+ Reliable color-coordinated baskets with arrows attached to guide the way to the next tee.
+ Tee signs are large, colorful and accurate plates of metal sturdily anchored to wooden 4x4.
+ A mostly wooded course provides lots of tree puzzles.
+ Plenty of satisfying elevation changes and a few water features to boot.
+ A practice basket near link1, but...
- ...No lost disc box that I saw. Was I just blind?
- A little repetitive among the wooded holes.
-/+ Turf tees were the right size, but they're pretty lumpy.
Playing at Harvest Fields was such a pleasant surprise. The first link toyed with my impressions a bit by being a simple open field with an OB path. That one was definitely one of the least stimulating fairways to play and look at. But then I approached the tee for link2 and couldn't help but react aloud, "Oho! You have my attention!" Link2 contains an imposing valley and shifts so dramatically from open field to woods that I couldn't help but feel struck.
Pleasant optics are a common thing here. Links10 and 11 were nicely forested fairways. In my review notes I classified those as a "haunted passageway." Also, keep an eye out for that small locked-away building, which I can only assume is either an equipment storage shed or a secret meeting place for some kind of underground covert disc golfing society. Link17 treats the player to a nice pond to both look at and throw beside. Even link4, arguably the most boring of the course because of how flat it plays, gives the player an impressive view of the region at large from the tee.
"...Scenery is nice, but how does the course play?"
Pretty good as far as I'm concered. I can overlook the lumpy turf tee pads that take the shape of the earth beneath it when I've got a nice and hilly fairway in front of me-- especially when there is a healthy tree cover to outsmart. After link4, the player starts gradually climbing the larger hill that makes up this whole course. And the trees get denser the higher you go. At link7, that piney tunnel gives the player a real sense that the open holes won't be back for a while. Higher and higher the fairways slope until the gradual descent begins at link12. In fact, link13 might be my favorite to play here because of the balanced combination of trees and downslope. And then the woods finally say goodbye after link16.
But, as usual in courses like this one, I have to point out that wooded holes can tend to feel somewhat melded. I enjoyed my time here quite a lot, but if you're the kind of disc golfer who prefers to air out your drives, this course probably won't appeal to you. For those of us who enjoy tree puzzles, they are undeniably here in rich supply. That said, you may not feel there is enough variation among them to make the challenges distinct and individual.
Lastly, as a minor note, I've got to bring up the cycling paths. There is an adventurous and hilly mountain biking track that snakes its way through parts of the course. I remember seeing them on links10, 11 and 15. It probably won't be an issue during your round, but it was during mine. Those sport bicycles are whisper quiet, too. I didn't notice them until they were already passing me! So just keep that in mind. If you choose to play here, make the mental note to look around in all directions before you throw in those wooded links.
In closing, the somewhat misnamed Harvest Fields will put your accurate throws to the test and appease that inner desire for natural beauty. It isn't the best course in terms of looks or challenge, but you've definitely played worse. Strongly recommended.