1 Helpful / 12 Not
Pros: love the choice of open or wooded course. Throw any way you need to and it will get to the basket. open but tough and makes you comite to your shoot. My favorit is 17th hole 686 am and 720 pro par 3.....
Cons: horse poo... on hole 1 and 17.
Other Thoughts: come early to play both or just a figure 8..... Yes it can be a 36 hole course..
1 of 13 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Fun Technical Course
Pros: - This is a fun little technical course to work on your short game and even more your accuracy, especially on the longer pads.
- There is a fairly good variety of shots that can be used from the tee. This is one of the few courses where on a hole or two I will actually pull out a thumber on a drive.
- The shorter tees offer an easy course that is pretty straightforward and the longer tees make you think a little more by having some strategically placed trees.
- I really liked hole #17 because after an entire course of tightly wooded holes you get to play a long open hole that you can grip it and rip it.
- This course has two teepads for I believe every hole.
Cons: - The biggest and most obvious con for this course is no tee signs. With several semi-blind hyzer/anny holes you have to essentially walk the fairways on a lot of holes to see where the basket is.
- This course used Mach V (or that type) of basket. This along with no tee-signs makes some baskets very hard if not impossible to spot from the tee pad.
Other Thoughts: I find this course to be very fun to play. It is short enough for a beginner to attempt and tight enough to test more advanced players, especially if playing the longer tees. If you are passing through Burlington I would def. stop by for a round at both of the courses in the park.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Provides great contrast to Cedarock - this is a tight, wooded course that requires much more technical shots. Like Cedarock, it makes great use of terrain - no two holes are alike. There are many bridges in place, and navigating the course is quite easy. Benches on almost every hole are always a nice touch. Multiple tees on each hole allow players of all skill levels to enjoy playing here. This was one of the better wooded courses I've played - while most of the shots were through tight alleys, there were often several options on what you could throw. 17 and 18 are the only open holes on the course, giving you a few chances to air it out before you finish.
Cons: Like with Cedarock, I think that this course could benefit from bigger tees. Being a shorter course though, a run-up is not completely necessary so it doesn't take much away from the course.
Other Thoughts: This was a great course to play right after Cedarock. They are completely different - Cedarock favors those with more distance, while Wellspring will favor those with better accuracy and a good short game. These two parks make for an awesome day of disc golf - well worth the stop if you're passing through town.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 4 Not
A- = Almost As Good As It Gets
Pros: What I personally like and how this course stacks up (from the longs):
1) Holes with good risk/reward -- B+ (Appropriate punishment for inaccuracy leaves you struggling to save par on a few holes if you don't get out of the shoot cleanly.)
2) Holes that have rewarding birdie opportunities -- A- (Several holes are a little short, but many feel great...especially when you can string together multiple deuces. I invariably leave the course feeling that the course got the better of me on several holes....and I really want another round to do just a little better.)
3) More wooded than open - lots of variety of shots required caused by hole shape and topography -- A- (Lots of shot shapes required and the use of the available topography is maximized.)
4) Natural beauty (Appalachian beauty preferred) and seclusion -- A+ (When the streams are flowing and course has been picked up, it is absolutely idyllic! It is a remote location so there is nothing to be heard but birdsong and a running brook)
5) Bonus amount for multi-shot holes with defined landing zones, good risk/reward and multiple options to play them -- C (17 is only par 4, but it is a beauty - demands accuracy and the pond lurking on the right midway down the fairway is a real risk for lefties.)
Other Thoughts: It's all about feeding the addiction, so I ranked this course subjectively based on my own "personal addiction factor". The grades above tell how well the course will draw me back to itself again and again and again. Since I have played a decent number of courses (115 18-hole, 50 9-hole as of early 2009), my hope is that players/explorers who have similar addiction tastes will find my ratings list helpful as they choose courses to play and explore.
I fully expect others with different tastes/philosophies to disagree with me....that's the fun of things here. See my profile for my rating philosophy.
3 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Beware of hole 10!
Pros: tech. shots needed for pros and newbies like me. Fun course with great use of natural enviroment.
Cons: BEWARE OF HOLE 10. If you disc flies over the small barbed wire fence, do not touch the barbed wire. You will get and electric shock.
Other Thoughts: The directions getting there were a bit fuzzy. Disreguard the 6.4 miles and after 3-4 miles, start looking for the left at Friendship-Patterson Mill Rd. The wellspring course is past the farm area, not next to it.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
-Great use of Elevation
-Is in same park as Cedarock which is another great course, get a 2 for 1 deal.
-Very Clean and well taken care of.
-Great Variety of Shots
-Park has great facilites and has camping areas.
Cons: Only negative to the course would be that the course can be hard to navigate the first time thru.
Other Thoughts: Great technical course. Alot of the holes are shorter in length but require good accuracy and placement of shots. OB Creek and elevation changes make this a challenging course despite the distance. Very much worth the drive, especially when you factor in Cedarock is in the same park.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Beautiful course, very scenic, lovely little creek. Elevation makes it challenging. Very wooded fairways. The baskets are now numbered sufficiently to avoid confusion.
Cons: Blue tees aren't all that more difficult or longer than red tees, just different angles a bit. Seriously need a sign pointing the way to hole 11. You go up hill and down hill a lot so it feels a little like hiking, especially with the rocky ground.
Other Thoughts: The gas station at the intersection of US 49 and Friendship Patterson Mill Rd sells discs. No really. It would be nice if they used the lake along hole 17 more, perhaps a throw over it. I don't know, still one of the better course I've played, just needs some polish in the nature of signage.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
If only I would have played a little better!
Pros: A lot of elevation changes, two sets of tees actually do make the course play very differantly. I actually played better on the long tees. A creek running through the middle of the course comes in to play on at least 9 of the 18 holes. (Make sure to water your discs before you get there so they will stay out of the water) And of course right beside this course is the open cedarock course, also you can camp at the park if you wanted to make a weekend out of it!
Cons: Just like Cedarock the lack of signs make it a must for a newcomer to bring a course map. Below Orlin said that one hole has no decent way to approach the basket. He is right if you are lucky you can throw an anny, or forehand and snake it to the basket as I saw two birdies today. But there used to be another lane where you could throw line drive straight at the basket, however this lane is blocked by some new tree growth. (take a handsaw and fix it, will ya!!)
Other Thoughts: If you live within an hour or two this course is a must. Come early and make a day out of it. I went with two other buddies and we played cedarock one round and wellspring two rounds. Honestly even though we could have gotten another round in I was pretty tired and glad we called it a day! If you are farther away it would be a great place to camp out and play disc golf all weekend!
Camping will cost you 10 dollars a day for up to ten people. More than 10 and it is a dollar extra per person. If you are in county camping is free.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Good mixture of skills required. Good elevation changes. Creek in play on many holes. Scorecard/map available online. Friendly locals. Nice contrast to Cedarock in the same park.
Cons: No signs. All holes but 17 and 18 are short woods holes, so not a lot of variety.
Other Thoughts: I had a great time playing this course, but it could have been difficult if I didn't have a map and meet some locals. The combination of this course with Cedarock in the same park is a nice contrast, but I think maybe they would be better combined into a really good 27 hole course.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Great Woods Course
Great course with great set up and lines. Shorts are a dream and easy to score well on. Just keep in in the fairway. Longs are challenging and offer a good layout. Very good hike, friendly locals and great park amenities. There is great elevation change as you play the course. All holes have two tee pads, except hole 14, which shares a tee pad for both the short and long set up. There is usually a weekly on monthly on the weekend and you can go to www.cedarockdgc.com
to check on the schedule. Have fun!
Cons: Not much to say here. Very good course.
Other Thoughts: Love this place. It is the sister of Cedarock and in the same 100+ acre park. Good times to be had, if you have not been there. There is also a scenic waterfall that you can visit within a few hundred yards of the parking lot, just head down the concrete path on the north end of the parking lot and listen for the running water.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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