Brew and a Putter
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Pros: -A 9-hole putter course on the back property of a brewery and a restaurant. The course is lightly wooded with a few open holes, some baskets with guardian trees, and an elevated tee.
-The course features Discatcher baskets, but the practice area has Latitude 64 baskets the nicer of the two baskets.
-Tees are turf, holes range in distances of 40 to 100 feet all Par 2's. Tee signs have hole number, par, distance, and some have a cup holder. The #6 tee sign had a picture of a target ship or what the owners would call a Coast Guard ship, I'm a Submariner there all target ships.
-From the tee putter, I left my bag in the car. Navigation is counterclockwise easy to follow.
-All levels will enjoy the ace runs!
-6 Bears and a Goat Brewing Company is named after the founders all retired service members. Six Coastguard members (Bears), and one Navy (Goat). The establishment offers brew and a menu.
Cons: -I played on a Tuesday, the establishment is closed on Monday's. They must have had a busy weekend there was trash on the course, and empty glasses on the cup holders. I hope the course isn't always presented in that manner.
-Some of the cup holders had broken off the tee signs.
-Thought it was odd that the nicer Latitude 64 baskets were for practice. Perhaps there used for gaming? Or maybe didn't want the extra expense for the 9-hole course.
-Lost disc potential to the right of the #4 and 5 fairway was an empty pond. I would think after a heavy sustained rain it could fill up some, but no more than a few feet deep if it does fill, there is a drainage pipe.
-To the right of the #1 fairway is an outdoor dining area, a wild throw could reach it.
Other Thoughts: 6 Bears and a Goat offers a relaxed atmosphere of food and brew with a chance to run some aces. Some of the baskets are challenging with guardian skinnies, and a few of the fairways as well. I had two basket hits, but no aces. Not a course to take seriously, just have fun. I have several shipmates that live between Virginia Beach and the Washington D.C. area, when its my turn to pick a mini reunion, this will be it, a great place to jug a few, eat, tell sea stories, and introduce Disc Golf. The only personnel con was the trashy look of the course with trash here and there, and the empty glasses in the holders. Just not a good look for my eyes, and I hope it was just due to a busy weekend.
My over rating is anchored on a 2.5 for the ace runs, nice tee signs with pictures, and the establishment. My goal to play taking pictures was 9 minutes, I played in 8 minutes I had three more courses to bag.
Holes of Interests:
-#4 at 100 feet is an elevated open tee to an open basket that sits between the pond on the right and some light woods and brush to the left. The basket sits on a ridge about 10 feet wide and a green roller to the pond, a slice of the pond is in the line. If there's any water in the pond it will be a challenge and perhaps a lost disc if too deep.
-#5 at 80 feet tees from the same ridge with pond on the right only a wild throw will find the pond. There are overhanging branches all the way to the basket to keep your ace run low. The basket sits with guardian overhang mounted on top of the drainage pipe. About 15 feet before the basket the green slopes down towards any drainage water. If water in the drainage shouldn't be too hard to find your disc.
14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
No power needed but great for woods practice
23 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Cute little nine-holer behind a brewery which (by the way) serves some wonderful lunch and has a large selection of straight beer and fruit beers.
The little course only requires you to have putters and possibly a mid-range or two. It's a mini woods course. So if you struggle in the woods, want to work out strategy, and live nearby (or are passing through), it would make sense to work out some of your strategy here on something short enough where you don't really need any power but you can develop touch.
The super-narrow fairways in the woods make you think. Take the same technique to a larger woods course and throw (likely) a stronger disc to achieve similar results.
Mediocre players (such as myself) can score par most all the time. People with real skills probably are going to get a number of birdie aces (every hole is par 2).
Cons: Well, it is so short that it certainly is not a destination course by itself. It's a warm-up or cool-down course.
Other Thoughts: Definitely need to spend time in the brewery for a meal before or after play. Very delicious food and varied drink. Non-alcoholic available. There is a performance stage outdoors and picnic tables as well as tables on the patio (most in a tent to deal with the COVID situation).
It appears you might can play holes 1-3 at night. There are strings of lights up in the trees.
The course would be great for beginners. I think it would be very encouraging to said who probably are easily and quickly making par. There is also a practice basket area with 3-4 baskets where one can simply warm up or play a team challenge.
23 of 23 people found this review helpful.
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