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 Toughest Course Around

5+    5/4/2012   5/15/2012
Review By: vtarchiek
Played: 84  Reviewed: 10  Exp: 9.1 Years
This review was updated on 6/8/2012
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Great variety of distances & types of holes, including long downhill drives, tight wooded shots, water hazards, etc.
- Makes excellent use of elevation on several holes
- Very picturesque, most of the course is untouched woods. Playing the course feels like a hike through the woods.
- Part of a large recreation park that contains restrooms, picnic shelter, & several other sports facilities. However, this portion of the park is dedicated to disc golf so there's no conflict with pedestrians or other activities.
- Compacted gravel tee pads (for white tees) and signage
- Course is well-maintained, you can tell the local players & rec department take the time to clear fairways, build bridges, etc.
Cons: - A couple holes (#13 and #14 come to mind) have poorly defined fairways, which can become very frustrating. Taking out a couple more trees could greatly improve these holes.
- Only 3-4 holes are wide open drives, so big-armed players may be a little disappointed
- Red and blue tee locations are shown on maps but not always easy to find
Other Thoughts: In my opinion, Sontag DGC is the most challenging course in the area. The course forces you to use a variety of shots & discs. The key on the majority of the holes is to keep on the fairway, accuracy is definitely more important than distance. I feel like this course, more so than any other, has helped me to become a better player over time. Favorite holes are 4, 7, 10 and 12.

UPDATE: As of 5/25/12, they are doing a serious course redesign (especially the front 9). Initial reaction to the new layout is fairly negative, several of the more creative holes have now been replaced. New fairways are in rough shape, I'll reserve final judgment until the new layout is complete & holes are cleared.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 most challenging

5+    2/26/2011   12/5/2009
Review By: jerrycdundan
Played: 13  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 13.3 Years
This review was updated on 3/9/2011
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: really well laid out course with challenging holes for left and right handed players.the woods were not too dense. Nice long drives.
Cons: The 18th seems a little lack luster, and the blue tee seems to be non existent on the 1st hole.
Other Thoughts: This is a great course

0 of 6 people found this review helpful.

 Point to Point Golf

5+    2/13/2009   2/27/2009
Review By: Yank it Right
Played: 68  Reviewed: 12  Exp: 18.6 Years
10 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Demanding, Technical, Long in the woods. This course is designed to make you play golf. The par 4 and 5's are true. Drives must land in the landing zone to have the approach look for your next shot. If playing for the first time make sure to scout out the hole and have a plan. You will know something about the state of your game after you play this course. Favorite hole is #3 par 4 in the woods. Big hyzer or turn over flick to a landing zone on top of the hill. Then plays down the hill to a basket in the flat. Two good shots gets a three, but alot of trouble can be found. Great scoring spread hole.
Cons: Par 64 for some people is tough to accept. If you get off the fairways or can't hit lines it can feel as if there are not any fairways.
Other Thoughts: Continued work has been done on the course. Teepads and signs. Additional fairway clearing and moving piles away from the fairway has really helped the course. Hole #10 Big Blast downhill to about a 45 foot opening in the woods which narrows to the basket. Have to leave the drive in the right spot for your approach which sums up this course.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course!

5+    11/6/2008   11/11/2008
Review By: Tyson
Played: 61  Reviewed: 15  Exp: 16.4 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Course is on a great piece of property and has a great layout. I love the elevation change and there has been a bunch of work put in to carve this gem out of the woods.
Innova Disccatchers
Huge Shelter
Great Pads
Open to wooded holes
Par 64
Nicer Front 9, harder back
Duecable hole #1
Cons: Some very tough holes, not always a bad thing
Some Blue tee pads are hard to find, first time out
Not too much to say here
Other Thoughts: I like this course a lot and drive back to it often. I would say that this is one of the most beautiful places at 8am in the morning. Very Quiet park with not too much traffic. It is pretty easy to navigate with baskets painted to show the direction of the course (love this, everyone needs to move in this direction).

I dont review courses unless I believe they are great, and this one is awesome.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 a bit of work needed

1    10/10/2008   10/17/2008
Review By: Rowdie
Played: 49  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 9.5 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Beautiful course, with enormus potential.
Cons: Some holes lack fairways. There is a considerable amount of brush and derbry that could stand to be cleared.
Other Thoughts: This is just a nice course to play on a warm day.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 sontag disc golf course

7/19/2008   8/7/2008
Review By: pdiddy71
Played: 30  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 11.6 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: one of the more challenging courses in virginia. it has long holes in the woods as well as in the open. it has been consistently been worked on to make it better since it was opened.
Cons: wood piles just off the fairway, some debris still to be removed.
Other Thoughts: very challenging course, playing it will help improve your game.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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