0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: If I lived in Ellsworth, I would be glad I had it. Long but narrow park. Some nice terrain with a creek running through.
Cons: I have to agree with "scarpfish's" review - (see below) - although they indeed have the area and baskets - it's just all wrong.
0 of 4 people found this review helpful.
5 Helpful / 1 Not
Noble effort, but too many holes for its britches
Pros: Some good amenities for a small town course. Concrete pads are adequate as far as ground space. Signs are nice and show hole location good, and ackwoledge that there is such a thing as Par 2. Excellent course for beginners and small arms as you won't need a distance driver, and will seldom need a fairway driver. Due to its relative openness, has good safari hole potential.
Cons: Of what use is a tee pad if you put the hole sign RIGHT ON IT? As a lefty with a small run up, I was able to use them...a little, but the posts at the right rear of the pads make them otherwise useless. 18 holes are crammed into a space better suited for 9 or 12. Too many par 2 holes, particularly on the front 9. Too many spots on the course where you can easily hit a non-DG'er. Holes 6, 10 and 18 are particularly dangerous. Baskets are unnumbered and its hard to tell which one you're supposed to be aiming at on some holes as you may have 2-3 within view.
Other Thoughts: There is definitely good terrain in this park to build a disc course, but not an 18 holer. Sell six of your baskets and get someone with some creds in course design to come in and make a better layout with the remaining twelve. You can use the funds from the sold baskets to pour dual tee pads on the new holes. I like Hole 6, but I don't like having to worry about someone's kid dinkering around on the footbridge or coming out of the restrooms right BY THE BASKET. Same issues go with the picnic shelter on Hole 10 and the children's playground on Hole 18.
That being said, I don't want to discourage people from trying the course. More often than not, there will not be enough traffic here to discourage you from letting it fly. But if its a weekend Summer afternoon and lots of non-DG'ers are in the park, you might want to find another course, or stick to putting practice.
UPDATE: I'm giving this course a 1/2 disc upgrade because upon further review, its a whole lot better than others I've given 1 1/2 discs. I went here on Labor Day to find nicely mowed grass throughout the park. It would really help move the game along if someone in town would start selling discs.
Tee signs since my original review have been moved off of the tee pads. Much improved.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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