4 Helpful / 1 Not
This Course Is Not Feeling Very Well!
Pros: The front section of the park has baskets and plays around the perimiter of a green lawn. It's managable. The baskets are in good shape. That's a pretty decent start for a course.
Cons: When you pass the center parking area, things start to go south in a hurry. I think Teepad # 5 has been disrupted by some kind of construction of a new walking trail leaving you with a 200 ft. throw with the basket standing about 3 feet from the fence. The signs that are left each have about 3-4 distances or basket placements but I doubt if baskets have been changed on this course in years. There are no teepads. It's impossible to follow. It's currently like playing in a scrubby vacant lot with six random baskets. Maybe if you're desperate, you could play a round of safari.
Other Thoughts: Someone needs to step up here in a big way and perform a major overhaul. It could maybe be turned into a adequate little 9 hole recreational course. Don't try to squeeze any more than 9 holes. In my rating system, a 1 means, I would not be returning to play it.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Ashbaugh Park needs help
Pros: The original layout has a goodmix of right, left, long and short. A local explained to me how they sometimes might play alternate tees to play 18 or more holes. There is plenty of potential for a good neighborhood recreational level (Red) course. There are 12 Mach 3 baskets in the park!
Cons: The course appears to have had virtually no maintainance for years. There were no maps in the box, and the phone number at the box got me a "wrong number" response. The front 150 feet of the park where tee #1 used to be is now a fenced off construction zone. Hole #3 goes across the playing (practice soccer?) field so it cannot be played when the field is in use. There are only a very few old DGA tee signs for directions and substantial changes to the park's foliage make finding one's way around pretty hard.
Other Thoughts: This park needs a disc golfer who will make the effort to spruce it up - mark tees, make a map, etc. It would really only take a few hours a month. It could be turned into a nice course pretty easily, but the park department is obviously not doing it!
I'm back on Sept. 30 2010, and I can only find the four baskets on the front side. All the rest have been removed and there is some kind of trail building going on in the back part.
Checking in July, 2011: Baskets are back in for the back side. The map on this site is new to me and I HIGHLY recommend printing and using it. I don't believe it is true to the current layout, but it gives some badly needed clues! Also, there were disc golfers out playing, which I had never seen before. So things are definitely improving for Ashbaugh park.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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