Colebrook, CT 
Norbrook Farm Brewery Share
Uploaded By: 1inagoogolplex Hole #11 (Taken 8/2019)
3 / 250ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #11 Tee



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From the Rec Player Perspective

1    4/7/2021   4/7/2021
Review By: edfaits
Played: 68  Reviewed: 26  Exp: 10.6 Years
12 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Gorgeous property. Beautiful views of the surrounding Litchfield Hills from many locations, especially a viewing tower adjacent to the 10th tee. Healthy and abundant wildlife, saw a porcupine on the 14th green, and bluebirds in the field around ten, plus seventeen features a pen of sheep and goats nearby.

-Wonderful brew pub on the property. Good lunch options, great beers, and a rotation of food trucks. This is the top feature of this course.

-New DISCCatcher Pro baskets, bright yellow and show up well in the woods, well mounted. Greens are clear, not gimmicky, though Hole 12 can turn a missed putt into an OB water shot pretty easily.

-Tee Pads are great to throw from, adequately sized pavers, flat and level. Each tee pad has a good hole sign and a bench plus a broom.

-A mix of open and wooded holes, with some elevation changes. More open holes than a "classic New England woods course", that can be a PRO or a CON

-Underbrush clear. Except for the "water hole" 14, not much risk of losing a disc.

-Very clean, not a speck of trash anywhere.
Cons: -With just one tee and basket per hole, this course isn't particularly rec player or beginner friendly. This can be a long, frustrating, and grueling round if you don't have the skills or stamina to handle this course. Per PDGA guidelines this course rates out somewhere between White or Blue level. The description of the course in the "Misc. Info" section are not accurate, there are many par 3s in excess of 400'. https://www.pdga.com/documents/par-guidelines

-I didn't find much variety off the tees here. For me, a middle of the pack rec player, every open hole was a max drive to a wide open fairway and the woods holes were generally throw as far as I could without hitting an early tree.

-The one par four (hole 5), felt like it was "poke and hope" to get through the trees. I guess there were some open lines to the basket on the dogleg, but they were pretty narrow.

-Many long walks from the basket to the next tee, often not anywhere in sight. Although each hole has a good and informative sign, there isn't much "wayfaring" signage after putting out to get to the next tee.

-Not a problem on the day I played, but some of the mountain bike trails a close to the edge of some fairways. Could be a distraction and potentially dangerous.
Other Thoughts: I'm probably being a grumpy old man, but on the golf alone I would have rated this 3.5 stars. The brewery and awesome land bumps this to a 4 star rating. To some of you this course might be your ideal layout. It just was a little too long and tough to be fun, though the after round beer was great.

This is still a fairly new course and has a chance to get better. I would love to see a second set of tees to make a short (PDGA RED level) alternate layout, given this property attracts many casual disc golfers. I would also like to see a "nine hole" loop as an option for players that don't have the time or energy to commit to this huge course.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Great new course

1    10/5/2019   10/5/2019
Review By: skizilla
Played: 27  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 15.9 Years
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: Awesome views, great mix of holes, good beer. New facilities. Tower for valley overview great place for foliage
Cons: Mountain biking that also occurs here may be distracting to tournament or serious golfers
Other Thoughts: Great underserved location class act. Would be a nice cross country ski location.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 just WOW!

2-4    9/29/2019   9/30/2019
Review By: TomSawyer110924
Played: 25  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.9 Years
2 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Beautiful course, well taken care of, signs and tees look amazing. Course is a lot of fun with a great variety of wooded and open shots with varied elevation but nothing too extreme. Cart friendly. On-site brewery serves super tasty beer too.
Cons: Easy to spend a lot of money at the brewery with all the great choices of beer but is that really a bad thing? I say it is not but this is the closest thing to a complaint I could find about this absolute gem.
Other Thoughts: 50 minute drive from my house but will definitely find any excuse to be back. Great job and big thank you to everybody involved!

2 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Best course in Connecticut

5+    9/16/2019   9/28/2019
Review By: Joey tota
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
3 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Expertly crafted tee pads, well marked signage, fair yet challenging fairways. Open fields to complement the New England forest. A disc golfers paradise once you take the on site brewery into account as well.
Cons: cant think of any, sometimes the grass gets long but the property owner is pretty good about keeping the fields mowed

3 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 Beautiful

2-4    9/5/2019   9/28/2019
Review By: Steiny
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: Beautiful and well maintained course that has a nice combination of wooded and more open holes. Very fun to play, plus there's beer waiting for you at the end of the round.
Cons: Might not present too much of a challenge for those who like heavily wooded and more technical play. This isn't really a con, I just couldn't really think of anything else.
Other Thoughts: Great course for all skill levels. I wish I was closer to the course so I had the option to play it more often.

2 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Get up to the farm

5+    9/15/2019   9/26/2019
Review By: TRKHuck78
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
3 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: This was my 5th round here and the first one with the tee pads and signs up. This was already an incredible course but the professional looking paver pads and tee signs are full package. They have also done extensive clearing and mowing as well so no concerns with getting lost or it being wild. Make sure to stop in for a pint in the taproom or grab something to go. The course overall has a great mix of open field bomber holes, tight new England forest holes all built very well on a gorgeous property. There are several holes over 400 but nothing to scare away a first timer of newbie. Only a few holes have water in play and there are little pink flags that serve as your bread crumb trail for hole to hole. One note it #14 - after you putt out it looks like you should keep walking past the basket deeper into the woods. But you need to spin around and walk back up the hole to the farm dirt/gravel road and head right 100 feet or so. You will see #15 tee pad off the left side of the gravel/dirt road. From its a short par 3 that sets up #16 that has the famous open field view and windmills in the background. This place is a must play.
Cons: Not too many cons.....especially being the fact a brewery is one site.

3 of 11 people found this review helpful.

 First Review

1    7/12/2019   7/17/2019
Review By: Gary Mason
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
4 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: There is a brewery on the premises. The beer is quite good and had a variety of styles. The food was limited to pretzels and nachos. The course offered multiple wooded and open field holes. The tee pads are pavers that were kept clear of debris. There were flags in ground leading you to next hole. Only got confused on one hole and after finding tee it made sense where the tee pad led to basket
Cons: Since this is a new course there was no tees signs for distance or leading you to next tee. The course loops around so there is no visit to taproom until you finish your round. Not much around the area.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful.


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