8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a very good course, enjoyable play on a tough, fair course.
- Course does a great job of using natural obstacles - well placed baskets behind trees, along the edge of the woods, elevation variations, etc.
- Good variety of hole layouts. Two birdie chances to start the round, then plenty of tougher holes. I liked the tight, wooded, downhill shot on #4 followed by the tight, uphill, dogleg right on #5. Even the open holes required some strategic shots, especially #6 & 7. You'll definitely find a couple holes you really liked on this course, and also a couple you really don't care for.
- Great mix of open and wooded holes. I really liked the back-and-forth flow of open and wooded holes throughout the course. There are a couple open, followed by a couple wooded holes throughout, so you never felt like you were getting too many of one.
- Course has long & short basket placements to spice things up. I really enjoyed some of the longer basket placements, especially #10. Instead of a average, ho-hum hole, the long basket plays into the woods.
- Nice clubhouse with a huge selection of discs. Newbies can rent discs or buy ones if they choose. The guy working there was really helpful. I also liked the added touch of having cans of bug spray right outside the front door. It's the little things like that which go a long way.
- Nice detailed course map and scorecards are available.
- Low risk of losing discs for having so many wooded holes. The wooded holes aren't thick with trees, so should be able to find any errant shots.
- Great natural scenery. For the most part, course is very secluded from the rest of the park.
- Park is very clean. I don't remember seeing any trash - bottles, cans, etc. anywhere on the course. Maybe the $3 keeps the litterbugs away.
Cons: No major problems to speak of, only a couple small things.
- Course had minor flow problems on, or between, a couple holes. On #3 tee, it's hard to pinpoint which opening in the woods is the fairway. Markers/ribbons on trees would help. Between #2 & 7, the long tee pads are somewhat close, so better signage/tee marker can clear up an possible confusion. Also walk between a couple holes was slightly confusing. Again, these were minor problems.
- Baskets are metallic colored, instead of bright yellow DISCatchers, so they're hard to spot on some of the wooded holes, especially when playing on a cloudy day (like I was).
- For those who care, you don't pass any water fountains or restrooms once out on the course. It's a short walk back to the building, so it's not a real problem.
- There was little variety in shots/hole layouts from the short to long tees. Almost every hole had the long tee essentially placed right behind the short tee 50 - 150 feet back, so you didn't get different looks or angles playing one to the other.
Other Thoughts: I really enjoyed this course. It reminded me a lot of Hornets Nest, which is a very good thing.
- The course kept things very simple. Sometimes a well-placed basket behind one or two trees is just as difficult as one placed behind 20.
- This course had more dogleg right holes than normal courses. There are seven true dog legs (#4, 5, 9, 10, 15, 17 &18), with some being minor/gradual doglegs to extreme ones (#5).
- There were a lot of fun, well laid-out holes on this course. The back-to-back of #15 & 16 was a great stretch. #15 tees off at the edge, and over, a slight ridge to a dogleg right. #16 is a wooded hole to a basket in the bottom of a slight ravine. Both take smart shots; both have good risk/reward factor, and both have nice scenery to take in.
- I think all types of players will enjoy this course - from beginners to advanced, to those who prefer open courses to wooded-hole fans. Everyone should enjoy the variation.
- The $3 daily play/$25 year-long pass is well worth the price. Anyone living in Williamsburg is getting there money's worth for the season pass.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Worth every Quarter
Pros: Nice duel concrete teepads at each hole, with excellent and informative teesigns. Multiple pin locations offer additional flexibility. Each basket has an arrow indicating the direction of the next tee. This made course navigation much easier, and a map wasn't really necessary.
Great use of elevation, present at almost every hole. Maybe the best mix of left/right, open/wooded and long/short holes I've seen, it has basically every type of hole one can think of.
On site pro shop, with disc/equipment for sale, score card and map available as well as clean bathrooms.
Well maintained, the grass and surrounding areas are very nice. The nice Irish gentleman at the Park Office is very helpful directing you to the course for first timers.
Cons: Very little to complain about here. I felt that the teepads were a little too short for my liking, and where only noticeable on the longer holes.
Other Thoughts: You have to pay $3/day or $25/annually. If this was my home course, I would have no issues paying the annual fee. My home course is in a state park that charges an entrance fee, that is more per year than $25. I've also paid over $7 to play a crappy 9 hole course for one round, so this is a bargain.
This is a very beautiful family park, that has plenty of other things for the family to do while you are out playing around or two.
Conveniently located not too far off of I64, stop by, it's well worth it.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
It's all good!
Pros: Everything. Course is located in a really nice park. $3 fee to play, but it is worth it. Great place to bring the family. Nice playground, trails, Volleyball. Good clean bathrooms. The office has a large selection of Innova discs, drinks and snacks.
Long and short tee pads on every hole except #15. Pads were all concrete and good sized. Signs at the short pads showed distances and hole layouts. Course was fairly easy to navigate. Scorecards and maps at the office help. Great variety. There was never a time when I felt anything was repetitive. There were some uphills, downhills, rights and lefts. Course layout uses everything that is available. Basket positions added to the challenge of the course. Every hole had a line to hit, and made sense. No holes that were gimicky or squeezed in. If you like to aire it out there are holes for you. If you like to shape lines in the woods there are holes for you.
Cons: None. I could nitpick and whine about no water hazards, baskets on boulders or man-made hills, or the fact that this course doesn't have beautiful mountain views. But I won't. It's a great course, built in the woods in Williamsburg. Everything that was available was used well.
Other Thoughts: Not much elevation on the holes with hills, but what there is gets used. Some of the baskets were in alternate and longer positions. It added some length and challenge compared to where the baskets were normally located. #4 is a nice downhill tunnel shot into the woods. #5 goes uphill and bends around to the right. Nice hole. #10 stands out as an excellent hole. It's about 300' from the long tee and ends up down in the woods. When the basket is in an alternate position like it was today it's even longer. The basket is hidden down in the woods with lots of trees to keep you from an easy layup. #16 is also a really good hole. Through the woods and ending up to the left behind some more trees. Fun, challenging and fair.
#18 lets you finish by throwing a bomb. It's about 600' of open field ending up with a tunnel into the woods for the last 100' or so. A great way to finish.
Go to Williamsburg. You will not be disappointed.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
New Quarter Park
Pros: Wow! It all begins where you pay your
3 dollars in the pro shop with a great selection of gear. The staff are great people too. Grab a map and scorecard there. Then the fun begins.
-2 Well maintained concrete tee pads for each hole
-great land usage
-a variety of shots needed
-wooded and open shots
-long bombs and shorter finese holes
-trash baskets and benches
-Amazing scenery and elevation
-litter free park
Cons: not many but , beginers may be overwhelmed
Other Thoughts: The staff pointed out where confusion can happen on the course which helped out. The baskets had been moved to a longer position so they had an updated map to follow since the tee signs just show the two basket positions they could be in. I was hoping to play through twice but it was tiring, bring water! Mountain bike trails look awesome too. The first few holes don't seem too tough but it seems to get more and more challenging each hole. If you are down this way hit this course (it's the best around.)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Best Course in HR area
Pros: Top notch course with excellent use of natural obstacles, elevation changes, extremely challenging terrain, and boomer shots. This is th ebest course in the Greater Hampton Roads area and is a must-play for any aspiring player.
The obstacles are "fair" in that they can be circumvented with the right throw -- i.e., they're not freaking impossible and downright stupid like you see on some courses.
Great workout walking up and down hills, in and out of forest.
The rough/brush is certainly challenging, but your disc is at least recoverable/"findable," so you don't have to worry about losing a disc in some impregnable swamp.
Extra challenging for RHBH players due to predominantly right-benders in the course -- have you anhyzer ready!
Hole 18 is freaking awesome (600+ feet!) and you will feel it later in the day.
This course rewards players who have more than one kind of throw in their bags.
The Pro Shop is impressive and the best in the area.
$3 per person includes scorecard and mini-pencils.
New Quarter Park is HUGE. Bring refreshments.
Cons: First timers -- print out the map! Finding the next hole can be very tricky sometimes, so the map is a lifesaver.
Although most wood/forest obstacles are "fair," some are not and require a one-in-a-thousand shot.
Not necessarily a Con, but the baskets are way out of site of several of the holes, so it's bad news for first timers.
Other Thoughts: Definitely the best course in the area
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
New Quater Park
Pros: Beautiful Course. This is what a disc golf course should look like. If you are a boomer you will love this course. But you can still three par most of the holes even if you are not. If you are playing the course for the first time I suggest that you walk up and look at eighteen before you throw. the sign doesn't do the basket area justice. The park staff is friendly. Good selection of plastic.
Cons: If you play here in the spring summer and fall bring the bug repelent. The chiggers are something awful. mosquitos mostly a problem in the spring and early sumer.
Other Thoughts: Yeah they charge 3 dollars. So what. I would pay twice that much to play this course. Make sure you have your walking shoes on when you go up there.it is a long course.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Beautiful park, friendly staff, stocked "pro shop", good variety of holes, challenging from both the white and blue tees.
Clean, well maintained, quiet and fun to play. Lots of deer even in the middle of the day to see.
Cons: Difficult to find (probably more user error than anything)
Bugs can get nasty in the middle of the summer (I played when it was upper-80s and sunny), but the park provided (and encouraged) a good spray of bug spray before starting the round.
A few holes do not make it clear or intuitive where to go next, but the park employee did point this out before the round.
Other Thoughts: Watch our for the massive red ant hill near 3's basket.
The bag holders on each hole were a nice touch
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 1 Not
Beautiful, diverse course
Pros: Beautiful setting...as I turned into the large field where the tee for 10 was located--I could see about 5 deer
DIscs fo sale in park office
Friendly staff (offered to walk me over to the first tee since it was my first time--even had bug spray available for free)
Two very nice cement tee pads per hole
Good mix of wooded and open holes
Good mix of various layouts for holes...long, short, hyzer, anhyzers and dead straight away
Creative use of available space and terrain--the holes that go in to or out of the woods are very creative
Wooded holes have challenging yet distince paths to the basket available
Great use of limited elevation--no 100' + drops but excellent use of what's available (if you like woods and elevation changes...hole 16 is awesome...the best of everything)
Bag hangers at each hole
Well maintained and groomed
Very intuitive layout
Great map that can be downloaded or pick one up for free at the park office
Cons: Not many cons at all...
Other Thoughts: This is an amazing course...worth whatever it takes to get there to play
The price ($3) is not an issue...I've played courses that aren't half this good for twice the price
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
All around great
Pros: Where to begin?
Pro shop with good selection of discs, scorecards with course map, bags, snacks and drinks, and friendly staff.
Big open fields for driving practice and practice basket for putting.
Concrete tee pads and two sets of tees.
Great mix of wide open holes and tight woods holes, so you'll need a variety of shots and skills.
Civil War earthworks on or near several holes.
Some nice marsh views.
Cons: $3 per day to play, or $25 for an annual pass. But it's a small price to pay for such a great park and course, so this really isn't a complaint.
Bugs in the summer. From about April through October I usually find ticks, and all summer and into fall there are often chiggers. Wear long pants, closed shoes, and use bug spray and you'll be fine.
Other Thoughts: This is where I first played disc golf and it's very close to home, so I'm pretty spoiled to have New Quarter Park as my home course.
There's also a very good mountain bike trail here. I found out about disc golf by seeing the course when I ride here.
There's a pro tournament here at least annually, and there are usually open tournaments monthly on Sundays.
I'd give the course itself a 4, but I bumped up the rating to 4.5 due to the great park facilities described above which makes the whole experience of New Quarter Park great.
From about late fall through the end of April the park is only open on weekends and maybe Fridays. So if you want to play while the park is closed you'll have to park at the small lot at the closed park gates and walk (or ride a bike) about half a mile down the park road to the first tee. I don't know the park's policy on playing the course while the park is closed, so try this at your own risk of getting caught. While the park is open just drive all the way to the end of the park road, check in at the small brick building to get a scorecard, and the map on the scorecard will show you where to go.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 7 Not
Go to see it to believe it.
Pros: Awesome layout. Great Views and well worth the drive and 3 bucks.
Cons: Hole 18 is a long one and tucked off the fairway on the right about the size of a parking spot
Other Thoughts: The shop also has disc fairly priced in all plastics.
2 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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