Dover, DE 
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Hole #18 Basket to Tee

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 Only one in Dover

1    6/17/2017   6/20/2017
Review By: squire51
Played: 6  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Not too much brush, hard to lose discs.
Good for beginners.
Front 9 is well marked.
Cons: Back 9 tee boxes are hard to find.
There aren't really any tee boxes, just signs.
One or two DisCatchers are broken, yet somewhat usable.
Other Thoughts: Course map on DG Course Review is up to date and handy, especially on back 9. Back 9 tees marked with small signs nailed to trees. Not a bad beginner course as most holes are much shorter than 300', and longer holes cross mowed fields so it is good to try long drives without fear of losing discs or getting way off course. Nice little course.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Dover park visit

1    6/18/2017   6/19/2017
Review By: lexxerd
Played: 32  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 3.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Dover park was a short 9 hole with optional alternate play for more holes but not marked extremely well so I only played the 9 holes as the signs directed. The course is primarily wooded with a few longer open shots. Layout is nice, however there are no "next tee" signs so you have to look around for the next tee. This wasn't to difficult here, most tees were not to far from each other.
Cons: 2 baskets are broken and unplayable.
Only 1 hole has a real teepad the rest are only marked by a sign. Many signs do the face the exact direction that you should be throwing which I thought was sort of odd.
Other Thoughts: Would play again since there is not many courses in the Dover area, but would love to see some improvements to the course.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  Newbie here...

1    9/26/2015   9/27/2015
Review By: reedew
Played: 2  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.4 Years
Pros: Price is right
Shorter for a newbie like me
Cons: Not well maintained
A bit rundown
No scorecard or maps available at the course
Other Thoughts: I didn't list many pros or cons because I'm pretty new to the sport. But since the last review was over a year ago, I figured I would add one.

Based on the pictures posted here, I added the course map including the supposed back 9 routing. I adapted from the map given at the park's website.

The maps that were purported to be available were nowhere to be found. Since I had my phone I was able to access the map from the park website. Otherwise finding tee #9 would have been tough.

The park itself could use some TLC, let alone the course. The tee areas have lost some of their boards, leaving behind rusty spikes sticking up from the ground. Since I had no clue about the Back 9 routing, I can't confirm the presence of all the 10-18 tee signs. I noticed a few in the course of my first visit.

As far as comparing, I've never played any other course, so I won't comment about the stylistic virtues. It does seem like a good starter course without much length. Look forward to returning sometime to see if I can locate the other hole starts.

 Not bad

1    7/21/2014   7/21/2014
Review By: Longjonsilverz
Played: 46  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 11.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The hole designs are great for practicing your accuracy. The park is limited on space but the course makes the best of it. The baskets are in good shape. Decent signs for the front nine.
Cons: This course could use some attention. The natural tees are full of roots and pine straw which make it difficult to throw and the signs are too close and kind of get in the way of your follow through. Some of the signs for the back nine are broken or missing and they are very hard to locate if you're a first timer.
Other Thoughts: This is a 9 hole course that has an additional 9 posted that uses the same baskets from different tees. The course is relatively short with only one hole over 300ft on the front nine. The hole designs are good however with a lot of accuracy required. The back nine is on wooden signs posted on some trees. Hole 10 is at the edge of the pine woods facing the soccer fields. This is a decent course for a quick game in Dover, however if given the choice, I would rather play Killens pond which is only a few miles south on rt.13.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.


1    6/5/2014   6/5/2014
Review By: CheerHannah
Played: 6  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 3.6 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very good course for beginner disc golfers! I have a blast whenever I go!
Cons: The tee boxes are not in prefect shape but easy to spot. The first time my dad and I went, it was hard to find the tees. With love, this course could thrive!
Other Thoughts: When my dad and I go, we always have a blast and take some putting practices at the end on the practice hole. We have a blast!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 great beginner course

5+    5/10/2014   5/15/2014
Review By: t55dude
Played: 18  Reviewed: 8  Exp: 3.8 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: short, opportunity to use different shots. Great place to bring a beginner. Clean course. 9 alternate tees put in for more fun.
Cons: tee boxes are not in good shape. course is hard to navigate, specially the added back nine. 18 tees play to only 10 baskets. Obstacles on course make you have to skip 2 holes sometimes.
Other Thoughts: My 12 year old, and my wife, neither of which have ever played, have a lot of fun here. holes 2 and 11, shoot to the same basket, which are right nest to a pavilion. When the pavilion is in use, you have to bypass these holes. Soccer field is on 3 holes, but is hardly ever used, if ever.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Dover Park DG

2-4    8/26/2012   8/26/2012
Review By: jchoate7
Played: 53  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 5.6 Years
This review was updated on 6/9/2013
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Short, fun little course to go play. Short holes allow for ace runs on almost every hole. One tee location and one pin location on each hole with natural teepads (except for a concrete pad on 2). There is a soccer field that runs adjacent to the course to allow practicing your drives after or before you play. There is also a practice hole just next to the hole 1 teepad. Very good place to introduce someone to the game of disc golf (this is where I am teaching my girlfriend to play). A perfect place for a quick game of disc golf for Dover locals.
Cons: Due to the lack of signs saying where the next tee is I found myself walking around amlisley looking for the next tee on a couple of the holes. The longest hole is a just over 300ft. The course does have some dangers where you will find yourself shooting close to the park office, a pavillion, and the road (just make sure to look before you throw).
Other Thoughts: Overall, a nice, quaint little course. Great for introducing someone to the great sport of disc golf and also fine tuning your approach and putting game. The park also offers not just disc golf. Some other activities include; tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer field, baseball field, playground, picnic areas with pavilions, and more! A great place to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 nice local 9 holer

1    8/26/2010   10/28/2010
Review By: prerube
Played: 250  Reviewed: 222  Exp: 10.6 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Nice baskets without a lot of traffic. Several ace runs made me want to play over and over, it doesn't have to be hard to have some good qualities. Course tries to add variety with in 9 holes and lots of trees force you to work on accuracy.
Cons: Several shots come close to parking areas, pavilions, cars, as well as other tees and fairways.
Pretty short course, I only pulled out the driver once.
9 alternate tees were difficult to find, I just played the traditional 9 over and over.
Hole 3 tee was difficult to find and had no fairway at all to the basket, just a tommy through the trees, but it is short.
Other Thoughts: For an Eagle Scout project this course's only flaw is the multiple safety issues, but when you compare it against the other DE courses it falls way short. I played this course when I had to drive some football players to the University. It was a lot of fun, but I would not have made the drive just for this course. If you are in the area check it out, but it is not worth a road trip like Iron Hill, Carousel, Brandywine and the other high caliber DE courses.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Droverís Road

1    11/28/2009   11/30/2009
Review By: swatso
Played: 530  Reviewed: 369  Exp: 9.5 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Good baskets and signs in a well-kempt multi-purpose park, very close to food/petrol options.
Like most courses shoe-horned into a small multi-purpose park, there will be several holes where non-players could be endangered by slightly-errant throws. Basket #1 has a building near to its left; Hole #2 requires a sharp/short left-turning shot at a pavilion; The drive for #3 may hit the #4 tee area, or the bleachers next to the soccer field; Too long/left on #4 and you're finding the parking lot.
Other Thoughts:
Holes 1-4 are short (<200') left-turners with a variable amount of trees to miss. Holes 5-6 and 9 are ~200', playing in a small copse of pine trees - some may find the flight-path options too tight (they barely made my tolerance level). Holes 7-8 let you open it up a bit, although #8 requires a sharp right turn after about 250'.

There was a poster showing nine alternate tee locations to create a longer, more-varied "back" nine, but the box of maps was empty. Tee #3 is to the right of the pavilion, about even with basket #2.

A decent enough course for locals to play when the park (soccer field in particular) isn't being used, but a drive-by visitor may not have the luxury of arriving when there isn't a soccer game happening.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Short and Flat but Has Personality! Good for Quickies!

1    9/15/2009   9/18/2009
Review By: optidiscic
Played: 156  Reviewed: 149  Exp: 15.6 Years
This review was updated on 11/30/2009
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well maintained park. Clean course with ample variety. Holes 1,7,8 are more open with 7 being the only real rip it out hole. 5,6,9 are pine alley shots that will test your accuracy. 2,3,4 well they are silly short shots that have a technical charm. Does not appear that many conflicts with public will occur on most holes. Seems a good place to introduce the game. Good for practicing your approach game then you could practice drives on the soccer field adjacent. Won't overwhelm you but it's interesting enough to keep you interested. Not much schule to ruin your day for such a woodsy course. Plenty of food nearby.Perfect quickie play for locals.
Cons: It's very short outside of holes 7&8. Hole 2 could be a mess if anyone is using the pavillion. You literally throw at it and must hyzer hard to avoid it! Hole 4 has you throwing past hole 3s basket. It's Delmarva so it's flat. Natural Tees (except for #2) which is fine considering the beginner/short nature of course. Not a place to drive more than 30 minutes especially with better options in Delaware.
Other Thoughts: Why a concrete tee on hole #2? It's the shortest hole and basically is a standstill putter hyzer. The info and practice basket are in the backyard corner of the info building. There is a map of a "back Nine" While I think it's an interesting creative use of space with much longer holes and challenge I am afraid it might be a bit too much for the park. That is it could promote danger to the public and many of the holes seem a bit too much for the area provided. Just my .02..It's a fine beginner and practice course..if people graduate and outgrow this course then it's time to drive to one of the many great courses elsewhere in Delaware!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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