2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Single Rubber tees with two DisCatcher baskets for each hole providing good change of pace for ams and pros. Good tee and navigational signage. Good design integration of the natural terrain features including some fun elevation changes, the dam rocks playing OB, and even the scenic Prompton Lake coming into play on a few holes. Well maintained grass fairways and little underbrush in woods. Course map at parking lot and portapotties.
Cons: Nothing major here. Some rubber tees are uneven. Muddy in places. Only one loop back to parking lot. Potential safety issues few holes playing toward the lake with people fishing. Not much variety of wooded challenges or cover from the sun and wind. No drinking water. Remote location, I had no Verizon cell phone service.
Other Thoughts: Prompton is set on the outskirts the beautiful Pocono Mountains and despite how remote the course is to major cities I was surprised to see so many disc golfers playing on a Friday afternoon, so the course seems to get a decent amount of local player support.
My favorite hole was number 2 playing an intimidating downhill shot with the basket on the edge of the lake. I also enjoyed the more challenging holes via elevation, woods or water on 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 17, and 18. I can't say there is really any bad holes hence the good rating, but the other holes are mostly just wide open bombs playing the wind and minor obstacles which just isn't my preferred style of playing as I generally prefer more wooded courses. I really enjoyed the design of the wooded holes here and wish there was more of them. If you like to grip and rip wide open bombs over some fun elevation in a scenic park then Prompton is a great course for you.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 2 Not
A Big Arm Course
Pros: Prompton State Park has two sets of tees, novice and advanced. The novice course has many holes that are twoable with all of them threeable. This is a nice open course with the neccessity of a big arm. The advanced course is excellent. There are many holes over 500 feet with four or five holes twoable and some that are extremelly difficult to 5. Not only do you need a big arm but also great approaches and putting are a must to score in the high low 60s.
Cons: The 2 problems I have with the course are that the course is too open and that it is too overgrown. There are 3 or 4 wooded holes so it is very unbalanced but still very fun to play. The advanced course on the other hand does include more approach shots that are in the woods and has a hole that is over 950 feet long! The course could use better grooming over the summer months and permanent signs would help a lot too. Also, the wind sometimes picks up and makes for a difficult round of golf.
Other Thoughts: This is my home course and I have played it over a hundred times easily. If you have a big arm and are up for a beautiful course it is a must to play in the area. I would travel and hour and a half from this course to play it in a heartbeat.
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: 18 hole course, 2 pin placements per hole. Course is pretty much open. However I thought it was a very well done open course. They used the area they had very well. Course can get pretty windy and be careful on hole one. You can easily lose a disc. A spotter is highly recommended. Good course for the big arms to let it rip
3 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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