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More fun each time I play

5+    11/26/2016   1/6/2017
Review By: SpartanDisc
Played: 147  Reviewed: 23  Exp: 15.3 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: - Amazing course. Great layout. Exceptional variety. This course has a lot to offer. It has tons of elevation, it has an over water shot, it has open holes, it has tight holes, it has left turns and right turns. This is the type of course where you will throw just about every shot in your bag. From a 550ft bomb down a sled hill, to a short, uphill blind shot into a cluster or trees to a few narrow fairways running through rows of pines and quite a bit in between.
- Every time I play certain holes I find myself contemplating the right shot as if I'd never seen the hole before. There aren't many holes where I step up and just say "well XXX shot is clearly the only option to take here."
- Dual tees. I don't think I've ever played the shorts, but looking at them they seem to offer fairly unique new looks on some of the holes. So many courses have shorts that are the same shot as the longs, just 40ft shorter. While there are some of those out here, on some they do seem to change the hole just enough to make for an interesting new look at the fairway.
- Very clean and well maintained. There are signs pointing to the next tee. Nice, concrete tee pads. Trash cans scattered throughout.
- Since it's pay to play, it doesn't seem to get as much traffic as other courses. Less wait times and less trash and vandalism.
- Scenic and honestly just a fun place to walk around
- Good exercise with the elevation
- 2nd course on site makes for a very fun full day of disc
Cons: - Some poison ivy in areas
- Tees could be longer (they aren't short, just somewhat average)
- Pay to play? Honestly, this doesn't bother me at all and I probably prefer it over a crowded free course.
Other Thoughts: Every time I play Deerfield (once or twice a year since it opened) I quickly remember how fun it is. I'm always pleasantly surprised and it seems that it almost gets better every time I play. I can't stress enough the great shot variety here... the course was designed very well on a beautiful plot of land. Bring a full bag when you play, because you will use just about every shot you have (and probably want to empty your bag on a few holes).

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


5+    1/17/2015   8/18/2015
Review By: stndpenguin
Played: 53  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 18.5 Years
0 Helpful / 1 Not
- Gorgeous, clean
- Pay to play so riffraff tends to stay away
- 2 sets of pads
- All shots covered
- Perfect flow
- Toilets, Well pump for water
- uh.. could use more trash cans?
- poison ivy
Other Thoughts:
Definitely one of my favorite courses period. Worth traveling to especially now that theyve added the second course. Just watch out for the wooden posts that line the parking areas when they're covered with snow ;)

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Still my favorite!

5+    4/11/2015   4/13/2015
Review By: bglrabbit
Played: 15  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 4.6 Years
This review was updated on 4/14/2015
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: The course is always clean and well-kept. Signage is awesome, and the concrete tee pads, Innova pins, and alternate tees on all 18 holes are all in great shape! The variations between each hole keep you on your toes. 5 is awesome for those who love long, open, downhill drives. I will never grow tired of this course!
Cons: I just played this course in early April, but I have heard once the trees grow in a little more, that the course becomes much more challenging... Not a con so to speak, but definitely a game changer. Hole 9 does not take you back to the parking lot by hole 1. $6 county park fee is a little steep, but I get the yearly pass for $25 because I come so often.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Top notch course

2-4    9/1/2013   9/2/2013
Review By: Puckstopper
Played: 24  Reviewed: 24  Exp: 16.3 Years
This review was updated on 9/2/2014
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: 2 sets of concrete tees. These tees are frequently set up to require totally different shots, as opposed to similar shots from different lengths.

Starting with a short first hole that plays over 30' uphill, there are tons of elevation changes on the first part of the course.

GREAT mix of tight wooded and reasonably open shots.

Beautiful scenery and a nice walk.

There are a couple nice areas to sit down and have a drink or a cigarette, as well as a pump to fill up water bottles about halfway through the course.

The parking lot is usually at least half full, but I've never felt rushed, or held up by other players on either course.
Cons: Concrete tees are shorter than I'd prefer. Some don't have room for an additional runup from behind the concrete, which throws off my timing somewhat.

Poison Ivy is present, but not overwhelming.

Wildwood course weaves through original Deerfield, and I've talked to people who've gotten confused.
Other Thoughts: The original Deerfield course is a well established, nicely laid out course. As I mentioned in my Cons, Wildwood weaves through Deerfield in a couple places. The Wildwood course has "Wildwood" engraved in it's tees which are longer than Deerfield, and plays to DGA baskets instead of Innova baskets. So mixups should be few and far between. There are several unique pin positions that force you to play over a hill to reach the pin. These are all well marked with flags on top of the pin. Deerfield has a few longer holes, but for the most part they'll run from 250' to 400' and be fairly tight so bring your precision game and enjoy. If you're passing through the area you need to try both Deerfield and Wildwood. If you live in the area and haven't played these courses, why the heck not? Get out there! :~D

Edit 2/16/14: After playing here last summer this was the course I found myself comparing all others to, and as winter has dragged on, this is the course I find myself most looking forward to of getting back out on. It may not have all the elements to make it a 5 star course, but it's definitely the most all around enjoyable course I've played to date.

Edit 9/2/14: Upped rating by 1/2 point. This is the best course I've played outside of Flip City, and I want it's rating to reflect this.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Brings a tear to Bilbo Baggins' eye

2-4    1/6/2012   9/26/2012
Review By: apparition
Played: 44  Reviewed: 38
This review was updated on 1/9/2013
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: + Accuracy is more important than distance, however both are needed on many holes; likely challenges every skill level
+ Creative design on many holes keeps your attention throughout; no holes are "duds"
+ Booming with natural growth: very tall trees, aged natural/planted forests, green grass
+ Some elevation changes also add an element of difficulty
+ Lots of "tunnels" (more like alleys)
+ All good teepads; all distances marked, even from AM tees
+ Not busy on a Sunday morning
+ Cared for/maintained
+ No attendant to take our moneys :)
+ Ample parking
+ No ghosts
+ Innova baskets are easy to see, though block high shots, whatevs
Cons: - Poisonous plant-life (clearly marked, but dangerous and scary)
- Buddy lost his brand new Teebird on hole 14 :-/, but still a great hole!
- Am tees seem to take a lot of the challenge out of the course
- No hole diagrams
- No directional signs (might be confusing for first-timers without a guide; I had help)
- Hole 2 volleyball
Other Thoughts: **UPDATE**: Played here in the snow on a Sunday around noon. Wow, this is such a great course. Great shape and playable in winter. Locals were friendly including the sledders who got out of our way so we could drive on hole #5. I'm very excited for the second 18 hole course!

This is a most-memorable course for many reasons. I believe a lot of disc golf's appeal comes from the natural beauty and I believe the designers of this course preserved the forest's aged beauty. It was magical wandering through the trees listening to the dew drop from their leaves. The morning sun shown through the trees in the middle of the course in ways only a master wizard could craft. The muggles have done a good job of keeping this course on form.

Insider tip: Check's Talk pages for this course and the local clubs for possible events going on here. We didn't go one weekend because of Civil War reenactments because we saw the Doubles league had re-located one day. I also read that they have league course clean-up days. Very, very cool.

Keep up the good work Deerfield!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 Great Course

2-4    5/7/2012   5/9/2012
Review By: ZdybelT
Played: 54  Reviewed: 16  Exp: 6.5 Years
0 Helpful / 3 Not
Pros: -elevation change is great.
-variety of holes.
-great distance shot.
-use of land and water was good.
-Not repetitive and different from other course.
Cons: -poison ivy right near the hole.
-pay to play.
Other Thoughts: It was a great course to play on. Nice for a wooded scenary with different elevation changes. Also if you go on a bad looking day you probably wont have to pay to get in.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 awesome course

1    5/6/2012   5/7/2012
Review By: jcarter
Played: 17  Reviewed: 17
0 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: this is an awesome course, every tee pad is up to date, trash cans on every hole, very easy to follow, had signs on where to go to the hole, great signage of distance, every hole was great. Hole 1 is on top of hill, was out of breath though, but was very good exercise. Baskets were innova. water shots were awesome, u have to have a long throw on some of the holes, but it is great to have holes like that. Bathrooms throughout the course.
Cons: wow I just cant say anything bad, I guess the $6.00 fee would be my only con, we didnt have to pay bc no one was there to collect, but when we were leaving there was
Other Thoughts: will be back when they have the other 18 holes up.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 All Day Every Day

5+    7/6/2010   7/7/2010
Review By: seanblitz25
Played: 11  Reviewed: 2  Exp: 9.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Holes carved right out of a woodsy State Park. Both Challenging and Fun.
-Great place to get some exercise in the up and down semi-hilly terrain while disc'n through a tough course.
-I've spotted deer, beavers, and a Bald Eagle once. seeing Wild life in the area can be a "pick me up" after a tough hole.
-Its spread out. You're never in danger of hitting other discers on the next tee box. You literally cannot see the next hole or the previous hole from the hole your on. That enables you to absorb the current hole you're on. It makes each hole feel different and special.
-While being spread out, its very easy to navigate.
Cons: If there is a con to talk about, its probably the tee boxes. You do have to be careful around some of them but they are not that bad. They fit in with the atmosphere at Deerfield Park.
On the other hand, if they raked them more often, they would improve dramatically.
Other Thoughts: I've lived in Mount Pleasant a while now, and over the course of this summer alone I play Deerfield Park at least 3-4 times a week. This course will make you a better player the more you play it. I go to other courses that have less trees and cover less ground and I find them almost too easy cuz there is nothing in the way haha.. Deerfield is a challenge but its in the funnest way possible.
I usually shoot +1-+4 but my best round was -2.
It just takes practice and when you are done with 18 at Deerfield you'll walk away a better player having seen some holes that you couldn't of imagined before. (#5,6,8,11,12,17 are all my favorite.)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Well Laid Out Course

2-4    5/2/2010   5/3/2010
Review By: Hyramdubya
Played: 27  Reviewed: 7  Exp: 17.4 Years
1 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Deerfield Park is a really fun course and well laid out. The course was very clean, and every hole is different. There are score cards at the first tee and signs everywhere at the tee boxes and telling you where to go next. I found it very easy to navigate. Also there are ladies, tees for the ladies, and they are just as good quality as the men's. This is very rare at a disc golf course and a nice thing to see. Also if you boy can't make it past the ladies tees its fun to give him a hard time. The three best holes are 2, a small dog leg where the pin is in a ditch, 5, a 515 ft downhill hole into a field and 14 where you throw over water. In my opinion this course great and in my top 10. I will come back many times.
Cons: You have to pay to get in, $6 for the day or $25 for the season. I got the season, because I live in Midland and will come back often. I find paying a little is not that bad thou, because it keeps the riff raff out and make the course more pleasant. The tee pads are small and gravel. Hopefully they will upgrade to cement soon. Last is it would be nice to have a diagram of the holes at the tee pads. There are signs, but all it has is the hole number, distance and par. These are some minor cons and if they were to fix these issues it would be a 5 disc course.
Other Thoughts: Overall great course and if you get the chance play it. Also it is way better than CMU, but that's a nice course too.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Sweet Course

5+    4/3/2010   4/3/2010
Review By: ChipFan7
Played: 16  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 8.5 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Scenic views, well maintained, extremely challenging, variety of hole types, easy to navigate, picnic areas to rest after/during rounds before you go back and play it again.
Cons: Tee areas are rather short with some steep drop-offs at the end of them, so be careful when running up or you may fall. Tee areas are made of dirt which gives the course a natural look, but hazardous when it rains, costs $6 to use for the day.
Other Thoughts: The course is just great, and the amateur/ladies tees will help keep less experienced players from getting too frustrated (you will still get frustrated).

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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