Less than Decent NJ Course
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: There is a mix of medium and short holes, with a longish par 4. Great course if you are the type that likes odd and interesting courses. There is a hard tight hole, then a long par 4, but then you go into a thick woods. You go up stairs and then a bunch of decently hard holes. Not many people play so you can play a nice round without distraction.
Cons: Hole 5 is a joke. 100 feet? I know you could get an ace but come on! There is a water hazard but unless you are 3 years old you won't get it in the water. They should change hole 5 a bit. Also, there is horrible navigation. No arrows pointing to the next hole, and half of the tee signs are either missing or in need of repair. The rough is even thick during the winter and fall but you NEVER want to go here in the summer. It is a nightmare of gnats and rough. You will lose a disc. This course is kind of blah and there is absolutely nothing special at all about this course.
Other Thoughts: It is not really as good as it's rating but I kind of like playing this course. But most of the time it is really not good, especially during the summer. Go play Greystone or the new course Thompson Park in Jamesburg, NJ because this isn't legendary at all.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
A beginner's course
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: - Well manicured park.
- Uses the space it has adequately.
- Convenient and clean bathroom.
Cons: - No real challenges here for the serious player other than keeping your drives straight.
- Signage poor or non-existent.
- Only a couple teepads. Others are just "throw from this spot".
Other Thoughts: If you're passing through and want a tune-up, it's cool. But not a course for a regular, avid player.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Small course not worth the trip
Pros: Interesting and scenic holes in the woods, nice part of the state.
Cons: Terrible signage. Terrible flow. The course would have been not too bad but the lack of any comprehensible flow and no guidance, it was just too much of a thought process to figure where everything was. It was a dissapointment because it seemed like the potential is/was there. But the course has fallen into a bit of neglect.
Other Thoughts: Harry Dunham, close by, is so much better. But is useful for a change of pace...I guess.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 9 hole course located in a well-groomed township park with other athletic fields, playground and picnic area. Clean bathrooms on the premises. The course itself is primarily open but does incorporate the woods on three of the holes. Fairways are clear and usually mowed. Nice Innova baskets. A decent balance of holes with a few providing a challenge while others provide ace/birdie opportunities.
Cons: While not particularly difficult to find your way around, the signage is an embarrassment. It is either misleading (hole #1 faces straight ahead instead of towards the basket), damaged (hole #4) or non-existent (#3, #6). Graffitti is scrawled on several of the baskets.No directional markers throughout the course to guide you. Natural tees. Several of the 6x6 poles used for tee signs are damaged and/or completely ripped out of the ground. Oppressive shrubbery/thorns invite loads of trouble for those who leave the fairway. You simply have to see the location of the hole 9 tee post to believe it.
Other Thoughts: Finding this place was a fiasco- and hardly worth the trouble. The Course Review directions were wrong, and no one in town seemed to know where this place was. Chimney Rock has potential, and should be much better than it is. Unused areas in the woods could make this course a hidden gem. As this was apparently a young man's Eagle Scout Project, he is to be commended for his efforts, but he would have greatly benefitted from adults who knew a little bit about disc golf and course design. Much more upsetting is the complete lack of regard park employees have for minor maintenance items. It would take a couple of hours and minimal expense to fix the tee signs, clean the graffitti and reset the 6x6 poles, yet obviously these guys feel it isn't worth the effort- instead choosing to write "4" in magic marker on a broken and rotted pole leaning on its side by the tee box. It's a disgraceful lack of pride by park maintenance. As others have pointed out, play the course only if you also plan to play a couple other courses in the area.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Mixed Course Mixed Results
Pros: Hole #1 throws from a giant compass on top of a baby hill. Followed by a surprisingly long 460 footer with a nice fairway on hole #2. The most exorbitant bridge and stairway I have ever seen for a disc golf course in the woods....was that an earmark! #8 is a good hole throwing 300 ft to the compass hillside over a nice fairway. I parked it might be biased. Overall the course has some semi-open bombs that require landing placement over reckless power, 3 tight wooded shots, and plenty of those types of holes where tomahawks and thumbers come in handy, throwing over scrub brush and low pines. A good mix of holes for a short niner. Not overly difficult to navigate for a first timer. Definetely not a boring pitch and putt.
Cons: No tees whatsoever. Just grass. If the course got more play I am sure this would become a problem. Thorns and thick shule are everywhere off of the fairways of the more open holes...especially holes 1,2,6.7.8....The 3 holes in the woods are nice looking but just too short and not technical enough to provide any fun...a shame because theres a cool stream and plenty of elevation in the back part of the course that could have made those holes far more fun. Hole #9 tee was buried inside some bushes...I guess your supposed to be forced to throw a tomahawk....I never saw a tee that odd before, I am not sure if it's a con, weird, or unique but due to the lack of a true tee I was confused so I tomahawked blindly..LOL..maybe some more obvious tee would be nice? I got lost briefly a few times..a little hint on where to go or a course map near the compass would help.
Other Thoughts: Not a bad course, not a great one... it has a little fun factor to it. I was really pumped after the 460 foot hole 2 and then I threw from tee #3 to hole #4 in the woods I thought that was a cool hole also until I realized I had just safaried the hole and realized 3,4, and 5 were boring and short. When you get to the park go to the rear and find the big compass on the ground...tee #1 is there and you throw off to the right for hole #1...I almost threw to the basket for hole #7 which for some reason seems the more natural fairway? If your visiting relatives in North Jersey or are from there it's a good enough course to make an excuse to go out and play due to the lack of quality in the region...have fun!
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 9 Not
Briars and Brambles
Pros: Very nice park. REALLY tight and punishes you for errant shots with briers and poison ivy (yikes)!!!
Cons: See pros
Other Thoughts: The back woods holes were fun. All of the brush beat down and it is pretty easy to walk through and find discs.
0 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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