Urban Disc Golf
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Newly redesigned and added 9 holes to previous layout.
New baskets and world class tee pads.
Sleeves are in for long pins as well.
Cons: Baskets are a little lower on quite a few holes....may need to drop to knee for a putt or 2.
Other Thoughts: Parking is off Clifton across from Dixmyth Ave. Signs are temp for now but are on a post and the updates are available on UDisc.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Doubling the fun through redesign
11 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The Burnet course just across MLK Drive from the UC campus languished for years as a nine holer with tee posts and ruts aiming at aging baskets, despite having another easily accessed, hilly area just screaming for a redesign for the past decade and a half. Finally being revealed in glory is a new 18 hole track with Mach VII baskets and large, level, concrete tees which incorporates twice the elevation and twice the fun.
Geared well toward the Recreational to Intermediate player, there are now holes ranging from 157 to 300 feet in length, but the tricky use of elevation (especially on holes 2,7,9&10) will keep folks on their toes, while trees force lines and edges to avoid on probably 2/3rds the shots. The design calls for a balanced game (fading right to left and left to right), and focuses more on control than on distance. Players rated 900 or above will likely have a great shot at deucing more than half of these holes on any given outing, so if you think that's fun (well, I do), then this is likely a course you'll enjoy.
Cons: Designers were forced to have players walk down toward the road, then through right back uphill a couple of times in a row, as the park forbade them to have even the most errant misfire head toward the busy boulevard below, so they were forced to have a few of my least favorite (uphill) throws, with very few long, glidey downhillers, even though these are rolling hills in a campus park. In a similar vein, due to erosion, they wound up having to move what was once the most interesting hole on the course (old hole 2: a downhill tee shot with a forced dogleg left up the valley below), and wound up with the tee pad (now hole 16) going from the bottom and straight up the former second 'leg' of the hole.
This may not be a 'con' to some, but this park is in an urban setting, and unattended vehicles will likely have the same risks as, for instance, Mt. Airy. It isn't entirely clear, but during 'school' hours, the first drive into the park may be patrolled for campus parking stickers, so you'll want to enter on the Clifton Street side of the park, and circle right to the gazebo and shelter lots near new hole 1 (old hole5). Furthermore, this is not a quiet part of town, with heavy traffic just alongside half the course and hospitals all around.
Other Thoughts: As mentioned before, this redesign has been eagerly anticipated, and certainly makes the most of the allowable space to create a fun, relatively quick loop for its intended audience.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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