park more than any other course. It is by far my favorite. Playing there is great exercise, and the course is exceptionally challenging. Here is a hole by hole break down:
H1: Can be aced if the disk is thrown right.
H2: A straight long fairway drive.
H3: A fairway drive on a hill.
H4: A wide open shot into an open field. Thrown your fastest disc.
H5: A strategic hole. The trees will attempt to thwart your drive.
H6: Even more trees to block your drive. This one is down a nice hill.
H7: Picnicing families beware. This shot is right around the picnic area. But be careful, one wrong shot and you could ruin a family outing.
H8: This basket is on the other side of a giant pine tree and can not be seen. This hole is very complicated and requires perfect throws to par.
H9: Another open field shot. These types of holes are what make Bryan Park so grand.
H10: An easy fairway shot IF the giant tree doesn't grab your disc.
H11: The hardest hole in all of Richmond. This basket is almost on the other side of the park, across a stream. Discs get lost on this shot every day. This hole is ridiculously hard. Only the most trained can birdie this basket.
H12: Massively toned down from H11. However your disk can roll down hill into another part of the park, and that's a bad thing.
H13: Almost too easy. The most challenging part is not hitting oncoming cars. This basket can be aced.
H14: Going down towards the river. Massive trees and forest terrain will stand in your way.
H15: Never underestimate this hole. One wrong throw and you'll be in the river, or, even worse, on the rocks.
H16: Two choices, across the lake, or a super easy throw from an almost ridiculously close location. Coming from H11 this one is a joke, almost surreal in it's simplicity.
H17: From the first shot you have to go between two large trees. Your disc can easily stray into a swampy brush that will eat it alive. This is a very difficult hole. Even the basket sits on a mound, on a hill. Miss the basket and you will throw your chances as your disc will roll down the hill.
H18: The "Gut check" shot. Use a ragedy old disc. THIS shot eats discs EVERYDAY. I have seen it, and I have lost plenty discs myself doing this shot. The shot requires you to make a throw across a lake BUT that's not all. After your disc crosses the lake it must contend with a hill. If the disc is thrown wrong, gets blown by the wind, or rolls down that hill into the water, you can kiss it goodbye.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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