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 Harry not so Hairy

5+    9/1/2006   7/12/2010
Review By: Everett Evans
Played: 80  Reviewed: 14  Exp: 24.5 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 1) Nice clean park
2) Plenty of parking
3) Easy to navigate
4) Relaxing, tough to lose a disc or score a snowman
5) A couple of ace runs, a couple of tricky holes
6) Two tees per hole turns 9 into 18 holes
7) Played 100+ times and never ran into course traffic!!
Cons: 1) OK, as others have stated, this ain't "Warwick Animal to Blues" (search if you are clueless), it is pretty simple, easy golf. Only holes 7a and 7b give you a challenge (but a darn fine challenge it is!!).
2) Don't go if you want to meet up with fellow golfers, guarantee you will be playing the course alone.
3) Funky pars, just get on the trolley and play everything as a three like the big boys.
Other Thoughts: Harry Dunham was the nearest course to my workplace, so I played there pretty regularly from 2001-2006. You can easily get a few rounds in in an hour or so playing solo. I usually played a quick front 9/back 9. Most holes are EASY threes, my lows were -8 from the short and -7 from the long. Favorite holes are 7 long and 6 short (you were kicking yourself if you didn't deuce). All in all a happy, clean, peaceful course, if not overly difficult.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    6/1/2010   6/4/2010
Review By: rasTerize
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Course has a good mix of holes for righties and lefties, and for technique and power. Course is very well groomed. Layout flows. It's never too trafficked. You will probably never lose any discs. There are A and B tees at each hole. Each hole is well marked. No park fee.
Cons: You only need one solid throw to beat a hole.
Other Thoughts: All the holes should be played as par 3's, though some are labeled par 4. I've played the course 30+ times to date, and still love throwing a round here. Sure the course isn't that difficult, and the holes aren't super clever, but the course doesn't try to do more than it can or should. It's very strong for a simple course and it's definitely underrated in my opinion.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Basic Community Course with Perks

1    4/27/2010   4/28/2010
Review By: bcr123psu
Played: 81  Reviewed: 64  Exp: 8.3 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Harry Dunham Park is a large, clean, and well-maintained community park and is a nice setting for a DG course. The course is good for a quick rip through 9 holes, but one big advantage at Harry Dunham that a lot of community courses don't have is multiple tees. Having two sets of tee pads makes it possible to play 18 holes by using both positions.

Overall, the baskets and tee pads are starting to show signs of wear but are still in good working condition.

For a local park, the signage is amazing. The entire fairway is clearly depicted on the tee signs as are the locations of both tees, length to basket, and intended flight path.
Cons: Inevitably, pedestrians are a major hazard in a community park. The location of some of the tees/baskets come close to roads, paths, and parking lots making it potentially dangerous for bystanders.

Although there are two tees for each basket, for a lot of the holes the distance to the pin and the expected flight path is too similar to really take full advantage of multiple tees.

Despite having such a large community area, very few trees and other obstacles are factored into the design of the course. The bulk of the holes are simply drive/approach and putt. Additionally, the fairways border some gnarly brush that is dense and full of prickers. It would be very easy to lose a shanked drive in the thick rough. Drainage was an issue on a few of the holes and the tees and fairways were soggy.
Other Thoughts: For families, those starting out, and for locals near the course, Harry Dunham park offers a great opportunity to play disc golf. For any seasoned player, this course would be great practice for approach and putting.

As happens with many courses that are in community parks, the land allotted for DG probably factored into the layout. If the surrounding woods were included in the course (perhaps another 9 holes) and if some of the baskets were repositioned to make the existing holes longer and/or more challenging, Harry Dunham park could easily step up a few pegs and be a quality DG course that Central/Northern NJ so desperately needs.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Perfect place to learn and pratice

1    1/22/2010   1/22/2010
Review By: jbyrd
Played: 47  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 5.5 Years
This review was updated on 1/15/2012
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very well maintained public park, plenty of parking, Great tees and great baskets. All 9 holes have short and long tees. Some interesting shots. Its a very nice 9 hole course thats perfect to introduce a newbie, or work on your short game. The constant wind will test your skills
Cons: Park is busy, lots of families / kids, you need to be careful when you throw. The constant wind will test your skills
Other Thoughts: It is very well designed for the property, the nine holes run the outside perimiter of a large park and playground and walking path. for the most part all fairways are open for play, but the walking path does come into play on a few holes. I gave it a 4 because its the best 9 hole course in the area.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Enjoyable Local Course

5+    11/26/2009   11/29/2009
Review By: RamsFan1
Played: 73  Reviewed: 73  Exp: 7.1 Years
This review was updated on 4/25/2011
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Located in a very well maintained public park in Liberty Corner- one of those picturesque small towns you might see on a postcard, Harry Dunham is my favorite local 9 hole course in the Central Jersey Area. Has two tee pads at each hole and clearly marked signs with Par indicator. Hole 7 in particular is a challenge regardless of which tee pad you use, with tall grass on both sides serving as OB. Very easy to negotiate.
Cons: Probably not challenging enough for the advanced disc golfer. Many, many joggers, people walking their dogs and kids you must be mindful of when playing. Very soggy in spots after heavy rains. Would have been nice if some of the surrounding woods had been incorporated into the course.
Other Thoughts: Of the three 9 hole courses in the area, Greenwood Meadows is the best at utilizing the available land, Chimney Rock has the most potential, and Harry Dunham is the nicest overall.Really a peaceful experience playing here despite the heavy park use. People are very friendly and twice older gentlemen curiously asked me "what game I was playing" and expressed approval. As it's a 9 hole course, you can play it two or three times in a morning. Not too far from Chimney Rock & Greenwood Meadows.Worth the trip.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Good short course

5+    8/7/2009   8/7/2009
Review By: gregorvn
Played: 42  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 8.6 Years
This review was updated on 10/9/2011
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Asphalt tee boxes
Two tees per hole
Clearly marked
Well-designed, given the limitations of the park
Cons: Only nine holes
I wish they went into the woods behind #8 basket
Other Thoughts: Of the three short courses in this area, this is my favorite. It's a nice little nine-hole course if you don't have a lot of time or if you want to show a beginner what disc golf is like. While it's mostly level, mowed grass fairways, they did their best to arrange the course around the few trees to make it a little challenging, and some of the holes have some good distance from the long tees for such a small course.

EDIT: I've been playing this course more lately for a variety of reasons. If you go when it's not crowded and aren't worried about hitting joggers or kids on the playground, it's a lot of fun to play this course in a semi-safari layout. Play 1's tee to 2's basket, 3's tee to 4's basket and so on until you get to 9, which you play to 1 and then go around again (2 to 3, etc.). It makes the course a lot longer and gives you some very interesting shots. I added this layout (with rough distances taken from Google Maps) to the course and called it the "Gold" layout.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Beginners Welcome

5+    4/19/2009   4/19/2009
Review By: StringPeachIncident
Played: 26  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 12.3 Years
2 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: *easy
* good stroll
* can move the tees back and put some trees and tunnels in front of you
*8th Hole Break
Cons: *wide open
*frequent walkers/joggers
Other Thoughts: One of the first courses ive ever played, i was able to birdie sum holes with an ultimate disc and have aquired a few hole in ones on 3 and 5.. Deff worth checkin out for a lesuirely drive and putt session, otherwise not worth the drive if its over 15mins away from you.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nice park.

2-4    3/6/2009   3/8/2009
Review By: Disc Dog
Played: 82  Reviewed: 46  Exp: 10.4 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a well maintained park with a playground, bathrooms, and other facilities. Each tee is asphalt and signage is first rate. The course plays counter clockwise on the outside of the park. Because of this many of the throws are left to right. If played before the park is crowded it can be used for a friendly game among friends or for some nice practice. Especially if you use the dual tees to make it play like 18 baskets.
Cons: Basket 2 is a bit hairy because it is a left to right throw along side a road. If your throw gets away from you it could end up headed for the street and it is fairly well used. There is also a home behind 2 but it should not be a problem unless you are being foolish. 3 kind of scares me because on the right you have heavy brush with lots of briars and on the left is the real nice children's playground. If a disc got away here when children are playing or a child decides to take off running when attention is not being fully shown by all involved it could be ugly. 6 is a nice slightly downhill throw but it is next to the parking lot so be careful. 7 and 8 are next to a very well used walking and running path.
Other Thoughts: This is a good place to play if the park is quiet. Like early in the morning like I did. Other than that it has very little potential. Unless they want to expand it into the woods where I saw the people on mountain bikes going.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Nice Little Pitch and Putt

1    2/18/2009   2/21/2009
Review By: optidiscic
Played: 156  Reviewed: 149  Exp: 15.5 Years
This review was updated on 8/7/2009
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Excellent signage. Well groomed park. Course has 2 very nice aspalt tees per hole, thus 9 holes can be played as 18. I liked these tees more than I expected too. Meanders along perimeter of park and does a fair job of avoiding other park activities. Great place to air out drives. Optimal place to practice open game, teach, and learn new discs. Open course, little chance to lose discs. Given the limited space, the holes have some nice length...any longer and it would be dangerous, any shorter and it would be too boring. Nice use of small slopes and minimal trees to utilize limited obstacles into fun factor of course. Play it during winter or off season and this course is much funner as there will be limited traffic in park. I played in February, I had no pedestrian problems. #7 owned me I had all kinds of trouble there!
Cons: It's flat, like south Jersey flat but it's not south Jersey. Holes 2 and 4 will have you driving parallel to roads, be careful. Hole #6 plays around a parking area, watch for cars. Hole #9 runs along a baseball field, it's not unrealistic to lose a drive into the playing area. Wish the woods between 8 and 9 were used for a few holes..this would increase the variety and safety of the course. Watch the walking path as well. If you don't clear the brush on hole #7 your gonna be pissy! I was, took a 7, hit a tree then tomahawked into a 2 meter rule then threw an anhyzer that the wind grabbed and threw into walking path before eventaully holing out....pretty funny having all that trouble on a course I thought was easy as pie.
Other Thoughts: Poor North Jersey and New York....All those people and such limited courses to choose from. If anyone can build some more elite courses up there I am sure Disc Golf will take off.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 FIrst ACE!!!! - Might be Biased

1    8/27/2008   9/5/2008
Review By: five2loves42
Played: 96  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 9.7 Years
3 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Nice, well maintained park. Multiple tee-boxes add a little variety. I Aced #6-Red '145 so that was my favorite hole (lol).
Cons: Lots of football parents on the course near 7-8 and cheerleaders practicing on 9's fairway made it a little more challeging.
Other Thoughts: Really good short course to get your feet wet on. Good practice area near the first tee and on hole nine

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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