4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Great course. White and Blue tees, ranging from 145ft to about 385 i believe. lots of trees and lots of hills. majority of it is pretty cleared out and pretty easy to find discs. couple nice doglegs and some narrow and some wide fairways. Crossing roads on a few holes. Couple shelter houses to run into if it starts to rain or if you need to relax. Very clean grounds. Porta john in the middle of hole 1 if you need to use the bathroom, but there is lots of trees too. I throw RHBH so this course gave me a bit of a challenge so it was very enjoyable to throw even the short holes. I recommend this course to everyone.
Cons: couple of hills are steep so if you throw off it good luck throwing back up. (not so much a con as it is a challenge). Baskets need to have flags or some type of indicator on top so you can see them easier. couple are hard to find. look close before you walk ahead and waste time. Couple holes have baskets next to fences, which are barbed wired so if you throw over your screwed. there are cameras in the fenced in area so beware they do watch them. The park was closed for sexual activity not to long ago and then since reopened and cleaned up a bit. but still you have lots of men driving alone around the park for what i really don't want to know. so if you go there i would just be aware of whats around you and be ready to fight off some 40 year old pedophile.
Other Thoughts: I agree with danhyzer's review 100%. Very good info . The tees are natural which is alright but i went when it rained so the grounds was wet and muddy, there are a few holes that you can always step a few feet and make your own tee so you don't bust your bottom or break an ankle. I forget what hole it is but the tee pad is right at the base of the shelter house, try teeing off from the patio (its concrete) its safer and adds a bit of a challenge to the throw.
Next time im there ill get hole info and some pics and post them
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Newark DGC has a really sweet course 2 play with
Pros: Most of the wooded hole fairways utilize an old established grassy trail. Go off the fairway and you'll pay the price and then some as most of the hole have steep slopes one on side or the other. Most of the wooded basket positions make it for a fast green as they're on some kind of slope. I really liked Blue # 13 servere dogleg left fairway with the basket nestled on a slope not to far from the fairway. # 14 was a sweet hole too as it's fariway was pretty wide from the others and the hole wasn't reachable for this old man.
Cons: I wish more of the tee signs if not all the signs we're placed in the long tee box as that's what tee box you'll come to first. Some of the hole had orange next tee arrows pointing you to the next tee, unfortunately, 2 holes that can really throw a tourist of the beaten path don't have next tee signs (I would suggest over lapping a piece of colored electrical tape on the basket rim in the direction of the next tee in addition to the orange next tee signs. For this DG tourist # 7's basket didn't have a next tee sign and the extensive walk from # 7 basket to the right , along the roadway to the first turn to the tee area of # 8 can be confusing if you didn't know the course very well. Service road ran in the middle of some of the fairways (don't know if the road is OB or not, But I played it as it was OB since they're could be vehicular traffic on that road). Long walk from # 18 back to the parking lot. I thought some of the tee boxes we're kinda close to a basket. Not much parking if there was a big tournament.
Other Thoughts: For those not familar with Newark. The park is on the corner of Waterworks rd. and Horns Mill road NE. the park sign sorta blends into the woods on the right as you turn onto Horn Mill road. Follow that service road slowly (as it's a REAL STEEP INCLINE) till you get to the top. The small parking lot is adjacent to the old stone pavilion. I would recomend going even slower going down the service road. Also it's one way going up and one way going down. so know which exit you'll need to go up and down.
I'm a LHBH thrower and where the baskets we're positioned it seemed to favor my throw (which I'm not complaining).
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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