1 Helpful / 8 Not
Pros: Terrific mix of long drives and also some real woody sections not to busy on weekdays and good mix of holes
Cons: can be busy on weekends, trees can cause some anger, can be pretty wet depending on when you go
Other Thoughts: Overall great course and one i really enjoy
1 of 9 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Stunningly nice course
Pros: -Absolutely PERFECT mix of wooded and open, slightly favoring wooded.
-Every hole has several approaches
-Some great risk/reward putting
-Aside from a few holes (like #1) near water, low chance of losing discs
-Requires a diverse throwing selection (flicks, backhands, tomahawks, rollers, etc.)
-Free, public course
-Leashed dogs are welcome
-Scorecards available at first hole
Cons: -Sometimes it can be hard to see the baskets from the tee
-Can get a big soggy/flooded after rain
-Have to cross the road at times
Other Thoughts: I just played Tully for the first time today, and I was absolutely blown away. It is easily my favorite "Central MA" course thus far. This course takes everything that's great about Barre and expands it to a whole new level of awesomeness. Enough trees to keep you honest, but not so many that you feel like you're throwing in an uncleared forest.
I can't say enough good things about this course. It is an absolute MUST for anyone in the New England area. I want to go back already and I just got home. Try it out as soon as possible, and bring a nice assortment of discs with you.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
One of my favorites
Pros: Beautiful setting, good variety includes elevation up/down, water, open holes for driving, tight lanes, very tight wooded holes, long and short, enough length to make it a challenge but not ridiculous, almost all holes are fair (even the tight ones that challenge your ability to hit narrow lanes).
Cons: Front nine and back nine don't both end at parking area so you can't play just 9 easily (though there is a 10 hole "loop"), kinda in the middle of nowhere (and not near me), no practice basket but 18 is right by the parking area
Other Thoughts: For where my game is right now this course offered me a great challenge but was totally reasonable. Many holes in the 300-400ft range are great because they let me test my range in a real-world situation, plus a few longer holes that are par 4s and make you exercise course management skills. Well worth the 1 hour drive for me, wish it was closer.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 4 Not
IF YOU LOVE THE COURSE....DONT LEAVE YOUR TRASH!!!
Pros: This course has it all. Its great for the novice and expert players. #1 Alot of water on the first, very dangerous!! #8 is alot longer now, at times i love it and others I cant stand it. Id have to say the worst hole has to be either #10 or #12. #10 is just a long dirt road that favors the right handed throwers but has major drops into the woods if you cant stay on the road. #12 you just close your eyes and throw as hard as you can and pray you dont hit a tree. Overall TDG is a great course with very friendly rangers and alot of volunteers help out thanks to the Adopt-A-Hole thing we have going on.
Cons: PEOPLE THAT LITTER!!!!! I love the scenery!!! Just imagine this: Your walking on a beatiful morning, no wind, birds chirpping, sun shining and then you see this wonderful ALUMINUM CAN, BOTTLE OR CIGARETTE BUTTS. Dudes come on IF YOU CARRY IN PLEASE CARRY OUT!!!!!! I know alot of people love this course but if this litter trend continues the dam will have no choice but to close it down...(the rangers and volunteers do a good job picking up) but we all need to do our part to be able to keep this FREE course and continue doing something we love.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very fun course to play. Good combination of wooded and clear holes. Easy to navigate. Most woods shots are pretty cleared of debris. A lot of volunteer effort to get the course into pro shaped. The tee boxes they're steadily putting in are nice, wood bordered paving stones. A good amount of chances to open up the arm and doable ace holes.
Cons: The bottom 4 suck, (10 through 13) In the dark woods, very wooded shots. 12 is pure throw and hope, beyond technical, almost absurd. The tees that don't have pads yet can get very muddy and slick. 8 is a b**ch to find your disc if you shoot on the bank and its so tempting to just slam it down the road.
Other Thoughts: They changed 8 to a par 4 and moved the basket way down. They changed 9 to a par 3 and moved the tee up the road so people aren't shooting and walking over the reataining boulder field. Love the course.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
0 Helpful / 5 Not
Pros: updated review because of recent play there. First off,,Tully has the only brick tee pads in MA. They are nice brick also,,,not too grippy but not too slick either. They put a ton of hrs of work into the course this summer and it really shows.
The Scenary is amazing with a big lake right on hole one.Generally a wooded course but with a few "let er rip" holes. The variety of holes is great,,,some short//some long//good balance of flick/bh holes.
Im updated my rating simply b/c of the work thats been done. The tee pads are the best in MA (especially if you have knee issues from all the fly pads). Changing the tee pad location on 2 and 8 really makes a big positive change to the course. Add the scenary and variety of holes and its a phenomenal course.
Cons: Someday i think this course could get a 5. Tee signs are the obvious con. several of them are innacurate (footage on scorecards are correct though). Also i thought taking down a couple more trees up near the basket would make it a better hole.
0 of 5 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 5 Not
Best course around
Pros: Good use of obstacles/water
The baskets are in excellent condition
Last fall they started making stone tees
Every hole is completely different
Cons: Bugs can be depressing
Very minor swampy spots (like 2)
Hole #10 is Spider Ally
Other Thoughts: Cant seem to find a better course around here! I would recommend anyone to take a nice drive up to Tully Lake!
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 5 Not
My home course
Pros: This course has it all. It is a great course to learn and great place if you know what you are doing. Well marked off and well kept up. They have a league ever sunday that is a blast. It is a great place to meet people and a great place to go if you want to just play. You will be impressed
Cons: To busy sometimes.
Other Thoughts: You need to play this course it is great. Don't pass it up if you are near it. Sundays at 1:00 are league and they are lost of fun. Any question call the disc barn in Orange
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
3 Helpful / 6 Not
sweet free course
Pros: Free!, Very pretty course (foliage was peak), Super easy to get around (even for a first timer), Good mix of holes (elevation, dog legs, hazards/OBs), Good tee signs
Cons: Tight fairways overall, Hole one can swallow discs, Going off course or out of bounds is not easy to recover from-as most of the clearing was on the fairways, not around them
Other Thoughts: the natural beauty rivals conway, great free course, the only hole that can eat a disc did- farewell T-L, Looking forward to going back
3 of 9 people found this review helpful.
18 Helpful / 3 Not
1st New England Course Played
Pros: All of the holes, except for one, have paver tee pads and are the best in MA. Tees have colored signs depicting where the basket is located(although some aren't accurate right now). Very easy to navigate; paths between holes are open and precise. Great array of different holes and shots. The land is used to maximum efficiency. Holes vary from having a large water hazard on your left (lake on hole 1) to having a mando through a very tight alley of trees (several different holes). There are next tee signs on holes that don't have a clearly defined path. You might have to look for them as they are on cardboard on some holes while they make wooden ones. There are trash cans on holes 1, 7, 9, 14 and 18 as well as coffee cans for butts right next to the tee signs on each most of the holes. There is a porta potty at the beginning of the course near basket 18 on the way to hole 1(it is kept there throughout winter and quite clean). Hand-made benches are on a good majority of the holes as well. There is also a playground for the kids across the lake from hole one with a boat ramp, payphone and full indoor bathrooms(unsure if they are kept unlocked). There are also walking trails and a small swimming hole.
Cons: Some fairways are overly woody and tight. (this is only bad due to the amount of foliage in the summer) The course is played through a lake/dam that they are draining so it is very soggy on some of the first few holes. On hole 15 off to the right hand side there is a large marshy area so be prepared to get wet if you have an errant throw. For the not very athletic type there are quite a few elevation changes which can tire you out quickly. The recent redesign in process has left multiple tee signs inaccurate. Some tee pads are slightly not aimed at the hole due to the re-alignment.
Other Thoughts: Overall a good course and not one you have to look for the tees. Not a good course for beginners but intermediate players would love it. There is pretty decent parking by the 1st tee and the 18th tee has overflow. They are only about 1/10 mile away so no long hikes! Basket 8 has been moved about 200' further up the course and changed to a par 4. Tee box 9 has been moved up about 100' up to the top of the hill and been changed to a par 3.
18 of 21 people found this review helpful.
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