Spotsylvania, VA 
The Blockhouse - Tiki Course Share
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A Unique Putter Course

1    9/13/2022   10/9/2022
Review By: lee76007
Played: 107  Reviewed: 106  Exp: 3.6 Years
16 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -A private 18-hole pitch and putt course with a mixture of miniature golf and funhouse holes. Ace runs to be made, maybe.

-Miniature golf such as short doglegs, narrow gaps, and a poke and hope. There are trees on the course, and short foot bridges.

-Funhouse such as a tiki guarding a basket on a spinning motor, putting thru a net, highly raised basket, and hanging baskets protected by obstacles to mention a few.

-A spectacular course to be played at night with lighted baskets, fairways, and Christmas lights.

-Tee signs white numbers on background red with hole number and measured in inches perhaps for the funhouse effect. From 68 to 129 feet. Don't worry about navigation impossible to get lost.

-Tee pads are turf just long enough for a pitch, the best tee pads I've played on any putter course.

-The fun factor is high for all types of players, families, campers, birthday parties, and even a work outing. You'll only need a putter.

-Other activities on the property primarily camping and a pro shop. Chairs and tables set up to just chill out. There are 2-18-hole courses on the property Sunnyside and Darkside. There are other amenities on the property.

Cons: -The baskets look at least a few decades old and rusted, ripe for an ace run chain out. But maybe that's intentional to protect against an easy ace.

-It's been the most difficult private course to gain access, it's a high membership fee for the facility, and just a few guests are going to get to play during peak membership usage. I don't include this con in my final review rating.
Other Thoughts: The Blockhouse Tiki Course is by far my favorite putter course based on pure fun. I can take any new to disc golf friend or family member including a 4-year-old grandson and they'll have fun! The funhouse effect will put a smile on their face, and they get a taste of a disc course on a miniature scale. Play the course at night and the lights will make the fun more spectacular. I have no personnel cons on the course, and my only personnel preference is if I come back to play blockhouse, make sure it's in the afternoon to take advantage of the Tiki Course in the dark.

Availability: I contacted the owner late summer 2021 to play and was asked to call back in the beginning of 2022 indicating less membership usage in the winter. When I called back in January the course's suffered severe wind damage with several hundred trees down, which was cleaned up when I played. The course was closed several months, and when I called back Sept. 2022, I was given a yes. If you decide to book camping its possible there may be easier access? The owner does offer non-member group rates. Just call the owner to inquire, great guy, spent a few moments chatting with him.

After I played my first putter course a few years ago, I had decided to cap them at a 3.0, but decided for Blockhouse Tiki to lift that cap. Based on the exceptional fun factor for a putter course I decided to place my rating at a 3.5.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful.

 Putt Putt Fun

1    9/9/2019   9/10/2019
Review By: KenanFlagler01
Played: 195  Reviewed: 190  Exp: 13 Years
16 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: If your travels take you anywhere near central Virginia along I-95, The Blockhouse is a must-play. All three courses are fantastic, including the famous Tiki Course.

Nothing about this course is typical. It's tough to rate it in a traditional way vs. more standard courses. Think putt putt golf vs. regular ball golf. You'll need a putter or two. That's it. Holes are measured in inches, not feet. But one category where the Tiki Course can be measured -- and rates off the charts -- is the fun factor. I had a smile on my face for most of my 20-minute round. Each hole has unique features. Examples: a super high basket, a "clown mouth" entry to a basket, a narrow tunnel, a narrow bridge, etc.

+ Super fun and creative course, well-conceived with wooden barriers protecting some tees and baskets that are close together.

+ Ace runs! Each hole is par 2. This is the best chance you're gonna get to hit an ace -- or a couple aces -- in a round.

+ If I had a course like this in my backyard, I'd practice putting a lot more.

Cons: Not designed or intended to be a regular course, so it's hard to dock it. It succeeds perfectly for what it is designed to deliver: putting fun! I'll list some negatives simply to give readers an idea of what to expect.

- Not difficult (it's not meant to be)

- Doesn't test any disc golf skills other than circle 2 putting (in weird, zany, fun hole layouts).

Other Thoughts: The Tiki Course alone isn't reason enough to make the Blockhouse a destination disc golf country club, but when combined with the long, technical, difficult -- and also fun -- Sunnyside and Darkside, the entire disc golf experience here is off the charts. Make plans to go here.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful.

 Tiki Fun

1    6/8/2016   6/8/2016
Review By: apdrvya
Played: 343  Reviewed: 299  Exp: 12.9 Years
10 Helpful / 0 Not
I will dispatch from much of my regular review tactics for this one and instead write a narrative.
Tiki is fun. Most holes are <100' and require mainly a putter with a light for night time fun. Fairways are lined with boards and filled with mulch to help better define them in the dark Virginia woods. All baskets are lit to be able to see them in the dark. Baskets are old and not in great shape but, for what they are used for, there is no need for bright shiny baskets. Much destruction of the Tiki course is a good portion of the reason for the "closing" of Blockhouse. All fairways used to be lit and overhead lights worked. Now, much of this is gone. the first couple fairways are lit and none of the Christmas lights are lit. This DOES detract from the overall ambiance of the course but the spirit lives on.

The back 9 starts with an over the bar shot into a tall basket, the rest of the back 9 is very dark as this is where a lot of the damage has been taken. holes 12-18 are very dark and you really need to watch your disc, light or not. Water is in play on the back 9.
Cons: No real cons here. Just remember that you are playing a pitch and putt course for fun. This is not a gold level course. Read some of the signage that tells you of some of the tourneys they have on the Tiki Course, it's very interesting stuff.
Other Thoughts: If you ever have the honor of playing Blockhouse, DO NOT PASS IT UP... and furthermore, if you have the honor of getting out here, don't mess the course up, treat it as the true treasure it is...

10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Tiki Madness = Mini Golf and Nightlight

1    5/30/2014   4/10/2015
Review By: sidewinder22
Played: 262  Reviewed: 198  Exp: 16.7 Years
This review was updated on 4/12/2015
17 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Private course with 18 very short holes to challenge your putting skills 24 hours a day/night. There are defined wooded puttways and obstacles to shape your putt ace making ability on every hole. There's straight putts, doglegs, gentle turns, an actual netted tunnel shot, massive raised basket, and even a spinning basket. Decent signage, navigation and 2 loops of 9 holes. Very nicely built course with astroturf tees, wooded fences, boxed mulched fairways, netting, metal structure, and lighted fairways and baskets for night golf!

Other amenities include 2 other awesome regular size courses on site, arcade, concerts, camping, pool and bathroom.
Cons: Uhhh....there's no drives off the tee?
Other Thoughts: The Tiki Course is really hard to rate because it's not a traditional disc golf course, it's a mini disc golf size course with regular size baskets like Putt-Putt is to traditional ball golf courses. The amount of work and love that went into this mini course was anything butt tiny, it's massive! Inch for inch I'd venture no other course in the world has had more work done on it. The electric, lights, nets, and wood work are all very impressive. As a putt putt type course or if it was scaled up this would be a 4.5 or 5.0.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful.


1    7/10/2012   7/12/2012
Review By: J-Mo
Played: 27  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 27.9 Years
3 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: A blast to play. Take the whole family! Awesome use of the imagination and disc golf. It was like "putt-putt" for DG'ers! Measured in inches, instead of feet. Lots of obstacles...nets, fences, holes, cages...they even have one basket that is about 30 feet in the air (your disc comes down in a net-tunnel's crazy).
Cons: None.
Other Thoughts: They should have a theme for each hole...that would be cool!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.


5+    3/30/2012   4/25/2012
Review By: _MTL_
Played: 154  Reviewed: 17  Exp: 29.8 Years
4 Helpful / 10 Not
Pros: - Without a doubt the most fun course I've ever played
- Great short game practice
Cons: The only con about this course is it is 4 hours away from me.
Other Thoughts: Everytime I play this course, there is something new or some new feature or some new way of playing it. What is not to love about a course with measurement in inches?!?Can't say this enough - by far the most fun course I've ever played. I'm also proud to say I have shot 34 on this course.

4 of 14 people found this review helpful.

 Nothing else like this Tiki course

5+    1/20/2012   1/27/2012
Review By: discgolfne1
Played: 2  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 44.9 Years
This review was updated on 6/15/2015
13 Helpful / 7 Not
Pros: As is I said...there is nothing like this course anywhere. The owner (Mike Trapasso) has spent countless time and energy making this the unique course that it is, and it just seems to get better all the time. This course is great for warming up, or to just test out your approach shots and putts.
Cons: Well, Mike hasn't built a roof over it..yet...but other than that there really isn't any cons in my book.
Other Thoughts: I really don't understand some of the reviews. This is in all essence a "putt putt course" and should not be compared to a full sized course. The lengths of the holes are NOT intended to be be long or drawn out...just tricky. Mike has incorporated many obstacles on these 70'-130' holes to challenge your every throw. Shooting par (they are all par 2's) is an accomplishment, and does not happen very often.

Please respect The Blockhouse. Take care of your own trash. Mike has been kind to offer this unique experience to all of us and it is hard to maintain without everyone's help in doing their part.

13 of 20 people found this review helpful.


1    10/8/2011   10/17/2011
Review By: swatso
Played: 727  Reviewed: 410  Exp: 14.6 Years
9 Helpful / 15 Not
On the same site as two 18=hole courses, disc shop, clubhouse.
Hole lengths measured in inches :-), a typical distance being ~70'.
Other Thoughts:
Multiple chances to work on your unusual putting game, as the variable-height baskets are guarded by a variety of obstacles, forcing very specific windows to be hit to have an ace run.

This is an awkward "course" to rate. I can imagine it has a high fun factor, at night with the lights on, relaxing with friends after a couple of rounds on the other two courses.

However, when comparing this equivalent of a miniature-golf course to multi-acre, regulation-sized courses, it just doesn't measure up.

9 of 24 people found this review helpful.

 Tiki Party

1    8/21/2011   8/26/2011
Review By: Aupps
Played: 32  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 12.8 Years
9 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: -A truly unique experience
-You don't have to carry your bag. Bring your putter, it's all you need.
-There are lots of cool hidden things to see on the course.
-You can play glow golf without glow discs
-Most of the baskets are works of art
-A great way to introduce someone to disc golf
-The signage is hilarious
-Even though the holes are all par 2s, they can still be challenging
Cons: -Nothing much, just that the nets can almost become invisible and leave you wondering why you disc just fell dead out of the air
Other Thoughts: A course like this would do great on it's own anywhere in America. If putt putt golf can thrive so can this.

9 of 13 people found this review helpful.


5+    12/6/2010   12/6/2010
Review By: coolhand
Played: 23  Reviewed: 23
2 Helpful / 11 Not
Pros: every disc golf course should have one of these. 2 championship level courses and i couldn't wait till dark to play some tiki golf. no glow discs or sticks needed. great practice for the approach game.
Cons: i had an ace chain out.

2 of 13 people found this review helpful.

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