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Bonus play at Brakewell Steel!

1    11/5/2016   11/9/2016
Review By: PuzzledGuy
Played: 8  Reviewed: 7
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Fun course adjacent to Brakewell Steel. Played the short tees, so all comments are based on that. Plays through the woods, requiring you to bring your technical skills. Good use of terrain, trees, and water to create a challenging course requiring you to shape your shots. Lots of birdie opportunities! Decent signs at most holes.
Cons: Not always easy to find your way through this course. Generally, good signage at the tees once you find them. Lots of broken down chairs and benches at holes - can look a bit trashy. Looked at a few of the long tees, and they were a bit rough.
Other Thoughts: I wasn't sure about this course, but I can highly recommend it. It pales a bit in comparison to Brakewell Steel, but it's a fun change of pace and definitely worth playing. Lots of opportunities to be optimistic that can easily be crushed by the woods. I'll be playing this course again when I return to Warwick!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Could be really cool

1    1/10/2016   3/8/2016
Review By: KVandy66
Played: 5  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 2.7 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: It's a heavily wooded course, which can be cool
There's a fine line between heavily wooded, and simply overrun by brush
The holes are very cool, elevation is a factor which is always fun
There's one hole that you literally throw over a giant drop off for your opening toss, that's really cool.
There's a water hazard creek running through a few of the holes, so variety wise, it's a good course.
Cons: Needs signage, I found myself wandering with my friends trying to find the next hole in more than one occasion
One off throw, and you're fighting prickers to get your disc, or crossing a river that's in OB territory
A course map at the beginning would be greatly appreciated
For the life of us, we couldn't find hole 18, it was getting dark, so we called it quits.
Other Thoughts: Definitely inferior to the normal Warwick park course, but it's a challenge and an interesting change of pace if you want to give it a shot.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Not bad, but could be better.

1    5/20/2015   5/29/2015
Review By: Lance Philip
Played: 7  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 2.8 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: The holes are set up well with a good line of sight to most baskets. Wolfe Woods presents a real challenge due to some heavily wooded areas with some holes having various degrees of water to navigate around. It's a fun course and the elevations are manageable even if you aren't in the best shape. It's a great alternative to the main course in the park.
Cons: Missing tee box signs on many holes. When we were their all the trash cans were overflowing and there was a lot of garbage along the side of the tee boxes. I found that some of the natural tee pads had large rocks embedded in them so I had to be careful with my footwork not to trip. The thing that made me nuts was the lack of signs pointing to the next tee at the end of the holes. The 16th hole is really confusing because there are 3 paths there, only one takes you to the 17th. The worst part of all is the fact that you have you cross over 2 other holes almost completely back to the beginning of the course.
Other Thoughts: First off this course was in rough shape with every garbage can overflowing with trash. Many of the tee box signs were missing. As far as how the course plays, it's a true challenge with trees on every hole and water coming into play on many of them. The course is fun but the layout is a bit confusing at times so finding the next tee box can be difficult. This is true after the 16th hole. To get to the 17th hole you have to walk across two other holes almost back to the start. It also slightly meets up with the main course. Overall I'm giving it a B- but if it were cleaned up a bit, replaced the missing signs and added more arrows directing you to the next tee I would give it a 4 rating. Wolfe Woods is extremely challenging and will be remain fun whenever it's played. With all the woods in full bloom it is tough in Spring/Summer but will probably play very differently in Fall/Winter.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Wolfe Woods - Where's the next hole?

1    7/17/2014   8/7/2014
Review By: BigAl724
Played: 146  Reviewed: 127  Exp: 5.4 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Wolfe Woods is a unique course set in a heavily wooded area within Warwick Town Park. It is conveniently located right next to the Brakewell Steel course and provides a quicker, par 3 round as a nice alternative to its big brother. There is a big wooden sign on the left side of Brakewell Steel hole 15's fairway, this is where you enter the course.

The course has quality tee signs and offers multiple tees that do a nice job of changing the hole. It also has Mach 3 baskets in great condition that are easy to spot in the thick woods because they are painted red.

I say that Wolfe Woods is unique because it is set in a strikingly beautiful section of the woods that really has a middle-of-nowhere feel to it. It starts in a moderately wooded section playing over many little streams, and then takes you through a densely wooded area with quality elevation changes in play. The course then finishes with more holes where streams come into play and it loops back to the course entrance.

While being a shorter, par 3 course, Wolfe Woods actually presents a lot of challenges with streams in play on 10 holes and the thick rough that is constantly present. No holes here let you comfortably air it out, each hole requires a more technical approach.

My favorite stretch of holes here were 11-14, which was probably the most densely wooded part of the course. I felt that these holes did the best job of offering multiple fair lines and they had more elevation changes than the other parts of the course.
Cons: Honestly, this is the worst course that I have played in terms of navigation. To be fair, I didn't have a map, which I would certainly recommend. There are many, many occasions where paths lead to every which way, leaving you guessing to find the next tee. Sometimes, paths even break off from those paths, making it more confusing to re-track your steps once you have gotten lost. The course also plays close to the Brakewell Steel course at times, adding to the confusion even more. I often felt like I was lost in a corn maze.

Tees come in a variety of forms. I'm usually not too concerned about the tees, but this course had some definite problems. Natural tees were sometimes uneven and it sometimes wasn't clear that they were tees.

The rough was also some of the worst that I've seen on a course. It was very thick and nasty throughout the course. I feel that I would like this course A LOT better if I played it when the rough was died down.

I should also mention that navigation can be tough in a literal sense at a few points. Not for the faint of heart, the course is definitely a hike in the woods, crossing on a sketchy bridge or two, as well as through some very tight paths.
Other Thoughts: Technically, Wolfe Woods is a fun course that I thought was well designed and had a nice balance of shots. While not being very long, the course could be a challenge for even more serious players, with the constant battling of the stream and a few precarious pin positions. With improved navigation and reduction of the rough, I could see myself bumping its rating up .5-1 disc.

The fact that this is located right next to Brakewell Steel is awesome, but I still would recommend playing this course if you have some extra time. It is a good compliment to the beast that is Brakewell Steel with its tight technical holes

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Winston Wolfe's Pulp Fiction

1    7/5/2014   7/7/2014
Review By: sidewinder22
Played: 187  Reviewed: 169  Exp: 11.5 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: 18 holes over moderate elevation changes with multiple tees and pin placements on most holes. Some great basket placements and use of the creek. Mostly tight and wooded and short although there are a couple more open holes that still have great challenge from elevation changes or shaped by wood line/shrubs. Tee signs are ok. Trash cans and benches. Bathrooms up by the playground.
Cons: Tee types are mixed from rubber to gravel to dirt. Navigation for first timers is pretty bad even with the map, there are paths leading every which direction in places. The whole course is tucked into the woods behind the Animal course around hole 14/15, you will see the big wooded sign for Wolfe Woods. The rough is fairly rough in the summer and there is a fair amount of poison ivy on this course. Disc loss is more possible on this course than it's big brother.
Other Thoughts: If I'm curt with you in this review it's because time is a factor. I think fast, I talk fast and I need you guys to act fast if you want get the most out of this. So, pretty please... with sugar on top. Play this course with map in hand to warm up for the Animal course, or to introduce beginners to the game, or to have a little fun and work on your short game in the woods.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 If Only I was a Local

1    10/12/2012   11/30/2012
Review By: DSCJNKY
Played: 481  Reviewed: 131  Exp: 16.4 Years
9 Helpful / 1 Not
- Great Little Technical Course. Wolfe Woods is a great little Roc/Putter/occasional driver course. I really enjoy these kinds of courses where all you need to do is throw shots you should make (if you're an advanced player). It's great practice, and it's fun to get birdies. Plus, this course would be a great course for beginning level players to cut their teeth on and get their game up before playing Brakewell Steel, although the opportunity to lose discs would be more prevalent.
- The Creek. There is a fantastic winding creek that flows throughout the course, creating some wonderful shots and dangerous greens. It was definitely the highlight of the course. It also added to the aesthetic value of the holes and course in general.
- 2 Ways to Play. There were long and short tees on the Wolfe Woods course (if I remember correctly the silver and the blues). Having played 2 other courses that day, I opted to play the shorter of the two.
- Brakewell Steel. I cannot imagine what it would be like to have Warwick Park's courses as my home courses... not only would I have the tighter, technical, mid-range game Wolfe Woods offers, but I would have the long, championship game that Brakewell offers too... allowing me to completely develop my skills.
- Navigation. I have played tons of courses, in tons of places, usually by myself, and usually without a map... and I rarely get lost or turned around. However, somehow I skipped a few holes, in a few different locations, along the way... and since I had already golfed a lot that day, I wasn't entirely concerned with going back to find the holes.
Other Thoughts:
- It's Not Brakewell. Probably the biggest issue with Wolfe Woods is that you'd rather be playing the other course on the other side of the park. It's hard to take Wolfe Woods seriously when you just got done playing its MUCH bigger brother (and Joralemon earlier that day). It's kind of like when I played Pyramids after leaving Maple Hill... I kept thinking about how I'd rather be playing Maple Hill. However, if I was a local, I would be all over Wolfe Woods, as I'm sure beating your arm to death playing Brakewell would get old.
- Overall... How great it would be to have Warwick be your home park? You'd have a great tuner course in Wolfe Woods and an amazing championship level course in Brakewell Steel. In reality, for me, Wolfe Woods was just an opportunity to bag an extra course in NY. I had already played Joralemon and Brakewell that day and was fairly worn out. I took a putter, roc and leopard with me and just tried to trudge through. I actually enjoyed the course, mostly due to the creek running through it, but also because it was fairly demanding in its shot requirements (considering). Somehow, I got lost and skipped a few holes, getting mixed up between the longs and shorts and some of the crossover that happens between the blue and silver layouts. I was too tired to go back, and was happy enough to have played enough of the course to check it off the list - my mind was elsewhere anyway: Brakewell Steel.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.

 Underrated Course

1    6/23/2012   6/23/2012
Review By: RamsFan1
Played: 73  Reviewed: 73  Exp: 7.3 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 hole wooded, technical course located adjacent to the world class Warwick Animal Course. Like its counterpart, it has a blue (long) and a silver (short) layout and has something for all skill levels. A well-crafted "Wolfe Woods" sign overhangs the entrance to the course at hole 1. Each hole has new, professional grade signs at each tee pad and benches are present at most holes. A creek and roped out of bounds areas throughout the course fairly challenge you. Good use of elevation and variety.
Cons: Tee pad uniformity is a big issue here. Some are rubber (slick), some have stone dust surface (OK but sometimes rutted) while others are dirt (many poorly surfaced with roots and rocks sticking out). Despite the relatively short layout, there are many areas for disc loss. The potential for poison ivy and ticks exist here. Some areas get very soggy after heavy rains. More "next tee" arrows would assist with navigation.
Other Thoughts: The only thing keeping me from giving this course a "4" are the tee pads. Wolfe Woods is a good, solid course. The short layout is challenging yet opportunities exist for birdies and aces. The longer layout really increases the level of difficulty and will test even seasoned pros. There are no real signature holes here, but all 18 of them are of good quality.

The problem I see with Wolfe Woods is that it lies in the shadow of one of the East Coast's finest courses and those who travel a great distance to come to Warwick will sometimes overlook the Wolfe. TREMENDOUS work has been done here to upgrade signs and clear fairways- I'm told at one time this course was almost unplayable in the summer- and much credit is due the Parks dept. and the local club. If you make a trip here, make it a point to play a round at Wolfe Woods- you won't be disappointed.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Double Round Day

1    3/17/2012   3/18/2012
Review By: laderjr
Played: 13  Reviewed: 13  Exp: 6.7 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Excellent course! We played this course as a second round to the Warwick course. The shorter, on average, fairways were a welcome cool down from the longer bombs from the first course. Nice tight course where there is a stream in play for 1/2 or more of the holes. An amature (like me) may spend some time fishing for a disc or 2 here but the reach is not too bad in any spot. Good turns and obstacles make for a more technical game here and the hole on the top of the cliff was a treat for me!
Cons: There could be an issue with "flooding" in the later spring as the rains pick up, but there are bridges in place in the more wet spots on this course. The Tics are already on the move!
Other Thoughts: Leave early and play both courses this is a beautiful place to wile away a whole day in Disc Golf and Picinic!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  Good course deserves more reviews!

1    3/8/2012   3/8/2012
Review By: agibson
Played: 84  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 6.2 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A very fun course, part of a fantastic disc golf park.

Mostly fairly tight, technical, holes with great use of two streams, terrain (lots of ups and downs), and some tough tee placements.

Two, in one case probably three, tee placements throwing to common baskets.

Very reasonable map available on this website - print it before you come!

Planking available in a number of places to help when terrain gets wet.

A very nice course.
Cons: The tee areas were unimproved. Dirt or mud, with mostly (but not always) clear tee lines. Some of the amateur tees (silver), which I played, had very short boxes, and some had roots, etc. running through them.

The walk from 16 to 17 would be basically impossible without a map. It's long, and completely non-intuitive.

Not many garbage cans on the course, perhaps contributing to more litter than on the town course. Nothing too outrageous.
Other Thoughts: I'm not in the habit of writing reviews, as a fairly new player. But, this course deserves more reviews!

I bumped it up probably one notch (3.5 to 4) for being co-located with the main Town Park course, with the in-development Oasis across the street.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 tough and technical

1    11/27/2011   11/27/2011
Review By: mmblink86
Played: 23  Reviewed: 9  Exp: 7.7 Years
This review was updated on 3/9/2012
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: variety of elevation, water interwoven on many holes. easy to navigate, course signs were spot on. great for practicing a wide variety of mid range shots, and very challenging for mostly all skill levels
Cons: no trash cans, 17 was a hunt to find
Other Thoughts: great course overall to spend time with my gf. since it is not as intimidating as the animal course, she enjoyed playing the occasional hole, as well as the scenic walk through the dense woods.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

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