After easily finding the parking lot and the sign to the first hole, I arrived at the first tee and thought, "Wow, this is a sweet course!" The signs are beautiful, the tees are clearly marked. The first hole is a 250' tight shot that forces you to throw a pure line around one tree and under another. The setting is beautiful, natural woods. I was feeling very optimistic about this course... (continues below)
...But as the course went on, my disappointment began to settle in. "Another 200 foot heavily wooded hole???" "There isn't even a clear line to the basket on this one!" "This hole looks just like all the others: short and too many trees." My buddy, who loves his Beast, never threw anything but a putter the entire round. Although the course was beautiful and well taken care of, the golf was not inspiring due to the repetitive nature of the course and the fact that too many holes were too short and too wooded. The longest hole is 300 feet, but many holes are under 200 feet and several don't have a clear line to the basket.
This course has lots of things going for it, which are why I gave this course a 3.0 rating despite the fact that the golf is rather one-dimensional, a little repetitive, and a bit frustrating due to the lack of clear lines on some holes. The navigation was great, as my buddy and I wandered through the woods following signs and never getting lost. It's clear that people are taking care of this course and making improvements, so props to all of you! The setting is really nice. You walk through lots of beautiful woods and over a bunch of wooden platforms and small bridges.
-Tees are dirt, but totally fine, marked with flags and tee signs and are easy to see
-A small amount of broken glass
-A bit of poison ivy, but it's not that problematic if you wear sneakers.
-Baskets catch great
-Some nice benches
-The brush isn't bad, so it's easy to find a disc that ricochets into the woods.
-It looks like hole 3 is being updated, since there was no basket where the map indicated. Rather, the basket had been moved back about 100 feet.
If a handful of trees were taken out on several holes, I would bump this course up to a 3.5. And if there was a way to add 4 long, open holes, then I'd even consider a 4.0.
Thanks to the course locals for a great round and keep up the hard work. It's much appreciated!!