It is what it is
14 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -variety of hole distance
-both wooded and open holes
-variety of obstacles, fences, trees, low ceilings
-some tricky greens (could be a con for some)
-ace runs (if you are into that)
-nice for beginners and children
- doesnt seem to be busy at all
-nice place to practice approach shots
-good place to save your arm
Cons: -for the experienced player the pins are very short, the longest hole is 264
-very possible to lose a disc on an errant throw (backyards,school fences, woods)
-potential to hit parked cars
-holes 6-9 dont have tee pads
Other Thoughts: Nothing is really here for the advanced player at all. Judging by the scoring, distance and basket size it seems to be a junior course. With that in mind I can see values for people who havent played very long or are looking to work on other things in their game. I think this is a great place to work on your approach and control game. I actually learned my side arm here. There are some tricky obstacles that can challenge the less experienced player, some difficult greens that offer some challenging putts. The basket size makes putting a bit more challenging also. Have fun getting an easy "birdie" or "eagle". Through this viewing, this course is "passable". Like I said. "It is what it is."
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
Technically, there is some variety
10 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: There's a little variety in hole distance. Hole 8 is the only "long" hole, but the others do a good job having no hole significantly easier than the others. Most of the somewhat wooded holes are a little shorted.
The first 6 holes are okay, despite being really short. There are a few low ceilings, trees placed in different ways, and a few showcases of using different lines to get to the basket. They're short enough that less than ideal lines can get birdies, and errant shots can recover easily for par. They also emphasize throwing straight, which makes sense for a course tailored for beginners.
You also get some practice on open holes, with the final three playing parallel to the walking path. You can call the path itself OB, which kinda makes those holes challenging, and there are some fences and hills to be concerned with on those holes.
Cons: The baskets are too small, which makes even short putts difficult. Maybe that was part of the design. There are all kinds of hazards to throw into on nearly every hole - roads, fences, backyards - and if you're not on top of your game, there are somehow a few ways to lose discs. Several holes have an opportunity to put discs in the woods, and hole 4 has some weeds only a few feet from the basket. At an elementary school, no less.
The tees say the hole number, but I never found tee markings on the final four holes, the ones where you tee from a walking path. It doesn't matter a ton, but it can affect distance control and the angle to the basket on hole 6. You're also walking 400 feet from 9 back to 1.
Oh, and yes, the holes are really short and pretty easy if you can throw somewhat straight. Nine or ten under is a legit possibility for a lot of players. Hey, at least you can run aces here.
Other Thoughts: There wasn't much to work with here, and as a result, this course is not good at all. I appreciate the attempt to make a course beginner-friendly, but much better courses for this can and have been built. As far as improvements to this course, a hole to the east of hole 1 would be nice (it would be another opportunity to throw onto Roanoke, but you already have that on hole 1. Playing (current) holes 5-9 in the opposite direction would help finish slightly closer to hole 1.
I don't regret coming here, but this isn't a place to come back to again and again.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
I Award You No Points, and May God Have Mercy On Your Soul
14 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The first 5 tees have larger rubber mats and the last 4 tee from the walking path. Each tee area has the hole # and the distance in... yards.
The baskets do catch fairly well.
Hole 1 is an interesting ace run. Cross a road with a sort of backstop for it, and 9 is a little bit of a dangerous putt if you're short.
Cons: The difficulty levels are pretty unbalanced. The first five holes have nothing over 150 with some sparse trees, then the back four are all 150+... but wide open with danger of going over a fence or into a wall of brush. When you're ready to power up for the last four holes, the beginner starts to risk losing discs.
If it feels like the baskets are too small... that's because they are! 4-5cm below the low end of the acceptable target zone height. Which doesn't seem like a lot until you're putting. Also a few of the baskets have grass/vines growing into them.
The end of the course is an entire parking lot away from the start.
Other Thoughts: This is a small elementary school course with nothing much going for it. If you're a beginner, you risk throwing onto Roanoake, into the schoolyard, or into a thick layer of brush. If you're anything more than a beginner... see how long before you hit an ace. It's just a really long putt on some of these.
I don't like to sound negative toward a course, but when it feels like the school acquired cheap baskets, slapped them around the property without even trying to make things interesting, and doesn't complete the necessary maintenance... I'm not going to veil my thoughts.
14 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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