12 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Since it's at a Middle school there's an opportunity to introduce students to disc golf; hopefully they have some disc golf PE classes. There's pretty good hole length variety with some short holes and some longer ones. (3 of 140-190/ 3 of 205-235/ 2 of 315-320/ 1 of 450) There are ace runs on 6 of the holes.
Cons: Since it's at a Middle school I hope that this course doesn't quickly bore the kids because it's so bland. To paraphrase the ministry of Young Life, "It's a sin to bore a kid with disc golf." Almost all the holes are straight wide open shots with very few trees and only very small elevation changes. Tee signs are minimal, and there are no tees marked so you just pick a spot near the sign to throw from. There's just the bare minimum for a course-- baskets and short posts to mark the hole numbers. There are no Amenities at all: no map or scorecard so no hole lengths, no restrooms open to the public, no warm up basket or message board, no benches or trash cans.
-Hole 8 needs to be redesigned. There are major safety issues with it being adjacent to a baseball field and it's way to long for teenagers, most of whom are new players.
Course Level: Red (most suited for Juniors, Beginners, and Intermediate players rated 825-875)
It's fairly easy to navigate since it's so open. The only difficulty was finding the right basket for hole 3 because you see several to choose from.
I hope that none of the students here will give up on disc golf just because they think it's lame. Hopefully they'll go down the road to try Bluemont in Arlington first. More seasoned players shouldn't drive out of their way to play here. It's the kind of course that you whip through, check it off as played, and move on.
NOTE: I rated this course Below Average, so I'm not posting my usual complete review notes in the Links/Files section. If you want to read more specifics about my evaluation, please send me an email to <playdiscgolf (at) gmail.com> and I'll send you a file with more details. You can also read more of my reviews at the DG Course Reviews Yahoo Group, http://sports.groups.yahoo.co...ourseReviews
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
11 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: New baskets and reasonable variety on the distance for practicing. Open holes almost impossible to loose a disc. A couple holes have some elevation change to add to the fun. Now has a second set of tees.
Cons: In the middle of a middle school sports conplex. All numbers on baskets face away from tee post so you can't tell first time out if your throwing at the right basket. 6,7, and 8 are bunched and would interfere with each other if this place were crowd with golfers. No real tee pad or box just one marker.
Other Thoughts: First off the course is at Bull run middle school but because there is already a bull run course i imagine they named it after their mascot the eagle. It is a nice little course with not a great deal of challenge, all holes are wide open with a few requiring you to throw around back stops or fences, add in that pavement equals OB and there is a bit more challenge. There has been a second set of tees added numbered 10-18, however I was sure while playing it they where to play to the same baskets as the orginal tees. This course fits it's location in that it is a practice/beginners course great for the younger players learning the game and for those in the surrounding community. This course however could not be played if any of a number of events was going on the sports fields that it throws around, to much risk of hitting people.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
9 Helpful / 0 Not
Great Beginners Course
Pros: For anyone taking up DiscGolf this is a good course to start on. It is pretty wide open, and they have nice New Mach2 no frill baskets. All blacktop areas are considered OB. Plenty of space and baskets to practice any types of shots and I can walk to it an practice my putting.
Cons: Since this course is on a school, it can not be played during school hours and/or after school activities like track/football/baseball.
Other Thoughts: This is from another person who broke down the course..it is wide open.
Hole 1: 215 feet.. basketball court 8 feet to the left(plays out of bounds) problems when you hit me in the back baller . This can and should 8-) be changed.
Hole 2: 206 feet..up hill wind shot .. foot path in front of basket plays OB ok hole
Hole 3 234 feet.. level. tight foot path along right plays OB ok hole
Hole 4 188 feet .. ...foot path five feet in front plays OB. Drop off of 30 feet behind the pin can make a birdie a par... will you ace?
Hole 5 318 feet ...left around the backstop of a baseball field 2 and 3's here
Hole 6 192 feet .. dead ahead basket.. hill slopes to the left.. go for it or get 3
Hole 7 140 feet.. . the shortest but 35 feet above tee.. 2's all day but :D aces
Hole 8 450 feet... The longest, but hole 8 and 6 tee off are crossing paths..anyways the tee off is a sharp left around a backstop.. the track comes in to play as OB.. a good tee off is a down hill lay up of maybe 200 feet..a birdie here is a 250 foot shot up hill I would like to see.
Hole 9 315 feet .. a nice downhill surrounded by OB path 20 feet behind and 45 feet to the left.
It's 2258 feet
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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