Francis E. Walter Dam
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -a good variety of long/short holes as well as back and forehand usage
Cons: -very short tee boxes--half of which do not have hole markers so you don't know what you're on (use the map in links)
-all the maps on each hole are long gone--although they are in the photos section if you want to see them
-little navigational help between holes
-can't see the pin from the tee on most holes
-ticks in the summer--be aware
-very swampy after rain so wear your boots!
-there are three/four holes that are very long (400+) and often uphill which are par 3's. C'mon!
Other Thoughts: -accuracy is a must! If you launch into the woods, you're gonna have a bad time.
-hole 8 does not have the short pin. use the long one (462ft)
-20 holes are listed but only 18 are on the map? Edit: the additional holes are on the google map
-fun course, just could use some work.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Needs some TLC for a 3.0
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: concrete tee pads
baskets in good shape
starts near the parking area and loops around to end fairly near where you started
some challenging hole designs and pin placements
some landscaping and some fairways were trimmed down recently
18+ intact disc golf holes on this course
plays long on a lot of holes
close to poconos vacation spots along with a few other courses if you want to get out and play a few different courses
Cons: signage in disrepair and or non-existent, spent some time wandering around looking for the next tee or basket
course vegetation feels overgrown in some places and needs some landscaping
a few too many trees or obstacles in fairways and close to pins for intermediate players, maybe highly talented player will feel more comfortable
Warnings to be on the lookout for hunters and rattlesnakes. I saw neither but did get a laugh at the bullet holes in the scorecard box on the bulletin board.
Other Thoughts: All in all this course wasn't terrible. It just looked like a course that has lost its luster from lack of maintenance. It had a slightly abandoned, "ghost town" feel to it. I did like the concrete tee pads which were still intact, but I'm guessing some players will wish they were longer. It's a full 18+ hole course which is nice. The trimmed down fairways in spots gave me the idea that it isn't totally abandoned. I was looking to get out and play and It was close to my summer vacation spot so it got the job done. I would play it again if Im in the area, but hopefully it can get back to its original glory.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Lots of holes.
Pros: Makes excellent use of many natural alleys for the fairways.
Decent tee pads. A small but dedicated group of locals maintain and improve the course.
The unique landscape is used nicely.
Some holes have permanent alternate baskets, while others are movable.
New holes are in the works. F.E.W. keeps getting bigger.
Easy access, right off I-80, 476 (pa turnpike) and PA940, and close enough to PA115 and I-81.
Cons: Holes 3, 5, and 11 in particular are very poorly drained. Not the designers fault, just the nature of the land here.
Trouble finding the way. If you are a first timer, you will not find your away around easily. Lack of tee signs and arrows. Navigation is a nightmare.
Though it is great that new holes are always being added, it would make more sense to expend some of this time, expense and effort maintaining and improving existing holes.
Very few tee signs and the ones that exist are in bad shape.
Number 18 takes you away from the parking area, but this no big deal. You can just replay 16 and 17 to take you back.
Lost discs has been an issue on a number of holes. Some areas just seem to gobble plastic.
Most of the course demands similar shots. Play can get a bit repetitive and for me, at least, a bit boring. The new holes recently added remedy this a bit.
Other Thoughts: This course has a look all its own. Mostly an open course, but the vegetation comes into play more than you would first think.
Some holes have elevated baskets. Kinda cool once you get used to them. When the wind is blowing, things get tough.
This course grows on you.
Holes 6,7,and 8 are a tough stretch and the rest of the course has a nice variety of length.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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