Wide Open Ace's in Waiting
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Pros: -A new course that offers wide open fairways with some border woods all on the right on a few holes, wind play, Ace's in reach, and slightly sloping fairways. Wanders thru a few soccer fields.
-Brand new shiny red Dynamic Baskets, and bright chains.
-Large squared concrete tees big enough to place a small patio table with 4 chairs.
-Seclusion, off the beaten path and you're likely to find yourself alone on the course, or with your group.
-Good course to work on form, wind play, and to grab an ace.
-Navigation is counter-clockwise and no navigation aides needed. As you drive in if you're looking around, you'll be able to count all nine baskets.
-Lost disc potential only if you're reckless.
-Plenty of room to add 9 more holes.
-Grass will be kept mowed by recreation center.
-A good family course! A family of 5 was finishing up, as I was starting.
-Beginners and Recreational can work on there game, form, and score well. Intermediate and Advance tweak your game with the wind and go for an ace.
Cons: -A few holes have very little between tee and basket, most holes nothing. As a wood's player, not too exciting.
-If there's soccer practice or a game, you're going to be skipping a few holes.
-No tee signs or any indication if I was starting on hole 1. Since new baskets, and newly poured concrete tees were installed, I would think the tee signs are on there way. Hole 1 tee next to parking, can't miss it.
-Hole 9 basket is way out there. On your way back to parking, you can play your own hole 10 about 500 feet.
-The tees being square on No. 5 tee pad it was angled toward a basket straight ahead, and a basket to the left which ended up being No. 6. The only time I pulled out my course app, basket 5 straight ahead. With tee signs that should be resolved.
-With no tree cover on a hot sunny day, I was roasting on my third course of the day.
Other Thoughts: As I was approaching the last few miles to the course with rolling hills and heavy woods, I was thinking this could be my type of course a woods course. But as I drove up the one third mile driveway that all deflated as I observed the wide openness and was able to count all nine baskets. However, I do know there are those who will love it, and I take that in consideration. There is room for another 9 holes in the park, but it would be more of the same wide-open fairways with holes that all look alike for the most part. The best thing about the course is it's the only course an hour in each direction (it takes a ferry to cross over to Williamsburg) and gives those who play in the area a closer option, and I'm sure will pick up new players.
With the shiny new baskets, generous concrete pads, and several chances to score an ace my overall rating is anchored on a 5.0 for those items group together. My round took 20 minutes to play.
There are a few holes worth mentioning for lost disc potential:
No. 2 Par 3 at 243 feet is wide open from tee to basket. At the 110-foot mark there is heavy protruding brush poking into the fairway from the right, need 180 feet to carry. If your disc sails into it, you could be doing some looking to find it. Basket is tucked behind the brush. However, is wide open to the left to avoid the brush. Its 1 of 2 holes with some interest off the tee.
Holes 3 and 4 some heavy trees and brush on the right, but just keep it middle or left and you'll be fine.
No. 8 Par 3 at 180 feet has heavy trees and brush poking in from the right, into the center of fairway, but its wide open to the left to reach the basket. A disc sailing into the woods would likely be found.
Truth be told, any seasoned player that loses a disc on this course will be hating themselves.
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