4 Helpful / 0 Not
Wild-Style Disc Golf
Pros: - Very unique holes and situations
- A true chance to air out your driving arm
- Great atmosphere
- 1 3/4 courses for the price of one
Cons: - Very unforgiving rough
- Little to no amenities for your 6$
- Difficult navigation until you learn the "language"
Other Thoughts: Get ready for some wild-style disc golf. BAP is an excellent course that glorifies the extreme. Upon arriving, the wind was blowing hard across the fields and there was a dirt bike event wrapping up on the other side of the barn from the course. There are very few indicators as to where to start and where to go at first so it took me and my buddy a minute to figure it out. We found the kiosk with the deposit box but were a bit disappointed at the lack of a course map. There were dirt bikers camping on the red tee so we used the yellow one and completed the first hole. We then got a bit confused and ended up shooting for the red course hole one basket from the yellow course's second tee. After remembering that there are two courses, we started over and played the red course from the beginning. This type of shenanigan could easily be minimized by installing a sign explaining the two course situation and how to navigate them. Also causing confusion was the almost total lack of signage aside from a colored number on a pole notating the hole number. With some holes being over 500ft long and two courses intertwining, the signage needs to be spot on. It took us a few holes to realize that the hay bails that dot the landscape are actually directions, and that the hole is usually in between the two you can see directly in front of the teebox you're on. Once we had that figured out navigation was a lot easier.
Hole design is where this course really shines. There was not a single boring hole and the woods holes are spread well enough between the more open shots to keep things from getting repetitive. I found myself grinning while walking up to some of these holes and realizing what the course designers wanted me to try. Highlights on the red course are hole 3, a mighty drive from approximately 100ft over the fairway, Hole 7, a shorter wooded hole with the basket on top of a 30ft. sheer cliff, and hole 16, a drive straight up and around trees on a very steep hill with a 5x5 tunnel shot at the basket for those feeling spunky.
Now I'm all for risk/reward, but the rough simply devours discs. The course is very long and when we added in disc searching it took us well over 2 hours to play a round. Hole 17 in particular is quite disc-thirsty as you are shooting along a high ridge and between the constant wind and the curvature of the land it's incredibly easy to send a disc 200 - 300ft off course into the long grass. My buddy lost his new opto flow on that hole, and while we were searching we found an unmarked Orc someone else had lost. Never found the flow though...
All in all, this is a course that could easily be a 5 star champion level facility with some upgrading. The land usage and course design is superb, but the lack of amenities and confusing set up is a real downer. Even with caveats, this is still a must play course in New England so check it out and be ready to be amazed.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: really loved this course. layout was great. tee pads were good. elevation changes and a few crazy holes makes it very fun course/ some early holes in the woods were really great holes i thought. 2 800+ holes were also nice.
Cons: pro shop had no discs for sale but the guy said some were coming in like the following day. Couple tees were difficult to find.
Other Thoughts: certainly worth the 5 bux,,,i really liked it.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 3 Not
Wow this place has some length
Pros: As a player who loves to throw far, this was my favorite course in Maine. The long par 5's are great for a long thrower but I can see where it could get intimidating. I think this is the best and most challenging course I played in Maine (out of 8 courses). If you like to rip a disc as far as you can from the top of a hill, this is the course for you.
Cons: This place is all about paintball so if you don't mind the noise its okay but I thought it was pretty annoying to be hearing all the shots and yelling when I was putting on hole 18. Most of the course is far enough away that you don't notice. Same for the proshop, lots of paintball, not alot of discs.
Other Thoughts: We played there the morning of an afternoon tourney so the place was immaculate. I don't know if its always like that.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Disc golf in Maine is becoming amazing. This course had some amazingly unique designs. 2 LONG par 5s. I remember one hole that had a steep hill (about 20 feet) and the pin was on top of the hill. Very cool layout. Course has wooded holes and open holes. Short and long. Hyzer and an hyzer. Tough, long round of disc golf, and i wouldn't trade any minute of it.
Cons: Everything in Maine is pay to play, but a lot of courses, including this one, are on land owned by individuals. I definitely understand the need to collect money because of the required maintenance.
Other Thoughts: Being from Tennessee, you wouldn't think I would go to Maine a lot...but I do because of family I have there. This last time I went I decided to take my discs. Security at the airport in New Hampshire almost didn't let me through because the didn't know what these discs I had were for. That was a unique adventure. But I was so glad i made it to Maine with my discs. I took two newbies with me...that was a mistake as it took them both about 13 throws just to get close on the Par 5s. But I loved every minute of it and I can't wait to go back to Maine and check out some of the other area courses. I have heard good things about a lot of them.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: Mowed fairways, variety, elevation (one hole drops almost 100ft). Cool putting course to warm up on.
Cons: You have to pay for golf in Maine, lots of ticks and garbage.
Other Thoughts: Took me almost 3hrs to play solo, shot 60 which I thought was good, then I found out the course record is a seemingly impossible 47.
3 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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