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Rugged and TREE!!
Pros: Shorter holes that help develop tree avoidance skills... maybe...
Very difficult to lose a disk as the undergrowth of the forest is ferny and light.
"Fairways", if we're going to call them that,. are actually easy to walk and relatively clear.
I'm not saying I'd like to build a summer cottage there but... Hole 8 is actually quite lovely.
Not crowded, good Northeast forest walking and a little up and down terrain
Some very nice holes, a very nice time.
Cons: Lets talk about tee boxes... Obviously once upon a time nicely framed by timber and filled with level quarry dust... now hazardous to ankles with protruding rocks and puddled...
I think my disc just hit another TREE!! while writing this review... perhaps a few too many trees to be enjoyable or provide a clear tunnel especially on early holes.
Bugs... well... mosquitoes... bring bug spray if they like you.
It needs a once over in terms of signage, grooming and a tree trimming.
Other Thoughts: Think the term that's ballybantered about in this area: "Swamp Yankee" while you're playing and you'll be ok...
Did my disc just hit ANOTHER TREE??!!??
You could conceivably birdie many of these holes if you miss the trees... if.
with the GIANT WIDE OPEN FIELDS at Pomfret Rec Park... it would be so very easy to add some huge 500'-700' field holes to the wooded 9... TREE!!... and make this one of the more intriguing and dichotomous 18 hole courses around
Seriously... the tee boxes... add some quarry dust and level them...
Fun and easy to play twice through... my wooded shots on other courses get better every time I play here... and Pomfret is a fun time too.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 0 Not
Woods for the beginner
Pros: Nice kiosk with Map and map/scorecards for the taking. Well Marked and easy to follow very beginner friendly. Lite undergrowth, small chance of losing a disc.
Cons: No tee signs, Couple fairways a bit crowded, and no elevation changes.
Other Thoughts: This park was mostly ball fields and other open fields with this course tucked completely in the woods. This was much like cross farms I played earlier in the day but was alot shorter and easier. The tees were easy to find and made of gravel. The fairways were marked by painting all the trees in the fairway with orange spots, made it easy to see what direction to throw in but then you could also see the yellow innova baskets on almost every hole. The fact that there was no tee signs isn't a big deal as you can see the basket and you pick up a scorecard with the hole info on it. The course has a reasonable mix of holes but no real elevation changes or holes that stand out. A few holes I felt were a bit crowded. The course is easy to follow and takes you threw prime NE forest with little to no undergrowth other than mostly ferns. Course ends just below the parking lot were you parked with a little walk to get back.
This would be a great course for showing people the sport, as it's short and well marked but still challenging. And they are not likely to have trouble spotting were there disc landed. This course could get better but would need to look at longer tees or nine more holes to make a real difference.
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