3 Helpful / 0 Not
Beautiful Oct. DG in Mass.
Pros: -superb hole maps on each tee box
-really solid pro shop
-lot of hole variety
-good course map on scorecard
-easy to get to off of the highway - great way to break up a drive to NYC or Boston
Cons: -could have used a little more marking between holes
-baskets could use some pink day-glo flags or blazes to make them easier to find (some had orange, but that's a tough color in the fall)
Other Thoughts: -ran into the course designer/owner walking through with his dogs, the guy spent about 5 mins. with me on #10 helping me find an errant drive. we ended up finding it -- what a great guy!
-i'll have to get back here for sure, well worth $$ for the quality of a pay course
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 tees with two baskets to each hole. Baskets are in great shape. Mostly wooded course, yet it is fair in the fact that there are no pinball type holes. Unlike Maple Hill, Pyramids doesn't have as much water and no intimidating 200 plus foot water throws. Most of the water at Pyramids is casual and forgiving. A bit of elevation in the back and forth holes but nothing like Maple Hill. Plenty of parking. Marshall Street is the nicest disc golf shop I have ever seen. Locals are very friendly. Not far from eating establishments. The signage is top notch.
Cons: The biggest gripe I have with Pyramids is the entrance road, which borders holes 16, 17, and 18. Any throw on 17 and 18 can hit an unsuspecting car. The parking lot is not safe from a bad throw on 18 either. The entrance road is only wide enough for one car, so take care entering and exiting Pyramids.
Other Thoughts: This course nicely complements Maple Hill and again has the two layouts for players of different skill levels, but here the Silver layout is pretty tough. Play the Pinks for free when you pay for your round at Pyramids.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: great challenging course. beautiful background..plays pretty fast.
it was fun to play
Cons: a few holes were similar.. went up the hill, down the hill, up the hill, down the hill..so it was kind of lose the surprise of what the next hole looked like. but it was only a few holes.
afraid to shoot on the 18th hole cause a car was parked right next to the tee.
Other Thoughts: cost to play but is worth it.
awesome store too!
down the street from maple hill
newton hill 10 minutes away.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 2 Not
First Private course Played
Pros: Just a wonderful layout on the course hole 5 is one of the most beautiful that i have ever seen. casual streams run through the course so there is a little bit of water lots of elevation changes makes for a challenging course and multiple baskets is a very nice touch. The signs were well done to make each hole easy to find.
Cons: Pay to pay $6 but very much worth it to play I would like to say the only reason this is a con all of the courses around me are free and I understand that more money means for a lot nicer courses.
Other Thoughts: The pro shop for this course is the Marshall street disc golf store and it is so cool to finally go into it the owner is extremely nice and has a great selection of stuff and if you have never been to an actual pro shop you should go and see this one!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Wish it were closer
Pros: Very clean (not a ton of brush so you can spend more time playing --- water is not really a factor), well laid out with two baskets per tee... no poison ivy.
Cons: Not free... and hilly -- not always a con, just something to point out.
Other Thoughts: It's great fun to poke around the pro shop.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Great time as always
Pros: Awesome course with a variety of different types of throws form heavily wooded to open fields. The on-site store is fully stocked and always ready with advice and disc reviews. The difference between the pro and reg. courses is enough that you can play twice in a row and stay entirely entertained.
Cons: If you hate hiking up and down the same steep slope 8 times, being a walking buffet for bugs, or paying $6 a round, then this course might be an issue for ya. Also, watch out in the winter, the snow makes it treacherous.
Other Thoughts: The revised 3, 4, and 5 holes are awesome! It opened up a whole lot of room so I'm expecting some more changes or maybe a couple more holes. Nice job guys!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Scenic but not safe
Pros: Great scenery and some creative holes crossing back and forth over a river. Nice elevation changes, and a good mix of short and medium length holes. Having two baskets for each hole is a clever alternative to having two tee pads.
The course houses an unbelievably well-stocked pro shop, and offers a great opportunity to fill up on new plastic before your round.
I felt that the $6 price was very reasonable considering the amount of private land required to construct a course like this.
Cons: The course layout poses genuine safety hazards. The flight paths cross each other in more than just a couple locations, and hole 18 in particular is basically unplayable on a busy day.
Also, while the course is challenging and requires a lot of accuracy, it doesn't feel like a variety of shots are required - specifically anhyzers and overhead shots.
Lastly, the silver baskets are hard to see - I'm sure this gets better with experience.
Other Thoughts: If you can make it here during off-peak hours (like a weekday afternoon), you'll have a lot more fun.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
7 Helpful / 0 Not
A Must Play
Pros: - two great layouts, silver and gold, playing from a single tee to either a Mach or a DISCatcher
- some amazIng pin locations
- some tricky, man-made obstacles like woodpiles
- water, woods, terrain, open fields, mandos. This course has some of everything.
- benches near most holes
- the best signs I've ever seen, one set of gold, one for silver, giving a description of the ideal flight to the hole, with 3 pictures to go with said description so you can easily visualize what they're saying
- this course is home to the Marshall Street pro shop, probably one of the top 2 pro shops you can go to
- 2 double disc courts
- port-a-potties near parking lot
Cons: - the front nine layout gets a little shaky when you just throw uphill, downhill. And by shaky, I mean repetitive and/or slightly dangerous if the course is crowded because you're sometime throwing very close to the next tee.
- not many trash cans
- some holes (like 13) look awesome, but then don't really have any lane to the basket when you step on the tee. That's no fun and can be frustrating, and it'll only get worse as the trees grow up
- holes 17 & 18. Honestly, with how nice the rest of the course is these holes are just lame. They throw down the driveway, back to the house simply to get you back to the parking lot and make it an 18 hole course. The last little bit could use some redesign.
Other Thoughts: Marshall Street easily has the largest selection of discs and nearly every off-brand disc on the market. They just recently expanded the store into their old garage (the store is the lower level of the owner's house), so it is now twice the size.
No one was using the double disc courts while I was here, but the owner's are more than happy to show you how to play if there's not much traffic on the course.
There are lots of fun shots on the front 9. Even though it's just back and forth it is still more technical than the back. The back 9 will open up your arm a bit more as you climb out of the woods and back into the fields next to the house.
Even with some of it's cons, Pyramids is easily one of the best courses in the nation, especially when you take into consideration that it is the home of Marshall Street, and right around the corner from Maple Hill. A must visit course for any traveling disc golfer.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Very nicely groomed course, some holes have narrow tunnely shots makes it great and fun. well designed IMO very friendly people running the show. greatest proshop in the basement nice staff, im down there quite a bit. On hole 13 you got a beautiful view of a swamp at the bottom of the hill and worcester airport, its nice to take a brake and chill there for a few mins. Each tee pad is made of rubber and has tee signs for the silver and gold course, and a broom to sweep away debree that could affect your shot. another plus would be thats about 10 mins from my house.
Cons: The parking lot is right in the middle of hole 18, it feels a little crappy with the thought of nailing a car. Or getting your car nailed.
Other Thoughts: this is where it all started for me, its great to play, i play here as much as i can. super awesome course if you want to take a youngin
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
8 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: For me this is where it all started.
The Pro Shop here is outstanding with a HUGE variety of discs, gear, and schwag with recent updates to the layout making it even more appealing.
The course itself is laid out nicely with a good variety of terrain. The first 11 holes working back and forth across a creek bed, (the creek itself is "casual" and small enough that you can easily retrieve any wet discs) up and down the fairly steep "valley" sides. Its fairly wooded here with a mix of big deciduous trees and saplings but the lanes are wide enough to make it playable, yet challenging. The elevation changes keep you on your toes and can cause some nasty roll-backs if you should hit a tree or get up on edge on your landing.
The mix of Gold and Silver tee/basket options gives you up to four course options for play. They also have a lost & found should you lose track of a shot (say down into the valley off the left side of hole #13 for instance)
Cons: Hole #17 & #18.
After such a great day at the course, taking those last two shots down the ho-hum driveway/parking area is always a bit of a let-down. There's always a good chance your car will get nailed by an errant shot off the #18 tee pad.
To offset this, I've played both the Silver AND Gold on two other random holes sometime earlier in the day and skipped #17 and #18 altogether.
Other Thoughts: Don't worry about Baxter, the white Lab Retriever. He's all bark and waggin' tails though he can come across as imposing.
The old, grizzled German Shepherd however, is rather picky about whom can come near. She'll let you know if you're not...
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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