Marriottsville, MD 
Patapsco Valley State Park Share
Uploaded By: timg Hole #12
3 / 245ft.   3 / 358ft.   3 / 309ft.   3 / 422ft. Par / Distance:
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 Nice Course

1    2/20/2010   3/30/2010
Review By: IAMGT
Played: 24  Reviewed: 21  Exp: 10.1 Years
0 Helpful / 9 Not
Pros: This course is set in a nice park that is very large and has a lot of things to do. The course itself was very difficult to follow. As it was my first time playing the course, it would have been helpful to have some sort of map or scorecard telling us where to go. In their defense, I imagine that they might have those two things more readily available in the summer months. The course has numerous tee/basket positions which can make the course easier or more difficult. I really enjoyed the back 9 holes. I thought 12-18 were totally different from the rest and offered a more fun challenge. Number 17 I believe which is all in the woods was a neat hole where you threw alongside a hill through the woods, and you could make a good shot on the basket with a good throw. The course does force you to use a number of different shots which is nice. Overall, I liked the course but next time I will take a map with me. The tee boxes were elevated and had a good amount of space to run up on.
Cons: Poor markings telling you where to go next.

Tees were missing signs so you didn't really know how far you were going or which basket you were to throw too.

I am personally a fan of Innova Discatchers over the Mach cages.
Other Thoughts: This was a nice course settled in a cool park. I will definitely play this course again. On this day, my friend and I played this course and Rockburn Branch. I would choose Rockburn over this course any day.

0 of 9 people found this review helpful.

 Fun, could be great

1    5/19/2009   5/19/2009
Review By: kuhlbeans
Played: 50  Reviewed: 29  Exp: 12.2 Years
This review was updated on 5/21/2009
2 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: There's a lot of shot variety, open/wooded, and elevation variety of this course. The designers made pretty good use of the park land that was available to them. Multiple tees (blue and red) for each hole and the standards have multiple locations, though from the map it appears most holes the locations aren't all that different. Standards are in decent condition and overall the course feels in good repair.
Cons: I really don't like paying to play disc golf and this park charges a fee to enter.

No signs on the tees other than blue/red markers with the hole numbers on them. Signs with hole layouts and pointers to the next tee would be most helpful. Even with a map of the course I often had to run ahead to see where I was throwing. A couple of times I had to search a bit for the next tee, though there are not any that are too obscure (if you go make sure you print or draw the map provided in the files section). This is really what kept it from a 4/5 rating.

A couple of the holes are fairly boring straight open field style shots. This would be alright, but most of the grass in the field is uncut here so it just makes it finding your disc harder if you don't hit the small fairway they cut for you to walk on.

A couple of shots are through dense woods that feel very pitch 'n pray, though never too frustrating. 15 plays up to and 17 plays along a fairly steep downward slope. 15 I feel is okay because you can choose to risk going for it as you approach, but 17's drive has lots of trees around to hit, which can easily send your disc careening a long way down this hill. I found this a bit too punishing though the hole is a good one.
Other Thoughts: I wish the course designers had incorporated the stream behind 15 (down the slope mentioned above). The park seems like a nice place to hike, bike, or picnic.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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