Luray, VA 
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Uploaded By: gottafixit Hole #1 (Taken 8/2009)
3 / 192ft. Par / Distance:
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Nice Park, Dull Disc Golf

1    10/22/2017   10/22/2017
Review By: MikeK
Played: 262  Reviewed: 75  Exp: 22.4 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: +Nice views of surrounding mountains
+Well-kept grounds, clean park
+At least 2 restrooms (near 1 and 9)
+Simple to navigate once the first tee is located
Cons: -Lightning baskets with single chains and no hole #
-Mostly wide open with little challenge
-No tee box markers
-fence with barbed wire on top that could come into play on 5,6,or 7 that could cost you a disc if thrown over
Other Thoughts: Looking to kill some time in Luray while my baby took a nap back at the rental, I made my way to this nice little park on the edge of town. It took some searching to find the first tee box. When you enter the park, look immediately to the left and you'll see Hole 3's tee. To get to hole 1, immediately turn right and park when you reach the turn in that road by the concession stand. Walk past the concession stand all the way to the fence to find tee # 1.

Hole 1 is the tightest hole, requiring a throw under a pine tree branch. Everything else is pretty much hyzer city. Hole 9 plays dangerously close to the skate park, and the rest of the course parallels the park fitness loop, but it's not very crowded so the closeness to the trail usually won't be a problem.

Not much to recommend here other than the views, and the nicely-mowed fairways. Could be worse!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 (Donít) Swing for the Fences

1    2/21/2011   2/22/2011
Review By: swatso
Played: 528  Reviewed: 369  Exp: 9.2 Years
7 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros:
Easy-to-spot 6'+ tall tee indicators. Blue Ridge Mountains in background.
Cons:
Single tees (natural) / single, unnumbered baskets (with single chains). OB 6' fence topped with barbed wire along most holes. Every hole has potential to interfere with other park users.
Other Thoughts:
The first six holes are play fairly similarly - (mostly) mid 200s, fairly flat, avoid going over OB fence on left and baseball field fences on right. On #7 the fence remains left but now there is a soccer field on the right. On #8 a soccer field is on the left, and on #9, a restroom (slightly right) and small skate park (slightly left) lie between you and the basket.

Navigation: After finding the snack bar between two baseball fields, walk down the swale between the two fields to find tee-1. Course then plays in a clockwise direction. After finishing basket-3, tee-4 is hard to your left, next to the fence.

Favourite hole #5: Up-n-over a small rise, pine tree to avoid at the midpoint, OB fence not too close.

The distances and openness are appropriate for beginners, but the OB fence and closeness to other park users require an accuracy not typical of beginners, making this a difficult course to recommend to any particular type of player.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Nice mountain views!

1    9/1/2010   9/1/2010
Review By: jnuzz17
Played: 9  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 7.7 Years
1 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: Valley course with scenic views of the surrounding mountains.
Short fun course with minor challenges.
Not too difficult of a course and fun to play

Cons: Hard to find the start of the course.
Tee areas are not well defined.
Baskets are old and small.

Other Thoughts: Course tightly surrounds baseball fields and works its way through the park. Fun little course with nice views but wouldnt rate this course very high.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Okay course

1    7/24/2009   7/27/2009
Review By: Crooow
Played: 202  Reviewed: 33  Exp: 30.5 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Baskets are in good condition. Clearly marked and easy to follow. Tot lot, skate park and athletic fields also on site. Park is well-kept and locals are friendly. Scenic backgrounds.
Cons: Tees are just posts in the ground. Most fairways are wide open. Several fairways are flanked by a cyclone fence with barbed wire along the top so if you mis-throw it could take you a while to retrieve your disk. At least one fairway would be unusable if a soccer game was in progress. Others flank baseball diamonds so they might be inconvenient during games.
Other Thoughts: Typical county park course - 9 baskets along the edge where you may have to contend with others. The skate park is close to the 9th fairway - to avoid it I actually threw too far to the right and skipped my Sidewinder off the roof of the restrooms. No facilities in the park were open (midday on Friday in summer) but the town of Luray has the usual amenities. I would not go out of my way to play here again but if I were going to the park for other reasons, I'd certainly go around a few times.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.


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