Baden, PA 
Old Economy Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: MattK Hole #2
3 / 291ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #2 Tee

Course Rating Distribution

Reviews: 12
Avg. Rating:
Clear FiltersFilter/Sort
Reviews between: and Sort By:
Exp. (in years): Played: Reviewed: Only Trusted Reviewers
< Prev 1 2
Not bad, not great.

1    5/13/2016   5/13/2016
Review By: Jags
Played: 30  Reviewed: 30  Exp: 3.4 Years
Pros: Not a bad course in a park style setting. Good signage with some nice basket placement. Easy to follow once you find hole #1.
Cons: Tee pads are dirt/grass. Some tee pads have roots/rock's sticking out so watch your footing so you don't break your leg. DO NOT THROW IN THE WOODS FROM HOLES 4-9 ON!!! Solid poison ivy as far as the eye can see. This is the only course that all the baskets were completely rusted, chain's and all. Idk..... After hole #9 you have a 1/2 mile to 3/4 of a mile walk back to the parking lot.
Other Thoughts: This course is not bad other then the forementioned cons. Nothing amazing but not bad. With cement tee pads and some TLC this course could be quite nice. Don't go out of you way for this one but if your in the area why not.


1    3/14/2015   3/14/2015
Review By: unsmith
Played: 13  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 3.6 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: One fun downhill throw on 3.
Generous pars if you like tracking your score in relation to par.
Good signage and easy to navigate.
Cons: A horrible sodden mess if it's rained recently.
All out and no back, so after you play the half a hole that is hole 9, enjoy the long walk back to your car.
Tees are terrible, just sunken holes in the ground.
Other Thoughts: If this was an Eagle Scout project, then it's time to hit up the local chapter for some maintenance. Hole 2 basket is missing. It's pretty clear that the people who designed this don't play a lot of disc golf. Most of the holes are extremely susceptible to rollaways, so I hope you can putt. On 9, a rollaway goes 100 feet into the brush. On 2... well, just follow your disc 400 feet into the parking lot below and leave. Seriously, who wants a basket in a sidehill location at the top of a massive hill?

Don't throw long and right on 3, the old man who lives there is not friendly.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Stop to Stretch Out a Bit

2-4    6/11/2014   7/13/2014
Review By: Qikly
Played: 133  Reviewed: 114  Exp: 5.6 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: For a casual park 9 holer, Old Economy has a nice mix of distances, with some short par 3s, three holes over 300', and an additional two holes over 400'. Getting to stretch out and throw some distance drivers was a nice surprise, and there are opportunities to reach for a range of other discs off the tee, too.

There are a variety of hole types, with mixed levels of woodedness and elevation, although the tendency is towards more open shots. Shot variety is decent, and even the multiple straight holes come in different flavors. 4 is an enjoyably technical tunnel shot that makes for a tough three, and 5 challenges your placement nicely with a combination of sloping terrain, OB, and the tree line. The rolling hills throughout the course spice up some otherwise-conventional shots, and there are a few enjoyably-scary hillside pin placements.

Parking is plentiful. The course is easy to find within the park, and navigation is straightforward. Grooming seems regularly upkept. A nice, sizable, and clean portapotty is on site.
Cons: Old Economy Park is a pretty basic course, with several very open holes and an overall lack of line shaping. 4 is pretty much the only technical hole. There's a bombs away feel to several holes due to the lack of obstacles, and a few others that come close to that sense as long as you manage to steer within a very generous lane. The replay factor is pretty nil if you don't live in the neighborhood, IMHO. There are just too many other great courses nearby.

The tees are really terrible: ruts in the ground filled with wood chips that make for poor footing, and dug low enough and short enough to risk turning an ankle or the like if you step long (very possible). I didn't use them.

Old Economy has the worst in and out I've ever seen. The holes play progressively away from hole 1, leaving you a walk back that could rival the duration of your round. I'm not one to complain about such things generally, but here it was really poor. You'll regret this design choice on a hot summer day.
Other Thoughts: Old Economy Park's disc golf course has some fun distance, but otherwise not much to really draw you back there. It makes for a nice quick stop if you're visiting Knob Hill or Linbrook, but should be pretty low on the priority list when visiting the area.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Not bad

2-4    3/20/2014   4/20/2014
Review By: nytrate
Played: 6  Reviewed: 6
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: This course is open, quiet, and sunny. A handful of decent holes. 3 and 4 are great holes.

Good place to practice because it is never crowded.
Cons: As everyone else said, the 9 holes end abruptly. The course is almost too open. If they had even a few holes through the woods leading back to the parking lot, even if not another 9, this course could be great. Three great wooded pins would do it, and make this worth the drive from knob or linbrook.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Simple Course, Good for Beginners

5+    10/11/2013   10/14/2013
Review By: BigAl724
Played: 146  Reviewed: 127  Exp: 5.4 Years
This review was updated on 4/21/2014
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Located in a very big park that has a huge playground, a pool, tennis courts, and walking/hiking paths. There is plenty of parking and a bathroom near the first tee. This a good course to bring the family to while you play a quick round, as the course isn't spread out too far and it only takes 20-30 minutes to play. The first 6 holes play close to the rest of the park, but the last 3 start to venture a little far away. It is located right off Rt. 989 and is minutes away from Knob Hill and Linbrook.

-The tee signs are in good shape, show hole distances, pars, mark O.B., and a few of them point you to the next tee.
-The DISCatchers catch well
-This is a good course to take beginners to, as most of the holes are open but they will have a chance to throw as far as they can
-While this is a simple beginner course, hole length isn't sacrificed (except for 9)
-Nice variety of hole lengths and hyzer, anhyzer, and straight shots. The designers did a good job of using the elevation changes well here, most notably on holes 2 and 3.
-Holes 1-3 play around the center of the park, then the course flows well in one constant direction
-The road is O.B., adding to the technicality of several holes
Cons: -The chains in the baskets are pretty rusty on most of the holes
-There is a steep slope and nasty rough on the edges of 7-9, so be careful to make sure that your disc stays on the fairways here
-Tees are natural, and are played on sloping hills or bumpy ground for the first few holes
-The basket for hole 2 has been missing all of 2013. I heard they took it down in the winter for a sledding competition, so they must've never made the effort to put it back up
-Since the course heads in one direction (away from the first 3 holes) there is a long walk back to the parking lot. I'd recommend playing the course backwards instead, since you're walking back in that direction anyways.
-A sign to hole 4 would help, it is located to the left of the barn
Other Thoughts: My favorite holes here are:

3- A nice downhill shot that gives you a chance to really watch you disc glide. The big tree in the middle offers either a big hyzer or anhyzer line.
4-A tunnel shot through low hanging trees with an anhyzer line to the basket
7-A very long, but pretty tight, line to the basket

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Small improvements could make a real difference

2-4    3/3/2013   3/3/2013
Review By: jhilton
Played: 55  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 6.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 1) Some nice variety of shots. long, short, left, straight, right
2) Designed in a way that allows players of many skill levels to play
3) This park isn't much so the DG course gives people a reason to come here
Cons: 1) Missing basket on #2
2) Missing Tee Sign on #1 and #7
3) Only nine holes - looks like it could be 18 with some time spent in the trees after hole #9
4) Dug out teepads - at the moment they are not good, but if they are dug out to make room for gravel, flypads or concrete, then this may turn into a positive
Other Thoughts: Hole #1 - This is a mid length right turn on a hillside that requires some skill in landing a disc well to avoid a big roll away

Hole #2 - This basket is missing, but it appears to be a mid length, uphill/sidehill drive to a spot near the top of the hill

Hole #3 - This has both a left and a right line around a big tree to a basket about 330 away. This was a fun hole. We threw from the street rather than the tee pad to get better footing. The dug out teepad looked really dangerous.

Hole #4 - This may be one of the most scenic, with tall grass to one side and some nice rows of trees. The main line is a tunnel down the center but there is a sneak RHBH hyzer line out through the right.

Hole #5 - Longer uphill par 3 with some nice road OB on the right. Good use of terrain.

Hole #6 - This also makes great use of the road for OB. Par 4 with OB all right, nasty brush left and a big tree to negotiate on the approach.

Hole #7 - This is a cool wider tunnel hole that ends near some old looking shack (although we imagine more recently built, given the nature of the cuts in the wood). This hole gives you some nice birdie chances at par 5 if you can bomb a disc fairly straight.

Hole #8 - This is a straight tunnel drive to a basket left. Be aware that any dispersion into the trees is gonna have you in a place with more thorns than your grandmother's rosebushes.

Hole #9 - Very cool shorter par 3 on a sloped hill. If you go for the ace, you risk a massive approach shot from a painful place.

Overall, this course shows real promise. We took the advice of another reviewer and played holes 8-4 backwards from the #9 basket to make the long walk more worthwhile. There appears to be room and some paths for some neat woods holes below hole #9. If there really are plans for PFDS to expand this course, that would be great. Until then, with the damages to the course (Holes 1, 2, 7) and the awkward dugout tees, this course stays near average.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Alright 9

2-4    7/24/2012   7/24/2012
Review By: timbur3
Played: 88  Reviewed: 51  Exp: 10.7 Years
This review was updated on 8/21/2013
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The course flowed well and had good signage (except #7 was missing its sign). There were a few long holes and a few short which can test your tactical shots. The baskets were very nice. On the first 3 holes the wind makes for an exciting challenge. Pars are very fair that are on the signs.

Playing this course backwards is almost more fun than forwards. Even going from the #4 basket all the way back across the road to the #3 basket.
Cons: The tee pads were basically holes in the ground which made for some tough footing sometimes. There was a 10 minute walk from hole 9 to the parking lot. The woods are very thick and it can take some time to find your discs if you stray too far from the fairway.
Other Thoughts: There is absolutley room for 18 holes on the land. When I played in a high school tourney here with J. Gary Dropcho, he set up 9 more good holes, with portable baskets, to make it 18. So it is possible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Solid Course

2-4    7/24/2012   7/24/2012
Review By: hogwild428
Played: 141  Reviewed: 25  Exp: 18.8 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: It's pretty easy to get around the course and every hole is marked pretty well, with the exception of hole 7 which is missing its sign. Starts with a few wide open holes with fun elevation changes to make things interesting. There are a couple of longer holes where you can test your arm, but still have to be able to locate where you land your drives. The course finishes with a couple of nice, short holes through the woods.
Cons: Biggest con is the fact that the end of the 9th hole is a long walk from the parking lot. This course dropped from a 2.5 to a 2 because of the long walk. The tees could use a bit of work too. I don't mind natural tees, but the ones here are very rough and uneven. Digging them out a bit would make a pretty big difference here.
Other Thoughts: The rough can be pretty intense on this course. There is some serious tall grass along the fairway on 4. If you happen to go in there you can be in trouble.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Just wait for the improvements to come.....

5+    2/27/2011   2/28/2011
Review By: chris deitzel
Played: 203  Reviewed: 35  Exp: 24.4 Years
This review was updated on 4/8/2014
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is an interesting little course that is located in a beautiful park that is very close to Knob Hill and Linbrook Park. This course does not get much use at all and is a great place to come and practice or to get away from the crowds of some of the other courses in the area. The grass on the course is beautiful as well and it is a nice walk in the park with some spectacular views as you play.

The holes on the course are actually fairly decent holes. Hole 3 is a great downhill shot that is always fun to unload your bag on. Hole 4 is one of the nicest holes on the course with a row of trees, a sloping fairway and fast green. Really makes for a great hole. Really all of the holes are good holes and have different challenges.

Nice park with some good amenities.

Hardly anyone ever there.

Cons: The biggest problem with the course is that hole 9 finishes about a mile from the parking lot that you started at. Which isn't so bad if you just play the course backwards. 9's basket to 8, 8's basket to 7, etc etc. Playing the course backwards makes for some beautiful and fun holes. Since nobody is ever there, you can actually do this.

The tee areas are not the best. And on the first few holes, they are placed way too close to the previous basket.

Missing a tee sign on 7
Other Thoughts: As is Economy is worth playing if you are in the area. It is a nice place to play when Knob Hill is muddy, as this course has good drainage and stays dry. The course definitely has some challenge to it and the holes are fun to throw. But with the big walk at the end of the course, it just discourages people from playing here.

Plans for additional 9-holes have stalled. Who knows if it will ever happen?

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Loop Then Straight Away

1    7/4/2010   7/7/2010
Review By: swatso
Played: 530  Reviewed: 369  Exp: 9.5 Years
This review was updated on 7/15/2010
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Easy to navigate, even w/o a map, as tee signs show where the next tee is.
Single tee/basket. Natural, somewhat-level tee locations becoming rutted/filled with weeds. Long walk back from basket-9 to parking lot.
Other Thoughts:
Initially plays on an open hillside then in wood-lined open-space in a moderate-sized public park. Elevation change on most holes but the final two, which require good-n-straight touch shots. Fairly open, although #4 has you throwing between two rows of trees early, and #8 pinches you late at the basket.

Navigation: The first three holes play across, up/across, then down a large, open, grassy hillside. Cross the street tee to find tee-4, and all remaining holes pretty much play in a linear direction, away from the parking lot. Tee-7's sign was uprooted - it is down and left from basket-6.

An okay change-of-pace to nearby Knob Hill and Two Mile Run Extension if planning to play in the area.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

< Prev 1 2

Join Disc Golf Course Review for free to add your review. Have an account already? Sign In to add a review.