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Where's Benedict Arnold?
Pros: -Good variety of distance (distances range from 190 ft to about 440 ft)
-River comes into play on two of the holes
-Good hole design (Hole 1 is an awesome shot down a chute of trees, three throws over the river, 7 is a short shot with an opportunity for an ace, and 9 (the best hole on the course) throws into a thick grove of trees with several different options to the hole).
-Good tee signs( Hole number, par, distance and a drawing of the hole)
Cons: -This park is extremely crowded and many of the park goers don't even seem to realize there is a disc golf course in the park. We had to wait for non disc golfers for quite a while on several holes. On hole 3 we had to wait for a small kid with no parents around while he used the basket as a jungle gym. We could not use the tee for 5 because people were set up right in front of it, and several of the holes had people set up in the middle of the hole.
-There are quite a few safety issues here. Hole 2 throws right next to picnic shelter and over a BBQ grill, several of the holes throw over the sidewalk and some other ones throw right along side the soccer field, and 6 throws straight over a skate park.
-It can be difficult at times to know where the next hole is as there is some walking between the holes and it is not always clear which way you need to go so bring a map.
-The restrooms are really nasty
Other Thoughts: This is a fun course with some really well designed and fun holes and I wish I could give it a higher rating. It was just extremely frustrating waiting for the crowds and non dgers. I did play this course on a Sunday so it could have just been very crowded since it was a weekend. If you are in the area definitely stop but I wouldn't go out of my way to play.
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Love that new course smell!
Pros: The tee boxes are big and cement and are brand spanking new, free of graffiti. The Park has all the things a park course has, playgrounds to keep the kids happy and the all important restroom. The DGA baskets are in great shape. Most of the fairways stay out of the way of other functions, you will have to look out for other people using the park. The pin positions are mostly well thought out, being in a grove of trees or on a hill side, make for an honest round. The holes that are out in the open make up for it by having good distance, 3,4, and 8 are all plus 375. The park is well groomed and no trash in sight. There is a top notch map in the links/files section!
Cons: #6 was the worst part, it's a sin I tell you. The tee box and basket have a popular skate park right between them. I know skaters like to be picked on so they can feel oppressed (just kidding), but I just don't think its right to be expected to throw over them.
* Update, I have been told that A. There are now signs and more importantly, B. Brighton has built a new skate park and will be getting rid of the skate park on the #6 fairway. This is great news, and I will be back to replay Benedict soon, with these improvements, I would rank Benedict just above nearby Loomiller based on the fact that it has signs and is much less crowded.
Other Thoughts: #1 the tee box is to the east of the first parking area by the playground after you enter the park from Southern Ave.
#2 Took me a little bit of effort to find, it's across the other parking lot just to the north. (at the end of the NE side of park).
#3 was even harder to find, the tee box is across the bridge to the north by the bike paths, it plays back into the park over the creek.
#4 plays back north, the tee is by the soccer field and restrooms.
#5 is easy to find from basket #4 it is short and plays west toward the fences.
#6 plays back to the south over the skate park with the tee near the small children's play ground.
#7 is easy to find it plays west and very short.
#8 tee box is south of play ground and plays all the way to the south end of the park toward the white shed.
#9 the tee is back toward the center of the park just west of the Lions Club shelter the basket plays a left dogleg through the bunch of trees.
Nice park, lot of potential, I look forward to playing this course again.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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