Better Course When No-One Else Is Playing!
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Hughes Park DGC is a great course to bring that beginner to play. Only six of the 18 holes are longer than 200'. The rest are just short, little pitch and putts through this wonderful, small section of park with a scattering of trees. At the beginning of the course there are picnic tables, a kiosk with map and garbage cans. The concrete tees have a front kick board with the hole # and distance. I haven't seen this before and I think it's a great idea. The baskets are older DGA models with fewer chains than newer ones.
The course suffers from this layout that has 9 baskets with two tees playing to each basket. This results in confusion and some unsafe throws. The good news is most throws are just approach shots and I doubt if anyone's getting hurt. Playing the back nine when others are playing the front nine can get crazy especially when others are oblivious to others on the course. The front nine has concrete pads while the back nine has natural tees.
For rec players, seniors, beginners, families and youth, this course can be great fun. Intermediate players on up will probably be bored.
Cons: Poor design with criss crossing fairways in a small space. Having two pads for one baskets works on other courses but here there are problems.
Nest tee pads can be very close to previous basket. I guess it could be an issue but it didn't bother me. Just be aware.
Other Thoughts: I liked this little course a lot. It probably would be better off without the back 9. That is where the course's problems start and end. When you think about it, there are few places where you can take your 10 year old to play without the worry of nasty rough, water or too much distance. I say, give this course a break, warts and all and let the folks playing her, go merrily on their way in a state of disc golf nirvana.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Aesthetic--I like the small town park feel of this course. Old growth trees and little places to lose discs.
Baskets--nice. even though it's 18 holes for 9 baskets, they are in nice condition and are grippy.
Routing--Relatively easy. Big "Start" sign at first tee. next tee is typically close to the previous basket and pretty easy to find.
Traffic--very light, I was the only one on the course, but that could be reflective of the course.
the park itself--nicely laid out, playground equipment is well out of the way of the DGC.
Challenge--little to none. I threw a -4 the first time through, many many birdies but a couple bogeys because of bad putts :(
kick strip tees-- Tees are dirt and have a 4x4 with the hole and distance, etc on them. they get covered in dirt easily and can be hard to see if you don't wipe them off with your foot.
"dual" tees v. 18 hole course--I can imagine if you were playing during prime times waiting and trying to figure out who's turn it is could get confusing. thankfully, the tees/pins don't line up 1/10, 2/11, etc... there is some variety.
other crap in your way--there are telephone poles/lines, buildings and other obstacles that pose threats to your lines. One in particular is a guy wire from a pole that is directly in your way putting on one hole.
Other Thoughts: It's not that it's not a nice park and a fun time. Just rating this one based on how I perceive DGC's now. I like more of a challenge. I like to be frustrated, in the end it's still disc golf.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Beginners Course
Pros: * Very short holes, you can expect to birdie every hole with a mid-range or a putter.
* A little challenging with the trees and the confusing backwards play for the back nine holes. Just be sure that they are clear before you throw
* Again, with it being a mid/putter course, not too much is in the course to challenge you besides the road at holes 1, 2 (and their back holes) and then trees, building, people, etc.
* Very clean course, not usually crowded
* Ground tees, with the information on in-ground tee markers, hole number/distance/etc.
* Baskets are fairly new, good conditions, they are all used twice.
* Bathrooms here!
Cons: * Too simple, not enough to challenge the normal golfer, birdie every hole (you should at least)
* With the tees being used twice, it causes two groups of players to come at it sometimes at once. Just be respectful and it shouldn't be a problem, but you know people...
Other Thoughts: I gave it a 2.5 due to the simplicity of the course, not because of anything to do with the community/overall course. It has to do with the fact it uses the baskets twice and that it is a fairly EASY course, all putter and mid-range. Not a bad course for beginners and golfers that want to practice mid-ranges and longer putting distances.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Hughes new layout
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Finally they have baskets instead of posts. nice little layout. new layout can get tricky with basket placement and tree locations. part pro and part con. 18 tees but only 9 baskets. Concrete pads are going in now. Boundry fence on south side of park. anything on the other side of fence is OB and on private property.
Cons: first couple of holes the street and sidewalk can come into play since it goes directly along the outside within about 15 feet from the street. hole 7 and hole 16 shoot across the horseshoe pits. not too much of a problem since i have yet to see anyone using them. hole layout is 9 baskets with 18 tees so if someone is playing the other hole location you will have to wait to throw. next tee locations are really close to previous basket so if you are approaching the basket you have to wait till they tee off.
Other Thoughts: Winter tee markers are now in place. Orange on the front 9. Yellow on the back 9. personally i sort of like it. The tee pads are a wooden board in the ground near the basket with hole #, distance, par, and direction towards next basket. new hole layout is as follows.
#1 175 ft
#2 140 ft
#3 187 ft
#4 215 ft
#5 250 ft
#6 190 ft
#7 258 ft
#8 165 ft
#9 178 ft
#10 170 ft aim at basket #1
#11 253 ft aim at basket #3
#12 181 ft aim at basket #2
#13 232 ft aim at basket #9
#14 195 ft aim at basket #8
#15 198 ft aim at basket #4
#16 260 ft aim at basket #6
#17 186 ft aim at basket #5
#18 270 ft aim at basket #7
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Short and Sweet
Pros: Easy to navigate. Very short. Good obstacle layout. Lots of trees to fly through. Very fun for driving with a putter. Every hole is a possible ace.
Cons: Tight area space. Lots of children playing (primarily hole #2). Size isn't challenging enough for someone who is looking to throw a disc far. Dirt Pads and Pole Holes.
Other Thoughts: This course can be played forward and backwards (which is why it is listed as 18) The tee box is indicated with a pole with a red marker on top, and the hole is marked with a yellow marker. So you can start at hole #1 and shoot from red to yellow, or start from hole #9 and play yellow to red.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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