2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Obviously, it's been said a number of times, the course is very well maintained. Fairways are trimmed and in pristine condition.
- Signs on the tee box make it easy to find the direction of the basket from the tee.
- Artificial turf tee boxes were really soft on the feet.
- Loooots of land, not a lot of overlap on holes.
- Challenges you to use all shots, threw a tomahawk on #1 after I ended up behind the group of bushes.
- Baskets were all in great shape.
- Plenty of spots to sit down if you want to take a break during the round.
- Very quiet peaceful setting.
- Baskets indicated by huge flags.
- Not far off of 95 so if your on the road, it's a very easy stop off.
- Multiple courses on property
Cons: - Was a little more wooded that I was expecting from the "Sunnyside". Most of the front plays entirely in the woods.
- No indication of the next hole once completed. Most weren't too bad, but a couple of times I was searching around for quite a bit to find the next tee. Tee 6 and Tee 10 were particularly frustrating.
- No course map to help in figuring where everything is.
Other Thoughts: Clear to see that this is setup for tourneys. Really nice course and is worth a trip to if you are in the area. I only got to play Sunnyside when I stopped there, but is definitely set up to where you could make an entire day. Plenty of space to sit and relax and lots of disc golf to be played.
I would just suggest maybe some small printed maps of the layouts to help with navigation.
Can't wait to go back and try out the Darkside.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
10 Helpful / 3 Not
On the same site as another 18=hole course, tiki course, disc shop, clubhouse.
Two nine-hole loops.
#17. I closed my eyes, turned my disc perpendicular to the ground, and threw, ending up in a much better position than my friend who actually tried to navigate this extreme-pinball offering.
The course consists of two nine-hole counter-clockwise loops, starting behind the house. The open space (minimally) and woods (primarily) forming the front nine sit upon fairly flat land, while the open space (primarily) and woods (minimally) forming the back nine play up, down, and across a slope.
About half the holes, mainly on the front nine, play within the woods formed by the tall hardwoods at the back of the property. On these holes, the narrowest parts of the flightpaths come at different locations - early/middle/late/duration, and a blend of no/left/right/S-turning shots are needed head towards the basket. Because the trees are only moderately close together, there typically will be opportunity to recover from a drive that doesn't hit the initial optimum line.
About half the holes, primarily on the back nine, are fairly open, but offer some type of problem to surmount - extra length, water, elevation gain, bushes/rises to throw up-n-over - even a basket within a paddock!
Nice course with a good blend of openness/tightness, distance, and shot-types needed, while (mostly) avoiding any extremes - worth a visit if near the area, especially considering the other courses on the same site.
10 of 13 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
The Grange- Sunyside
Pros: There is a great amount of variety on this course, as well as a VERY good setup for social get togethers.
Cons: Holes are poorly marked. Holes 2-5 are muck ponds when it rains. Most holes have tight, tunnels, only six feet wide, for you to get your disk through.
Other Thoughts: There is no doubt that The Grange is a one of a kind course, tucked away in rural Virginia, sporting some challenging Virginian terrain. The Sunnyside starts out tough, but gets easier and easier, to a surreal point. By Hole 18, the course is a breeze. But Hole one is arguably the longest one there, with several challenging holes that follow, in the early part of the course.
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
13 Helpful / 1 Not
Grange Me Baby
Pros: What can you say about The Grange? If you haven't paid a visit, well then - shame on you! Like most private courses, this one is owned /operated by some of the most welcoming and wonderful people you could ever hope to meet. Mike and Jenny Trapasso have made available an ever changing and beautiful piece of property for your frisbee throwing pleasure.
The Sunnyside was the first of two 18 hole courses, and went through several course configurations before settling into the current layout. Always striving to improve the course, Mike pushed and pulled the holes into an increasingly challenging venue. Mostly wooded, but with a few big bombers, the Sunnyside demands accuracy, and if you fail to be precise and take advantage of the birdie opportunities, your score will suffer. Double digits used to be common on the Sunnyside, but these days anything in the 40's is a solid round - and will be moving you way up the leaderboard.
There are so many other amenities/Pros to the Grange. The original house and garage that were on the property, now serve as clubhouse, and arcade (there must be 40-50 video games in the old garage). Add event tents and a permanent gas grill, and there is a ready made outdoor kitchen, ping pong, bumper pool, and a sound stage for jammin. Oh and let's not forget the swimming pool w/built in hot tub. Ahh if only I could win the lottery............
Cons: One section of the course is sort of deuce alley (holes 13-17) that are perhaps a little redundant in how you traverse a modest hillside. But it could be argued as a "Pro" as it can balance out the more difficult front nine.
Other Thoughts: Many tees are old carpet remnants, which work suprisingly well, even in wet weather. The Grange is also home to another 18 Holer (The Darkside) and an 18 hole lighted tiki (par 2) course which uses all the original home made baskets. It's really quite amazing to play a round of tiki in the middle of the night, surrounded by christmas lights in the woods. Haven't seen that ANYWHERE but here. By all means - if you're heading north on 95 - stop before you hit the DC traffic, and spend a day at The Grange. You won't be disappointed.
13 of 14 people found this review helpful.
17 Helpful / 1 Not
Nice private course off I-95
Pros: Sunnyside is one of 3 courses in an incredible disc golf complex with over over 60 baskets! It's amazing that it's all on private property. There is good terrain variety, with some elevation changes. Most of the holes are in the woods, but a few long open holes let you air it out. There are lots of fun holes out there. You start on a long open hole shooting over a pond, then you go into the woods where the holes can be really tight and narrow.
Cons: I had to think a while to come up something here, so these are mere quibbles. Take each comment in the context that this is a private course, after all, and a stupendous amount of work has been done on the 54 holes out there!
-It would be great for all the tee signs to have the hole lengths.
-There seems to have been some redesign and I wasn't clear if there are still Alt tees on some holes. It seems that now there is only one tee per hole, but I'm not positive. It would be nice to get that clarified.
-It would be wonderful to have cement teepads on every hole.
Other Thoughts: Course Level = White
Favorite hole- #16. Tons of risk vs. reward on a short downhill shot to a basket just on the other side of a small pond.
Hole 10 was also a nice shot to let it rip out over a valley of grass and back up the hill.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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