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Pros: Located in a very nice area. This small park has a playground area (swings etc), a shelter for picnics, and a very small dog park (which is marked for residents only). Bike trails nearby. Nine holes with a mix of open and wooded; a few interesting shapes; nice tee signs at each tee with layout and distance. Very easy navigation - you can always see the next tee from the preceding hole's basket. New Mach 2 baskets which catch very well. Tee pads are gravel in boxes which are in very good shape; the holes are short so this is not a problem (for me). Parking lot is not huge but not much traffic here (seems like mostly locals who walk to the park). Played Wednesday at 11 AM and had the park to myself until the very end of my round; peaceful. Large sign marking the beginning of the course with maps/scorecards. There is a water fountain.
Cons: Baskets do not have numbers (not sure about every single one) but there is really only one basket visible from the tee so it is "obvious" where to throw. One basket and one tee per hole. Most tees are pretty close to the previous basket. Several water crossings (small) with no bridge or board so you might encounter slippery rocks. Holes are pretty short (see 'Other' below for some talk on distances) - the scorecard says 150', 225', 295', 136', 165', 200', 397', 372', and 228'. The layout on the tee signs and the printed maps often does not match the shape of the hole. They seem to have it almost exactly backward: where they show it straight, the fairway curves; where they show a curve, it is straight. Some poison ivy off fairway although it is pretty easy to stay in the fairways. No benches, no bag hooks, no bathrooms. The pars on the scorecard are very high (e.g. hole 9 is a straight 228' hole with no obstacles and is par 4),
Other Thoughts: Driving in, it's easy to miss the entrance to the park (it's pretty small). The course starts at the far left of the parking lot with a course sign on the path into the woods (near the first tee). The distances on the scorecard and tee signs does not match the distances on this website. In some cases, they do not match between the scorecard and the tee sign (but usually they do). I can't tell which values are correct so I did not change the values here. Also confusing is that it is called Everfield DGC here but the scorecards and tee signs say it is Willowsford DGC. It is at the location listed here (and matches the brief description) so I'm sure it is the same course.
Hole 1 is a wooded hole that should be scouted first. The map on the tee sign shows it as straight but it actually curves considerably to the right. The tee pad for 2 is around that same curve so anyone standing there might be in hazard. Straight ahead from the tee is underbrush so you definitely don't want to throw straight and then go find the basket.
Hole 2 is a simple straight open hole. Of course the map shows a curve in the fairway.
Hole 3 is my second favorite hole on the course. It is a nice gentle downhill to a basket across a small streamlet which you can play as OB for added challenge.
Hole 4 is an ace run to a basket in a wooded corridor. You throw across the same streamlet you just crossed.
Hole 5 is another short wooded corridor.
Hole 6 is an open hole across a slightly wider streamlet to a basket up a gentle slope. Do not cross the streamlet at the tee - go to the right along the bank and you will find a trail that leads to a much better crossing spot.
Hole 7 is the longest hole on the course. It is wide open and goes up a couple of small bumps to a basket along the woods on the right.
Hole 8 is my favorite hole on the course. It is wooded and the tee sign map is confusing. The basket is straight ahead down a slope but the fairway/trail takes a hard left and then a hard right. If you spot/realize the basket is down at the bottom on the slope (slightly on the right), you can throw over the intervening underbrush; I didn't and threw down the left side thinking that I was supposed to follow the path. Once I found the basket, I realized that this was actually a fun hole. Afterwards, cross the wider streamlet to get to the ninth tee.
Hole 9 is mostly open to a basket in a small wooded area. Very straight and easy.
Afterwards, take the path to the right to get on a paved path back into the park near the playground. It is a short walk back to the parking lot. My overall impression is that it is a very pleasant little park that would be great for local beginners. I wish I had brought a camera (my cheap phone doesn't take pictures) because it is unlikely I will come back unless I happen to be in the area. Can be combined with Salamander Resort as another bland 9-holer. I wavered between 2 and 2.5 as a rating - went with 2.5 because it was pleasant/attractive and supplied maps.
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