Nice Beginner Course for our Military
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Pros: -Cutter Park is a recreational facility on the Norfolk Naval Station on the Marine Corp side of the base. Guests are welcomed, no base pass required and no gate to pass thru.
-The course is designed for the recreational welfare of the military and their families. It's set up as beginner friendly with par 4's, 5's and a pair of pars 3's. For intermediate and advanced if you play as a par 3 course, you may find a few holes challenging? Big arms will have their way with the course.
-Grass tees have hole #, distance, map, and par posted. Some tees were slightly worn, but not noticeable during throws. Course map at first tee.
-Course is good flow at a clockwise rotation.
-Park staff will keep the course maintained.
-If you like the wind, you will have it on the course. Its wide open coming from the north where the airport is located and to the east. The course is lightly wooded.
-Theirs a reverse route to the course.
-Two restrooms off the no. 3 tee pad, and 9 fairways. Marine Corp clean and in Marine Corp colors. I did not know whether to use them or stand ready for inspection.
Cons: ***A note I forgot to include. The baskets looked used? And were single chained and spaced. Had a few C2 putts pop out. The putts were not sticking.
-Very little tree play on the course, you are really going to have to like open play.
-In the warm months I would avoid the course on the weekends. Command picnics are immensely popular Friday and Saturday, and for families including Sundays. There will be other activities that will interfere with a round. Number 5 has a volleyball field on the right side of fairway, and No. 6. A horseshoe pit across the fairway. You may find patrons roaming around the course. Should be good Monday thru Thursday.
-No. 8 has the worse mando I have seen yet or just dangerous. It is a 90-degree dogleg left. Past the mando straight ahead at about 230 feet from the tee is a picnic pavilion, just about 60 feet past the mando. They must have had discs flying into the pavilion, because looking at the hole map it is obvious the basket has been moved further away from the pavilion, but the mando is still there??? Nothing has changed, need to move the mando a few trees to the left and flip it over. I played straight for the basket.
-Lost disc potential on fairways 5 and 6 where a fence borders the fairways. Will not be able to leap it, but maybe found after you leave the park.
Other Thoughts: For the most part a ho hum round, I am more of a wood's golfer. It was still nice just to let it out on the course, with a few tee throws to focus on. I appreciate the base recreation department constructing the course for our disc golf marine and sailors who maybe living in the barracks and onboard ship., there always looking for something to do. I have no doubt that every sailor (myself) that teed up on No. 8 and saw the mando, are thinking "why am I not surprise to see this on a Marine Disc Course". We always liked to have fun at each other back in my day.
No. 9 Par 5 at 474 feet. It's a straight-ahead hole with nothing in between. A slight rise, and back down. On the left upon a knoll all the way down the fairway is a sidewalk. Skinny small trees line the sidewalk which leans back towards the fairway. It's one of two holes I've now played that as a lefty backhand I can use a skip bounce down the sidewalk for more distance, I love skip bounces and Righty forehands can use the same play. I used it on my second shot to make C2 only to get behind one of those skinny trees, so much for the eagle putt.
No. 7 Par 5 at 436 feet. One of those tee throws to focus on. About a ½ dozen large oak trees with hanging branches down towards the fairway. With gaps about 35 feet wide and 180 feet down the fairway. Get pass the trees its wide open. Within C1 to the left of the basket are flowery bushes. Very scenic looking from the tee box. You may also be throwing into the wind. My disc rose and hit the last tree with hanging branches.
No. 6 Par 3 at 228 feet. It's a lazy dog leg right with a fence on the left, and a handful of pines on the right. The tee angles towards the fence, the fence runs all the way down to the basket and passes thru C1. The gap between the fence and closes tree is 30 feet, not much room. So, throwing over the fence, good by disc, and hopefully still there when you leave the park or just risk hitting a tree. I decided to throw an easy driver to fade around the trees, but had an early release and somehow made it thru the very narrow gaps thru the trees.
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