Chester, VA 
Goyne Park DGC Share
Uploaded By: vcuguy86 Hole #7 (Taken 8/2010)
3 / 255ft.   3 / 300ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #7 Tee: Basket is located past the trees on the left.

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Open course; not the most interesting design

1    5/16/2020   8/3/2020
Review By: LeeloDGVA
Played: 6  Reviewed: 2
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good for practicing big, open throws
Nice concrete tee pads
Has circle marked around basket with white "whiskers"
Cons: Several overlapping fairways/greens with other holes
No shade makes it very hot in warm weather
Slightly confusing where you were supposed to go to park and to get to the first tee box
Other Thoughts: This wasn't my favorite course and due to very little shade, will definitely only play if the weather is cooler. There are a few interesting holes, but mostly you're just playing in a big open field with a few trees/wooded patches here and there. As others said, you have to be careful of other folks playing as several holes overlap or come very close to each other. This would be an OK course for beginners or working on distance since you don't have to worry too much about shot shaping/avoiding trees.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Wait! are those Circle 1 Markers?!

1    3/14/2020   5/12/2020
Review By: pmay5
Played: 191  Reviewed: 147  Exp: 17.2 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Great, large concrete tee pads for the Gold (actually White level) tees.
Good tee signs, show both tees.
For the FIRST TIME EVER that I have seen, there are plastic whiskers in the ground to mark Circle 1 and maybe, Circle 2!! I've only seen these used before on softball fields, where there are multiple base locations. A rubber plug is inserted in the unused base location and the attached whiskers make them easy to spot, without affecting play.
Mostly open holes in this DG only area of the park. Most of the baskets were unprotected, but a few were placed just inside treelines.
Cons: The main negative about this course are the safety issues, too many cases of holes using shared fairways:
#2 &#3 - #2 is a pretty good hole, a gradual left to right hole, along the pond. Then you go uphill a little to #3 tee, and throw around a blind corner, right into #2 fairway. If you don't know someone is playing #2, you could be throwing right into them, on a 50' wide fairway.
#5 & #13 - #5 tee is tucked in the woods, uphill and the tee shot goes through Circle 1 of #14. The fairway is mostly open and you see a basket, that is #13, #5 is tucked in the woods on the right. So both holes are coming from different directions on a 75' wide fairway.
#8, #9, #10, #12 - the shared fairway area is wider than most, about 240', but #8 and #12 baskets are about halfway up the fairways of #9 and #10.
#1,#16,#17,#18 - the last three of these are all over 300' and going in opposite directions, high speed discs going in different directions in that small of space, an average of just 130' wide, delays in throwing looks like the least of your worries.
Looks like the ground holds water a lot around #15 tee and on the final three holes.
Other Thoughts: Being a Disc Golf only area of this park, it probably helps with the safety issues, because the experienced players know what to look for and when to throw. But if beginners, or first timers, give this course a try, they could become frustrated with multiple baskets in sight and when it is safe to throw.

While most of the holes had baskets out in the open there were a few interesting holes:
#1 - from the Gold tee, along the treeline at the base of the pond dam, the basket is in the trees about halfway up the dam.
#6 - a short, downhill tunnel shot that finishes to the left.
#14 - a somewhat tight tee shot, that turns left to the basket up on a hill, 290' away.
#15 - also a tight tee shot with a creek on the right, sharp hyzer to start, then straightens out to 260'.
#18 - even though it is wide open and sandwiched between #1 and #17, the plateau green area reminds you of a flat, golf green.

I'm thinking experienced players play here often, with the Circle 1 markers and alternate Blue tees, those aren't installed and maintained for the intermediate player. Perhaps this layout works well, but it seems that a 9 hole layout, with 18 baskets, making up 18 unique holes, might work better for this course. There are a lot of heavily wooded courses in this part of the country, having a course with mostly open holes, is a rare treat.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Good beginner course

2-4    5/19/2018   6/17/2018
Review By: mshelton
Played: 92  Reviewed: 31  Exp: 18.3 Years
This review was updated on 7/28/2018
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Good beginner course
Most shots covered
Well mowed
Cons: A little jumbled together
Pretty much all open
Can be a bit difficult to navigate the first time
Other Thoughts: Nothing spectacular but noting really bad about the course. Would be a good place for someone to learn how to play the game or someone new who is starting to get a little distance.

It doesn't seem like there was a whole lot of land allotted for the course but a good job was done with what was available.

Be sure to follow the directions in the course description as it can be hard to find. Also you may want to print out or keep a copy of the map up on your phone to help get from hole to hole.

The restrooms on the other side of the park have sinks where you can fill a water bottle, a good hike from the course or you can drive over there, probably easier.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Play it and move on

1    8/28/2016   10/12/2016
Review By: jsemales
Played: 43  Reviewed: 39  Exp: 16.2 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well marked and easy to find. It's a convenient course for anyone located at Fort Lee. The course plays fairly quickly, but seems awfully clustered.
Cons: The first two holes are not good warm up holes, but they have a nice practice basket to warm up putting. The course is a little confusing because all the holes are kind of clustered together.
Other Thoughts: Give it a run, and then move on to some of the better courses in the area. It'll play pretty quickly, so you can get a couple rounds in if you're not planning on playing anywhere else that day.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 New Concrete Pads

1    7/23/2016   7/27/2016
Review By: eric_vdberg
Played: 886  Reviewed: 36  Exp: 37.1 Years
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Newly poured concrete short (yellow) tee pads.
Good tee signs and directional arrows.
Cons: Blue tee pads on 1 & 2 make lost/wet discs likely, not good warmup holes!
Most Blue tee pads are overgrown. Could not find blue tee pads on 13, 14, 16, 17 & 18, and believe that they no longer exist.
Some blue pads add a little extra length without changing the angles much, others make good shots unlikely.
Other Thoughts: Enjoyed a round here, would just use the yellow pads if I played it again.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Short and Straight forward

2-4    3/20/2016   3/20/2016
Review By: nshafer
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
0 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Very well maintained
Easy to follow signs
Short tees for a quick 18 holes
Easy par or better
Multiple open fairways to play
Cons: Tees could be redone or filled in again
Baskets could be repainted
No benches at any tees
Other Thoughts: Fun course for a lazy afternoon or a way to get a quick 18 holes in.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Basic Beginner Course

1    8/15/2013   8/15/2013
Review By: sloppydisc
Played: 201  Reviewed: 147  Exp: 11.7 Years
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Full 18 hole course with nice baskets and decent tee signs at each hole. Course is set in its own piece of land so there should be no interference from other park users. Navigation is pretty simple, and there are plenty of next tee signs to make sure you know where to go.

There is a lot of of open holes and grass here, and today it was mowed nicely, and everything was well kept. Fairways are clear and obvious with nothing to complain about.

Hole lengths varied from around 198' to about 380' with most holes being of the deuce or die type. Lots of open holes with plenty of fairway to work with, and a few tighter holes sprinkled in. There is one water carry of almost 300', but there is also an alternate pad that plays to the tune of a nice, dry 246'. That's a nice option on a course that appears designed mostly for beginners and recreational players.

While most holes are pretty open there are a few tighter holes with some thick rough on the back 9. Nothing too brutal, but at least it keeps you from having to throw all wide open holes.
Cons: Natural pads that were a little lumpy in spots. Some decent sized depressions to work around.

Lots of open holes with straight shots. Not much line shaping or variety. Throw straight, then fade a little left or right. That's the plan here.

Pretty dull little course. Nothing overly exciting or thrilling. Mostly flat, simple golf.
Other Thoughts: This is a clean, well kept little course, that seems like a great place for families and beginners. Lots of open fairways to keep lost discs to a minimum, and no overly challenging layouts. For the people that have played for a while this course could get old real quick. I wouldn't go out of my way to play here, but if you are looking for a quick, simple round it'll do.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Great course,

5+    8/5/2015   8/8/2013
Review By: itsbai
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 9.4 Years
This review was updated on 8/5/2015
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: - The course is in the best shape I've seen it!
- very technical, great layout, keeps you thinking
- never lost a disc
- some interesting wildlife you wouldn't see elsewhere
Cons: Very grassy and bug infested. Bring good deep woods bug spray or long socks.
Other Thoughts: I love this course when it's maintained. During the fall the course is great! I guess the maintenance takes a break in the summer. I will still go back often, just will come with high socks and more big spray!

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  Simple way to lose discs

5+    5/31/2013   5/31/2013
Review By: rchendricks
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1
This review was updated on 6/4/2013
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Bigger shots for those who have a great arm.
Great RHFH shots.
Not a lot of people play this course, tends to be more open then a lot of other courses in Virginia
Cons: YOU WILL LOSE A DISC i have played this course about 10-15 times and have lost a ton of discs on it. You will spend more time finding discs than actually playing the course.

The lake/pond is just a natural disc eater and if you don't have a great anhyzer throw for 3 you will lose a disc

Course can be unforgiving considering its a par 3 all the way through
Other Thoughts: While this is not an intricate course at all the fact that hardly anyone plays makes the course play better but you will likely go hiking into the woods to find a disc

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.


1    4/26/2013   4/26/2013
Review By: neilbert20
Played: 1096  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 9.4 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 2 sets of tee pads.
No one else there playing to slow us up.
Looks like it is only for disc golf and there was a guy mowing when I was there so the grass was low.
Pretty challenging especially 1 and 6 from the blue tees.
Easy to navigate.
Cons: The back tees for the most part are not kept able to use and couldn't even find others. 1-8 blue tees were easy to find but many had weeds completely overtaking them. Most of the back 9 blue tees were nonexistent.
Lots of mud from 11-17 and seems like its there from the pond and if there was a better drainage system it wouldn't have been there.
Other Thoughts: This course has potential to be a very nice course but deinately needs some work maintaining both the yellow and especially the blue tees. Some I the holes were unique and very challenging but many were the same as others and open and straight to the basket.

There are better courses to play in Richmond and I wouldn't go out of your way to come here unless you want to try something different like I did.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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