Ok for what it is
Pros: - Good catching locally made baskets
- Nice park
Cons: - Poor signage
- Holes into blind walking paths
- Hole crossing basketball court
- Mere doesn't come into play
Other Thoughts: It's always felt like a miss for me with a lovely mere in the middle that doesn't come into play - I believe this originally was due to local restrictions. Hopefully a redesign in the future may change this.
There are a good range of holes here, it helps to have a booming sidearm or a pinpoint RHBH anny.
There are restrictions with basket locations which makes many of them feel a bit samey - start in the open throw through space to a small gap in the bushes. This makes it very easy to take safe 3's throughout and risk 4's or worse by going for 2's.
The best hole is probably the most dangerous with a shot across space and then down a tunnel to the basket. This whole tunnel is a walking path and really blind off the tee. It worries me, yet is a very fun hole to play.
There are a couple of paths that cross blindly over fairways. Try to be really aware of these as you play.
The last hole crossing the basketball court is a good hole but just very dangerous.
It's not a course I would make a big detour for but play if you are in the area, it is fun.
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Two tee locations per hole. Solid-looking double-chained baskets. One of a few, permanent, basket-courses in the UK.
Small, flat, community park used by a variety of patrons, mostly dog walkers and children playing. A mature English hedge, with its supporting briars, nettles, and long grasses, is not somewhere you want to toss your disc - I felt fortunate to find/retrieve one of two discs I tossed into these hedges. Fairways 1-4 clamor over each other. Flush-to-ground faded tee markers a bit difficult to find.
Take a small mere (mid-sized pond), surround it with a narrow strip of small trees, hedges, and tall grass, then surround it on three-sides with open space/grass, then border these grassy areas with another thin stip of trees and hedges, and you have the park that contains the course. The baskets are located just inside these narrow tree-hedge lines, not obvious to the casual park user, but simple enough to spot by a disc golfer.
The holes themselves aren't bad. From the short tees, distances and throwing paths are appropriate for beginners, or experienced players wanting to work on their approach game. From the long tees, there are challenging windows to hit mid- or late-flight, variety of turns needed, and a couple fairly long holes.
Problems arise, however, if there are other people using the park. A pedestrian entrance to the park and a number of walking paths, somewhat blind from the long tees, are located in the morass that forms holes 1-4. Basket-6 is located near a tot lot. Hole-7 has you throwing across a football pitch. Hole-8 has you throwing across an (ob) asphalt playing surface. I was quite nervous while playing this course on a sunny but windy Saturday afternoon, as there were many people about.
Fair course, best played when there are no other park patrons - and stay out of the hedges!
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