Dover, NH 
Bellamy Park Share
Uploaded By: ragebikes Hole #13 (Taken 6/2016)
4 / 356ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #13 Tee



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Great Course For All Levels

1    6/20/2020   6/20/2020
Review By: slippingdiscs
Played: 13  Reviewed: 13
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Wooded course
Interesting structures (ruins from swimming pool)
Scenic river views
Cons: Many tight shots
Confusing layout
Holes cross each other
Poor markings in places
Other Thoughts: This is a tightly wooded course. I had a lot of fun working my flex shots. Hole 1 is a shot across the river from the parking lot. Hole 10 to 11 and Hole 12 to 13 are confusing transitions. Several friendly players helped to steer us in the right direction. Breakin Chains has a shop on site. There is a porta potty near the shop.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Great free course

5+    10/29/2019   10/30/2019
Review By: RightyBomber
Played: 3  Reviewed: 3
Pros: -tight wooded shots
-Nice concrete teepads
-Nice Mach7 baskets
-Great community of talented players
Cons: -A lot of groups that lack proper edict
-On nice days long wait times at teepads
Other Thoughts: Great course for players of all skill level the local disc golf community continues to improve the course


1    7/6/2019   7/11/2019
Review By: bjreagh
Played: 324  Reviewed: 313  Exp: 23.9 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 18 holes of tight technical woods, creek in play on a few holes, concrete tees, good baskets and signs, easy to navigate. Well-worn ground under the canopy of mature trees. Decent variety of length (ace runs to par 4s) and overall hole design is interesting and challenging. Most holes provide multiple options of which path you want to attempt to hit.

The wooded setting is nice, and the creek you encounter throughout is scenic.

Hole 1 is very unique teeing from old concrete structure (dam/bridge?) across the creek through a narrowish window to a hidden basket up to the right in the trees. Then you have to walk a ways down to cross a bridge to get to the rest of the course.

Protective netting for some tees. (it is needed, see cons)

The golf is pretty good if each hole had some breathing room or if you had the course to yourself, but...
Cons: The 18 holes play in a pretty tight area. Errant drives on many holes will find the neighboring fairway meaning groups are constantly getting in each other's way. And there are a few spots where you just feel cramped and in the way, or you are waiting on people in your way, but on different holes.

Holes 1 and 11 seem to partially share a fairway, plus the walk from 18 back to the parking lot crosses that same area. When teeing off on #1 (over a creek) there were groups of golfers (and walkers) everywhere in the landing area coming from all directions- it was nuts.

Another section around holes 12-17 seem to play practically on top of each other in spots. There were discs flying around everywhere hitting trees. I felt under attack.

Looking back at the map on DGCR after playing, it is not completely correct, looks like a couple holes added to get to 18, which explains why many holes have a squeezed feel.

The fairways are on the verge of too many trees in the middle of the fairways to the point where luck begins to beat out skill (and understand that I prefer wooded accuracy courses). Here one may hit your line but can just about count on hitting a tree at some point, you just hope it is later in the flight.
Other Thoughts: After playing here, I read some other reviews when posting my own. The "house" on hole 11/18 is maybe a clubhouse? with some practice baskets and lots of additional parking. If so, hole 11 is a strange place to have such a thing, so I had no idea what the building was during my round. Parking/starting here is an option for those in the know, but then you still have the problem of getting to hole 1 crossing 18/11/1/2 get to tee 1.

FREE- which is not the norm in this section of the country. (there are obvious pros and cons to this)

This is not a bad course, just average and not much different than many other wooded park courses that exist, which is ok. I can see why this course is popular, can get crowded, and is highly rated by many. If I lived here I would play here frequently, but would try to avoid peak times like weekends and afternoons.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Bellamy

5+    11/10/2012   7/1/2019
Review By: Jeriicco
Played: 23  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 15.4 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Very private course through the woods, quiet, peaceful and scenic
-Large parking lot with practice basket.
-Travels along a river that plays into a couple holes adding to the scenic feel of the course.
-Easy to find the next hole.
-Several ace opportunities
-Hole distances have nice variation, has some nice long distance drives and shorter ace opportunity drives.

Cons: -This course can be a little muddy in a few areas. Wear boots in the spring.
-This course can get pretty busy during peak hours.
-If you throw a disc in the river it can get swept away in the currents.
-This course makes it easy to lose your disc, the river, blind drives and heavy wooded areas can make your plastic disappear.
-Little hole variation, mostly plays through the woods with only a couple drives in open space.
Other Thoughts: Bellamy park is a beautiful area. The course follows a river and trail that travels through the woods. The first couple holes the river is on full display and on the second hole if you drive right of the fairway you will end up in the drink. Sometimes the river is raging and the disc is gone, other times you can fish it out. the next several holes carve through the woods with some pretty challenging fairways to hit as tree obstacles are aplenty. Hole nine is a short downhill drive with ace potential but watch out for the water hazard. Hole 11 is a fun power drive down hill towards the river, if your approach is to strong go fish. The back half of the course takes you deep into the woods with a lot of tree hazards. This course is not great for beginners and can be a good challenge to all players.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  Our Lady Bellamy

5+    2/28/2018   3/1/2018
Review By: LeftyBomber
Played: 15  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 5.4 Years
0 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: -Shop on the course
-This course will test you and make you a better player. (nothing is really just given to you here)
-Friendly people
-Great community
Cons: -I may be bias because this is my home course, but the only thing I can really think of is in the warmer months this course can get a huge amount of foot traffic.
Other Thoughts: <3

0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Bellamy

5+    10/28/2017   1/13/2018
Review By: eric.rathbun
Played: 34  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 5.2 Years
This review was updated on 4/9/2018
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Teepads and baskets are in good condition.
Fairways are wooded, but fair and reasonable.
Course is pretty heavily trafficked and well maintained.
Trash cans at every teepad.
Cons: Nearly every hole has one gap or line you must make, but they are fair, there is just rarely more than one option off of the teepad.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  Good Home Course

1    5/2/2017   5/2/2017
Review By: SebastianKaras
Played: 8  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 5.9 Years
2 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: -clean, clear fairways, but the trees provide some flavor
-excellent use of natural features such as elevation and brooks
-signature first hole which requires you to throw from a stone outcropping across the river
-tees and baskets are in excellent condition
-well-stocked pro-shop with rental discs which are often utilized when I bring my friends to try disc golfing
-lots of parking
Cons: -a few discs have been lost in the river by my friends trying for the first time
Other Thoughts: -this is a public park, so be aware of other people in the area
-the local schools run their cross country events here so be wary of runners during the fall sports season

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Easy to play hard to master

5+    1/7/2017   2/4/2017
Review By: Cilleyboy
Played: 19  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 10.3 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Easy to get to
- Free to play
- Good hole variety with subtle elevation change, distance, left or right, water, etc.
- Concrete tee pads are nice 90% of the time. There are a few times a year the ice is bad otherwise they play great.
- Other people on the course have always been friendly and most people seem to return disc to the lost and found
- The club and most players do a great job keeping this place clean and not full of litter
- The addition of a pro shop is huge, plus they have a bathroom which was missing before.
- Although the trees do make it challenging the hole distances usually mean a new player can grab a couple pars first time out.
- Lots of mulch for trails and around baskets
Cons: - Lots of dog walkers and other people using the trails for recreation. They are nice people but you need to be even more careful when throwing because they typically aren't aware of the players.
- Not that many open holes so it's hard to really rip anything big down a fairway.
- The signage isn't great from hole to hole, so the first few times out it can be a bit confusing.
Other Thoughts: I've played this course almost once a week for the last few years and still find that it's challenging enough to be fun, but easy enough that I've brought quite a few people who are newer to the sport and they've had fun too.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Really nice course!

1    4/8/2016   4/14/2016
Review By: SuperDave1981
Played: 17  Reviewed: 11  Exp: 4.3 Years
6 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: The course is layed out so that you really don't have to do much walking to get to the next hole. Signs are posted at every tee box to make it easy to determine your best approach. The first hole requires a throw across a small river, which is very nice. The pro-shop at the park is located at hole 18, which is very convenient if you need anything after finishing your round.
Cons: Being that the holes are so close together, a couple of spots may interfere with players who are playing other holes. This would really only be an issue though if the course was crowded. The baskets aren't numbered, which could cause a little confusion if you're not familiar with the course.
Other Thoughts: I'm very much a beginner and thought that some of the tree locations made the course a bit challenging. But I'm learning that this is only part of the way the game is played. I played another course that was somewhat close to this one and enjoyed this course a lot more. I would love to play it again when I'm back in town.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

 Great Local Course

5+    3/8/2016   3/11/2016
Review By: Soaponrope37
Played: 33  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 5.2 Years
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Disc Shop on site!
- Concrete Tees
- Well groomed
- Very active local Club backing/supporting the course
- Clear Signage
- 2 Possible Basket locations on each hole
Cons: - Some holes have very set and tight lines you need to hit, and if you miss or hit a tree early you are probably looking at a 4-5 on a par 3
- A few of the tees are very crowded with other holes so its Heads Up.
- Can get VERY crowded at times with large Cards
Other Thoughts: Overall great local course to play with most of the regulars being very nice and helpful.

One thing to add is the Club is VERY good and consistent with Disc Fishing. So if you loose your disc in the drink and it has your name on it, you can expect to get it back.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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