Ultimate ace run course
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 9 hole course tucked into a small space in the corner of Ferguson Park. The park also has children's play areas and other amenities.
Navigation here is pretty simple, as the course is about as tiny as a 9 hole course can be. Simple concrete slabs with the hole number and basket direction serve as the signage. Easy enough.
For being super short, there are a few decent lanes and lines to navigate. Granted, it's still all basically short ace runs, but at least you'll have to earn it a little bit. There is a nice rock outcropping around the hole 1/8/9 area as well.
VERY beginner friendly, and a great place to bring people new to the game, kids, or older folks. In that regard, this design is spot on and could easily hook new players.
Cons: As stated above, the course is SHORT. There is only one hole over 200', and it comes in at just over at 204'. Most players should be able to play this course with just a putter.
When I was here, there was a lot of water retention on the slightly lower section of the course.
The natural tees weren't the best, but I guess they were serviceable enough.
Other Thoughts: For what it is, and the space available, this is a fine little course. It's certainly not going to challenge most players to anything more than hitting aces, but there are worse things than practicing your putter shots!
Not worth going far out of your way for, but if you're passing by and happen to have two discs in your car, give it a try!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Very gentle course - good for newbies
Concrete tee markers (not pads) were functional; made finding tees easy, and had arrows pointing to the basket.
We liked #8, which went over a hill to a blind basket. This might be frustrating if you know what you're doing, but we don't and liked it a lot.
While the DG course is tight (see con below), it's well separated from the other parts of Ferguson park, so traffic from non disc golfers should be minimal.
Cons: Rude and dangerous group when we were there. We left without finishing basket #9 after they nearly hit us multiple times with discs. No yelling "fore", and they could definitely see us and threw discs anyway. One missed my head by a few feet - and it happened again afterwards, at which point we left. The rest of the course was completely empty, so it's not as though these guys had any reason to feel rushed. No clue if these are regulars, but it was bad enough to make us leery of making the drive back.
The jerk factor was compounded by the design of this course, which is very, very tight. If the course is crowded (note: it wasn't when we were there), there's going to be a lot of cross traffic.
Single chain baskets.
Other Thoughts: None.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 0 Not
A Pitch and Putt Adventure
Pros: This course is an excellent introduction to the sport. It features very short holes, basic obstacles, and is easy to navigate. Ferguson was my very first round of disc golf and I scored two over par. I am very much a novice, but I still had fun on this tiny course.
Cons: Tiny. Leave your fast drivers at home.
The tee "pads" are actually patches of dirt with a cement patch in front of them pointing to the tee. Unfortunately, the pads are now full of holes and rocks and a few have exposed roots. Getting a nice launch isn't really necessary in a small course such as this one, but a bit of effort to keep them smooth would be nice.
Other Thoughts: This is the putt-putt of disc golf. An excellent way to introduce a young person, or complete novice the ropes of the sport. More experienced players may get enjoyment from the course by practicing rolling birdies, but should view it as warm-up.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Cute is the word. Holes are short Baskets are great. The Tee Markings are some of the best. You can find No. 1 very easy, then No. 2 and so on.
First hole you throw over this huge rock, about 220 feet. 2nd hole throw thru a bunch of trees. 3rd hole got to be careful not to go over the fence. Next few were possible Aces. You do have to thow thru some trees. No. 7 is probably the longest, like no. 1. No. 8 was nice, got to throw over a 30 foot hill to a basket on the other side. Pond behind the basket. That's a water hazard. Good challenge. last one No. 9 is by the road. Makes a good practice warm up basket. Not too many people playing. Nearby is a nice Blackman's lake. People fish there. Playground in the area. Grass is manicured.
Cons: Holes are short. Not good for a Pro. Only for a rookie or novice who want to tune up their game, or practice throws.
Other Thoughts: I have fun at this course. Take my kids there. Good way to introduce disc golf, instead of a killer course w/ blackberry.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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