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.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Worth the $3
Pros: Elevation, elevation, elevation. Compared to other courses in the area (flat and heavily forested) this one has a great combination of open and wooded holes as well as uphill and downhill holes. Several true par 4s and even a true par 5. Missing the fairways on the wooded holes will really hurt you. Having a short arm on the open holes or lacking the experience to throw in the wind will also hurt you.
Maintenance. There is a real commitment to disc golf here. They cut down trees and pulled out stumps here to make fairways.
Hardly any trash. Good selection of Innova in the shop. Beautiful, historical setting.
Cons: Pay to play, and they're nazis about it. At least they have a nice selection of discs and a very well-maintained course to make up for it. You actually feel like you're getting your money's worth here. But I fail to understand why I can ride my mountain bike here for free but have to pay money to play disc golf. They both take similar amounts of upkeep.
Can be a long walk. The elevation is cool to play, but can be tough for the stroller/kid crowd. We have a nice jogging stroller, but I'd hate to push a crappy one on this course. Don't even think about taking that stroller down the hill on 16.
Closed Monday-Thursday. Actually, you can still play (and for free) but you have to walk a mile from the gate to the course.
It is really hard to find too. The directions on this website were much more accurate than the ones I got off google.
Other Thoughts: Don't miss this one.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The woods holes are top shelf, including the ones that enter and exit the forest. Beautiful old growth trees, nice contours and some elevation (rare in eastern VA) thrown in for good measure. Nice mix of long and short holes in a clean, well maintained park. #3 is a nice huck across a field before entering the woods, make sure you spot the basket before you drive here as you really want to be 'in the slot' to have a good approach. Nice mix of technical woods and open air holes. The a stretch of woods holes in the middle of the back nine are classic, big trees define tight but fair fairways that roll up and down over a good sized ravine. Save some arm for #18, you'll need it.
They sell a nice selection of discs in the Park Office. The folks working there are friendly and a couple of them are golfers. They even keep some bug spray there for your use if you forgot yours. Picked up a sweet Wraith there with a NQ stamp.
Cons: Course tends to favor the classic lefty lines. Seems like there are 3 or 4 indentical 200-220 right fades with woods on the right. Could benefit with some better signage, gets a little hard to follow around 8-10. Fair length walk from the parking lot to #1 and #18
Other Thoughts: I dearly love this course. Along with Walnut Branch is one of the best public courses in VA. Bring water, especially in the summer, it's a hike
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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