Darden Harvest Park
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -- Good baskets.
-- Restrooms on site (between 12 and 17 tees).
-- Does not favor one throwing style (RHBH/RHFH, etc.), although the best holes are dogleg left.
-- Nice 5x12 concrete tee pads.
-- Two nice bridges to cross creek/ditch.
-- No. 11 is a good hole: 317-feet dogleg left with a path to the right and a creek/ditch left. The basket is 25 feet right of that creek/ditch. No. 14 is also good: 260 feet dogleg left with a 6-12 foot wide tunnel for the first 40 feet.
-- Nice informative tee signs (with one exception noted below). Change in elevation is noted, which seems like overkill on a fairly flat course.
Cons: -- Safety. This is easily the worst course I have played in terms of tee pads being too close to baskets. Five baskets are less than 15 feet from a tee pad (12-13, 13-14, 14-15, 15-16, 17-18). Another three are in the putting circle. I had at least three decent shot that went through (or landed on) a tee pad.
-- No. 7 plays between a tree line (there are gaps leading to backyards) 15 feet to the right and a dog park 20 feet left. After finishing 7, you've got a LONG walk around the dog park to get to 8 on the other side.
-- The map on the tee sign for 3 is wrong; it shows the basket left when it is right. Since the trees are thick, you can't see the basket, so you really are relying on the map.
-- This is largely a wooded course, but 4 and 5 have no realistic lines to the baskets. The same is true for 18.
-- Navigation is far from intuitive. After 5, you see a nearby tee pad, which would logically be 6; nope, it's 14. You've got a LONG walk (you cross two bridges) to get to 6.
-- A walking path comes into play (sometimes bordering a hole, sometimes traversing it) on several holes.
Other Thoughts: -- Seven of the eight instances of baskets and tees being too close together come in the final seven holes. It feels as if the course designer started running out of room and jammed a bunch of holes into the remaining space.
-- As you approach on North Street, the park is on your left; parking is on the right.
-- The large number of trees means lots of leaves on the ground to obscure your disc. I spent a lot of time searching for discs.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 18 difficult holes with new baskets signs and tee boxes. If you like a wooded course that's very tight you will love this. It has many difficult shots. Being able to throw straight in a narrow window really helps with this course. Its a very nice park with lots of mature trees. Also you play in different areas of the park so the holes do fell a little different as you play.
Cons: Very tight and short in some places. Not a great place for new players or kids to learn.
Have to avoid park walkers and a dog park and a play ground.
Other Thoughts: If you like wooded courses this is a must play.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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