3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a worthwhile stop for adventurers heading to Boothbay for a weekend, and can be a quick course. It's not your run of the mill course as most of the holes are relatively tight and there are elevation changes aplenty. Full 18, well marked, not crowded when I have played. I played it brand new, it needed some work. It's fairly trimmed back and nice now. It's just built to be tight.
Don't plan on whipping out your 13-speed distance driver and just bombing the course, speed kills here. I loved this fact. I would out-drive friends at big wide courses like Enman in Brunswick, and this course favors a bit of restraint and a lot of aim. People I beat by 9-12 are within 3 against me here. It makes it fun on the competitive front.
Cons: The times I played there were wet areas, but you just have to see them bad avoid it. There seemed to be a good bit of detritus, but I'll admit that's vs the places I usually play: Sabattus (where you could eat off the fairways) Acker's (which has a strong following who is proud of the course and respects it) and Cripps (which is new and amazing). Pros will feel bottled up here, and rookies will be devoured by the tight fairways and elevation changes.
Other Thoughts: This course is legit, and a fun departure from wide open and crowded. 3.5 isn't meant to be critical, I've played worse but I also often play the best (see above course mentions). They do a good job and I'd recommend playing there to all my friends.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Decent little course
Pros: Course is fun, and the owners are nice. Mostly short holes with lots of trees. Dog friendly.
Cons: Not very many open looks. I appreciate a technical course, but some of holes could use a couple trees taken out. Lots of litter and cig butts.
Other Thoughts: This was a pretty fun course to play, and I'd go back if I was in the area(Boothbay), but nothing to go out of your way for. Not worth traveling more than 20-30 min. If you are going to be doing any driving, your time is better spent at Acker's.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Good, Bad, & Ugly
Pros: There are some fun shots at this course. It's mostly short with a few very technical holes. 18 is a great shot over a gully back up towards the clubhouse, a stand out hole from what I remember. I play a lot of courses and this course has quite a few holes that I look forward to getting back and playing each year. There is a good balance of flick and backhand. I am a backhander myself and find there are a few holes I prefer to flick. (despite my lacl of skill there)
Food is located close to the course if you need a lunch break.
Cons: A couple holes leave you scratching your head. I'm not much of a fan of looking at a fairway and not being able to locate a line to the basket. The removal of a few trees could really improve the playability of the course. Bring correct change if you come because there may not always be someone around to help you out.
This course does not get a whole lot of play, so bring a buddy to the course with you.
Other Thoughts: Earlier I mentioned a clubhouse, calling it a clubhouse is generous however, considering it's disheveled and slovenly appearance. If you happen to be within a half hour of the course I'd recommend stopping in and checking it out. They do have a drink machine outside of the "clubhouse" for thirsty patrons.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Technical, wooded, Owner took us for a tractor ride to go swimming and offered a camping spot for the night, which is unheard of in Maine at this time of year! Really fun course.
Cons: Lots of litter, holes need new markings and maps. Not to hard to navigate though.
Other Thoughts: This place was a blast overall, maybe some volunteer help for Richard. He maintains it all on his own. Said he wanted to put more holes in, but didn't have time with the current up-keep. Thanks Richard!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Basket Case Links
Pros: Some very techincal holes, but also 3 or 4 possible ace holes. Hardly ever crowded. Staff is awesome
Cons: Thick brush on sides of fairway. your disc takes a wrong turn plan on lookin for a while!
Other Thoughts: Richard (the owner) is great. For the last 2 years on the 4th of july weekend hes let me and atleast 50 other NESVFL (new england states veteran firefighters league) members camp right at the course. providing room for 2-3 band to play music at night. Thank you Basket Case Links and the Quansigamog handtub assoc.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Basket Case Links
Pros: Definitely a tactical course. Not a lot of long holes, but a lot of changes in elevations through a typical Maine forest. Lots of trees and rocks to get in the way and make the course more difficult.
Cons: Some fairways are a little swampy and the course itself is pretty short. Some holes could use new markings, as the course gets confusing, but there were people there to show me the way.
Other Thoughts: The owner, Richard, is a nice guy who was very helpful and encouraging. He also has a small, but nice little pro shop with some new discs and lots of rentals available for only a dollar.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Basket Case Links: The Good
Pros: This course is primarily a technical course playing through mostly wooded holes. Good use of the land created some mixed elevation shots. The shule is fairly light off from the fairways and I imagine it would be hard to lose a disk here. The staff was friendly (even offered us free use of their bug spray before we went out) and the course offers a pro shop and port-A-potties. Fairways look well maintained and are mostly chipped wood. Most holes offered trash receptacles and picnic tables were scattered throughout the course.
Cons: This course was fairly wet (I played in the spring, this may or may not be a factor at other times of the year) and buggy. Be prepared for both:) While the course wasn't crowded while we were there, the close proximity of some of the fairways could easily be a problem on a busy day as errant shots can easily end up on another hole. The course has signage for each tee and often pointing you to the next tee after a hole as well, however the paint has worn off on a lot of the signs, and some are completely illegible or gone completely. Once I found myself mistakenly shooting my way towards the wrong basket, and finding the next hole wasn't completely obvious on a couple of occasions. Some of the concrete tee pads were a little small
Other Thoughts: For those familiar with the local courses, this one reminds me of Beaver Brook, only a little longer. I drove approximately an hour and 15 minutes to play this course, and would advise others to consider the distance you are traveling as a factor when deciding to try this course or not. I had fun and would certainly play this course again if I were in the area. Updated signage would improve the user experience on this course.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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